8. Lana Del Rey
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Lana Del Rey’s father is a successful businessman and domain investor who founded Web Media Properties. The million-dollar company funded Del Rey’s $40,000 per year private education. Today, the singer claims she’s a self-made success. She used her creativity, not her father’s money, to get to the top. She started her career singing at the coffee houses and on the underground music scene.
At the age of 20 she signed her first contract, which was a failure though. Her first album, titled as Lana Del Ray a.k.a. Lizzy Grant, was released in 2010 with an ultimate single “Video Games”, which instantly became a world-wide sensation with 20 million YouTube hits. Her second album, Born to Die, was released in January 2012. It was recognized as one of the bestselling albums of 2012 with nearly 3 million copies sold and four top ten hits.
Her estimated net worth is nearly 245 million, with the bulk of income coming from her restaurants, property holdings, investments, endorsement deals and, of course, her music. Lana Del Rey understands money like no other, but she prefers to work her way to the top on her own.