|Net Worth:||$300 Million dollars|
|Born:||October 2, 1951|
|Place of Origin:||Wallsend, Northumberland, England|
|Source of Wealth:||Singer/Songwriter/Actor|
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner who is famously known Sting was born on 2 October 1951. He is a famous singer, actor, and songwriter. He was the lead singer, and songwriter of a rock band ‘the Police’. He remained part of the band from 1977 to 1985 and then in 1986, he launched himself as a solo singer.
He is known to use almost every famous type of music such as rock, classical, jazz, and reggae into his songs. So far, he has received 16 Grammy Awards. In 2002, British Academy of Songwriters awarded him Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement. He received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000.
During his time in Police band, he became one of the world’s best-selling music artists. So far, over 100 million records of his music have been sold. Paste ranked Sting on the 62nd position amongst the 100 best living songwriters, in 2006. Dire Straits, Craig David, Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Alison Krauss are some of the international artists, Sting has performed with.
As of 2019, Sting’s net worth is $300 million.
Sting was born in England in 1951. He is the eldest among his siblings. In his teen, he used to help his father in delivering milk. Sting attended St Cuthbert’s Grammar school. He used to work as a bus conductor, a labourer, and tax officer. He also taught as a teacher at St Paul’s First School in Cramlington.
During his professional life, Sting used to perform jazz on weekends and on evenings. He was greatly influenced by Cream and Manfred Mann.
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In 1977, Sting moved to London where he joined Copeland and Padovani. Together they made their band, the Police. For the next few years, they became world famous. At that time, they won six Grammy Awards and had five UK’s best albums. In 1978, he worked together with members of Gong and Hawkwind.
Then in 1985, Sting released his first solo album. The name of the album was ‘The Dream of the Blue Turtles.’ He also performed with Dire Straits and sang a couple of duets with Phil Collins. In 1987, Sting launched his second album called ‘Nothing Like the Sun.’ The album got huge success and won Best British Album award in 1988. The album also received three Grammy nominations.
In 1991, he launched ‘The Soul Cages’ album, which he dedicated to his late father. The album went platinum. Sting also won Golden Globe Award in 2002. In the same year, he received a prize for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2003, Sting released a studio album called ‘Sacred Love.’ In 2006, he launched another album called ‘Songs from the Labyrinth.’ In 2007, he reunited with his old band, the Police.
In 1976, Sting did his first marriage with actress Francs Tomelty. Before the separation, the couple had two children. In 1992, Sting married another actress, Trudie Styler. The couple has four children.
As of 2019, Sting’s net worth is approximately $300 million.
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