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Scottish Daily Mail - - News - by Ali­son Boshoff

EVeN though she hasn’t re­leased any new mu­sic or toured in the last 12 months, Adele’s for­tune is re­ported to have grown by £15 mil­lion over the past year.

The Lon­don-born singer is said to now be worth £140mil­lion, up from £125mil­lion the pre­vi­ous year. A 121-date tour which ended in the sum­mer of 2017 net­ted her £42 mil­lion alone.

Back in 2015, when she re­leased her al­bum 25, she re­flected that she was still liv­ing the same, low-key life as be­fore, but now shopped at Waitrose rather than Tesco.

She said: ‘I want to have a real life so I can write records. No one wants to lis­ten to a record from some­one that’s lost touch with re­al­ity. So I live a low-key life for my fans.’

Yet three years on it’s clear that she has grown into her sta­tus as one of the world’s wealth­i­est women. So what does she spend it on?

Now al­most en­tirely res­i­dent in Los An­ge­les, she trav­els by £50mil­lion pri­vate jet, favours pricier yel­low di­a­monds rather than bor­ing white ones and is thought to have a staff which in­cludes a stylist, per­sonal trainer, as­sis­tant and a body­guard — or two.

Her house is around the cor­ner from close pal Jen­nifer Lawrence, the Os­car-win­ning ac­tress, and her 30th birth­day party this spring was themed around the film Ti­tanic and fea­tured a spe­cially made set to look just like the ball­room from the film.

The cost? es­ti­mated at £250,000. The flow­ers alone for the wed­ding bash she threw for her pal Alan Carr in Jan­uary were said to have cost around £10,000 — and were ap­par­ently cre­ated by the Kar­dashi­ans’ favourite florist, Jeff Leatham.

And all that’s be­fore you get into her stu­pen­dous de­signer hand­bag col­lec­tion, which is worth more than £50,000.

Let’s tot up what it costs to live the diva life.

LOYAL CREW OF STAFF WHO COST HER £250K A YEAR

NAT­u­RALLY, Adele has a se­cu­rity team who can be seen ac­com­pa­ny­ing her when she pops to the shops or goes out for din­ner.

In Los An­ge­les this spring, her man-moun­tain was seen car­ry­ing her bags back to the car, along with a woman who is be­lieved to be her per­sonal as­sis­tant.

There is a larger team when she is tour­ing. The se­cu­rity is said to be co-or­di­nated through Gavin de Becker, who runs Hol­ly­wood’s lead­ing close pro­tec­tion out­fit and also runs se­cu­rity for Sir Paul McCart­ney and the Beck­hams.

In 2015 when she was un­der­tak­ing a global pro­mo­tional tour, she hired Lady Gaga’s old body­guard, hunky Pete van Der Veen.

It would be highly un­usual if she didn’t also have a chef and nanny in the staff quar­ters of her home, just like her close friends Rob­bie Wil­liams and his X Fac­tor judge wife Ayda Field, whom she sees a lot.

Some of her staffing ex­penses will be met by her record com­pany and tour pro­mot­ers, but in all this will cost not less than £250,000 a year.

A BAG COL­LEC­TION WORTH THOU­SANDS

ADeLe loves de­signer hand­bags and was seen out this sum­mer with a clas­sic Ophidia de­sign Gucci bag cost­ing £765. She also has the mas­sive Gucci hound­stooth tote, which costs £2,000.

Other bags in her col­lec­tion in­clude a ca­pa­cious patch­work leather num­ber by Ce­line, a Jimmy Choo Ros­abel (£975), a jumbo padded Chanel bag (£1,200) and nu­mer­ous smaller Chanel over-the-shoul­der bags, plus ones from Louis Vuit­ton and Mul­berry, as well as a Burberry Pror­sum Knight stud­ded hand­bag, which costs £1,156. She’s also been seen car­ry­ing what looks like a clas­sic Birkin in tan leather, cost­ing around £15,000.

She loves de­signer shoes and boots, too. even the low-key can­vas sneak­ers she wore out to din­ner in May were de­signer — by Yves Saint Lau­rent — and cost £600. She has a pair of leather lace-up Chloe boots which she loves and set her back £920.

Her favourite sun­glasses are by Linda Far­row and cost £475.

HOL­LY­WOOD GLAM SQUAD OF CHOICE

IN AD­DI­TION to stylist Gaelle Paul who picks out her clothes, she has worked with make-up artist Michael Ash­ton for a decade. Day to day, though, she tends not to wear any make-up.

Stylist Daniela Neil did her fa­mously bouncy hair for the video for Hello, but she more of­ten turns to Hol­ly­wood’s ‘It’ hair stylist Chris Ap­ple­ton, who also looks af­ter the Kar­dashi­ans and Jen­nifer Lopez, and does Ari­ana Grande’s pony tails.

When she was based in Lon­don she had her hair done by Lino Car­bosiero, MBe — the Daniel Galvin stal­wart who also looks af­ter David Cameron, Hil­lary Clin­ton and Sharon Os­bourne.

She has ses­sions with per­sonal trainer Pete Geracimo, par­tic­u­larly when pre­par­ing for her tours.

