She may only be 27-years-old, but Selena Gomez’s career already spans nearly two decades. The singer and actress got her start in 2002 on the Barney & Friends TV series, and she hasn’t slowed down since.
After quickly establishing herself as one of Disney’s rising stars, Gomez turned her focus to music, consistently churning out chart-topping albums (first with her band Selena Gomez & The Scene and then solo) from 2009 to 2015 – with world tours in between.
But it’s not just music that’s proven profitable for Gomez. The ever-evolving star has taken on a number of projects over the years, from acting and producing to collaborating with major fashion brands.
After a five year wait between albums (during which Gomez, who suffers from lupus, underwent a kidney transplant), the ‘Back To You’ singer returned to the charts on January 10, 2020, with her third studio album, Rare.
Here’s a closer look at what Gomez has earned throughout her career, and how she spends her money.
What is Selena Gomez’s net worth?
The Texas native is estimated to be worth $75 million. While Gomez hasn’t cracked the annual Forbes highest-paid women in music list, she’s consistently landed a runner-up spot with reports that she earned double-digit millions each year.
Gomez was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 musicians in 2016 – where, by the age of 23, she had reportedly sold over 22 million singles.
Where has Selena Gomez’s net worth come from?
The popstar’s breakout moment actually came courtesy of her starring role as Alex Russo in the Disney Channel television series, Wizards of Waverly Place. The show ran from 2007 to 2012, airing 106 episodes, with Gomez reportedly earning an estimated $30,000 per episode or just over $3 million total.
During Wizards of Waverly Place, Gomez starred in several movies and TV movies, and in 2008, she formed her own production company, July Moon Productions. That same year, Gomez signed her first recording contract with Hollywood Records.
While signed to the label, Gomez and her then-band Selena Gomez & The Scene released three studio albums that all reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. By 2012, she had parted ways with her band, releasing her debut solo album, Stars Dance, in 2013.
The album earned Gomez her first number one spot on the charts, and her subsequent Stars Dance international tour grossed an estimated $11 million.
The ‘Come & Get It’ singer also acted in several films during this time, most notably, straying from her Disney image in 2012’s Spring Breakers. In 2012, she also voiced Mavis in the animated film Hotel Transylvania (a role that she would reprise for the sequel in 2015 as well as the film’s third installment in 2018).
By the end of 2014, Gomez signed with Interscope Records. Her second studio album, Revival, was released in 2015, debuting at number one on the Billboard charts. Her tour, which started the following year, grossed an estimated $13 million before Gomez was forced to cancel early due to complications from the autoimmune disease, lupus.
In 2017, Gomez served as executive producer on the Netflix adaptation of the novel Thirteen Reasons Why and in 2019, she executive produced the Netflix docuseries Living Undocumented. She also released several singles before ultimately putting out a third studio album, Rare, at the start of 2020.
How much money does Selena Gomez earn in endorsement deals?
An impressively large chunk of Gomez’s estimated income comes from partnerships that she’s landed with some of the world’s biggest brands. She started building her personal brand early in her career, with her own clothing line at Kmart from 2010 to 2014 and the launch of several fragrances.
In 2015, Gomez became the face of haircare brand Pantene. She has worked consistently with the brand in the years since and was reportedly slated to earn $3 million per year, according to E! News.
A series of other notable endorsements quickly followed. In 2016, Gomez – who was then the most followed person on Instagram – posted a photo of herself sipping a Coca-Cola, and the bottle displayed some of the singer’s own lyrics. The sponsored photo was said to bring in around $550,000 on its own, with further details from her “Share a Coke” campaign unknown.
Gomez was also revealed to be the campaign star for French luxury brand Louis Vuitton’s fall 2016 collection, and by the year’s end, it was confirmed that she would be collaborating with American luxury brand Coach for a reported $10 million.
The latter partnership proved to be so successful for Coach, Gomez was signed on for a second (more elaborate) collection for the brand’s fall 2018 collection, that it’s safe to say earned the singer an even higher paycheck.
In between Coach collaborations, Gomez also joined athletic brand Puma, for a two-year deal that earned her another $30 million.
What does Selena Gomez spend her money on?
Over the years, Gomez has invested most of her money in buying (and later selling) property.
In 2014, Gomez bought a five-bedroom, 5.5 bath home in Calabasas for $3.6 million, which would later be purchased by singer French Montana in 2016 for $3.3 million.
A year after purchasing her LA home, Gomez purchased a 10,000-square-foot mansion in Fort Worth, Texas, for a reported $3.5 million. The massive property included five bedrooms, 6.5 baths, a movie theater, a tennis court and a saltwater pool complete with a waterslide, but Gomez would eventually sell the home for just $2.7 million in 2018.
What are Selena Gomez’s philanthropic endeavors?
The ‘Lose You To Love Me’ singer has always made giving back a priority. In 2008, Gomez began working with the humanitarian organization, UNICEF, serving as their spokesperson that year for the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign. Her involvement reportedly helped earn the charity $700,000 in support of children, and in 2009, Gomez was appointed a UNICEF ambassador (making her the youngest ever at the time, as she was 17-years-old).
With UNICEF, Gomez traveled to Ghana and Chile, in addition to organizing multiple charity concerts to benefit children worldwide while raising awareness.
Among her other charitable initiatives, Gomez has also been heavily involved with the nonprofit organization WE Charity, which she first joined as a guest speaker for their WE Day event in 2014.
Gomez, who in 2015 revealed she was diagnosed with lupus, also donated a portion of the proceeds from her Revival Tour to the Alliance for Lupus Research organization.
And in 2018, Gomez also shared that she had been working with the nonprofit organization, A21, which works to put an end to human trafficking globally.