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Adele’s soaring fortunes make her the wealthiest musician under 30

The hitmaker's bank balance increased by $75 million last year.

British singing sensation Adele has seen her personal fortune increase by £40 million ($75 million NZ) last year, following the success of her Hello world tour, and additional sales of her chart-topping album, 25.
The whopping increase in the past year has seen the superstar’s bank balance swell from £85 million ($160 million NZ) to a cool £125 million ($235 million NZ).
In fact, the one woman wonder is now so wealthy she’s taken the top spot for the richest solo female musician under 30 in the Sunday Times newspaper’s annual wealth survey.
While she’s doing pretty well for herself, she’s still only joint 19th on the list of Britain’s richest musicians, which is topped by former Beatle, 74-year-old Sir Paul McCartney.
Sir Paul saw his wealth increase by £20 million ($37 million NZ) over the same time period.
Second on the list is musical theatre maestro Andrew Lloyd-Webber, and U2 came in third. Taking out fourth place is Sir Elton John. The Rolling Stones came in fifth, increasing their collective wealth by £40 million ($75 million NZ).
Adele took top out the top awards at this year's 2017 Grammy's scooping both Album of the Year for 25 and Song and Record of the Year for "Hello". Photo: Getty Images
While it’s been rumoured for some time the star may quit touring all together, the singer is set to perform four sold out shows at Wembley Stadium this summer.
The Hello hitmaker toured New Zealand earlier in the year, playing three sold-out shows to over 130,000 ticket holders at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium.
At the close of her final show, the star admitted she may never venture on the road again.
“Touring isn’t something I’m good at… applause makes me feel a bit vulnerable. I don’t know if I will ever tour again. The only reason I’ve toured is you. I’m not sure touring is my bag.”