Though the Barbados native’s latest album, Anti, has sold less than any No. 1 album in history, she’s still topping the charts. The 28-year old recently scored her 21st top-five single, tying Elvis Presley’s chart record. You must know, its not easy equalling the King in anything... I mean anything.
When RiRi is not churning out radio hits and on the road for her world tour, she pads her paycheck through endorsement deals with Dior, Puma, Samsung and Stance.
The beloved singer with a voice that can make mountains weep. With a new album that sold a record 3.38 million copies in its November 2015 opening week, she's the only musician on our Celebrity earnings list who made more than half her money from music. Adele is also grossing millions per night for her arena shows, resulting in the highest earnings of her career.
Ages: Niall Horan (24), Liam Payne (24), Harry Styles (23), Louis Tomlinson (25)
There used to be five of them. The top-earning boy band of all time may be on hiatus, but the tail end of last year's $200 million-plus On The Road Again tour kept their earnings higher than any active band--despite the departure of Zayn Malik from the group in March 2015.