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Lana Del Rey Net Worth

lana del rey net worth
Net Worth$14,000,000
Full NameElizabeth Woolridge Grant
Date of Birth/AgeJune 21, 1985 (age 33)
Source of wealthSinger, Songwriter, Record Producer, Model, Music Video Director
Country of originU.S
State/City of originNew York City, New York
Last Updated2019

Net Worth

Lana Del Rey net worth is 14 million dollars.

How Did Lana Del Rey Make Her Money?

Lana is an American songwriter and singer who is most known for her emotional pop music and sensational videos.

Although she has made her mark as a pop phenomenon, Lana has also faced controversy for her art and career decisions.

Despite her detractors, Lana’s career, fame and wealth continue to grow. Her fanbase expands even faster than her critics.


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Lana released her first song in 2011. The song, “Video Games,” would prove to be the breakthrough success that Lana had been struggling to earn for her entire career.

As hard as it is to believe, that initial song was not released on a commercial record label at first. Lana first released the song on her YouTube channel.

She released the follow-up song, “Blue Jeans,” on her YouTube channel as well. It was only after the song went viral that Lana would be approached by a commercial record label.


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Why has Lana made so much money in such a short amount of time? The majority of her financial success can be traced to the fact that Lana is hands-on with every aspect of her career.

As a songwriter, producer, singer and video director, Lana stand to draw in a greater percentage of her profits.

Other singers would have to divide their profits between multiple people in those roles, but Lana fulfills each role and is able to keep the money herself.

Early Life

Lana was born on June 21, 1985 in New York to Robert England Grant Jr. and Patricia Ann Grant. Lana’s birth name was Elizabeth Woolridge Grant.

She had one brother, Charlie, and one sister, Caroline.


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The Grant family was financially very successful. Robert worked first as a copywriter for Grey Group and later as an entrepreneur.

Patricia worked first as an account executive and then as a high school teacher. Lana’s paternal grandfather was an investment banker.

The capacity to earn wealth and be successful was part of Lana’s lineage from a very early age.


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As a child, Lana’s parents were devout Catholics. Lana’s early musical training was in the Catholic elementary school that she attended.

While receiving her education, Lana also took part in the church choir. While there, she developed her musical talents so that she could become the lead vocalist.

Although Lana’s early years were very ideal, by the age of 15, Lana began to struggle with alcoholism. She would later tell Electronic Beats that her struggle to get clean was the “main influence” on her music.


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Personal Life

Lana has had a number of high profile romances to help give her reason to write her sad songs. One of Lana’s earliest rumored romances was with actor James Franco.

Although many believed that the two dated, Franco would later tell Howard Stern that he and Lana were merely friends.

Lana’s next major relationship was with Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini, whom she dated for a year beginning in 2014.

Lana and Carrozzini shared a love of art and style, but it was not enough to make their relationship last.

Rapper G-Eazy was the next significant other Lana dated. Their relationship was brief, as well, lasting only from April to June of 2017.

Since her relationship with rapper G-Eazy, Lana has been very private about her love life. She prefers to keep her commentary about her romantic life restricted to the songs that she sings.


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Lana began her singing career under her own name, Lizzy Grant. She recorded one album under this name, but it would not be released until Lana had achieved success as Lana Del Rey.

As Lizzy Grant, Lana put forward a much different look. The Guardian describes her look as a casual one with jeans and a t-shirt.

As Lizzy Grant, 18-year-old Lana spent her time playing for club audiences in Brooklyn, trying to get noticed.

Although success did not come to Lizzy Grant, the failures of her musical attempts in 2009 did not prevent Lana Del Rey from becoming a superstar.


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Her success came when she started a YouTube channel and began to showcase her music. It was at this time that Lizzy Grant changed her name to Lana Del Rey and changed her style.

Instead of contemporary fashion, she began favoring glamorous retro styles and dark winged eyeliner.

After recording her video on YouTube, Lana signed with Polydor and Interscope Records.

Her debut album, Born to Die came out in January 2012 and went immediately to the top of the Official UK album chart. It has sold more than seven million albums.

Lana once told Vogue that she did not think she would release a second album. But she’s since gone on to release all of the following:

  • Ultraviolence
  • Honeymoon
  • Paradise
  • Lust for Life

Although she has faced criticism for her style, she also has a large number of fans. Many musicians in the “sadcore” genre of music cite her as an influence, including Billie Eilish, Fifth Harmony and Maggie Lindemann.

Lana has also been nominated for multiple Grammy awards. She’s won the Billboard Women in Music Trailblazer Award and the “Best Female Artist of the Year” from Elle magazine.


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Interesting Facts

Lana’s home was broken into, and she’s had stalkers who have tried to kidnap her. In 2018, a man was arrested at one of Lana’s concerts for trying to kidnap her.

After her performance on Saturday Night Live was criticized, the show did a special “Weekend Update” segment where they defended the singer.

Kristen Wiig portrayed Lana and pointed out the number of other singers who have also adopted a stage name.

This particular aspect of Lana’s career decisions has been repeatedly scrutinized, and critics have labeled her as inauthentic because of it.


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Lana grew up in Lake Placid, New York and discovered her vocal talents in a church choir. After fighting alcohol addition, she would go on to attempt a music career under her own name.

After achieving no success as Lizzy Grant, she followed in the footsteps of many successful musicians and adopted a stage name and a unique stage persona.

As Lana Del Rey, she would take control of her own career by first releasing her music on YouTube and later going on to sell millions of albums.


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Favorite Quotes from Lana Del Rey

“I have a personal ambition to live my life honestly and honor the true love that I’ve had and also the people I’ve had around me.”

“I believe nothing happens by mistake. You know, the universe has a divine plan. That sounds dramatic.”

“If you are born an artist, you have no choice but to fight to stay an artist.”

“I pretend I’m not hurt, I walk about the world like I’m having fun.”

“Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have — but I have it.”


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Tips for success from Lana Del Rey

Sometimes you just have to ignore your detractors. Even her famous peers mocked her performance on Saturday Night Live. She’s faced criticism from Brian Williams over her musical style. But she continues to pursue the musical path that she wants to pursue without being bothered or distracted by any of her critics. Her fame and wealth continue to grow as a result. 

Realize that you might not be successful on your first attempt. Lana had multiple attempts at launching a career. She failed more than once. If she had given up after the first or second attempt at a music career, she would not be enjoying the success she has today.