Selena Quintanilla-Perez was an American singer, songwriter, model, businesswoman, model, and fashion designer. She was known as the “Queen of Tejano music”.
Selena’s Early Life and Education
She was born on April 16, 1971, in Lake Jackson, Texas, USA. She was the daughter of American singer Abraham Quintanilla and social worker Marcella Samora. Selena grew up with her two siblings, Suzette and A.B. Quintanilla. Her ethnic background was Hispanic and she held American citizenship.
Likewise, Selena graduated from the American School of Correspondence with a high school diploma. Likewise, she was accepted at Louisiana State University. She went on to attend Pacific Western University majoring in business administration.
Selena’s Professional Life
Selena was most famous for her Tejano music. She is one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers. She has released numerous albums like Selena in 1989, Entre a Mi Mundo in 1992, Amor Prohibido in 1994, and more. Her albums and songs have peaked at the charts of the Billboard. Moreover, her single “Somo la Flor” became her most popular song and Live! in 1993 won the 1994 Grammy Awards for Best Mexican/American album.
Selena’s Personal Life
Selena was a married woman. Her love story was kind of a Romeo and Juliet, two lovers forced apart by the family. A young man named Chris Perez first met Selena in 1989 after joining the band Selena y Los Dinos. Gradually, the two began to like each other abd began dating secretly. Her sister found out about their love story and her father was the last to know about it.
He was not happy with the situation and threatened Perez to dismiss him off the band. Even after leaving the band he did not leave Selena and began dating secretly. Her father was worried Selena would leave the band after getting married to Perez and his hard work would be all wasted. No matter the situation, Selena went to Perez’s hotel room in one morning in 1992 and met him. The couple secretly tied their knots the same year and decided to keeo it a secret.
The media announced their wedding and that’s how Abraham found out about their wedding. He accepted their decision at last and the couple moved into the house shortly after. However, their marriage bega having complications and even thought of getting a divorce. But, they sorted out and decided to have a baby.
Shortly after, Selena was murdered by her friend Yolanda Saldivar on March 31, 1995. She died two days later at the hospital. Perez married Venessa Villanueva in 2001 and had two daughters with her. Their marriage also came to an end in 2008. As of now, he is living a single life.
Selana’s Net Worth
Selena was a very popular singer who had an estimated net worth of around $5 Million at the time of her death. A huge part of her wealth mostly came from her music career. She was one of the rising artists in the Latin music industry who gained popularity in a very short amount of time.
Her father, Abraham, a former singer and songwriter has an estimated net worth of around $7 Million. Likewise, her brother A. B. Quintanilla has an estimated net worth of $5 Million.