Lily Allen turned down the chance to become a billionaire – becoming richer than the Queen herself

Who knew Bitcoin would be worth so much?

Lily Allen once turned down the opportunity to play a gig and be paid in “hundred of thousands of Bitcoin” – which would now be worth billions, making her richer than Madonna and Queen Elizabeth II.

In a Tweet from 2014, the ‘Sheezus’ singer brands herself an ‘idiot’ for refusing to play a gig for the virtual world of Second Life in which she would have been paid the show fee in the digital currency. “As if,” she responded at the time – unaware of the massive boom in value of Bitcoin that was yet to come.

As Metro reports, Bitcoin only launched in 2009 with the currency’s exchange later coming into action in 2010. At the time, if she’d have accepted £200,000 she would have pocketed just £445. However, they’d now be worth more than £1.68 billion. This would have made her richer than Madonna (£371 million) Beyonce (£260 million) and even the Queen (£415 million)

So great is the value of digital currency, that Bjork recently encouraged fans to buy her ‘Utopia’ album with Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dashcoin or AudioCoin.

As well as announcing a “brutal, shocking and uncomfortable memoir” of her life, Allen also made headlines when she recently accused James Corden of ‘coming on to her‘ during a TV interview.

The incident saw Corden describe the singer as “lovely” to which Allen quickly responded to him joking that he should “just fuck her”.

A Twitter user brought this clip up to Lily Allen this week to which she responded: “No, I wasn’t horny for James cordon either, he came on to me in front of a studio audience, if I’d have shut him down, I would have been labeled cold or up myself or snobbish.”