Selena Gomez is an American singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Born on July 22, 1992 in Grant Parire Texas, to parents Mandy Teefey and Ricardo Joel Gomez. She has two half-sisters- Gracie Elliot, and Amanda from her mom side, and 1 half sister Tori through her dads’ side.
Selena has always been in the spotlight ever since she and fellow star Demi Lovato was in “Barney & Friends” at just seven years old. Later, she guest starred in “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody”, and “Hannah Montana”. She then got the lead role of Alex Russo in Disney hit show “Wizards of Waverly Place”. This show lasted on air for 5 years and was one of the roles that lead her to becoming widely famous/successful and the start of her singing career.
During filming her show, she also rolled in major hits such as “Another Cinderella Story”, “Ramona & Beezus”, “Princess Protection Program”, and “Monte Carlo”. After the show ended, she voiced Mavis in “Hotel Transylvania” (and sequels Hotel Transylvania 2 & Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”). In the same year, she was also in “Spring Breakers”. These big breaks are just some of many films she starred in. She even produced a Netflix hit “Thirteen Reasons Why”. Her most recent film is “A Rainy Day In New York” in 2019.
Aside from acting, Gomez is also known in the music industry. Her first album was released in 2008 by Hollywood Records “Kiss and Tell”. In 2013, “Stars Dance”, “Slow Down”, and “The Hottest” was released. The year after, “For You” came out, and a year after that, “Revival”. In the summer of 2015, she became a mentor on Gwen Stefani’s team on “The Voice”. In 2017, her released “in Love” with many top of the chart songs “Bad Liar’, “it Aint Me’, “Fetish”, and “Wolves”. She also collaborated with kpop group “BlackPink” on single “Ice Cream”. Her recent 2020 album is “Rare” was one the number one charts of pop music.
In 2020, Selena came out with “Rare Beauty” and is in all the Sephora stores in the Unites States. The line includes over 48 shades of foundation, lipsticks, concealers, and other products. She made sure to make all products clean, vegan, and cruelty free.
Selena’s battle with lupus has been a longtime struggle but has continuously shared her journey with her supporters. In 2014, she had been found with this autoammume disease, and had been already batteling it for a couple years prior. In 2017, she got a kidney transplant by her former friend Francia Raisa. Then on, the star has been advocate and raised over $500,000 for research of the disease.
Her first famous relationship was with the Canadian singer Justin Bieber but ended in November of 2014. In 2017, her other public relationship was with ‘The Weeknd” and lasted for 10 months only. Other than them, she has been unconfirmed with Charlie Puth, Nick Jonas, Orlando Bloom, and Nial Horan.
Her estimated net worth is $75 million in 2020.