Selena Marie Gomez, better known as Selena Gomez, is an American actress, singer, producer, songwriter, philanthropist, and fashion designer. She was born on July 22, 1992, in Grand Prairie, Texas. When she was only ten years old, she started her acting career in the supporting role of Gianna in the children’s series Barney and Friends. In 2008 she signed a contract with the record company Hollywood Records and recorded songs for Disneymania.
Gomez grew to fame as the leading role in the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel series, Wizards of Waverly Place (2007-2012) and she supposedly made $30,000 per episode in that role. Due to the popularity of the series, she worked on various films, television shows, and musical collaborations for the network in the following years. She was offered a record deal with Hollywood Records in 2008 and afterward formed her band, Selena Gomez & the Scene the following year. The band issued three studio albums by 2011, each of which sold over one million copies worldwide.
In 2014, she replaced her parents from being her managers with WME and Brillstein instead. At the same time, she signed a new record contract with Interscope Records, releasing a compilation album as her fifth and final release through Hollywood Records. Gomez released her second studio album, Revival, in October 2015. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, while the first three singles all topped the Mainstream Top 40 chart in the United States. She embarked on her worldwide Revival Tour in 2016 which made $35.6 million. In January 2020, Gomez released her third studio album Rare, with the lead single being her first number one song “Lose You to Love Me”.
Gomez wished to concentrate on her acting work by adapting into film, securing starring roles in films such as Ramona and Beezus (2010) and the romantic comedy, Monte Carlo (2011). Gomez desired to gain a more sophisticated image with a part in the indie film, Spring Breakers (2013), as well as with the deliverance of her first solo album, Stars Dance (2013). The album was released in the top Billboard 200 in the US, and included “Come & Get It.” Gomez started Stars Dance Tour and made $20.3 million in the box office, though it was later scrapped due to personal and medical conflicts. Gomez is currently co-starring in the new Hulu comedy series Only Murders In The Building, which will be released in 2021.
Selena Gomez has since branched out from acting by releasing her own apparel line through Kmart in 2010 and a self-titled perfume in 2013. She formed her own production company in 2008, titled July Moon Productions. She’s executively produced the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why and Living Undocumented. Selena also has a partnership with the athletic-wear brand, Puma. She designed two lines for the brand, both assorted under the Selena Collection. According to E! News, Selena is making more than $30 million from her Puma deal. She’s estimated to be paid about $800,000 per Instagram post. She also has been included in various charitable projects for a time through her philanthropic work for several social and environmental causes, most notably became a UNICEF ambassador since she was seventeen years old. After the start of her career, Gomez has managed to sell over 6.7 million albums and 22 million singles globally. She has earned a number of awards and nominations throughout her music, acting, and producing career, being named as Billboard’s “Woman of the Year” in 2017.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Selena Gomez has a net worth of around $75 million and has one of the highest followed Instagram accounts worldwide. She’s sold millions of records during her career. At the young age of 26, she has now established an unbelievably high net worth, as well as been voted one of the most beautiful women globally. She is currently one of the most famous figures in the world and her long history in the entertainment industry has made her very wealthy.
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