Selena Gomez started out as a child actress in the children’s series, Barney & Friends in the late 90’s. Who knew one day she’s become a household name? A Texas-native, she has starred in numerous television shows and films over the years. Eventually embarking on a music career, she released her debut EP entitled, Another Cinderella Story in the summer of 2009. However, it wasn’t until she dropped her first full length album, Stars Dance in 2013, that she captured the world’s attention as a recording artist. With hard work and perseverance, Gomez has successfully paved an identity for herself in the show business. Considering her popularity and success, it’s not surprising to know that the twenty something year old has earned a sizable amount throughout her years. To date, she has sold over 22,000,000 records across the globe.
How exactly has she accumulated her wealth? Let us take a deeper look.
Selena Gomez Net Worth 2018- $45 million
How did Selena Gomez Make His Money and Wealth?
Born on July 22, 1992, in Grand Prairie, Texas, Selena Marie Gomez kick started her career in the show business at the age of nine. Despite this, her childhood was riddled was financial problems. Struggling to provide for herself and Gomez, her mother (who had Gomez at the age of sixteen) often sent her to live with her grandparents while she went to work. After two years of performing on the popular children’s series, Gomez auditioned for various other shows, however was not met with much success. She did land a few small roles in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003), and Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire (2005) but it wasn’t until 2007 that she first landed a starring role in Wizards of Waverly Place.
Finally given an opportunity to get out of the tight financial situation, Gomez quickly rose to fame portraying the role of a teen girl in a family of wizards in the Disney series. According to sources, the actress earned approximately $25,000 per episode as the show’s main character. Capturing the hearts of the audience, it didn’t take long for the Texas-native to make an identity for herself as a young Disney star. From there, she eventually played the lead role in two Disney Original Movies, Princess Protection Program (2009), and Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009).
Transitioning into film for greater opportunities, Gomez’s new found fame soon landed her a starring role in the romantic comedy, Monte Carlo (2011), alongside Katie Cassidy, and Leighton Meester. Allegedly, she was paid a whopping $2.5 million for the part. Not only did the film further boost her career, but it also earned her a few accolades including a Teen Choice Award. Trying to move toward a more mature image, Gomez then starred in Harmony Korine’s crime drama film, Spring Breakers in 2012. A box office success, there’s no doubt that the movie earned the young actress another couple of cool millions.
By then, Gomez had successfully garnered a loyal fan base. Trudging along with her movie career, she later lent her voice to the Golden Globe Award-nominated animated film, Hotel Transylvania (2012), as one of the main characters. Of course, a good portion of it’s $85 million production budget would have gone toward paying the star. A box office hit, it eventually spawned a sequel, Hotel Transylvania 2 which was released in 2015.
All in all, there’s no doubt that a large part of her net worth has come from her starring in various TV shows and films. Having said that, she has also earned a sizable amount as a recording artist. That’s right, besides acting, Gomez is also a Platinum recording artist. At the age of seventeen, she released her debut EP entitled, Another Cinderella Story (2009), that peaked at number fifty eight on the Billboard Hot 100. But it wasn’t until she came out with her debut studio album, Stars Dance in the summer of 2013 that her music talents became apparent to the world.
Praised for its lyrics and vocals, the album entered the US Billboard Top 200 at number one- which was a huge feat for a staring artist. By the end of the first week, over 97,000 copies had been sold within the first week. As of 2015, more than 392,000 units of Stars Dance have been sold. However the fame that she achieved was not limited within the United States; her album also peaked at number one in Canada, China, Brazil, Norway, Ireland, Hungary, Sweden, and Switzerland- rendering her an international music star. Although it didn’t end up being certified by the RIAA, it nonetheless earned Gomez a hefty amount as a pop singer.
In the fall of 2015, Gomez released her second full length album, Revival under Interscope Records. Another chart topper on the US Billboard Top 200, over 117,000 copies were sold within the first week. Since then, over 1,000,000 units of the album have been sold domestically, making it the first Platinum-certified album of her career. Similar to her previous effort, Revival also hit the charts in countless other countries such as Greece, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Taiwan, Mexico, Norway, and Ireland. One can only imagine how much she has earned from the albums, considering their popularity and success.
