Adele is currently worth about $220 million (up from around $185 million when they crunched the numbers in 2019). So where did all that money come from (and what impact did her divorce from Simon Konecki have on her bottom line)? Let’s dig in.
SHE’S MADE MILLIONS JUST FROM TOURING AND ALBUM SALES
Adele’s Net Worth and Career Earnings?
Adele is an extremely popular and successful British singer/songwriter. Over the decade between 2009 and 2019, Adele earned over $430 million, primarily through record sales and concert performances. As of this writing, Adele has a net worth of $220 million.
In 2017, Forbes reported that Adele was worth $69 million after what they described as “consistent touring.” So let’s take a look at her tours, kay? First up, we have Adele Live in 2011, which made $2 million. Not too shabby, but it’s a drop in the bucket compared to Adele Live 2016 to 2017, which made a whopping $167.7 million. The 2016 portion of that tour impacted her 2017 net worth, and the 2017 portion impacted her 2018 net worth. Maths.
Meanwhile, Adele has made $28 million in total album sales and $31.5 million in total digital single sales (although obviously she shares these profits with her record label, etc!).
ADELE’S NET WORTH MORE THAN *DOUBLED* IN A SINGLE YEAR
Thanks almost entirely to the second half of her 2016 to 2017 tour, Adele’s net worth jumped from $69 million to…wait for it…$182 million, as reported by the Sunday Times. According to NME, Adele took home £42 million from the wildly successful tour, which is $55 million for those of you who are like GTFOH with that £.
In late 2021, news broke that Adele is preparing for a Las Vegas residency in 2022. According to Rolling Stone, the show, known as Weekends With Adele, will be hosted at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace and will include two shows every weekend from January 21 through April 16, 2022.
As Vegas residencies go, Adele’s isn’t that long (at least not as currently scheduled), but her payday is next-level. According to Billboard, each show could bring in $2 million or more.
How did Adele become famous?
Adele, born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, rose to fame in 2007 with her breakthrough hit “Hometown Glory.” She was 19 when it was released—and just 16 when she wrote it.
n January 2008, Adele released her second single, “Chasing Pavements,” and her debut album 19. That October, she was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live when Sarah Palin appeared on the show, and it was the highest-rated episode ever at the time, clocking in a whopping 17 million viewers.
“It was supposed to be like, a normal show, just me and Josh Brolin—I was the musical guest and he was hosting it. And then we walk in on Saturday and Sarah Palin was there,” Adele once recalled. “We were like, ‘Oh God!’ And it ended up being a huge show, and literally overnight—like, whenever I’ve heard that saying, ‘overnight success,’ I was like, ‘Yeah whatever, they probably worked for it.’ And it was overnight, completely overnight! I was chuffed at that.”
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.
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 has 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.
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.