Lorde net worth: Lorde is an award winning New Zealand singer-songwriter who has a net worth of $2 million dollars. Lorde, also known as Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor, was born in Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand, and began performing in theater productions when she was five. She learned to love reading early on and showed an aptitude for English. By the time she was 14, she was editing her mother's Master's thesis, and reading books far above her grade. Her professional career began when she was thirteen, after her father submitted recordings of her singing at a school talent show to area talent scouts. She signed with Universal Records and began recording her own tracks when she was fourteen. She released her first EP in 2012. The album, called "The Love Club", featured five songs, and "Royals" became its first hit single. Since then, she has released a full-length album, called "Pure Heroine", and has also received multiple major music awards. "Royals" went to #1 on the US Billboard charts, making it the first US #1 for a singer from New Zealand. At age 16, she is the youngest person to record a #1 track since the mid-90s. She has been nominated for four 2014 Grammy Awards, including "Record of the Year".