Rock icon Sting has over $300 million to his name, but he says his children won’t be getting trust funds from his estate.
The 16-time Grammy Award winner and former frontman of The Police gave an interview with The Mail, published Sunday. On it, Sting said his vast wealth would become “albatrosses” to his six children. He explained: “People make assumptions, that they were born with a silver spoon in their mouth, but they have not been given a lot.”
Sting said he already made it known to his kids that “there won’t be much money left because we are spending it!”
The singer/songwriter grew up in a shipbuilding community in northeast England. Before becoming a global artist, a 10-year-old Sting helped his dad deliver milk early mornings every day. He also worked as a bus conductor, a building labourer, a tax officer, and as a teacher – all while playing with local jazz bands during his off times.
Sting became a part of ‘The Police’ in 1978 and produced five chart-topping albums, and won six Grammy Awards, and two Brit Awards. He then went solo in early 1980s and has since been a huge name both in the music industry and for his philanthropic work.
Sting has two kids – Joseph (born 1976) and Fuchsia Katherine (born 1982) with ex-wife Frances Tomelty. He and Trudie Styler (who Sting married in 1992) have four children – Brigitte Michael (born 1984), Jake (born 1985), Eliot Pauline (born 1990), and Giacomo Luke (born 1995).
Sting’s wealth was estimated at 180 million pounds ($306 million) by the Sunday Times Rich List.
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