Adele has reportedly confirmed her marriage to Rich Paul – making the superstar pair the showbiz world’s latest billion dollar power pair.
The London-born songstress, 35, and American sports agent, 41, were first reported to have tied the knot last year and over the weekend she is said to have confirmed their marriage while attending her best friend Alan Carr’s comedy show.
With Grammys, BRITs, Emmys, Golden Globes and even an Oscar under her belt, 17 years in the music industry, a Vegas residency and a vast of property portfolio, Adele has managed to score an eye-watering $220m (£176m) net worth.
Not to be outdone however, her sports agent ‘husband’ Rich lives up to his name, with his huge $120m (£96m) net worth – the result of his $1.4bn (£1.12bn) worth of contracts with his slew of all-star sporting clients.
Away from their career successes, the duo have both taking forays into property – with their biggest purchase being their acqusition of Sylvester Stallone’s former home in Beverly Hills, which they bought for a whopping $58m (£47m).
So how do the couple’s net worth match up?
Couple: Adele has reportedly confirmed her marriage to Rich Paul – making the superstar pair the showbiz world’s latest billion dollar power pair (pictured in February 2023)
Woo! In May, Adele confirmed she and Rich Paul moved in together after a year of dating by sharing a snap of them holding the keys to the new castle just outside the home
Someone not like you! Adele has put her fiercely private attitude aside with Rich, as the pair are often seen getting cosy (pictured in February last year)
CASH AND CAREERS
Adele’s net worth comes from a host of outlets – including her music, touring and her incredibly lucrative Las Vegas residency.
Her music alone rakes in millions in royalties, with her album 21 selling a total of 31million copies worldwide, marking the best-selling album of the 21st century so far and one of the best-selling albums of all time.
Her third album 25 sole 22 million copies.
During her Vegas stint, Adele is raking in an eye-popping £500k a night and it was reported she was offered double to extend the dates to next year – which she has.
Wow! Her music alone rakes in millions in royalties, with her album 21 selling a total of 31million copies worldwide, marking the best-selling album of the 21st century so far and one of the best-selling albums of all time
Her music sales and touring income are funneled into Melted Stone Ltd and other companies, the largest of which leaped in value by £11.4 million over the past year.
In the past, Adele has insisted she will never lend her name to a product, saying: ‘I think it’s shameful when you sell out. It depends on what kind of artist you wanna be but I don’t want my name anywhere near another brand.
‘I don’t wanna be tainted or haunted – I don’t wanna sell out in any way. I don’t come from money and I’m not fussed by money. I like nice things now I’ve got it but I’d still be alive and healthy and a good person if I didn’t have money now.
‘But if I was money-driven, I’d be very excited about the money coming in. I’d be the face of full-fat Coke. Get another million in the bank.’
The star, who shares son Angelo, 11, with ex Simon Konecki, previously admitted singing is not her ultimate desire, saying: ‘I honestly don’t feel like I’m here to be a singer, I feel like I’m here to be a mum.
‘I want to look after someone, and be looked after. Give me all to someone in marriage and have a big family. Have proper purpose.
‘I think it would be a laugh as well. My friends and family think that if I didn’t have what I have then I wouldn’t want that. But I really would. I wanted that before I had this.’
Winner! During her Vegas stint, Adele is raking in an eye-popping £500k a night
Nice! It was reported she was offered double to extend the dates to next year – which she has
Winner: She has risen through the ranks of Hollywood following humble beginnings (pictured in 2008)
Rich Paul is an American sports agent, who is the founder Klutch Sports Group, which has represented some of the biggest names in basketball.
His most notable client is undoubtedly his good friend LeBron James.
He manages over 20 NBA players and is deemed one of the most powerful agents in sport. To date his players have generated over $4billion in deals – around half of which has been raked in by LeBron.
Speaking about his work in the field, he previously said: ‘I’m a unicorn in the sports agent business. Young, African-American, and didn’t go to a prestigious business school. To make it, I tell people to not only dream big, but achieve big…
‘I was blessed to take the leap at the right time and had success. Complacency is the cousin of satisfaction and I’m never satisfied. I’m more motivated now than ever before.’
