Name: Elizabeth Woolridge Grant
Born: June 21, 1985
Occupation: Singer, songwriter and model
Lana Del Rey was born in New York City, New York on June 21, 1985 and grew up in Lake Placid. She is the daughter of Robert England Grant, Jr., a copywriter and entrepreneur, and Patricia Ann Hill, an account executive and high school teacher. She has two siblings: Charlie and Caroline Grant.
Lana attended a Catholic elementary school in Lake Placid and then went to a high school where her mother had taught. She would be sent to Kent School by her parents because she suffered from a terrible alcohol problem. Upon graduation, she was accepted to the State University of New York at Genesco, but turned it down and worked in Long Island as a waitress. After some time, Lana attended Fordham University and majored in philosophy.
She has been romantically connected to several men, including Barrie James, Shannon Leto, Andrei Gillott, Mark Mahoney and James Franco. Lana is currently single (2016) and presently lives in a secluded part of Malibu, California.
After moving to the Bronx, she relocated to New Jersey and volunteered at various homeless youth and drug and alcohol outreach programs. She then moved to Brooklyn, where she initiated her singing career.
In April 2005, Lana copyrighted a seven-track CD under her birth name. After performing at the Williamsburg Songwriting Competition, Lana was noticed by music industry professionals and worked with some of the best, including Van Wilson, an A&R rep for 5 Points Records. In 2011, she posted a single on YouTube, which eventually went viral and made her an instant star.
Over the years, Lana has performed songs for an array of films and television shows, including “The Great Gatsby,” “Maleficent” and “Saturday Night Live.”
Her musical style varies – some refer to it as Hollywood sadcore, while others label it as baroque pop – but she has been inspired by the likes of Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Billie Holiday and Britney Spears.
Lana has received many awards and nominations. She has been nominated for a Grammy award, won the MTV Europe Music Award, won two BRIT Awards and won the Q Award.
Outside of music, Lana has delved into different areas. In 2012, she signed a modeling deal with NEXT Model Management agency. A year later, she endorsed the new Jaguar F-Type, and would even perform the title track for “Desire,” a 13-minute promotional short film for the Jaguar F-Type, which was produced by Ridley Scott.
We estimate that Lana Del Rey’s net worth is $8 million (2016).
So how much is $8 million really?
$8 million could buy you dozens of copies of all of the films written and directed by Federico Fellini and David Lynch (Lana’s inspirations). $8 million could also buy you a large home in Malibu, California in the vicinity of Lana.