There are very few kids of the 21st century who don’t know Selena Gomez, especially if they were glued to the Disney Channel like every other kid. Selena Gomez is a girl who grew up right under the spotlight and has worked really hard to remain the sensation she is today.
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EARLY LIFE AND CAREER OF SELENA GOMEZ
Selena Gomez was born in Texas on July 22nd, 1992. She has Italian roots from her mother and Mexican roots from her father. Selena Gomez was just ten years old when she landed a role in the popular kid’s television show ‘Barney and Friends’ as Gianna. It was on this show she met one of her best friends Demi Lovato who also played the role of Angela on the television show.
She stayed on the show for two years after which she landed a role on another Disney series ‘Hannah Montana’ as Mikayla. She also acted as Gwen in The Suite Life on Deck as Gwen for just an episode. But her biggest acting break was when she landed the role of Alex Russo in the Disney Channel series, Wizards of Waverley Places. She acted as a teenage wizard who had a difficult time balancing her magical life with her normal everyday life.
This major role propelled her to fame and she went on to spread her acting wings beyond Disney. She proceeded to star in more matured movies like Spring Breakers, Behaving Badly, The Fundamentals of Caring, Another Cinderella Story and so much more.
Selena Gomez is not only an exceptional actress but also an amazing producer as she proved in the very popular Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’ which was a smashing success with it’s two seasons.
While Selena Gomez is a professional actress, that is definitely what she is most popular for, she is well known as a singer instead. Selena Gomez began her music career in 2009 when she became part of the band ‘Selena Gomez and the Scene’. Their band had three studio album and went on three tours.
Selena Gomez stepped out of the band’s shadow and into the spotlight when she realized her first single in 2013. Her first solo album was a smashing success and was number 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart. Since then, she has broken the record of the longest active run which meant that every single of her song in the last seven years has made it into the top Hot 100 chart.
HOW SELENA GOMEZ MAKES HER MONEY
Selena Gomez’s net worth is $75 million according to Celebrity Net Worth and she earned this money over the years from many sources which would be explained in this article.
When Selena Gomez landed a major role on Wizards of Waverley Place, she was reported getting paid $30,000 per episode. As a solo artist, Selena Gomez reportedly made over $50 million accumulatively from her two tours at the box office.
Selena Gomez also earns some cool cask from her Instagram posts as an influencer. She was the most followed person on Instagram for a couple of years only recently edged out by Christiano Ronaldo. Every single post Selena Gomez puts up on Instagram is reportedly worth over $3.5 million to whichever brand she’s promoting.
Selena Gomez also makes quite a lot of her money as a fashion designer and also from endorsement deals. She released a clothing line in collaboration with Kmart in 2010 and the collection which included casual clothing and accessories for young ones was called ‘Dream Out Loud’. Selena Gomez also released a purse collection with Coach. She has also reportedly assisted in creating fragrances and also has a nail polish collection.
Her most recent and biggest endorsement deal comes from her partnership with Puma which is reportedly a two year deal. She was paid a total of $30 million to become the face of this Active Wear company.
It is not hard to see that Selena Gomez has risen from the little girl taking light steps in the Disney world to a grown woman who has made something of herself and we can’t help but be proud of her.
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