Gordon Matthew Sumner Thomas nicknamed sting, was born in 1951 in Wallsend UK. He burst out in the music scene when together with Henry Padovani and Stewart Copeland formed a band by the name The Police. The band was a success and managed to clinch 6 Grammy awards between 1978 and 1983 .
Later in 1983, Sting left the band to pursue his solo career. He released his first solo album The Dream of the Blue Turtles in 1985. The album became a massive hit and received many awards and nominations including a Grammy. Sting has had a rewarding singing career. He has seven platinum albums and ranks as one of the 100 greatest Rock Artists. Sting is not shy of sharing the stage with other A-listers in the music Industry. He has released duets with Rod Stewart and Bryan Adams.
Besides singing, Sting has had a few stints in the film industry some of the films he has starred in include Radio on, Julia and Julia and Bring on the night. He is also a renowned activist. He is a firm supporter of amnesty international a non-profit organization, which focuses on human rights.
He is also the co-founder of the rain forest foundation, which seeks to save the Brazilian rain forest. Music is sting’s first love and probably his religion, as well. When delivering an address in Berkley College in 1994, Sting was quoted saying music puts him in touch with something beyond his intellect, something otherworldly, and sacred.
Old age could be getting the better of him. He was barely recognizable as he went through the JFK airport in 2012. You know the way fans get hysterical when they see their idol? No one was present to buzz around the 63-year-old legendary musician. Sting walked on unperturbed. He probably enjoyed flying under the radar. His illustrious music career has left him with a net worth estimated at $395 million.