Selena Quintanilla: what was the millionaire inheritance left by the queen of Tex-Mex

Selena Quintanilla's music continues to delight crowds. (Free Press Photo: Hemeroteca PL)

Selena Quintanilla’s music continues to delight crowds. (Free Press Photo: Hemeroteca PL)


Consecrated in the musical circle, Selena Quintanilla’s legacy lives on as her followers remember her 26 years after her departure.

The queen of Tex-Mex had accumulated different accolades and her career made her figure among the important popularity charts. Her career was on the rise and according to specialists in the music industry, she was emerging as one of the world’s exponents, but her dreams were cut short on March 31, 1995, the day she was assassinated.

Selena Quintanilla’s legacy

According to recent reports, the history of the queen of Tex-Tex is more alive than ever because her music does not go out of style and the reproductions of her hits on different platforms make her figure become immortal. In addition, with the Netflix series that projects her life, they make Selena Quintanilla continue in the memory of her fans.

Currently, Selena stands out on the list of Latin artists who have sold the most albums in the world, with an approximate figure of about 90 million copies, surpassed only by Gloria Estefan and Shakira. Additionally, Latino legislators recently petitioned for the film to Selena, a production launched in 1997 and starring Jennifer López, is included in the National Film Registry of the National Library, the entity responsible for preserving the most representative films of the country.

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According to international reports, the queen of Tex-Mex left a fortune of US $ 326 thousand and was divided equally between her husband Chris Pérez and the rest of Selena Quintanilla’s family.

His assets consisted of money in bank accounts, a clothing boutique, instruments and jewelry, among others.

Although the figure seems to be small, over time the image of Selena has generated millionaire profits and at present the fortune that her family enjoys and manages is estimated to be around US $ 25 million, according to The Richest.

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The controversy between Chris Pérez and Abraham Quintanilla

As revealed by Chris Pérez in his book To Selena, With Love, renounced his wife’s fortune and yielded all rights to Abraham Quintanilla, father of the queen of Tex-Mex.

In his work published in 2012, Pérez revealed that he signed the documents under duress so that Selena’s father would be the total administrator of the singer’s fortune. Selena’s widower said that his father-in-law had taken advantage of the vulnerable situation he was going through after the death of his wife and after the publication of his book, Abraham Quintanilla sued him.