If you were a teenager in the 90s, it’s likely that you still remember where you were when you heard the news. On February 13, 1996 – 25 years ago – British boy group Take That announced their split. If you had to dry your tears then, rest assured that all wasn’t in vain. According to Yahoo Finance, Take That is still the boy group with the second-highest combined net worth today. The group only has to concede to the mother of all boy bands (if you will) – fellow countrymen The Beatles.
Take That’s high net worth is mostly buoyed by two former members with a chunk of change in their pockets. Robbie Williams is the richest of the group, with a $300 million net worth as of 2020. Williams left the group in 1995 and became more successful than Gary Barlow who was previously considered the act’s main man. His 2020 net worth was estimated at $105 million, while the rest of the group are also all multi-millionaires.
Not even Michael Jackson and his former band the Jackson 5 can beat that. Jackson’s net worth at the time of his death was estimated at $500 million. But since his brothers and band members did not contribute majorly to the band’s fortunes, a combined net worth of $507 million only lands them in rank 3.
British boy bands have a strong showing in the ranking, with 21st century heartthrobs One Direction in rank 4. As far as 90s U.S. boy bands go, ‘N Sync beat their old-time rivals Backstreet Boys – mainly due to Justin Timberlake’s net worth of $250 million.