Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
Although we were well aware that Adele made an outrageous amount of money while touring, it seems that her comeback album and incredibly successful world tour have really paid off – she has now been listed as the richest musician under 30 in Britain and Ireland.
According to the Sunday Times Rich List, the 28 year old singer earned a staggering £40 million in the last year alone. In the last twelve months her accrued wealth has rocketed from £85 million to £125 million. Casual.
Just to put that into perspective, if were working an average 9-5 she would have been getting paid the equivalent of £19,230.77 an hour.
Adele recently revealed that she’ll probably never tour again, and by the looks of things she definitely doesn’t need to after brining in an estimated £138 million at box offices from her most recent gigs.
The full list, however, sees her in joint 19th place with Brian May, and Sir Paul McCartney taking the title of the richest musician in Britain and Ireland, with a nice little £780 million nest egg.
Other notable musicians that made the top 20 are Lord Lloyd Webber and Sir Mick Jagger.
Want to make payday feel even further away? Here are the money makers..
|1.||Sir Paul McCartney||£780m||| Up £20m|
|2.||Lord Lloyd-Webber||£740m||| Up £25m|
|3.||U2||£548m||| Up £48m|
|4.||Sir Elton John||£290m||| Up £10m|
|5.||Sir Mick Jagger||£250m||| Up £15m|
|6.||Keith Richards||£235m||| Up £15m|
|7.||Olivia and Dhani Harrison||£210m||| Down £10m|
|8=||Michael Flatley||£200m||| Up £2m|
|8=||Ringo Starr||£200m||| No change|
|10.||Sting||£185m||| No change|
|11=||Eric Clapton||£170m||| Up £10m|
|11=||Sir Rod Stewart||£170m||| Up £10m|
|13.||Roger Waters||£165m||| Up £5m|
|14.||Sir Tom Jones||£160m||| Up £5m|
|15.||Sir Tim Rice||£152m||| Up £2m|
|16.||Robbie Williams||£150m||| Up £5m|
|17.||Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne||£140m||| Up £5m|
|18.||Charlie Watts||£130m||| Up £10m|
|19=||Adele||£125m||| Up £40m|
|19=||Brian May||£125m||| Up £5m|
Feeling sick? Same.