Ellie Goulding Net Worth & Biography
|Popular Name:||Ellie Goulding|
|Real Name:||Elena Jane Goulding|
|Birth Date:||30 December 1986|
Caspar Jopling (m. 2019)
|Profession:||Singer, Record Producer, Songwriter|
|Net Worth:||$30 Million|
Ellie Goulding is a popular English singer and songwriter who dominated the music scene of the United Kingdom at the age of 23. When she was eight years old, she told her family that it was her dream to become famous one day. She was taught to play musical instruments and she started to write songs for herself during her teenage days. Gifted from the start, she won a singing competition as a college student and went ahead to win the ‘Brit Award’ following the success of her debut EP titled “An Introduction to Ellie Goulding”. It did not take Ellie long to make an impact in the music industry with her unique soprano voice. Her studio albums, such as ”Delirium”, ‘’Lights”, and “Halcyon” have received positive reviews from critics. As a music and fashion icon, Ellie has been featured in numerous magazines, including Elle and Glamour, to name a few. As a fitness enthusiast, she has made it to the covers of magazines like Women’s Health and Shape. In addition to being a singer and record producer, Ellie is also a social activist and philanthropist who has participated in many charity events dedicated to supporting homeless and underprivileged people in the society.
Early Life: Childhood & Education
She was born Elena Jane Goulding in Lyonshall, near Kington, Herefordshire, England on December 30, 1986. She is the second child of Arthur Goulding and his wife Tracey Goulding-Summers who worked at a supermarket to contribute to helping the family. Her elder sister’s name is Isabel, and her two younger siblings are a brother named Alex, and a sister named Jordan.
Ellie was only five years old when her father left the family. Her mother remarried a truck driver, but their marriage couldn’t work and the couple separated. During her childhood days, her mother believed in her passion for music and encouraged her to pursue music. She learned to play various musical instruments before she became a teenager, and eventually started writing songs when she was 14.
While attending the Lady Hawkins High School in Kington, she acted as a Scarecrow in her school’s production of The Wizard of Oz. She would later attend the University of Kent where she pursued courses in drama, politics, and English.
She took songwriting seriously during her college days and even won a singing competition as a college student.
Professional Life: Music Career
Ellie Goulding became interested in electronic music as an undergraduate at the University of Kent. She contacted several performers in the music industry and they helped her get a start in the highly competitive music industry. Her debut single, “Under the Sheets”, was released by record producer Starsmith on November 15, 2009. Starsmith later produced her album “Lights”. On December 20, 2009, she released her debut EP “An Introduction to Ellie Goulding”, and soon afterward, it won the Critics’ Choice Award at the 2010 Brit Awards in addition to the BBC Sound of 2010 poll. On February 26, 2010, she came up with her first full-length album ‘Lights’, produced by Starsmith. The album was well-received and debuted at number one on the United Kingdom Albums Chart. Her second EP “Run into the Light” followed closely, and also received positive reviews.
On April 7, 2011, Ellie made her first appearance on American television on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ and performed her single ‘Starry Eyed’. The following month, she appeared on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ presented by Tina Fey.
On April 29, 2011, she performed her songs at the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. She performed at the White House On December 1, 2011, during the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
On October 5, 2012, she released her second album “Halcyon” and released an expanded version of the album “Halcyon Days” on August 23, 2013.
Her third studio album “Delirium” was released on November 6, 2015, and it included the song “Love Me like You Do” for which she received her first Grammy Award nomination.
She has appeared in the Australian musical reality show ‘X Factor’, and has recorded songs for movies like “Bridget Jones’s Baby”, “Fifty Shades of Grey”, and others.
Achievements: Awards & Honors
Ellie Goulding’s illustrious career has seen her win multiple awards from numerous nominations so far. She has been honored with two Brit Awards and four BMI London Awards among other accolades.
Ellie Goulding’ discography consists of
- Lights (2010)
- Halcyon (2012)
- Delirium (2015)
- Brightest Blue (2020)
Personal Life: Relationships, Children, Private Interests
Ms. Goulding has been married to Caspar Jopling since the 31st of August 2019. However, she had dated several top personalities before meeting Jopling. Notable names include BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James, American Disc Jockey Skrillex, English singer Ed Sheeran, and musician Dougie Poynter. Her husband, Caspar Jopling is the grandson of former conservative MP, Mr. Michael Jopling. They have a child together and reside in York currently.
Ellie is a social activist and philanthropist. In 2011, she participated in a charity fair for ‘Students Run Los Angeles.’ In 2013, she ran in the maiden ‘Nike Women Half Marathon.’ She performed at Gucci’s worldwide concert event hosted in London in support of the ‘Chime for Change’ movement to raise awareness of women’s issues. She sang the single ‘How Long Will I Love You’ in 2013 for the ‘Children in Need’ campaign, and later recorded ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ with the charity group ‘Band Aid 30’ to raise money for the Ebola crisis. From 2014 to 2018, she performed every year for the ‘Streets of London’ charity event at the Royal Albert Hall. She strives to help homeless people, and her philanthropic efforts in addition to her environmental and social justice activism were recognized by the United Nations Foundation in October 2017. The following year, she joined the UNF as a Goodwill Ambassador.
Ellie Goulding Net Worth: Salary, Income Sources, Endorsements, Assets
As a successful English singer-songwriter, Ellie Goulding’s illustrious career has helped her amass a net worth of $30 million. She is incredibly popular in the United Kingdom and has equally gained global appeal following the immense success of her albums and other endeavors. A chart-topping singer, this musical icon and mother of one has won multiple awards over the course of her career and has been nominated for many more. She has built her wealth from not just her music but also from numerous brand endorsements and sponsorships over the years. She has partnered with and worked with notable brands like Pantene, Nike, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, and many others.
In case you’re wondering how she spends her fortune and the expenses associated with the standard of her living, Ellie is known to be a heavy spender in the real estate business. It is said that she has invested more than 3.4 million pounds into a “slew” of properties in the United Kingdom, including a 1.6 million pounds house in West London and a 1.3-million-pound property in Worcestershire. She also owns a company which she established for the sole purpose of managing her properties.