Selena Gomez Net Worth

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Selena Gomez Net Worth and Salary

Selena Gomez net worth, she is an American actress, singer and songwriter who has a net worth of $85 million. Selena Gomez accumulated her net worth through her singing, songwriting, and acting career that began two decades ago. She is also one of the most-popular figures on social media. As of this writing she has more than 25 million followers on TikTok and just under 200 million followers on Instagram.

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Selena Gomez Early Life

elena Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas on July 22 in 1992. She was named after the popular Mexican-American singer, Selena Quintanilla, who was also known as the “Queen of Tejano Music.”

Given her name, it was evident that Gomez was meant to thrive in the music industry, however, her career initially began in acting. She was initially drawn to the entertainment industry after watching her mother rehearse for stage productions, and decided that she wanted to audition for acting roles.

Gomez landed her first acting gig on Barney&  Friends from 2002 to 2004, where she played the character, Gianna, alongside future co-Dinsey star Demi Lovato. From there, Gomez appeared in a number of productions such as Spy Kids 3-D Game Over, Walker Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire, and guest-starred on two Disney shows, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Hannah Montana. 

Gradually, Gomez appeared to be making a name for herself in show-biz. But her time with Disney was only just beginning.

Selena Gomez Early Career

One of her earliest television roles was on the show Barney and Friends from 2002 – 2004. Selena played the role of “Gianna” on Barney and appeared in 14 episodes. She appeared in Barney alongside fellow actor Demi Lovato. She also had a cameo role around this time in the film Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over in 2003. She also appeared in the made for TV movie Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire in 2005. Selena made a guest appearance in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody on Disney in 2006. Selena also appeared in a recurring role in Disney’s popular Hannah Montana in 2007, where she portrayed a pop star.

Selena Gomez Acting Career

Her breakout TV role was the show Wizards of Waverly Place which aired 106 episodes from 2007-2012. Wizards also released two movies. For her work on Wizards of Waverly Place, Selena was paid $30,000 per episode. She has also appeared in several films and recently launched her own production company, July Moon Productions.

Music and Other Ventures

Selena was signed at 16 years old to Hollywood Records, the same label that had already signed Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato. She has released three studio albums, two EPs, and one compilation album. Gomez was also the lead singer of the band Selena Gomez and the Scene. They released three studio albums and one remix album. She has done two solo tours and three tours with her former band.   In September 2017 it was revealed that Selena had signed a two-year $30 million endorsement deal with the shoe company Puma. The deal makes Selena the new face of Puma alongside Rihanna. She is an Executive Producer of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.

Earnings from Instagram

For many years Selena was the most-followed person on Instagram. Today she has over 300 million followers.

It has been estimated that the value of a single Instagram post from Selena is worth $3.5 million to the brand paying for the post. She has been known to earn anywhere from $500,000 to $800,000 for a single sponsored post. Between her various endeavors, primarily Coach, Puma and Instagram, Selena makes $10-15 million per year. A very very impressive amount, but not quite enough to make her one of the 100 highest-paid celebrities in the world. Perhaps Ms. Gomez prefers to stay low key. Read also Allison Williams Net Worth

Selena Gomez Personal Life

In 2008, Selena briefly dated Nick Jonas. Selena is also notable for having a controversial on-again-off-again relationship with fellow pop-star, Justin Bieber. Their relationship was reportedly so stressful to Selena that she was forced to enter a rehabilitation facility. The two dated seriously for two years from December 2010 to November 2012, then broke up, then got back together again. They repeated this cycle in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017. They are reported to have broken up for good in March 2018. Gomez dated The Weeknd seriously from January 2017-October 2017. The Weeknd’s album My Dear Melancholy, released in Mach 2018, makes several references to Gomez.

Selena Gomez Net Worth Milestones

Selena was added to CelebrityNetWorth in December 2009 with a net worth of $1 million. At the time she was 17 years old and was earning $30,000 per episode of Wizards of Waverly Place. She earned just over $3 million for her work on Wizards. By 2011 her net worth topped $5 million. She broke $10 million in net worth in April 2013 after releasing her debut solo album. She topped $18 million in 2015 thanks largely to Instagram. Thanks to the Puma deal, Coach deal, album sales, countless singles, acting career and more, her net worth topped $60 million in mid-2018. As of 2019, Selena Gomez’ net worth was $75 million.

Selena Lands Her Big Break with Disney

Gomez’s secured her first major acting role on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place, where she starred as the main character Alex Russo. The hit series, which ran from 2007-2012, followed Alex and her family of wizards who did the impossible with their magical powers.

In addition to acting on the show, Gomez also recorded the show’s hit theme song “Everything is Not What It Seems,” a move that would foreshadow her future music career.

Wizards of Waverly Place is arguably one of Disney’s most popular shows to date. According to Insider, Wizards of Waverly Place is the longest-running show on the Disney channel for having a total of 106 episodes. To top it off, 9.8 million viewers tuned into the show’s finale making it the third most-viewed episode of any Disney channel show (via Statista).

The show additionally had two movies, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie and Wizards Return Alex vs Alex, both of which Gomez starred in. According to Statista, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, is the second most-viewed Disney movie behind High School Music 2. 

It’s no doubt that the star wizard herself reaped the benefits of the show’s popularity. Gomez was estimated to have earned a total of $30,000 per episode, as per Celebrity Net Worth.

Although Gomez is most known for her role on Wizards of Waverly Place, she also starred in other Disney movies such as the Princess Protection Program and Another Cinderella Story. Once her role as Alex Russo came to an end, Gomez expanded her acting career beyond just the Dinsey franchise and had major roles in movies such as Monte Carlo, Ramona and Beezus, Neighbors 2, Spring Breakers, and the Hotel Transylvania movies.

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