Although not in the league of the likes of Cinderella, Snow White, Belle or Aurora, Selena Gomez is someone we would like to refer to as a Disney princess. She is a talented entertainer who has her hands in many pies in the industry with an admirable level of success in all her endeavors. With a career that has been active since 2002, fans often wonder how old is Selena? This is apparently because she doesn’t seem to bow to the pressure that comes with age.
Asides her glittering career, the pop star is also known for her off-and-on dalliance with Justin Bieber. Below are more details about this Disney princess.
How Old Is Selena Gomez?
This is one of the ragging questions on the lips of her numerous fans. Selena is one of the few Hollywood celebrities who have been in the scene for the longest time but never seems to age. Her beauty is still as alluring as it has been since her very first performance on stage. Thus, it is only expected that many would be curious to know the details behind the scene. But really, “how old is Selena Gomez?”
Miss Gomez was born as Selena Marie Gomez on 22nd July 1992 in Grand Prairie Texas. This means she turned 27 in July 2019. Interestingly, Selena was named after her father’s favorite Latin singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez who died in 1995. Hers is of Hispanic heritage and she got her looks from her Italian mother Amanda Dawn Teefey.
Her father Ricardo Joel Gomez who isn’t very visible in her life is of Mexican descent. Selena’s parents were merely teenagers when they had their little princess. She was partly raised by her grandparents while her parents shuttled between work and school. Sadly, her parents went their separate ways when the pop star was just 5 years old. In May 2010, Gomez obtained a high school diploma from homeschooling. She was good at the sciences and her favorite sport was basketball.
When Did Selena Gomez Become Famous?
Selena Gomez is one of the most popular Hollywood icons in the world. Her first appearance on TV was in 2002 where she played a role in the children’s show ‘Barney and Friends. Selena’s big break came in 2007 when she played the role of Alex Russo in a Disney Channel series titled ‘Wizards of Waverly Place. It is believed that this was the turning point in her acting career. The show aired for four seasons from 2007 to 2012. It was the most-watched television series in the whole of the U.S at the time. As the popularity of the show grew, so did her fan base.
Next, she started her music career and her fans could not get enough of her. Imagine this combo, a pretty face, melodious voice, and stellar acting skills. Her fans were simply blown away. Then came her whirlwind romance within 2011 and Selena Gomez became a hot topic on the lips of everyone.
With two No.1 albums and seven fast-selling track records to her name, Selena Gomez has successfully built for herself a fortune of a lifetime…something her parents could never have given her. In 2010, Gomez collaborated with designers Sandra Campos and Tony Melillo to launch an eco-friendly clothing line called “Dream Out Loud”.
Selena boasts of several endorsement deals worth millions of dollars. Here’s a teaser. Do you know that her endorsement deal with Pantene in 2015 was worth $3 million? The same could be said of her endorsements with Puma, Coca Cola, Borden Milk, Adidas, and Louise Vuitton.
News has it that back in 2017, Gomez sold out over 7 million albums and 22 million singles across the globe. Rumor also has it that she made $30,000 from each episode of the Disney series Wizards of Waverly Plac where she played the lead role. According to Business Insider, Selena Gomez earns $800,000 from every single post she makes on Instagram. Well, she is not one of the most followed persons on Instagram for nothing.
Her net worth is said to be a rough figure of 60 million dollars. While her net worth is mind-blowing already, be rest assured that the Hannah Montana actress is just getting started and is not ready to take a bow anytime soon.