Like most artists, the artist has also embarked on a few concert tours. In 2013, she hit the roads for her Stars Dance Tour which sent her performing across Asia, Europe, and North America. A huge success, it allegedly brought in over $6.3 million at the box office. According to various sources, it is speculated that she makes approximately $100,000 per on stage performance- now multiply that by fifty five shows that she gave that year and you’ve got yourself a hefty amount!
Continuing off of that, Gomez has since gone on a second concert tour, The Revival Tour, in support of her second studio album of the same name. Kicked off in May of 2016 in Las Vegas, it once again brought her to various cities in Oceania and Asia where she was met with enthusiastic crowds. Packed full shows into the tour, it had already grossed over $10.8 million. According to sources, The Revival Tour ended up bring in $10.8 million at the box office- and we all know that Gomez would have gotten a generous cut.
To top everything off, the star has also ventured into various businesses opportunities- for instance, she had her own clothing line from 2010 to 2014, and had also come out with two lines of perfume, Vivamore by Selena Gomez and Selena Gomez by Selena Gomez in 2013. That’s not all- for two years, she was also the spokesperson for Neo by Adidas. In 2015, the twenty two year old also signed a $3 million endorsement deal with the hair care company, Pantene. More recently, it has been confirmed that she will be partnering with Coach, Inc, and Louis Vuitton.
Selena Gomez Personal Life and FAQ
Is Selena Gomez Married?
No, the twenty four year old is not married. Though, she has been in a number of relationships over the past few years. From 2008 to 2010, she dated fellow singer Nick Jonas from the Jonas Brothers; following that, she was in a relationship with Justin Bieber for five years until 2015. Afterward, it was reported that she briefly dated producer Zedd before getting together with Samuel Krost.
Currently, she is dating The Weeknd- aka Abel Makkonen, a Canadian singer and songwriter.
Does Selena Gomez Have Any Children?
No, she does not have any children.
Where did Selena Gomez Go to College?
Selena Gomez did not go to college. After graduating from Danny Jones Middle School in Texas, she was home schooled due to her work schedule; she later obtained her high school diploma in 2010.
Despite never having gone to college, she has managed to achieve a successful acting and music career- so everything worked out for her.
Where does Selena Gomez Live? Pictures of Selena Gomez’s House
Up until recently, Gomez has been living in a 10,016 square foot mansion in Fort Worth. Located within the Montserrat gated neighborhood, it sat on 1.5 acres of land and boasted a resort style swimming pool, tennis court, cabana, outdoor kitchen, and a luxurious backyard. According to the star herself, she had purchased the home to spend more time with family and friends in her native Texas.
However it looks like she’ll be moving to a different location in the upcoming future as she has just put her mansion up for sale for $2,999,000 this past February.
Selena Gomez as a Philanthropist
The youngest ambassador for UNICEF at the age of seventeen, Gomez has helped to raise thousands of dollars for various charities and causes over the years. For instance, she helped raise over $700,000 for UNICEF back in 2009. That year, she also recorded the title Send it On alongside the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, where 100% of the proceeds went to Disney’s Worldwide Conservation Fund.
Just last year, Gomez- who was revealed to have been diagnosed with Lupus back in 2015, donated a hefty sum to the Keck School of Medicine at the University of South California for Lupus research. Led by Dr. Janos Peti-Peterdi, the pilot research program will be focusing on the complications from said disease.
How Much Did Selena Gomez Earn Last Year?
According to various sources, Selena Gomez earned approximately $3 million in 2016.
Ready to make a comeback to music, Selena Gomez shared that she is currently in the middle of preparing her new studio album, which will be a collaboration with her long time friend, Gucci Mane, although no official release date has been announced. In another interview, the singer also revealed that the upcoming album may or may not contain a few Spanish songs- a fact that has clearly excited many fans.
In other news, the artist has also expressed an interest in possibly branching out into a new field- more specifically, into the jewelry business. According to TMZ, Gomez has already filed the paperwork needed for the process- we’ll just have to wait and see what she has come up with!