Who Is Selena Gomez?
Selena Gomez is an American singer, songwriter, TV producer, and actress who has a net worth of $80 million. She is best known for her role as Alex Russo in Disney’s series, Wizards of Waverly Place. In 2017, it was reported that she has sold more than seven million albums worldwide. In 2017, she was awarded as Billboard’s Woman of the Year.
Celebrity Name: Selena Gomez
Full Name: Selena Marie Gomez
Birth Date: July 22, 1992
Birth Place: Grand Prairie, Texas, US
Weight: 53 kilos
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Profession: American TV producer, actress, songwriter, and singer
Net Worth: $80 million
Selena Marie Gomez was born on July 22, 1992, in Grand Prairie Texas, to parents Ricardo Joel Gomez and Amanda Dawn Cornett. She was named after Selena Quintanilla, a Tejano singer who passed away in 1995. Fondly called as “Mandy,” Amanda gave birth to Selena when she was only sixteen years old. Their family struggled a lot when Selena was still young and her mother found it really difficult to make ends meet. Amanda worked hard for her family that is why she is close to her daughter.
Aside from her mother, Selena is also close to her grandparents. They supported her in every pageant she joined while growing up. While her parents finished their studies, Selena’s grandparents took care of her.
She first grew interested in working in the entertainment industry when she was watching her mother prep up for stage productions. She then started auditioning for several roles. She met Demi Lovato in the audition for Barney and Friends. Both of them were chosen and appeared in the 2002 series. Selena appeared in thirteen episodes of the show from 2002 to 2004. She was later released as she was considered “too old for the show.”
In 2003, she made a guest appearance in the 2003 kids movie, Spy Kids 3D: Game Over and the 2005 TV film, Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire. She also appeared in an episode of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody in 2006.
Grew up as a Catholic, Selena got a purity ring from her father when she was 13. However, she stopped wearing it in 2010. In 2017, she shared that she does not like the term “religion,” believing that it was not necessary for a person to believe in one.
Between 2012 and 2014, she was diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system of the body to attack its own organs and tissues. In September 2017, she announced through her Instagram account that she has dropped out of social events during the past few months as she has undergone a kidney transplant from her friend, Francia Raisa. In April 2020, she also stated that she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
In 2008, Selena dated Nick Jonas and appeared in his band’s music video for the song Burnin’ Up. In December 2-010, she started dating Justin Bieber, of whom she had an on and off relationship. They separated in November 2012 and just a few weeks later, got back together again. They broke things off for the second time in January 2013. They dated again for several months from 2013 to 2015. Two years after, it was reported that they were dating again but in March 2018, they finally split up for good.
In January 2017, it was reported that Selena and The Weeknd were dating. In September, they moved together in New York. However, they broke up just a month of living together. In March 2018, The Weeknd released the single, My Dear Melancholy, which was believed to be for Selena.
0Gomez’s career in the entertainment industry began when she was still very young. Her first role was in Barney and Friends, together with Demi Lovato. From 2007 to 2012, she was a regular of another Disney series, Hanna Montana. Shortly after, she was selected as one of the main casts of Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place, where her recognition was propelled.
During these times, Selena was recording various songs for different movies, including Tell Me Something I Don’t Know, Fly to Your Heart for Tinker Bell, and Cruella de Vil for Disney Mania 6.
She got signed into Hollywood Records when she was 16. In 2008, she launched her own production company, July Moon Productions. Her company handled Thirteen Reasons Why and What Boys Want.
In 2009, she started her pop-rock band, Selena Gomez and The Scene, directly releasing a studio album. They also released a second album titled A Year Without Rain.
Her solo music career began in 2012 and she has released three albums, Stars Dance in 2013, Revival in 2015, and Rare in 2020. She also released two EPs, one in 2009 and another in 2013.
Other movies that Selena has starred in are Hotel Transylvania 1 (2012), Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), Hotel Transylvania 3 (2018), Another Cinderella Story (2008), Princess Protection Program (2009), Ramona and Beezus (2010), Spring Breakers (2012), Monte Carlo (2011), Getaway (2013), Behaving Badly (2014), The Dead Don’t Die (2019), A Rainy Day in New York (2019), and many more.
Awards and Achievements
In her entire career, Selena Gomez has received 142 nominations and won 85 awards. Some of these are:
- 17 Teen Choice Awards
- 10 American Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards
- 9 Bravo Otto
- 3 ASCAP Pop Music Awards
- 1 American Music Award
Selena Gomez Total Net Worth
To date, Selena Gomez has a net worth of $80 million. She has earned a lot both from her acting career and music career. She also landed several endorsements with giant companies, including Puma, Pantene, Adidas, Coach, and Coca-Cola among others. Furthermore, she has her own clothing line, Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez, and some fragrances, such as Vivamore by Selena Gomez.