Selena Marie Gomez is more than just a pretty face. Much more. And talking about her on-again-off-again relationships, Justin Bieber or otherwise, is not what this article will be about.
Selena Gomez, as you will see, has become one of the most well-rounded, well-adjusted, prosperous, and wealthy millennials in show-business today. And, her fame all began by landing an acting spot on Barney & Friends.
She then parlayed the gig onUS Billboard 200 to a much more significant stage. It's her Disney Channel roles on Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place (2004 until 2012). But not content to just act, “she attained top-ten status on the ” for multiple musical releases. So to say she became more famous for singing than acting may be a bit of an understatement. So, What is Selena Gomez net worth as of today?
As Wikipedia states, she sold 7 million albums and 22 million singles worldwide by the time she was in her early 20’s. All of that hard work, determination, and talent, earned Selena Gomez net worth of $50,000,000 by 2017. Frankly, there is no end in sight.
But who is this impressive Latin superstar, really? She's born in July of 1992, in the city of Grand Prairie, Texas. Her father was Ricardo Joel Gomez, and her mother was the former stage actress, Amanda Dawn "Mandy" Cornett.
That makes our diva distinctly Mexican-Italian, right? The singer doesn’t really know or think much about that. All she remembers is that her parents divorced when she was five years old, and she remained with her mother. She also recalls, “[going] to the communion church, and [doing] everything that's Catholic,” in an interview with Scholastic News in 2005.
Gomez will be turning 26 in July of 2018, and she has already shown she can act. She can craft wildly successful pop bands. Also, she has launched an even more successful solo singing career and owns her own record label. Selena has released her own clothing and luxury handbag line, dabbles in venture capitalism. She too works with non-profits, having become a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2009.
But life for Salina has not been all been like a bowl of cherries of late. Far from it. In 2014, she spent a mysterious two weeks at a rehab center that, “specializes in treating addiction and trauma in young people.” And, despite initially dodging the media on the subject, Gomez confirmed in a statement to CNN in 2015 that, “she had been diagnosed with the auto-immune disease, Lupus. She canceled her tours to entered rehab to undergo chemotherapy.”
We conceded that that statement could be perceived by folks who do not follow Gomez closely as a trite form of wag-the-dog spin in this day and age of political smoke and mirrors and “heartfelt”-public-apologies-get-you-everywhere. However, consider that, according to the National Institutes of Health, 9 out of 10 Lupus patients are women, and occurrences run unusually high in Latino women in their 20’s
But, not to worry, received what she herself called a “life-saving” a kidney transplant from her best friend, Francia Raisa, in 2017. Now she is back and better than ever. Plus, Gomez’s net worth is skyrocketing with endorsements from Puma, Neo by Adidas, Coach, and Pantene. Somehow, the pop star also found time to do a fashion stint for the iconic handbag designer, Louis Vuitton, and she also appeared in Coca Cola’s ‘Share a Coke’ campaign.
And, like icing on a cake, according to PopSugar.com, Gomez also received news that she had officially eclipsed Taylor Swift as the “most followed person on Instagram in 2016.” Victory can be so sweet, but, sadly, this cannot change the fact that doctors cannot cure Lupus.
"It's a very rough disease," says Doctor Naveed N. Masani, and, he continues in a 2017-article from USA Today, “it is likely Gomez will need another [liver] in 5 to 30 years.” That is not particularly good news for a proud, successful Latino woman in her 20’s who has her hands in so much and known so much success in her life, despite b billboard.com reporting in the same year that she had sold 24.3 million songs and 3.4 million albums to date.
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Not to be deterred, last year Netflix released Gomez’s executive production of, 13 Reason Why, a web television series drama based on the 2007 novel written by Jay Asher. This emotionally-charged story involves two high school friends who struggle to make it through an abusive and toxic school experience. One of them makes it; one does not. The 13 reasons represent why one of the friends takes her own life.
It is not a rosy, heart-warming tale, to be sure, but it is cathartic. Watching it may even almost be as emotionally exhausting as receiving a last-minute, life-saving kidney transplant and being told that may not be enough. Yes, Selena Gomez net worth is 50 million dollars. Here is to 50 million more, girl.