Selena Gomez – Net worth, Money and More

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PROFESSION: RECORDING ARTIST, ACTRESS

NET WORTH $9.5 Million

Selena Gomez is one of those stars that were given birth to by the Walt Disney Channel. She is most famous for her role of Alex Ruso in Wizards of Waverly Place. That chirpy character had won many a heart and hence started her career

Selena Gomez, a 21 year old American Actress is famous in the entire world for her contribution to the Hollywood industry at such a young age. She is specially adored by her younger fans. Gomez made her debut appearing as Gianna in Barney & Friends, which lasted from 2002 to 2004. Gomez was born in Texas in 1992. Selena is most famously known for her role in Wizards of Waverly Place. The role landed her with numerous awards and nominations. Selena Gomez has been associated with Disney since a long time! The lead single, “Come & Get It“, was released in April 2013. Selena Gomez tried to keep her life fuss-free. She is a hard working performer.

EARLY LIFE

Gomez was born in Texas to Mexican father, Ricardo Joel and an Italian mother, Amanda Dawn “Mandy” Cornett. Her parents divorced when she was five years old. This led to financial troubles as her mother was struggling really hard to make ends meet. Gomez became pally with Demi Lovato while auditioning for Barney & Friends. She has guest starred in series like The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Her bond with Disney Channel is as strong as ever.

MUSICAL BEGINNINGS

In 2007, Gomez appeared in three episodes of the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana. Gomez portrayed the character Mikayla. She later starred in the Disney Channel Series Wizards of Waverly Place, portraying the lead role of Alex Russo. The success of this series prompted critics to compare Gomez to the highly successful Disney star Miley Cyrus. Gomez was later named one of the “Eight Hot Kid Stars To Watch” by Forbes magazine. Her first musical release was “Everything Is Not What It Seems“.

In 2008, Gomez launched her own production company, July Moon Productions, and parterned with XYZ Films.

PERSONAL LIFE

In 2008, Selena Gomez began dating fellow Disney star Nick Jonas. But, the couple broke up in 2009. Selena is also reported to have been dating film star Taylor Lautner. They, too, broke up after only a few months of dating. Finally, in 2011, Selena Gomez confirmed that she was in a romantic relationship with Justin Bieber. The couple was fondly named ‘Jelena’ by online sites. In early November 2012, it was widely reported that Gomez and Bieber had ended their relationship after approximately two years together. They reconciled later that month.

ARTISTRY

Gomez says that singer Bruno Mars is her major musical influence and idol, saying she is influenced in everything he does from “his style of music, his style in general, the way he performs, he way he carries himself”. Gomez also cites Beyonce and Rihanna as her influences. Gomez’s debut solo album Stars Dance, 2013, was prominently influenced by singers Britney Spears, Taylor Swift and Skrillex.

2012- PRESENT

In January, 2012, the star announced that she would put her music career on hold in order to focus on her acting career, and that the band would be taking a hiatus. She first appeared in Hotel Transylvania, an animated film, voicing the character of Mavis. Then, Gomez appeared in the Harmony Korine film Spring Breakers. The album’s lead single “Come & Get It“, was released on 8 April, 2013 and peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 Becoming her first song to reach the Top 10. Gomez’s debut album was released in 2013, called Stars Dance. Selena appeared in a number of films like Getaway, Aftershock, and Rudderless.

PHILANTHROPY

Gomez was involved in the UR Votes Count campaign which encouraged teenagers to learn more about 2008 presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. In 2008, she participated in St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital “Runway For Life” benefit. She is the ambassador of DoSomthing.org after being involved with the charity Island Dog, which helps dogs in Puerto Rico. Gomez is also involved with the charity RAISE Hope For Congo, an initiative of the Enough Project, which helps raise awareness about conflict minerals and violence against Congolese women. Gomez is involved in Disney’s Friends For Change, an organization which promotes “environmentally- friendly behavior and appears in its public service announcements. Gomez, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers recorded “Send It On”, a charity single with all of its proceeds to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. Also, in 2009, Gomez made a surprise visit to a LA elementary school as part of the “A Day Made Better” program that was sponsored by OfficeMax. During her visit, Gomez gave the school an award and $1,000 worth of school supplies, and talked to the students about the importance of giving back to the community. In 2010, Gomez participated in the Hope for Haiti Now Telethon with a number of other celebrities. In 2012, Gomez was named ambassador to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.

WORK WITH UNICEF

In October 2008, Gomez was named UNICEF’s spokesperson for the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign, which encouraged children to raise money on Halloween to help children around the world. In 2009, in an interview in Ghana, the star said that she wanted to use her star power to bring awareness to Ghana. She raised upto $700,000 for the Trick-or-Treat campaign in 2008. In 2011, Gomez participated in the UNICEF Tap Project’s Celebrity Tap Pack limited edition, custom made water bottles featuring tap water from the homes of each celebrity advocate, in order to raise funds and increase profile for the clean water and sanitation programs. She is also featured in videos promoting the campaign.

SPLURGE

- Selena bought a huge mansion worth $2.9 million

- Ford Escape

- Vespa Buddy 125

AWARDS

Gomez won the ALMA Award for TV comedy- Actress in 2009, the Capricho Award for Best International TV Show and Best Break-Up in 2010 and 2013 respectively. Selena Gomez won the Glamour’s Women Of The Year Awards in 2012, Gracie Award for Outstanding Female Rising Star in a Comedy Series. Gomez won numerous J-14 Icon Awards from 2010 onwards. She has also won various awards in UK, US, and Mexico. Her talent has been given its due credit. She is a beautiful star who has risen to her full potential slowly and steadily.

FUN FACTS

- She has naturally curly, black hair.

- She lists Paramore as her favourite band.

- One of her hobbies is playing basketball. She also enjoys skateboarding and surfing.

- Her purity ring says “True Love Waits”.

QUOTES

- “Be yourself always, there’s no one better”.

- “Always listen to your parents.”

- “You know what they say- If you love somebody, set them free. If they love you more, they’ll come back.”

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