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Friday, 5 April, 2002, 09:27 GMT 10:27 UK
Robbie breaks into rich list
Robbie Williams had a big-selling album in 2001
Robbie Williams had a big-selling album in 2001
Pop star Robbie Williams has broken into the top 1,000 of the Sunday Times annual rich list for the first time.

The former Take That singer is worth 35m, according to Phil Beresford, who compiles the chart, to be published on Sunday.

Sir Paul McCartney
Sir Paul: Sitting pretty on 713m
Williams' fortune puts him at 962nd position in the list.

His ranking is equal to singer Victoria Beckham and her husband - Manchester United midfielder David Beckham - whose fortunes have been counted jointly.

He is joined by fellow debutant Pete Waterman, producer and judge on ITV's Pop Idol programme.

Grow

Waterman has an estimated fortune of about 45m, putting him at 794th place in the overall list and 39th in the music millionaires' chart.

Robbie Williams' fortune is expected to grow after he negotiates a new record contract with EMI.

Sir Elton John
Sir Elton is at number six in the music millionaire list
Sir Paul McCartney remains the wealthiest musician, with a personal fortune of 713m.

He stays ahead of composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, who is second of the list with a fortune of 420m.

McCartney's fortune remains relatively unchanged on last year but a world tour is expected to swell the coffers.

The chart of British music millionaires puts Sir Cameron Mckintosh in third position with a fortune of 400m, Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie in fourth spot, with a combined income of 200m.

Producer Robert Stigwood has a fortune estimated to be worth 200m, ahead of Sir Elton John (160m), Mick Jagger (155m), Sting (150m) and the Bee Gees (140m).

George Harrison's widow, Olivia, is ninth in the music list, with 140m.

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