Adele has certainly had a successful singing career thus far, but has it been successful enough for the Water Under the Bridge singer to have become a billionaire?
Adele is not a billionaire. While she is a millionaire, her wealth is far from that of a billionaire. There are barely any musicians in the world who have bridged the gap from millionaire and into the realms of being a billionaire. On top of that, most musicians worth hundreds of millions have careers spanning decades.
You can read more about Adele’s net worth and the wealthiest musicians by scrolling down.
What Is Adele’s Net Worth?
Adele has had an incredibly successful career so far with each of her albums seeming to do better than the last. Her net worth now sits at around £150 million or $185 million USD. She was the richest active UK musician until recently when Ed Sheeran’s net worth surpassed hers to £160 million or $197 million USD. Sheeran’s Divide tour raked in an estimated $775 million USD in gross revenue and has now performed the most successful tour of all time.
While she may no longer be richer than Ed Sheeran, Adele still holds a lot of records herself. These records are clearly indicative of why she has amassed her wealth. In 2011, Adele broke three world records in the Guiness Book of World Records. As reported by their site, she became the “First female to have two singles and two albums in the UK Top 5 simultaneously.” Her album 21 also stole the titles for “Most consecutive weeks with UK No.1 album (solo female)” and “Most cumulative weeks with UK No.1 album (solo female).”
On top of breaking those records in 2011, in 2016 Adele took the record for “Fastest time for a video to reach one billion views on YouTube.” She has also won over 145 different accolades and awards for her work. With a new album dropping in 2020, she is sure to win some more awards and increase her net worth.
You can watch the below Evening Standard YouTube video to learn more on how Adele has made her millions.
Who Is the Richest Musician?
If Adele’s successful career hasn’t made her a billionaire, then what exactly does it take to get there? Who is the musician with the most money?
The answer to that question is the famed composer Andrew Lloyd Weber. You have probably heard of Andrew Lloyd Weber through commercials for The Phantom of the Opera. The musical is always referred to as Andrew Lloyd Weber’s The Phantom of the Opera. It was a musical that the composer wrote based off of the book of the same name by Gaston Leroux. What you may not know is that Weber is also the person behind some of the world’s most famous musicals: Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Evita, and School of Rock.
It was through all of his work that Lloyd Weber has amassed a net worth of $1.28 billion. In 1992, he was knighted by the Queen of England and in 1997 he was made a life peer and granted the title of Baron.
Could Adele Become a Billionaire?
It is possible for Adele to become a billionaire, although to date only the select few musicians have done so. Like Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber, Sir Paul McCartney has a net worth sitting at around $1.2 billion and Jay-Z has a net worth of $1 billion.
There are two main differences between these musicians and Adele. They have either had careers spanning over four decades or they have become a business magnate. If she wants to become a billionaire, Adele is going to have to stick with her music for the long haul or set her sights on business ventures.
With a new album to be released, Adele’s net worth will be increasing in the near future. However, she is still a long way off from becoming a billionaire.