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Adele Named British Richest Celebrity Under 30

It’s hello from the other side of rich and famous for British singer Adele as she has been named the richest British celebrity aged 30 and under for the third consecutive year.

The multiple Grammy award-winning singer who toppled One Direction off the top spot in 2016 has managed to keep her throne in both 2017 and 2018 after her estimated wealth went from 61 billion naira  [£132million] to 68 billion naira [£147.5million].

The 2018 list which was released by Heat Magazine ranks “Shape Of You” hitmaker, Ed Sheeran number two on, moving him one place ahead of the third position he ranked in 2017.  He knocks off Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe from third place to move closer to Adele on the list while Radcliffe moves to third place.

(FILES) This file photo taken on February 12, 2017 shows British singer Adele performs onstage during the 59th Annual Grammy music Awards, in Los Angeles, California. English balladeer Adele, one of the top-selling artists of the 21st century, says she may rtire from live performances as she winds up a massive tour. The 29-year-old singer thanked fans in a message on June 29, 2017 at London’s Wembley Arena, where she is playing four final shows on a 123-date global tour. VALERIE MACON / AFP

Although Adele has been keeping a low profile, she still manages to be a cash-magnet. In 2017 alone she pocketed four billion naira (£9million) from record sales, while her world tour last summer earned her a massive 19 billion naira (£42million). There’s also talk of a 10 billion naira (£22 million) year-long Vegas residency in the future.

Ed’s wealth has gone from 24 billion naira (£52 million) in 2017 to 43 billion naira (£94million) thanks to money from his third album “÷” (six million copies sold and counting) and ticket sales from his £225million-grossing two-year world tour.

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