Adele emerges richest solo female musician in the Sunday Times newspaper’s annual wealth survey ‘earned £40m in 2016’

The ‘Hello’ hitmaker, Adele had her bank balance swell by an eye-watering amount.. thanks to her global arena tour and additional sales of her ’25’ album, with her personal fortune growing from £85 million to £125 million over a period of 12 months.

The London-born star has in fact emerged the ‘richest solo female musician in the Sunday Times newspaper’s annual wealth survey,’ although she’s still only joint 19th on the list of Britain’s richest musicians, which is topped by Sir Paul McCartney.

The former Beatle has a personal fortune of around £780 million, having seen his wealth rise by £20 million over the same time-frame.


Also, Lord Lloyd-Webber is 2nd on the list and U2 third, with their fortunes worth £740 million and £548 million respectively..

Sir Elton John is on the number four list with £290 million, and rock icon Sir Mick Jagger fifth, with a grand fortune of £250 million.

Adele, in addition has £125 million, with the London-born beauty’s 122-date global arena tour roping in an estimated £138 million at box offices.

The 28-year-old singer sold out four shows at Wembley Stadium this summer and she had previously admitted she doesn’t know if she will tour again, which would severely impact her earning potential in the future, judging from her present fortune.

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