Growing up in the early 2000s, you would have definitely watched Disney’s sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place and fallen for the cuteness and charm of the lead character Alex played by the sensation Selena Gomez. Today, the 27-year-old Gomez is a popular pop singer, actress, and a very successful producer. The star was the most followed Instagrammer for quite a while before being overtaken by Cristiano Ronaldo in October 2018.
Selena Gomez Bio:
Born on 22 July 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas as Selena Marie Gomez to parents Ricardo Joel Gomez and Amanda Dawn Cornett, she was named after singer and actress Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. Her mother, a stage actress, was only 16 when she gave birth to Selena. Her parents divorced when she was five and she lived with her mother. Gomez was close to her grandparents in her childhood. She took part in various pageants and gained interest in the entertainment industry due to her mother.
Selena Gomez Career:
Selena Gomez first auditioned for Barney & Friends and was selected to play Gianna. She appeared in 13 episodes from 2002 to 2004. She played cameos films –Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, Walker, and Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire. She also appeared briefly in Disney’s The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Hannah Montana before bagging the lead role of Alex Russo in Disney’s teen fantasy Wizards of Waverly Place. The series became an instant hit and Selena Gomez a teenage sensation.
Selena first appeared in the music video “Burnin’ Up”, along with the Jonas Brothers. She followed it up with her first music album Kiss & Tell released in 2009. Her albums Another Cinderella Story (2009), A Year Without Rain (2010), Stars Dance (2013), For You (2014), and Revival (2015) were the talk of the town and her songs Same Old Love (2015), Bad Liar (2017), and Wolves (2018) were chartbusters.
Gomez went on to do a plethora of movies including Monte Carlo, Spring Breakers, Getaway, The Big Short, and Neighbors 2. She also gave her voice in movies like Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2.
Selena Gomez has often cited Bruno Mars, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Beyoncé and Rihanna as her influences in the field of music.
Selena Gomez Awards:
Selena Gomez has won many awards which include 16 Teen Choice Awards, 2 Billboard Women in Music Awards, an ALMA Award, an American Music Award, and an MTV Video Music Award. The pop star also has 7 Guinness World Records to her name.
Selena Gomez Net Worth, Earnings and Endorsements:
Selena Gomez’s net worth is estimated to be a staggering 75 million dollars. It was reported that Gomez fetched 30,000 dollars per episode for her role in Wizards of Waverly Place which went on for 106 episodes from 2007 to 2012. In 2011, her Gomez’s net worth went past 5 million dollars and 10 million dollars in 2013.
Gomez took home a huge sum of 30 million dollars after her 2-year deal with Puma. Selena boosted her net worth by another 10 million dollars by signing a deal with the bag’s brand – Coach. She has endorsed Pantene, Neo by Adidas, Louis Vuitton, Coca-Cola, and Borden Milk.
Selena is also an executive producer on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. Raising pertinent and important questions about rape and sexual harassment, the show has become very popular among the young audiences. It has recently completed its 3rd season.
Selena Gomez adds up aplenty to her net worth through her Instagram posts. Gomez was the most followed celebrity on the app until October 2018. She makes 10 to 15 million dollars per year through her Instagram posts. Her each sponsored post is valued at 500,000 dollars to 800,000 dollars.
Selena Gomez Philanthropy:
Selena Gomez in 2008 was named UNICEF’s spokesperson for the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign. She helped raise over $700,000 for the charity. She is also involved with the charity RAISE Hope For Congo. She along with Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, and the Jonas Brothers recorded the charity single “Send It On”.
Selena Gomez Relationships:
Selena Gomez dated heartthrob Nick Jonas back in 2008 when she appeared in Jonas Brother’s music video. In 2010, she began dating another teenage sensation, Justin Bieber. The duo was often seen together on exotic vacations. In January 2017, she was reportedly dating Abel Makkonen Tesfaye better known by his stage name The Weeknd. The couple broke up in October 2017.
Selena Gomez Social Media:
The beautiful Selena Gomez has 156 million followers on Instagram.
She has another 58.2 million followers on Twitter.
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) March 11, 2019