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May 21, 2019

Adele’s $180 Million Fortune On the Line in Divorce Case

May 21, 2019 - Family Law by |

Adele The Latest Celebrity Looking at a Massive Divorce Settlement

The hits keep coming for mega-rich celebrities and massive divorces. Headlining that list was Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who is said to be worth about $140 billion. The richest person in the world got hit hard with the largest divorce settlement in history. Another big name in the news cycle now is singer Adele, with her own massive fortune at stake.

Of course, it’s hard to compare anyone’s wealth to that of Bezos, as even Adele’s is just a tiny fraction of the aforementioned figure. That said, it’s still a huge sum for anyone else among us—$180 million isn’t too bad as far as personal fortunes go.

However, reports show that she did not sign a prenup with Simon Konecki ahead of their 2011 marriage.  As such, the outcome is that Konecki has a claim to much of Adele’s wealth.

This is particularly the case as Adele’s riches have largely come to fruition over the length of their marriage. For instance, her 2016-2017 world tour is said to have netted the singer $55 million, and another $12 million over the same stretch for album sales. Added to the cash is a pile of expensive properties in the U.K. and the U.S.

There are other considerations to keep in mind as well. That includes whether the couple files for divorce in the U.K. or the U.S. There’s also the manner in which Adele earned her wealth and whether or not that warrants certain exceptions from how standard income generation is typically handled.

It should also be noted that the couple has a six year old son, so there’s more at stake beyond monetary considerations. Nevertheless, when this much money is on the line and a celebrity is involved, that’s what’s going to capture the attention of the media.

Once again, the pending Adele divorce shows you the importance of signing prenuptial agreements even in happy and well-intentioned relationships.