|Full name||Dua Lipa|
|Birthday||August 22, 1995|
|Dua Lipa net worth||£60 million ($73 million)|
|Source of wealth||Music, endorsements, tours|
|Education||Secondary school level|
|Residence||Studio City, LA|
According to The Times, Dua Lipa has an estimated net worth of £60 million. She’s ranked second on this year’s list of UK’s young music millionaires — only behind Harry Styles. Lipa has nearly doubled her wealth in the last year, after seeing her fortune grow by £24 million. The singer and songwriter began her music career in 2014. She released her debut album, Dua Lipa in 2017 which peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart. It was the most-streamed album by a female artist on Spotify as of February 2021.
Dula Peep has been the recipient of many accolades including six Brit Awards, three Grammy Awards, one MTV Video Music Award, two MTV Europe Music Awards, and two Billboard Music Awards among others.
So, how did Dua Lipa start, and how exactly does she make and spend her millions?
Dua Lipa was born on August 22 1995 in London. Her parents Anesa and Dukagjin Lipa came from Pristina, Kosovo. Dua Lipa’s father was a singer and the lead guitarist of the Kosovan rock band Oda. At the age of five, Dua Lipa began singing, influenced by her father who used to sing at their home.
Lipa and her family lived in West Hampstead, London. She attended Fitzjohn’s Primary School where she auditioned to join the school choir but was told that she couldn’t sing. At the age of nine Dua Lipa and her family relocated to Pristina, Kosovo after the country declared independence.
After spending six years in Kosovo, Dua Lipa returned to London when she was 15. She attended Parliament Hill secondary school after which she joined Sylvia Young Theatre School where she took singing lessons. At the same time, Dua Lipa began uploading her own songs to SoundCloud as well as posting videos of herself covering other artists’ songs on YouTube.
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In 2013, Dua Lipa signed a recording contract with Tap Management. She quit her job at a local cocktail bar where she worked as a waitress — so that she could focus on recording music. In 2014 the pop star caught the attention of Warner Bros. Records after recording the song “Hotter than Hell”. She signed a record deal with the label the same year.
Dua Lipa released her first single, “New Love” in August 2015. Her second single, “Be the One” was released in October the same year, charting within the top ten in a number of countries. The singer made her first entry on the US Billboard Hot 100 after the release of her fifth single, “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” on 26 August 2016.
On 2 June 2017, Lipa released her debut studio album, with the same title as her name. The album’s sixth single, “New Rules” became the singer’s first number one in the UK and charted within the top ten in a couple of other countries including Canada, the United States, and Australia.
In January 2018, Dua Lipa was nominated in five categories at the 38th edition of the Brit Awards, the most nominations for any other artist that year and the most ever, for a female artist. She won the British Breakthrough Act and the British Female Solo Artist categories. Dua Lipa released her second studio album, Future Nostalgia on 27 March 2020, which debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart.
How Dua Lipa makes her millions
Dua Lipa has made her fortune from music, touring, endorsements, a fashion line, and a touring company that she owns. The Sun reports that she took home about £22.7 million in 2020 — which translates to £1.9 million every month and about £62,200 daily.
The “IDGAF” singer had sold more than six million records globally as of February last year. Her self-titled debut album has sold more than 2.2 million units while her second album Future Nostalgia has sold over 3.3 million units globally. Lipa’s song “New Rules” from her first studio album is her best-selling single having sold more than 5 million units in the United States and over 2.4 million units in the UK.
According to Routenote, Dua Lipa is the most streamed female artist on Spotify with about 74 million listeners every month. “Don’t Start Now” has been streamed 1.934 billion times on the platform while “New Rules” has been streamed about 1.697 billion times. Artists receive anywhere between $0.003 and $0.005 in royalties for every stream.
Dua Lipa has also been cashing in on touring the world. She has headlined four concert tours so far and is currently on her fifth world tour, The Future Nostalgia Tour which kicked off on 9 February 2022 and is expected to conclude on 16 November this year. The tour sold about 394,000 tickets and grossed $40 million during its first leg. Lipa made $2 million from a single show on 1 March 2022 in New York City.
Apart from music and touring, the “physical” singer has made a fortune from endorsement deals with numerous brands including Yves Saint Laurent, Jaguar, MAC Cosmetics, Foot Locker, Evian, Versace, and Adidas, among others. In November 2020 she signed a multi-year partnership with Puma, becoming the brand’s global ambassador.
Dua Lipa also owns a merch line and a tour company called Dua Lipa Live LLP. Being a model, the pop star has also made some millions from being the cover girl of several magazines including British Vogue, Elle, and Clash among others. The New York Times reports that cover girls earn anywhere between $1 million and $2 million a year.
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How Dua Lipa spends her millions
From designer clothes to expensive jewelry, the singer does not shy away from treating herself with the nicest things in this world. In 2020, Dua Lipa and her then-boyfriend Anwar Hadid paid $2.5 million for a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom treehouse-style abode located in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles. The home is surrounded by lush greenery and features about 1,400 square feet of living space as well as floor-to-ceiling windows.
Before buying the property, the couple rented an apartment in New York City. According to Hello! magazine, Dua Lipa also owns a luxurious home in London worth about £6.75 million — that she acquired back in 2017 when she was just 22 years of age.
Dua Lipa’s car collection is worth quite a pretty penny. She owns two Jaguars, an f-type worth about $103,000, and an electric Jaguar i-pace that goes for about $80,000. She’s also the proud owner of a $130,000 Range Rover Vogue, a $90,000 BMW M4, a $135,000 Audi A6, and a BMW 5 series sedan that cost her around $52,500.
The “New Rules” singer does not spend all her money on herself. Together with her father, she cofounded the Sunny Hill Foundation, a charitable program based in Kosovo. The foundation focuses on helping the Kosovan society in different aspects, particularly in arts and culture. It occasionally holds music festivals and gives away 25% of its ticket sales to help the society. In 2018, Lipa donated $120,000 to the foundation.
Dua Lipa and her boyfriend, Anwar Hadid are said to have broken up in December 2021. They began dating in June 2019. The music sensation dated chef Isaac Carew between 2013 and 2017 and again from January 2018 to June 2019. Between August 2017 to January 2018, Lipa was in a relationship with Paul Klein of the American band LANY.
Summary and quotes by Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa has a net worth of £60 million ($73 million). She makes her fortune from music, endorsements, touring, an apparel line as well as a touring company that she owns. Below are some of the best quotes by Dua Lipa to inspire you.
- “Every time you achieve something, you want to go after what’s next. I’d like to see my own shows grow and someday be a headliner, fill up stadiums.”
- “Success, to me, is just doing things that I’m really proud of.”
- “I started posting covers online and having this crazy determination about what I wanted to do and just went for it. I was like, ‘Okay, no one else can create my future for me, and no one can get what I want for me, so I have to go out and get it myself.’”
- “I always told myself never to have a plan B – I feel like that’s also one of the reasons I’m doing what I’m doing now because I just never really rested until I got here.”
- “My parents never pushed me towards music. I feel like, growing up in a musical household and always being surrounded by it, I was always kind of a performer child. I remember my parents would have guests over, and they would bring their kids, and I would make sure that we were ready to put a show on.”
- “I was 11 and living in Kosovo. I knew I wanted to perform but didn’t feel like I could do it there. So, I moved back to London on my own at 15, carried on going to school, and started posting cover songs online. I had no idea how I was going to become a performer, but I felt like I had so many more opportunities being in London.”
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