We don’t hear Adele talking about her personal business very often. She saves that shit for her art and that’s paid off pretty well for her thus far. And when I say paid, I mean PAAAAAID. Unlike some other famous people we know, if Adele’s got $50,000 sinks in her bathroom, good for her, but we’ll never know. According to People, as of May 2018, Adele was worth approximately $182 million (up from $69 million the previous year). We’re only hearing about it now because she could lose half of it in a divorce since she and her husband Simon Konecki don’t have a prenup in place. As much as I’d probably enjoy an Adele album called “30 And a HALF?!!?”, I hope it doesn’t go down like that.
Simon and Adele were only married for 2 years (together for 7), but if they should decide to file for divorce in California, People reports that “what is made during the marriage is likely to be split on an equal basis”. And they might choose to do that because they own property there, and it’s where Simon’s business is based. But there’s still hope that Adele’s “genius” might protect her nut.
However, Suzanne Kingston, a lawyer specializing in family law, says that it’s unlikely to be a 50-50 split. “Adele may be able to claim that her talent is effectively genius, which means her husband would be entitled to significantly less,” she told the outlet.
Adele doesn’t seem the type to leave the father of her 6-year-old son a pauper. In the past she’s said “I don’t come from money; it’s not that important a part of my life”. She does what she does for the art, not the money. That said…
On top of her liquid assets, Adele, 30, boasts a stunning array of homes in her vast property portfolio. In addition to her West London apartment, reportedly valued between 1.5 million and 3 million pounds ($1.9 million to $3.8 million), she also possesses two adjacent townhouses in the upscale London neighborhood of Kensington, which she purchased (one in 2012, the other in 2014) for a reported 11 million pounds ($14.2 million) collectively.
She’s also got “a gated Beverly Hills mansion” that’s valued between “$9.5 million – $13 million.” And a couple of months before she announced she was seeking a divorce, she “transferred a three-bedroom home in the L.A. suburb of Van Nuys” over to Simon. There you are love, a charming bungalow for you, and several mansions for me!
We don’t know much about Simon other than he used to be an investment banker at Lehman Brothers before he decided to work in the non-profit sector in 2005. In 2012 he said he “was doing well and earning a lot of money, but I got sick of that greedy and corrupted world”. So it sounds like neither of them are too concerned about the money, but that’s only what people say before somebody tries to take it away from them.
At any rate, even if Simon does get half, Adele should have no problem making it up again. I mean, she managed to double her net worth in a single year without having released a new album. She’ll probably be able to afford 3 more ex-husbands once she releases her next album, which is slated for this December. It’s simply going to be called “Adele“, and I’m sure it’s going to be fraught (and profitable) as fuck.