The 34-year-old musician, who thought up the four-note ditty in just five minutes - and owns the copyright to all the show's music - receives an astonishing £700 every time The Weakest Link goes out in Britain on BBC2.I especially liked this bit:
But in the U.S., the rate rises to a whopping £5,000 per programme.
Since developing the theme music seven years ago, he has earned enough to never have to work again.
"I've met Anne (Robinson) a few times and funnily enough, had a bit of a run-in with her at last year's BBC Christmas party.
"Somebody had told her how much I earn per episode and she gave a speech saying how livid she was about the fact that I was earning more money than her.