Robbie Williams huge net worth after Take That and solo fame
For 33 years, music icon Robbie Williams has been delighting audiences with his phenomenal career, first with band Take That, before taking the creative leap and going solo.
But as well as treating the world to some unforgettable tunes, the musician has also earned himself an impressive net worth, with the star reportedly earning a whopping £222 million!
Robbie’s journey to megastardom, first began at the age of 16, when the Stoke native joined 90’s boyband Take That as their youngest founding member.
For five years between 1990 and 1995, Robbie was a cheeky staple of the group, and bagged a swathe of awards including three BRIT awards for British Single of the Year, twice, and British Video of the Year.
However Robbie famously left the band in 1995 after ditching his fellow bandmates to head to Glastonbury with Liam and Noel Gallagher, much to the rest of the band’s dismay
Rather than leaving on good terms, following his exit, Robbie branded his former bandmate Gary Barlow “clueless” and claimed Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard Donald had “all the creativity of morons”.
With no hope of reconciliation in sight, Robbie then opted to launch his own solo career one year later, with a cover of the George Michael classic Freedom, in 1996.
Just like his time with Take That, Robbie’s solo music journey went from strength to strength, with the star releasing his debut album Life thru a Lens, which peaked at number one in the UK charts, in March 1997.
Since then, the star has recorded twelve albums in total and amassed millions of fans across the globe with his music.
In one surprising development during Robbie’s career, 15 years after her left Take That, the singer was able to finally bury the hatchet with Gary Barlow, and the pair released their track ‘Shame’.
And if that wasn’t closure enough for Take That fans, the duo later went on to stun audiences when they announced that Robbie would be returning to the band for their Progress Live tour dates.
As well as the tour, Robbie also contributed to the 2010 album and was even set to perform at the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics alongside his bandmates.
However, Robbie sadly never made it onto the Olympic stage as his wife Ayda Field was due to give birth, meaning the band took to the stage as a four piece instead.
Although much of Robbie’s wealth has come from his music career, the star has also branched out into other lucrative areas too, such as the film industry, with Robbie even lending his voice the 2005 film The Magic Roundabout.
He even provided the voice of the narrator in 1999’s television feature film, Hooves of Fire – and had a very brief role in EastEnders as a ‘Man Using Queen Vic Telephone’ all the way back in 1995!
In addition to his on screen work, Robbie has also expanded into the realm of video games too, with his very own Nintendo Wii game, We Sing Robbie Williams.
The game was the third title in the We Sing series and was released to coincide with his 2010 album In and Out of Consciousness: The Greatest Hits 1990-2010.
Robbie was also the founder of the Los Angeles Vale Football Club in 2005, however despite getting off to a promising start, the club unfortunately disbanded in 2007.
Clearly possessing a keen interest in football, Robbie later went on to buy £240,000 worth of shares in the Port Vale football club, his childhood team of choice – something which made him the largest shareholder in the club.
Sadly, six years later, Robbie lost all of his investment when the club went into administration.
Most recently, the singer’s latest venture has been a four piece Netflix documentary exploring his meteoric rise to fame.
The limited series, which was directed by Jo Pearlman, first launched on 8 November, and is available to stream now on the platform.
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