What is Robbie Williams’ net worth?

What is Robbie Williams’ net worth and how did the singer diversify his income?

Robbie Williams Performs At The Royal Sandringham Estate
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Robbie Williams recently released his own documentary on Netflix, sparking discussions around the singer’s net worth. 

Even though Williams may not be the richest person in the world, the singer and songwriter has spent more than 30 years in the limelight. According to some reports, he is worth £222 million. Other reports state that Williams has built a £300 million empire. 

But not all of his wealth comes from being on stage. Find out how Robbie Williams rose to fame and how he diversifies his income. 

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Robbie Williams’ music career

Robert Peter Williams, more famously known as Robbie Williams, was born in Stoke-on-Trent on 13 February 1974. His music career started in 1990 when he joined boy band Take That at the age of just 16 years old. 

Take That was hugely popular in the 90s, with the band hitting 12 Number 1 singles in the UK. But, the success Take That received in Europe never reached the U.S.

In 1995, Robbie Williams decided to split from the group and pursue a music career by himself. Although fans were left heartbroken, it was probably one of the best decisions Williams made.  

In 2002, the singer signed a deal with EMI, a music company owned by Universal Music Group that has also signed the likes of Elton John and Queen. 

EMI offered Williams a whopping £80 million for his next six albums, which made it the biggest music deal in British history. 

And the record titles kept on coming, with Williams setting the record for the most tickets sold in one day for the European leg of his Close Encounters tour back in 2005. The singer sold 1.6 million tickets in a single day. 

Adding that to the 75 million plus records he sold on a global scale, Robbie Williams overtook his ex-band members when it came to accumulated wealth, becoming richer than even Gary Barlow. 

Robbie Williams off the stage

Robbie was smart enough to not just focus on his music career, but take up other avenues to grow his wealth. 

The artist did a voiceover for a character in the animated movie The Magic Roundabout in 2005, but there are no figures on how much this deal was worth.

In 2018, Robbie Williams became a judge on the UK’s X Factor beside his wife Ayda Field, an American actress. Reports state the deal was worth around £10 million. However, after one year, Williams decided to quit the judging panel. 

And we can’t forget Williams’ immense property portfolio. He sold his Beverly Hills mansion in 2021 to artist Drake, which was reportedly worth £38.2 million at the time. Williams and his wife now own another home in Beverly Hills, worth a reported £38.9 million. 

The singer also sold two other properties in 2021 - his £6.75 million home in Wiltshire and his £24 million property in Switzerland. In 2014, Williams bought a house in West London, which is reportedly worth £17.5million. 

Vaishali Varu

Vaishali graduated in journalism from Leeds University and she has experience working with the likes of Leicester Mercury, Inews and The Week. She also comes from a marketing background, where she has done copywriting and content creation for businesses. 

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