Last Updated: April 10, 2024
Richest CelebritiesSingers
Net Worth:
$220 Million
May 5, 1988 (36 years old)
5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Musician, Composer, Singer-songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Music Arranger, Actor
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What is Adele's Net Worth and Career Earnings?

Adele is an extremely popular and successful British singer/songwriter who has a net worth of $220 million. Adele is one of the most successful and influential artists of the 21st century. In the decade between 2009 and 2019, Adele earned over $430 million, primarily through record sales and concert performances. It has been estimated that Adele earns around $60,000 per day on average from streaming royalties alone.

She burst onto the music scene in 2008 with her debut album "19," which showcased her powerful, soulful voice and emotionally charged songwriting. Her second album, "21," released in 2011, catapulted her to global stardom with hits like "Rolling in the Deep," "Someone Like You," and "Set Fire to the Rain." The album broke numerous sales records and earned Adele six Grammy Awards.

In 2015, Adele released her third studio album, "25," which featured the chart-topping single "Hello" and continued her streak of critical and commercial success. The album sold over 22 million copies worldwide and won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

Throughout her career, Adele has been praised for her incredible vocal range, heartfelt lyrics, and ability to connect with audiences on a deep, emotional level. She has won numerous accolades, including 15 Grammy Awards, 18 Billboard Music Awards, and an Academy Award for her James Bond theme song, "Skyfall."

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Early Life

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born in Tottenham, London, on May 5, 1988. She is best known by the mononym stage name Adele. Her father left when she was two years old, so she was raised by her mother, Penny Adkins. When she was nine, they moved to Brighton on the south coast of England before moving back to London in 1999.

She graduated from the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon in 2006, counting fellow singers Leona Lewis and Jessie J among her classmates there. While in school, her focus was mainly on going into the A&R side of the music industry and less on launching her own singing career. However, she had recorded a three-song demo as part of a class project, and a friend posted the demo on Myspace, where it became very popular. As a result of her online exposure, Richard Russell from XL Recordings contacted her, and she signed with them in September 2006.

Music Career

Adele's first breakthrough song, "Hometown Glory," was released in October 2007. In 2008, she released her debut studio album "19" to great critical and commercial success. The album was certified gold in early 2009 by the RIAA and had sold 2.2 million copies worldwide by July 2009. She also won Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in February 2009.

Adele's second studio album, "21," was released in early 2011, and it peaked at number one in over 30 different countries. The album spawned popular hits such as the songs "Someone Like You" and "Rolling in the Deep," and both singles topped the charts in multiple markets. "21" was so popular that by December 2011, it had sold over 3.4 million copies in the UK alone and became the biggest-selling album of the 21st century at the time, overtaking the record set by Amy Winehouse's album "Back to Black." Adele swept the music awards that season, winning three awards at the 2011 American Music Awards and six awards at the 2012 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year.

After taking a small hiatus from performing, during which she still worked on musical material, Adele released her third studio album "25" in November 2015. It was the best-selling worldwide of 2015, with 17.4 million copies sold. She also went on tour in 2016 for the first time since 2011. For the North American leg of the tour, over 10 million people attempted to purchase tickets, although only 750,000 were available. The titles of her first four studio albums were all named after her age when she was working on them, with "30" having been released in 2021.

In addition to her studio albums, other notable musical works by Adele include the theme song for "Skyfall," the 23rd James Bond film. The song, also called "Skyfall," has sold more than 5 million copies around the world and also earned Adele a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, an Academy Award for Best Original Song, and a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media. In total, Adele has sold more than 170 million records worldwide.

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Las Vegas Residency Earnings

In late 2021, it was announced that Adele would partake in a Las Vegas residency between January 21st and April 16. According to estimates, the show is expected to generate $2 million per show in gross revenue. If Adele receives half the revenue, that would amount to $13 million. That's more than any artist has earned per show in Vegas history.

Personal Life

Adele married Simon Konecki in 2016 after dating for five years. They have one child together, a son who was born in 2012. Unfortunately, they announced their separation in April 2019 after seven years together. In April 2020, it was revealed that Adele does not have a prenuptial agreement with Simon and that she could potentially be on the hook for an extremely large settlement. The couple's primary residence for legal purposes during the marriage was the state of California in the United States. In California, an ex-spouse is entitled to 50% of all income and assets generated during the marriage. By our count, Adele earned around $200 million before taxes during their married years.

During their marriage, they also acquired a fairly valuable real estate portfolio. Simon will legally be entitled to half the value of the portfolio or some other arrangement. In June 2016, the newlyweds bought a home in Beverly Hills for $9.5 million. In May 2019, a month after announcing their split, Adele paid $10.65 million for a new home in Beverly Hills. On April 6, 2020, a Los Angeles court granted Adele's request to keep her divorce details private.

In 2021, Adele started dating American sports agent Rich Paul.


Real Estate

For many years, Adele's primary residence was an $11 million estate in West Sussex, England. She attempted to sell the house in 2016 for $11 million but ultimately did not find a buyer. She also owns a large home in Beverly Hills that she bought in 2016 for $9.5 million. Her immediate neighbors in LA include Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana, and Nicole Richie. As we mentioned previously, a month after confirming their divorce, Adele splashed out $10.65 million for a new house in Beverly Hills. She bought a third Beverly Hills home in May 2021, this one from Nicole Richie, for $10 million. Adele listed it in 2022 for $12 million.

In December 2021 Adele paid $58 million to acquire Sylvester Stallone's Beverly Park mansion.

Adele Career Earnings

  • 2008: $10 million
  • 2009: $5 million
  • 2010: $5 million
  • 2011: $15 million
  • 2012: $18 million
  • 2013: $30 million
  • 2014: $70 million
  • 2015: $60 million
  • 2016: $80 million
  • 2017: $70 million
  • 2018: $20 million
  • 2019: $20 million
  • 2020:$10 million
  • 2021: $20 million

Total: $433 million

Adele Net Worth Milestones

Adele was first added to CelebrityNetWorth in 2009 with a net worth of $5 million. Her net worth broke $20 million for the first time in 2011. She broke $50 million in 2013. Her biggest earning years started in 2014, and by 2016, she had topped $100 million for the first time. In 2019 her net worth topped $185 million off career earnings of $383 million.

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