Sting’s Manhattan Central Park duplex penthouse is listed at $56 million.

One of the world’s most popular singers-songwriters-celebrities is selling his Central Park penthouse. Starting out as the principal writer, lead singer and bassist for the rock band The Police from 1977 to 1984 and on to a highly successful solo career, Sting has won 16 Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, a Golden Globe, an Emmy and four nominations for Academy Awards best song.  Now at age 65, he has shifted some of his energy from music to real estate.

Like many of today’s celebrities, Sting turned to real estate as a safe haven to park, enjoy and invest his money.  Real estate has been a popular second career for a number of celebrities including Ellen DeGeneres, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt and Diane Keaton.  Sting and his wife, actress Trudie Styler, have diversified with property in Italy, England and the United States…

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