It’s rumoured that Robbie Williams was offered £1.5 million for a 30 minute spot at a Norwegian music festival. To save you working it out – that’s £50,000 a minute.
He turned it down, and doesn’t seem anxious to re-enter the world of the pop superstar. In a recent post on his blog he said, “The more time I spend away from public life, the more I like it.”
Stoke-on-Trent born Robbie Williams certainly doesn’t need to make a comeback.
Record sales and past touring revenues continue to top up the Williams bank account.
This leaves him free to pursue his current obsession – UFO spotting. He has a strong interest in UFOs and the paranormal and attended a convention in Nevada last year.
He has also been to Gilliland Ranch in Trout Lake, Washington to investigate multiple reports of strange sightings and experiences. His music continues to be heard though, and Dutch DJ Sander Van Doorn is achieving global dancefloor success with a new treatment of a Robbie Williams song from his Rudebox album.
Meanwhile his charity Give it Sum continues to quietly support a host of projects in his native North Staffordshire, the best known probably being the Donna Louise Trust Treetops Hospice in Trentham. The charity supports many other community-based projects in the county.
Aged 34, he was born and raised in Burslem. His father was a comedian and his mother a florist.
He was a member of boy band Take That from 1990 to 1995, and after leaving became one of the most successful male solo artists in British history with album sales approaching 55 million worldwide. He has also sold more than 15 million singles.
In 2002 he signed the biggest recording contract in British music history with an £80 million deal with EMI. The proceeds of that deal are still rolling in.
He now lives in Los Angeles.
He is a car enthusiast, owning a Ducati 999S, a 1973 E-Type Jaguar and a Jaguar XKR convertible. He is a lifelong supporter of Port Vale FC and continues to be a shareholder.