Anything by Adele, since she understands how to put you in the right mood…as long as you don’t worry about Adele’s net worth while lamenting your own lack of finances, of course. She’s gained a reputation as one of the world’s best-selling music artists, with over 120 million albums sold to date (!!) since her debut in 2008 with “Hometown Glory.” Her bank account, obviously, now reflects her enormous success. She’s not even angry—tbqh, she worked hard for that currency.
But, in 2022, will Adele be as wealthy as she is now? And, more crucially, what was the financial consequence of her split from Simon Konecki?
JUST FROM TOURING, SHE’S MADE MILLIONS.
Adele doesn’t do endorsements, as you’re probably well aware. That means, unlike other celebrities, we won’t name (cough, KIM KARDASHIAN, cough), she isn’t promoting fitness teas for #sponcon. Adele, on the other hand, has made all of her money the old-fashioned way: by touring a lot.
Adele was valued at $69 million by Forbes in 2017 following “continuous touring,” according to Forbes. So, let’s check out her tours, shall we? The first is An Evening with Adele, which ran from 2008 to 2009 and grossed a little over $775,000…then she more than doubled that with Adele Live, which grossed almost $2 million in 2011. Not bad, but compared to Adele Live 2016, which spanned from 2016 to 2017 and made $167.7 million in ticket sales alone, those tour revenues were a drop in the bucket. Damn, in a single word.
Adele’s net worth grew from $69 million to…wait for it…$100 million thanks to the second part of her 2016-2017 tour.
According to the Sunday Times, it cost $182 million. Um! According to NME, Adele earned £42 million from the tremendously successful tour, which translates to around $55 million for those of you who are like GTFOH with the £.
Despite the fact that Adele’s current album, 30 (womp), will not be accompanied by a tour, she will do two one-off performances in London in July 2022, which sold out in minutes despite the high ticket costs. Adele also announced her planned Las Vegas residency, Weekends With Adele, not long after releasing her fourth studio album, which is expected to net her even more money—assuming the residency goes forward. (I’ll get back to you on that.)
SHE’S MADE A LOT OF MONEY FROM ALBUM SALES AS WELL.
Adele has four studio albums to her credit—19, 21, 25, and 30—and to say they’ve all been well-received would be an understatement. The artist has earned $31 million in total album sales and $34 million in total digital single sales as a result of those four incredible albums. Obviously, she splits the revenues with her record company and other parties, but you can guarantee she receives a good chunk of the income.
Despite the fact that physical album sales are down across the board in favor of digital downloads and streaming, Adele’s 30 was the first album to sell one million copies in the United States in 2021. Yes, her one million sales pale in comparison to the 3.6 million physical copies sold in the first week of the debut of her third album, 25, in 2015. It’s awe-inspiring, to put it mildly.
THE RESIDENCY IN VEGAS IS SUPPOSED TO MAKE IT RAIN.
As you may recall, Adele announced her Las Vegas residency in late 2021, which was to comprise two gigs every weekend at Caesars Palace’s Colosseum from January 21 to April 16, 2022. Each event was expected to bring in $2 million or more, according to Billboard, with presale tickets bringing in an estimated $50 million. Regrettably, Adele announced the residency’s cancellation on Instagram the night before Weekends With Adele was due to begin.
The event was “totally wrecked” by supply delays and Covid, according to the singer’s sad statement. Some reports claimed Adele was distracted by suspected turmoil with her boyfriend, Rich Paul, while others claimed the cancellation was due to behind-the-scenes production difficulties. There is, however, some positive news to report: Several sources stated in April 2022 that Adele was near to negotiating a new Las Vegas residency with the Zappos Theater in Planet Hollywood, which was slated to begin this summer, so…hoping!! here’s
DON’T FORGET ABOUT HER REAL ESTATE PORTFOLIO, AS WELL.
Adele is a multi-millionaire who owns a plethora of properties. There are a lot more houses than a single person requires. Our gal has two London homes next to each other (since having just one would be insane), as well as a $9.5 million hidden Beverly Hills retreat…and another Beverly Hills property for $10.65 million only blocks away. Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness, my goodness, my goodness She also has a $10 million Beverly Hills property, which she shares with Nicole Richie. So, if all else fails, she can just sell a bunch of properties and still be a multimillionaire.
Adele demonstrated her real estate expertise once more in January 2022, when she purchased Sylvester Stallone’s Beverly Hills mansion for an “outright bargain,” according to a source. In the realm of celebrity real estate, what really qualifies as a “steal”? Stallone reportedly advertised the house for $110 million in February 2021, but by the time Adele made her winning offer—for $58 million—it had been reduced to $80 million. Casual!!
HOW HAS HER NET WORTH BEEN AFFECTED BY HER DIVORCEE?
Because it was widely publicized that Adele and her ex-husband, Simon Konecki, did not have a prenuptial agreement, there was speculation that he may walk away with half of her profits during their time together. And, because they had been together for nearly eight years, he might be entitled to up to $180 million (yes, really). Lawyers struck an agreement in March 2021…and while certain terms of the agreement have been released, the sum paid to Simon remains unknown.
The deal did not include any spousal support, according to the divorce ruling obtained by TMZ, which could have been a significant and ongoing financial hit to Adele. Adele and Simon are said to be sharing custody of their son, Angelo, according to the agreement. However, because no clear information concerning the financial side of the deal (other than the lack of spousal support) has been made public, calculating Adele’s personal net worth is virtually difficult. However, regardless of the details of the settlement, it’s safe to presume that her account balance is still envious-inducing.
SO, HOW MUCH IS ADELE WORTH TOTALLY?
Adele’s net worth is expected to reach approximately $220 million in 2022, according to Celebrity Net Worth (up from roughly $185 million in 2019). And if her Vegas residency is postponed as planned, her value will soar this year. Adele, keep putting in the work.