This American actress and singer was born on July 22, 1992, in Grand Prairie, Texas, USA. Selena Gomez was named after an actress and singer who died in 1995, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. Her parents are Mandy Teefey and Rick Gomez. Mandy is Italian, and Rick is Mexican. She has three younger step-sisters.
As her parents split while she was still a child, Selena remembers her childhood as rough. Her mother, who was 16 years old when she had Selena, worked multiple jobs and frequently landed money from Selena’s grandparents.
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She was bullied in both elementary and middle school and remembered that the whole period of her life as rather awkward; she talked about having only a few friends and not having any confidence.
In 2012, she got together with Justin Bieber. This relationship gained Gomez both fans and haters. That was an off and on the relationship that would finalize completely in 2018.
She was in an 11-month relationship with the Weekend.
Her first appearance was on Barney & Friends. Several minor roles followed. In 2004, Gomez was discovered by the Disney Channel. She had minor guest appearances on the Suite Life of Zack and Cody and also Hannah Montana, but her breakthrough would not happen until she landed the main role as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place.
That show was an instant hit of 2007, is what rocketed Selena towards the stars. After she played the role of the sassy teenager in the show, she appeared in the reality show Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream, shot the soundtracks for a few Disney movies, and was a part of the Disney special called Studio DC: Almost Live.
She was the second actress to play in the Cinderella Story series. Selena even recorded the promo soundtrack for the movie called Tell Me Something I Don’t Know. She signed a recording contract with the Hollywood Records label at the age of 16.
At that time, she was busy: guest appearances on Sonny with a Chance and Suite Life of Zack and Cody; one of two main roles in the Princess Protection Program; Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie- which went super high on the charts; a role in Ramona and Beezus; three albums with a band called Selena Gomez and the Scene; a main role movie called Monte Carlo.
After a short pause, in 2013, she released her first solo album, Star Dance, which got many positive reactions. Her second album showed to the public in 2015, named Revival, was even more successful than the first one, both in sales and critics.
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Selena Gomez Net Worth 2023
As she is a model, an actress, a singer, and a face of many companies, Selena has earned herself a fortune over the years. Our sources estimate that her net worth in 2023 is $45 million. The number is predicted to grow even more from that, given that she is the producer of the popular show Thirteen Reasons Why.