Why I’ve Never Been So Wrapped Up In Celebrity Drama Until Selena Gomez Vs. Hailey Bieber & Kylie Jenner

I was never one to be so wrapped up in celebrity drama, despite reading plethoras of fan magazines. Now, I just love inspiring stories about celebrities and the work they do. The one celebrity I’ve always admired was Selena Gomez, aside from my fifth-grade obsession with Miley Cyrus. I still remember the day I received an autographed picture of Selena Gomez in the mail, in response to a piece of fan mail I sent her. I also remember bringing it to school the next day because I wanted to show my friends. They consequently wanted to write to her, too!

Disclaimer: this is not a celebrity gossip story. This is why I am on the technical #TeamGomez versus Hailey Bieber and Kylie Jenner.

I remember when I was in middle school, majority of my female classmates looked down on me because I was somewhat shy and I didn’t wear Abercrombie & Fitch, amongst other things I will never comprehend because it was so childish. What’s even more childish is that Kylie Jenner took to TikTok to shade Selena Gomez for making a silly mistake with her makeup. Jenner and Hailey Bieber went on to make a video saying “I’m not saying she deserved it, but God works…” Gomez responded in return, “I’m too old for this.” And if you ask me, she had the appropriate response.

To be honest, this reminded me so much of my middle school and some of my high school experience. These were the ugliest times to be on social media. Everywhere I looked on social media, boys were mocking me and so were people who were older than I. It wasn’t just on social media. I remember specifically on my first day of high school, I sat down in English class. And let’s just say, my entire course schedule changed and I needed to be put in private school ASAP. I’m not even going to talk about volleyball. Needless to say, I was in hell and I was lucky enough to get out. One of my best friends told me, “you were strong enough to get out.” And honestly I agree because it takes a crap ton of strength to leave a situation that it does to stay in a situation where you are clearly suffering and your mental sanity is being compromised.

What I admire even more, is that Selena Gomez still pursued social media, despite saying she wanted to quit. The poor woman goes through enough as it is, with lupus and the consequent criticism of her weight gain due to her autoimmune disease. The fact that she had to go live on TikTok just to address her weight gain is something no one should have to do. It made me really sad, and I know I’m not the only one.

In short, I’m not saying they deserved it but as Selena’s BFF Taylor Swift sang, “Karma is a god.” I’m not the only person to say this, but Selena is a multi-talented icon, while Bieber and Jenner only have to offer the way they look and their famous families.

And can I just say, I love the fact that anti-bullying is resurfacing, or at least being taken seriously. ūüß°

Karma really is a god.

xoxo,

April ūüíē

Data reveals stars real world salaries, from Bradley Cooper to Kourtney Kardashian

We all know that lots of people aren‚Äôt doing a job directly related to their university degrees but did you know that many celebrities are also in the same boat? This makes us wonder what would happen if they weren‚Äôt famous and if they had to survive in the ‚Äúnormal‚ÄĚ job market, relying simply on their degrees like we do?

Interested to find this out, SEO provider Reboot utilized Payscale.com and estimated the potential 2023 annual salary of 27 celebrities based on their university degrees, revealing the mind-blowing number of years they would need to reach their current net worth if they took an alternative job!  

How long would it take them to reach their current net worth? 

CelebrityUniversityCollege/university degreePotential job rolePredicted salary 2023 ¬£Number of years to reach current net worth 
Chris MartinUniversity College LondonAncient World StudiesMuseum curator40,0003,293
Prince WilliamUniversity of St AndrewsGeographyArchitectural technologist33,0002,494
Emma WatsonBrown UniversityEnglish literatureWriter31,0002,257
Bradley CooperGeorgetown UniversityEnglishEditorial assistant49,3791,667
John LegendUniversity of PennsylvaniaEnglish, African American literatureWriter56,7861,449
Tom HiddlestonUniversity of CambridgeClassicsArchivist30,0001,098
Kourtney KardashianUniversity of ArizonaTheatre Arts and SpanishProduction Manager, Theater50,2021,066
Gerard ButlerUniversity of GlasgowLawLawyer65,0001,013
Natalie PortmanHarvard UniversityPsychologyClinical psychologist79,007938
Eva LongoriaCalifornia State UniversityMA Chicano studiesHigher education lecturer73,804894

Coldplay‚Äôs lead singer Chris Martin ranked first as the celebrities who would take the longest to reach their current net worth if they had to earn their fortune based on a university degree alone! Graduated from University College London with a degree in Ancient World Studies, the British singer would be most likely to be a museum curator like other graduates with the same degree. It is estimated that he would be earning an annual salary of ¬£40,000 this year, which would have required him to work 3,293 more years in order to reach his current net worth! 

Prince WIlliam ranked second. Despite his current net worth standing at ¬£83 million, most typical Geography graduates would earn ¬£33,000 on average in 2023 after 17 years of work experience. If Prince William was born into a different family, he may have instead become an architectural technologist – meaning that it would have taken him 2,494 years to become as rich as he is now. 

In third place is actress Emma Watson, who graduated from Brown University with a degree in English literature. With her English degree and interests in journaling and reading books, she could have become a writer after graduation, earning potentially a salary of ¬£31,000 this year. This means it would take her 2,257 years to reach the same net worth she has now if she didn‚Äôt step into the acting industry playing Hermione Granger. 

Who would earn the most with their university degree?

CelebrityCollege/university degreePotential job rolePredicted salary 2023 £
Ken JeongMedical degreeDoctor / General Practitioner157,646
Mayim BialikPhDin neuroscienceNeuroscientist134,147
2 ChainzPsychologyClinical psychologist86,414
Christy TurlingtonMasters in Public HealthHealthcare Consultant83,122
Natalie PortmanPsychologyClinical psychologist79,007
Eva LongoriaMasters in Chicano studiesHigher education lecturer73,804
Wanda SykesMarketingMarketing executive70,777
Gerard ButlerLawLawyer65,000
John LegendEnglish, African American literatureWriter56,786
Issa RaeAfrican and African-American studiesBroadcast journalist51,025

As a medical graduate and an officially licensed physician for a few years, it was estimated that American actor and comedian Ken Jeong would be earning £157,646 a year now if he chose to pursue his medical career. American actress Mayim Bialik, graduated with a PhD in Neuroscience from UCLA, ranked second as the celebrity who would earn the most with university degrees (£134,147). Rapper 2 Chainz, in third place, would be earning approximately £86,414 as a clinical psychologist in the US based on his degree in Psychology. 

Data comissioned by https://www.rebootonline.com/

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