It looks like Adele is no longer “Rolling In The Deep” and has found herself a new man in Rich Paul, following her finalised divorce from Simon Konecki.
The multiple-Grammy winner was recently spotted laughing and cheering together with Rich Paul during their date at Game 5 of the NBA Finals over the weekend. Here’s what we know about her new rumoured boyfriend:
1. Rich Paul is one of the biggest agents in sports.
Besides managing Lakers superstar LeBron James, his clientele include Philadelphia 76ers player Ben Simmons, Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis, Golden State Warriors player Draymond Green, Tristan Thompson, Jordan Clarkson, among others.
He started at Creative Artists Agency in 2003 before founding his own company, Klutch Sports Group in 2012.
He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, in the neighbourhood of Glenville. His father suffered from intestinal cancer in 1999. After his death, Rich Paul dropped out of school.
3. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst sparked the rumour
Brian Windhorst was the one who broke the news that Rich Paul and Adele were seeing one another – on “The Lowe Post” podcast. Page Six later jumped on the bandwagon, claiming that the pair were a new couple.
4. Rich Paul is writing a memoir
Earlier in March 2021, The Hollywood Reporter announced that the sports agent is working on his memoir titled “Lucky Me”. The biography is expected to chronicle his upbringing in Cleveland, his relationship with his family, and his career.
His press statement reads:
“‘Lucky Me’ is more than my story. ‘Lucky Me’ is the story of every young Black man who grew up like me. I want to use my story to uplift and inspire those who lived this and educate those who didn’t. I cannot tell you what it means to partner with my friend and mentor Jay-Z on this project. ‘Lucky Me’ was the name of the book before I even spoke with Jay because his music was my life’s soundtrack.”
5. His Net Worth
According to reports, Rich Paul’s net worth is supposedly USD$100 million. A big chunk of his income comes from Klutch Sports Group. Since its launched almost a decade ago, this successful agent has negotiated over USD$1 billion in total contracts.