Singer, Sting is one of the worlds most well-known artists, but that is not the reason why he has created such a buzz recently. As a father to six children there is no doubt that his job as daddy is just as hard (if not harder) than any other man on this planet.
Ready for the buzz?
The singer who is reportedly worth about $300 million, says he won’t be leaving his three sons and three daughters a big inheritance when he dies.
Why, you ask…
The simple reason is because he wants them to earn a living on their own, without relying on his money.
“I told them there won’t be much money left because we are spending it! We have a lot of commitments. What comes in we spend, and there isn’t much left,” the 62-year-old rocker told The Daily Mail in an interview. “‘I certainly don’t want to leave them trust funds that are albatrosses round their necks. They have to work. All my kids know that and they rarely ask me for anything, which I really respect and appreciate.”
This dotes, a good dad in my opinion. Yes, he has a HUGE fortune and it is a little selfish when you look at it from an outsiders perspective, but as parents do we really want to be raising spoiled brats?
In the world of media, I really find it refreshing to see a dad like this stand up and attempt to raise somewhat ‘normal’ children with values, and lifestyles that are valued. I have to admit though, a tiny part of me hopes that when that day does come the money is given to his children and they honor it as the achievement that it is.
What do you think? Is Sting selfish not to share his wealth with his children?