Starring role: Rich Paul is an American sports agent, who is the founder Klutch Sports Group, which has represented some of the biggest names in basketball (pictured with his client and pal LeBron James)
Here come the boys: Rich is pictured with LeBron in 2018
Before Rich Paul became one of the most powerful sports agents representing NBA stars Anthony Davis (pictured) and LeBron James, he was making a living selling drugs in crime-ridden Cleveland
Paul, pictured with former and current clients, Ben Simmons, Tristan Thompson, John Wall, and LeBron James in 2018, is the founder of agency Klutch Sports
Adele is monopolising her Beverly Hills suburb, having just purchased a third home, next to the other two she owns, in a star-studded neighbourhood.
She purchased her third home from pal Nicole Richie and her musician husband Joel Madden, with the house sitting next door to both her former home and the house she purchased from ex-husband Simon Konecki in 2019.
The four-bedroom, four-bathroom mansion, with pool and basketball court, was sold for $9,950,000 on May 26. Her trio of properties look to have potential to create a giant compound.
Some of Adele’s closest Hollywood friends live nearby such as Jennifer Lawrence. In 2016, the singer purchased a four-bedroom, six-bathroom home for $9.5 million, complete with pool and summerhouse.
Last year, Adele took out a massive $37.7million mortgage on the luxury Los Angeles mansion she bought from Sylvester with Rich for $58million.
The eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom home in the exclusive Beverly Park area is saddled with a massive home loan for the next 30 years, according to the deed of trust.
It is estimated Adele is paying $227,000 per month – including property taxes and an assumed five percent interest rate – which is a big sum even for the singer, whose net worth is estimated at $183million.
As well as her US properties, Adele has two adjacent homes in Kensington, bought for £11m, which she was planning to knock through to create a mega mansion.
Amazing! Adele is monopolising her Beverly Hills suburb, having just purchased a third home, next to the other two she owns, in a star-studded neighbourhood
Nice! In 2019, Paul then bought a new home in Beverly Hills for $11.7 million before relocating to the former Stallone home with his bride (pictured last year)
Sylvester Stallone had been working hard to sell the mega mansion that he purchased in the ’90s, and initially listed the beautiful home for $110million, but there were no takers. He cut the price down to $85million, finally selling it to Adele for $58million
Rich meanwhile bought a home in Beverly Grove for $3 million in 2016 before buying a second home two years later in 2018.
The second home was a new build in Fairfax costing a whopping $4.35 million.
In 2019, Paul then bought a new home in Beverly Hills for $11.7 million before relocating to the former Stallone home with his bride.
In his memoir, which was released earlier this year, Rich detailed his heartbreaking childhood – making his success even more impressive.
He revealed he knew of his mom’s drug addiction at age 4, leaned how to play dice at 6, started dealing drugs as a young teen and got a girl pregnant at 14.
And even now the sports agent still flinches when he hears a loud noise due to the number of gunshots he heard growing up on the mean streets of Cleveland.
But he left his hardscrabble life behind to become a multi-millionaire.
The eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom home in the exclusive Beverly Park area is saddled with a massive home loan for the next 30 years, according to the deed of trust
It’s estimated Adele is paying $227,000 per month – including high property taxes for the celeb enclave and a five percent interest rate – which is a big sum even for the singer, whose net worth is $183million
Ex: Adele split from her ex-husband Simon Konecki in 2018, with their divorce finalised in 2021 (pictured together in 2013)
Adele’s other three Los Angeles mansions in celeb enclave Hidden Valley
As well as her home in London, Adele also has three mansions situated within another gated community in the Hidden Valley in Los Angeles
Impressive! Adele had previously monopolized her Beverly Hills suburb by splashing the cash on three properties in another gated community
– Purchased for $8.4million in 2016
– Four bedrooms, six bathrooms
– Purchased for $10.65million in 2019
– Five-bedrooms, six-bathrooms, 6,045 square feet and sits on nearly an acre
– Purchased for $10million in 2021
– Four-bedroom, four-bathroom, with pool and basketball court