HYPNOTHERAPY TO STOP SMOK­ING

ADeLe has been named as a client of the Drip Doc­tors in Los An­ge­les who give in­tra­venous vi­ta­min boosts. Their pop­u­lar Lim­it­less drip con­tains an­tiox­i­dant glu­tathione and vi­ta­mins C and B-com­plex, and costs £180 — but you can dou­ble that price if you re­quire a house call.

She is a fan of crys­tals, and said that when she per­formed in 2016 she had some in her hand.

Adele has had at least two cour­ses of hypnotherapy to try and help her stop smok­ing, one with Su­san Hep­burn and one with Max Kirsten.

For a time she used the food com­pany Pure Pack­age in an at­tempt to lose weight. It pro­vides calo­rie-con­trolled meals de­liv­ered to the doorsteps of the rich and fa­mous at a cost of thou­sands a year.

How­ever she is now said to fol­low the ‘Sirt’ food diet, en­cour­aged by her per­sonal trainer.

This plan pro­motes eat­ing foods high in the pro­tein sir­tuin. This in­cludes ap­ples, cit­rus fruits, pars­ley, ca­pers, blue­ber­ries, green tea, soy, straw­ber­ries, turmeric, olive oil, red onion, rocket and kale. Red wine and dark choco­late are per­mit­ted.

More se­ri­ously, Adele has twice suf­fered se­ri­ous and po­ten­tially ca­reer-end­ing is­sues with her voice, and has turned to lead­ing spe­cial­ists in Bos­ton for surgery. In 2011 she had a haem­or­rhage

to her vo­cal cords af­ter singing live on a French ra­dio show. She had vo­cal cord mi­cro­surgery car­ried out by Dr Steven Zei­t­els, whom she thanked a few weeks later from the stage at the Em­mys.

Last June she can­celled her fi­nal, sold out shows at Wem­b­ley Sta­dium af­ter dis­cov­er­ing that she had once again dam­aged her vo­cal cords.

‘To say I’m heart­bro­ken would be a com­plete un­der­state­ment’ she wrote in a per­sonal mes­sage to her fans.

She is singing again — she came to Lon­don this sum­mer for a cou­ple of months and worked on ma­te­rial for a new al­bum which might come out next year.

How­ever it seems very un­likely that she will risk strain­ing her voice again with a tour, no mat­ter how lu­cra­tive.

She has been of­fered a res­i­dency in Las Ve­gas by Cae­sar’s Palace who are look­ing at who might take over when El­ton John fi­nally re­tires.

The prof­fered pay is said to be a stag­ger­ing £500,000 a night and she dis­cussed do­ing it with singer Ce­line Dion when they met in Ve­gas in Jan­uary this year. But at the mo­ment the an­swer seems to be no.

JET­SET­TING AT £12K AN HOUR

HoW does a su­per­star travel? By pri­vate jet, of course. While on tour in 2017 she was seen us­ing a white Gulf­stream G650 — the ne plus ul­tra of pri­vate jets.

It seats around eight pas­sen­gers, de­pend­ing on how the in­te­rior is con­fig­ured and can fly long range, i.e. from Los An­ge­les to the UK or New Zealand. They cost £50 mil­lion new and £35mil­lion sec­ond­hand, but its likely that it will have been hired for her and this costs around £12,000 an hour. Adele passed her driv­ing test in oc­to­ber 2013 and within weeks she vis­ited the Porsche Cen­tre in Chiswick, West Lon­don, to or­der a Porsche Cayenne 4x4. The £100,000 car is black with a leather in­te­rior, has per­son­alised stitch­ing. Within six months she bought a black Range Rover. She seems to have a se­lec­tion of black Range Rovers on both sides of the At­lantic.

A TI­TANIC TASTE FOR EN­TER­TAIN­ING

PER­HAPS noth­ing sums up Adele’s new su­per-luxe life bet­ter than her 30th birth­day party in March. Adele dressed as Rose, the hero­ine of the Ti­tanic film, and guests were given life­jack­ets to take home.

Guests who wore fancy dress in­cluded DJ Mark Ron­son, her best pal the co­me­dian Alan Carr, film di­rec­tor Sam Tay­lor-John­son and ac­tor Aaron Paul.

There was some crit­i­cism over the ap­par­ent cel­e­bra­tion — given that at least 1,500 peo­ple died in the real dis­as­ter.

She said: ‘I’m not sure what I’m go­ing to do with the next 30 years as I’ve been blessed be­yond words in my life so far.’

Ear­lier in the year she was or­dained as a priest so that she could marry Alan Carr and his long-term boyfriend Paul Dray­ton at her home in Los An­ge­les.

A pic­ture re­leased by Adele shows her in ec­cle­si­as­ti­cal robes and stand­ing in front of a wall of roses, a flo­ral sig­na­ture of Jeff Leatham.

SUP­PORT­ING HER SU­PER­STAR FRIENDS

ADELE loves to go to gigs by singers such as Lady Gaga and Ce­line Dion, and this week said how ex­cited she was about the forth­com­ing Spice Girls re­union dates next year.

She loved the band as a girl and now she is worth more than Sporty, Baby, Scary and Gin­ger Spice put to­gether — they are re­port­edly worth around £80 mil­lion, while Adele’s for­tune has sky­rock­eted to £140 mil­lion.

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