Adele’s Net Worth Proves She’s Rolling in the Deep
Adele's soulful voice and songs with relatable themes about love and loss have made her one of the most popular performers of all time.
Thanks to her record sales, tours, hefty real estate portfolio and all-around legend status, Adele's net worth is a whopping $220 million. Here's how she reached superstar status.
First, A Brief Look Back at Adele's Early Life
Adele (Adele Laurie Blue Adkins) was born on May 5, 1988, in the Tottenham area of London.
Raised in a working class household by a single mom, she always had a fascination with music. She sung and played guitar and clarinet to the pop music she heard on the radio from an early age, but it wasn't until she heard soul legend Etta James that she began thinking about music as a career.
After honing her talents at a public school for the performing arts, a friend posted her music to MySpace, and it wasn't long before she had label interest. In 2006, XL Recordings presented her with a contract.
Hitting the Big Time
Adele released "19," her first album, in 2008. (Its title — and all subsequent album titles — refer to the age she was when recording it.) "19" debuted No. 1 on the U.K. album charts and had plenty of critical and fan acclaim, with both parties comparing her to iconic soul singer Amy Winehouse.
Her next album, 2011's "21," was made with help from U.S. producer Rick Rubin and features the instant classics, "Rolling in the Deep," "Someone Like You" and "Set Fire to the Rain" — all of which topped the charts around the world.
Adele was forced to cancel numerous tour dates that year due to a vocal cord ailment, but that didn't slow down the juggernaut that was her career. After all, "21" became the top album for 2011 on both sides of the Atlantic, with sales of more than 20 million copies.
Adele's Album Releases Are Always Major Events
It would be four years before Adele released her album, "25," and although it wasn't as much of a critical success (in that it didn't stray from her usual musical formula — but why would it?) fans didn't care. "Hello," the first single from the album, sold 20 million copies worldwide.
In 2021, Adele released her fourth studio album, "30." Its themes were based on her divorce from her husband, Simon Konecki.
In anticipation of the album's release, CBS aired a live concert, "Adele: One Night Only," from Los Angeles's Griffith Observatory. It was attended by A-listers and even some fans, one of which proposed to his girlfriend during the show. Adele was too happy to help make the moment special.
Adele's Grueling Tour Schedule Has Earned Her Millions
Adele never does endorsements — she makes her money from tours and record sales. Her first tour, 2008's "An Evening With Adele," made just under $1 million. Adele earned double that on the "Adele Live" tour in 2011, and her gross has gone up exponentially from there. "Adele Live 2016" grossed $167.7 million in ticket sales, causing Adele's net worth to increase from $70 to $182 million.
She did not set a tour schedule for "30;" however, she performed two concerts in London's Hyde Park in July 2022 for which tickets sold out in mere minutes. She also announced a Las Vegas residency in 2021, but that's become a bit complicated. (More on that later.)
Adele's Real Estate Portfolio
Adele owns two posh London townhouses next to each other, but most of her real estate is in the U.S. She purchased a $9.5 million Beverly Hills, California, home and another one just blocks away for $10.65 million. She owns a third Beverly Hills mansion that she purchased for $10 million that's next door to Nicole Richie. In January 2022, she set the real estate stakes even higher, purchasing Sylvester Stallone's former abode for $58 million. The eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom, 21,000-square-foot home is on 3.5 acres in the Beverly Park area of Beverly Hills. (Yes, she likes Beverly Hills.)
Adele's new neighbors include Denzel Washington, Magic Johnson and Justin Bieber.
Will There Be a Vegas Residency?
Adele's Las Vegas residency was supposed to be at the Caesars Palace Colosseum from January through April 2022. Her weekend shows were predicted to bring in $2 million each, and she had already sold $50 million in tickets.
However, the night before they were set to begin, she tearfully announced the shows were being postponed, due to delivery delays and crew members becoming sick due to COVID-19. In April 2022 it was alleged that Adele was finalizing the residency for the summer, this time at Zappos Theater in Planet Hollywood, but nothing more has been announced.
Whenever she does decide to do it, it will no doubt sell out and add to her already massive bank account. After all, the singer-songwriter has proven herself to be wildly successful at only age 34, having earned 12 Brit Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award 15 Grammy Awards and five American Music Awards to date.
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