Hello! Adele makes £142m in one world tour

7 February 2018, 09:42

Adele has made a staggering £142m in one world tour, cementing her place as one of Britain's richest musicians.

The 29-year-old singer made more than $1m per show in 2016/2017, while touring with her latest album 25.

Profits were revealed by her company Remedy Touring LLP, which said the singer cashed in £42m herself, while the rest was used by her company.

The company made a profit of just under £70m, with the rest being used to cover costs for the tour.

Of the total amount earned, £136m came from ticket sales and another £6.6m from the tour's merchandise.

The most surprising fact is that her album 25 was actually released in 2015, and still sold out shows nearly two years later.

Last summer, Adele was "devastated" after cancelling her last two shows at Wembley, leaving thousands of fans who had paid thousands of pounds stranded.

One superfan from Canada shared a post on Facebook complaining about having spent nearly £6,000 travelling around to axed shows and never managing to see her live.

"I'm already maxed out on steroids and aids for my voice," the singer said at the time.

"I've considered doing Saturday night's show but it's highly unlikely I'd even make it through the set and I simply can't crumble in front of you all and walk out on you in that way."

In May, it was confirmed Adele is the richest musician under 30 in Britain and Ireland, having raised her personal wealth by nearly 50% last year.

According to The Times, the 29-year-old is also the 19th richest in the overall Music Millionaires list, topped by Sir Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell.