after the premiere of Selena: The Series on Netflix, viewers may be curious to know what Selena Quintanilla’s net worth was when she was alive.
Selena Quintanilla-Perez was born in Lake Jackson, Texas, on April 16, 1971. She has two older siblings, A.B. Quintanilla and Suzette Quintanilla, who were members of her band, Selena y Los Dinos, before the group became known mononymously as Selena. Selena released her first single, “Contigo Quiero Estar,” with EMI Latin in 1989, but it was her 1992 smash hit, “Como la Flor,” that made her the Queen of Tejano music we remember today. The single peaked at number 6 on the U.S. Latin Chart. Afterward, Selena followed the song with hits like “Amor Prohibido,” “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” “No Me Queda Más” and “Fotos y Recuerdos,” which all reached number 1 on the U.S. Latin Chart. In 1994, Selena won her first and only Grammy for Best Mexican/American Album for her 1993 LP Live!.
Selena died in March 1995 at the age of 23 when she was shot and killed by Yolanda Saldivar, her friend and the former president of her fan club. Saldivar was also the manager for her boutiques, Selena Etc. After her death, Selena’s family released her posthumous crossover album, Dreaming of You, which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200. Selena’s life and career have also inspired several TV shows and movies, most famously Jennifer Lopez’s 1997 film, Selena, and Netflix’s 2020 TV show, Selena: The Series, which stars The Walking Dead alum Christian Serrato as the late Tejano legend.