Ellie Goulding is an English singer-songwriter she has a net worth of $1.3 million. Ellie Goulding has earned her net worth from her debut studio album Lights in 2010, the album debut number one on the UK Albums Chart and sold over 380,000 copies by the end of the year. Currently the album sales have continued to soar and have sold over 620,000 albums in total. Ellie is the second artist to top both the BBC's annual Sound of… poll, and also win the Critic's Choice Award at the 2008 BRIT Awards. She was born on December 30, 1986 in Hereford, Herefordshire, England the second of four children. In 2009 she signed a contract with Polydor Records, and then she released her first extended-play recording. The EP was titled An Introduction to Ellie, it has been said that her musical style is similar to Kate Nash, Lykke Li, Tracey Thorn, and Bjork. At the University of Kent Ellie studied drama, and was first introduced to electronic music, she received help from Frankmusik and Starsmith to develop her unique sound on the track "Wish I Stayed". Starsmith was also the chief collaborator and primary producer of Lights. Ellie is an avid runner, she runs six miles a day, she even invited her Facebook fans to join her and run in seven different cities on her UK tour. She has stated she will do the same in Europe and the United States, and she intends to run a marathon. During the summer of 2010 she performed at several festivals including the Dot to Dot Festival in Bristol, the 40th annual Glastonbury Festival on the John Peel Stage and the 2010 iTunes Festival. In February 2011, she began her US and Canada tour to coincide with the release of her American edition of the album Lights.