Seems Adele's not so much rolling in the deep these days, but in sheer dollar - having reportedly raked in a staggering £9 million ($12m) this year.

With three number one albums, 15 Grammys and a massively successful world tour all ranking as bragging points for her CV, it's hardly surprising.

But hold on a second, she's not actually released any music in two whole years, has she? Her third and most recent album, 25, was released way back in 2015 - and that was half a decade after her second album, 21.

The 29-year-old has instead been making some sweet dough from sales of 25, having managed to shift 50m records in the past 12 months. And as if that's not enough, the figure's also set to rise when sales from her record-breaking world tour are taken into account.

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Well known for her signature ballads and tearjerkers, Adele's back catalogue has become the go-to material not only for TV and film soundtracks in need of some melodrama, but also breakups across the globe.

Of course with a shitload of cash comes great responsibility, to paraphrase Spider-Man's Uncle Ben. The clever lass invested a portion of her money in property, with a £4m ($5.3m) mansion in Sussex,a £5.65m ($7.5m) house in London and a £5m ($6.6m) seaside pad in Hove, East Sussex. Oh, and a £5.4m ($7.2m) home in Los Angeles because, y'know, LA baby.

Thanks to this, the 'Hello' singer has put herself in a pretty remarkable position, where she can turn down a bunch of big gigs, including £1m ($1.3m) to sing for Arab billionaires in the Middle East.

It's said that she would rather cash in some of that extra spending money for time with her four-year-old son, Angelo, who she had with partner Simon Konecki.

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So if Adele's not busy making music, what the fuck's she up to these days? Weeding, apparently.

Aussie singer Guy Sebastian recalls how Adele turned down a two-show deal for the Aussie version of X Factor.

"I was with Adele's agent and two gigs offered her £1m ($1.3m) to perform," Guy says. "Her agent said: 'Nah, she's not doing it. She's busy gardening this week.' Adele is often weeding these days."

God, imagine having a job where you could make £9m ($7.2m) a year and still have time to, um, do the weeding? Is that living the dream? We're confused.

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist at LADbible. Jess graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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