Lana Del Rey net worth: Lana Del Rey is an American singer-songwriter who has a net worth of $500 thousand dollars. Born in New York, New York, Lana Del Rey, also known as Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, grew up in Lake Placid, New York, and graduated from Fordham University where she focused on metaphysics. She began performing in coffee houses, and in the underground music scene after her uncle gave her a guitar. She signed her first record contract when she was 20, but her album was never released, and she shifted her focus to community outreach work. In 2008, she signed with an independent label, and released an EP, and then a full-length album in 2010. She subsequently bought back the rights to her album, and removed it from online stores, when her YouTube challenge led to higher profile recording contract offers. She released her album, "Born to Die" in January 2012, and it has since reached #1 in multiple countries. While the album has been popular, her live performances have been met with disdain from many critics.