Selena Gomez is an actress and singer with an estimated net worth of $20 million. Born July 22, 1992 in Texas, Selena Gomez is the daughter of a stage actress by the name of Amanda Dawn Cornett and Ricardo Joel Gomez. Her parents divorced when she was a child and she lived with her mother the rest of her childhood. She was homeschooled most of her life and earned her diploma in that manner. Her mother was only 16 when she gave birth to Gomez, and the family was not well off financially. Her mother worked three jobs and went to school, and her grandparents would care for her while her mother was working. They’ve stated that they raised her until she became a famous Disney star, but Gomez says this is not true and that they merely helped her mother care for her when she was working to support her and her family.
Selena Gomez knew for a long time she wanted to be an entertainer, and she began singing and dancing when she was just a child. She and Demi Lovato got to know one another very well when they were both a part of Barney and Friends, and they’ve maintained a relationship for the better part of 15 years having been chosen for the show in 2002. With two years experience with Barney behind her, she began to look for work elsewhere. It was in 2006 when Gomez auditioned for the part of a Disney channel star, she was able to make a guest appearance on the hit series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, as well as Hannah Montana, where he had a recurring role.
She was finally given the role of Alex Russo in the hit Disney Channel series The Wizards of Waverly Place, which led to a movie role which led to an album, which led to significant fame for the young actress. She sang the theme song for the show, and she was quickly gaining popularity all over the world. She would spend several years with Disney, guest starring on Disney Channel shows and recording music for the company before she decided to start her own production company called July Moon Productions. She then released her own album in 2009, and it was met with mixed reviews. That’s when she realized she had to change it up a bit and that has been quite well-received. Since 2009 she has released another album, starred in several hit movies and lent her voice to several animated features. She also began her own clothing line for girls who want to have some freedom dressing themselves.
She’s been diagnosed with Lupus, she fired her parents as her managers and she has been in a very publicized on-again, off-again relationship with Justin Bieber for years. She is currently working on both her acting and her music career, and Selena Gomez’s career has really only just begun. The bulk of her net worth is from her acting jobs, though her music does well, too.
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