How Rich Is Adele?

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Adele, the beloved English singer/songwriter, redefined how to show the world what comes next. Her latest album, “30,” garned the most album sales since 2018, when her album, “25” spent seven weeks on the Top Album Sales Chart. It was the first album in 2021 to cross the million sales mark since Taylor Swift’s Folklore album in 2020. With just 694,000 physical copies sold, it is actually her worst selling album so far. To compare, “25” sold over 3.6 million physical copies when it released.

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Adele is Worth $225 Million

Adele broke into the mainstream music industry in 2009, and has achieved critical and commercial success globally. She has sold more than 120 million records for her first three albums “19,” “21,” and “25,” according to celebrity news sources, amassed her a net worth of $200 million. With the addition of the sales of “30” her net worth increased an additional $25 million.

From 2009 to 2019, Adele brought in more than $400 million, mostly from record sales and sold-out concerts.

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Adele Doesn’t ‘Care About Money’

Despite her net worth, Adele told Vanity Fair that she doesn’t care about money, which is a philosophy passed on from her British upbringing. “It’s not that important a part of my life,” she shared.

She said in the interview, “[M]oney makes everyone act so bizarrely. It’s like they become intimidated by it, like I’m wearing my…money.”

Awards and Accolades

She had the distinction of having the best-selling album of the 21st century, to that point, for her second studio album “21,” which was released in 2011. That album alone has sold more than 31 million copies worldwide, according to Forbes, and contained hits “Someone Like You,” “Set Fire to the Rain” and “Rolling in the Deep.”

Adele’s list of accolades is immense. So far, she has won 15 Grammys and 12 Brit Awards. Just a few years after her debut, she was crowned in the top five on VH1’s Greatest Women in Music. She twice has been named one of the world’s most influential people by Time magazine. In addition, she won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for her single “Skyfall” for the James Bond film. In 2022, she won Aritst and Album of the Year for “30” and Song of the Year for “Easy on Me.”

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Early Life

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on May 5, 1988, to Penny Adkins and Marc Evans in London. She and her mom were abandoned by her father when Adele was only two.

When she was 9, she and her mother briefly relocated to Brighton, but they returned to South London in 1997. It was this locale that eventually inspired her to write what became her first hit song, “Hometown Glory,” when she was 16, Billboard reported. In May 2006, Adele graduated from the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon. That same year, she was signed by XL Recordings.

Personal Life and Real Estate

Adele met charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki in 2011, according to Yahoo Entertainment. They welcomed son Angelo James in 2012 and were wed (without a prenuptial agreement) in 2016. They officially split in April 2019.

While the details of their divorce remain private, Konecki is thought to reside in a home adjacent to hers in Beverly Hills.

Adele has been reported to own many properties, including a $3.4 million Art Deco villa in the seaside city of Portslade, England she purchased in 2012. That same year, she bought side-by-side homes in Kensington, England one for approximately $7.7 million and the other for about $7.3 million.

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In 2015 she invested in a vacation home in Malibu. The $5.2 million Mediterranean-style mansion was sold two years later for $4.8 million.

It was in 2016 that she first invested in California real estate, dropping $9.5 million on a mansion in Beverly Hills.

The following year saw her back in the English countryside purchasing Ridge Hill Manor, a $5.3 million Tudor mansion.

2019 had her back in Beverly Hills purchasing a $10.65 million property nearby to her first California home. In 2022 she snagged the neighboring property from Nicole Richie and reportedly spent $10 million to renovate it.

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Adele added to her Beverly Hills portfolio in 2022 with the purchase of a Mediterranean-style home for $58 million from Sylvester Stallone. The property includes a guest house designed by celebrity architect Richard Landry.

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About the Author

Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than 15 years of experience covering traditional and new media topics. She is currently a communications strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University — her alma mater where she earned a B.A. in film studies. Michelle’s primary topics of interest are arts & entertainment (TV, humor, theater and classic films are favorites), food and lifestyle. She also covers general news, business, beauty, gift guides and medical/health-related stories. Michelle also has a passion for conducting interviews with all sorts of interesting people. When not working or watching too much TV, she is a skilled home cook specializing in Puerto Rican and Southern cuisine, loves in-home entertaining and trivia/games nights, sipping Jack Daniels on the rocks and cheering for the San Francisco Giants.

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