Sting spends almost all of his money.
The 62-year-old rocker, who has an estimated fortune of €225m, insists his six children won't inherit "much money" after he dies because he and wife Trudie Styler enjoy a very lavish lifestyle and don't save their hard-earned cash.
The 'Last Ship' hitmaker told the UK's Mail on Sunday's Event magazine: "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 British star has two children, Joseph, 37, and Fuchsia, 32, with ex-wife Frances Tomelty, and four children, Brigitte, 30, Jake, 29, Elliot, 23, and 18-year-old Giacomo, with Trudie, and does not want "to leave them trust funds that are albatrosses round their necks".
He added: "They have to work. All my kids know that and they rarely ask me for anything, which I appreciate. Obviously, if they were in trouble I would help them, but I've never really had to do that. They have this work ethic that makes them want to succeed on their own merit."
Sting performed in pubs for £10 a night before finding fame, but he believes the experience added "a resilience and a toughness" to his work ethic.
He said: "If it had all been handed to me on a plate, I'm not sure I would appreciate it or have survived."