ADELE made £4.75million in one year despite not releasing ANY music.
The singer, 32, had to take a £10million pay cut in 2019 as she hasn't released any music since her chart-topping album 25.
In 2018, her public financial records show she was paid a huge £14.4million – but last year she still managed to rake in £4.75million.
The star is estimated to be worth a staggering £140million this year, with her records and 2016-17 tour still bringing in the cash.
Adele uses two companies to look after her fortune, with Melted Stone Ltd showing money is coming in from royalties from her records.
The firm itself as £43.5million in cash, of which Adele paid herself a dividend of £1.85million in 2019, according to the figures. Her 2018 dividend was £3.9million.
Her second company -Melted Stone Publishing Ltd, which looks after her lyrics and sheet music profits – has reserves of £13.8million.
The firm paid her £2.9million in 2019, compared to 2018's massive £10.5million.
South London girl Adele became an international smash hit with her albums 19, 21 and 25.
Her latest album, 25, sold 22 million copies across the globe.
The star is currently working on her highly-anticipated fourth album.
The Sun revealed she's teamed up with Pearl Jam star Matt Chamberlain to make the hits.
Matt, who has been playing drums on recordings for her upcoming album, revealed that he had teamed up with her last week — and teased how the songs gave him “chills”.
He explained: “I just got to work on some new music for Adele and to hear that voice in my headphones was giving me chills. It was just so powerful and emotive.
“You know her voice, but to be across the room from somebody doing that, it’s just insane.
You hear it on the radio and whatever and you go, ‘Yeah it’s really good’, but to be in the room with these people and feel that energy, it’s just so heavy.”
It looks like Adele will be making a fair few more sad songs, as Matt told how she is working with writer Rick Nowels, who has helped pen poignant songs for Lana Del Rey and Madonna.
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