Name: Selena Marie Gomez
Born: 22 July 1992
Occupation: Actress and Singer.
Best known for playing the role of Alex Ruso on Disney’s Emmy Award-winning Wizards of Waverly Place, for which she is paid $30,000 for each episode, she got her first break as an actress in 2002 on the saccharine-sweet Barney and Friends. After two years of playing Gianna in that series, Disney discovered her in a nation-wide talent search. After regular appearances on the Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Hannah Montanna where she co-starred with both Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus, she was cast in 2007 to play one of the main roles in Wizards, an instant hit that soon had the media comparing her to Miley Cyrus.
Gomez made a smooth transition from television to film by landing lead roles in Ramona and Beezus, Monte Carlo and, of course, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie. She also has leading roles in Hotel Transylvania, Spring Breakers and 13 Reasons Why.
In 2008-2009 she launched a solo music career, recording several different tracks for various Disney projects and films. In 2009 she put together the teen pop band Selena Gomez and the Scene. Of the group’s three albums, Kiss and Tell, A Year Without Rain and When the Sun Goes Down, the firs two went gold and the third went platinum. The three albums also generated three platinum singles. In spite of the success, Gomez announced in February 2012 that the band would take a substantial break so that she could focus more on her acting career.
At 17, Gomez became the youngest UNICEF ambassador. Her first field mission was to Ghana where she saw first-hand what life is like for kids who don’t have life’s basic necessities. She hopes to help stop the more than 25,000 daily deaths of children from preventable causes.
We put her net worth at $4 million.
So how much is 4 million dollars really?
If Selena Gomez wanted to help with children’s education in developing countries, her $4 million would purchase 200,000 copies of the Barney Learning Pack set of 6 DVDs with such tempting titles as Now I Know My ABC’s, Rhyme Time Rhythm and Let’s Play School.
Apparently Selena likes swimming. And $ 4 million would buy 666, 700 TYR Swim Goggles (though she could probably negotiate a discount on those volumes). They come in a very nice case which, when stacked on top of each others, would reach 17 000 miles up (27 000 km). That is well into outer space, which begins at only 62 miles from earth, and as near as make no difference into the geostationary orbit of commercial communications and broadcast satellites.