Stewart Copeland Net Worth

Stewart Copeland Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Stewart Copeland net worth is
$80 Million

Stewart Copeland Wiki Biography

Stewart Armstrong Copeland was born on 16 July 1952, in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. He is a musician and composer, best known for being the drummer of the rock band The Police. He is also well known for contributing to numerous video game and film soundtracks. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Stewart Copeland? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $80 million, mostly earned through success in music. Aside from performing, he’s also composed numerous pieces for opera, orchestra, and ballet. He is part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with the Police. All of these ensured the position of his wealth.

Stewart Copeland Net Worth $80 million

Due to her mother’s archaeological work, Copeland would spend a lot of time in the Middle East when he was younger. He attended the American Community School in Beirut and then started taking drum lessons when he was 12 years old. He then played the drums in school dances and then after matriculating, went to California to attend the United States International University. He then attended the University of California, Berkeley before moving back to England. During this time, he performed with the progressive rock band Curved Air during 1975 and 1976.

The following year, Stewart founded the band the Police alongside Henry Padovani and Sting. They soon found popularity and became one of the top bands during the 1980s. He and Sting were responsible for writing a lot of songs including “Fall Out”, “On Any Other Day” and “Does Everyone Stare”. During this time he also recorded under the pseudonym Klark Kent and would have a hit single “Don’t’ Care”. He played all of the instruments used in the song and also sang. In 1984, after the Police went on a brief hiatus, Copeland would release “The Rhythmatist” which features various percussion instruments along with some vocals. The Police then attempted a reunion in 1986 that did not push through.

Copeland then went on a career as a composer, working on soundtracks for various movies including “Wall Street” and “Good Burger”. He also worked on various television shows such as “The Equalizer”, “The Amanda Show”, and “Dead Like Me”. He would then work on ballet pieces including “Casque of Amontillado” and “King Lear”. Around the same time, he played drums for other artists including Peter Gabriel and Mike Rutherford. In 1999, he contributed as a voice of an American soldier for “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut”.

In 1998, he started to work for Insomniac Games to make the musical score for the hit game “Spyro the Dragon”. He would continue and stay with the project for three more titles. He also composed for “Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare”. In 2002, he was intended to play with The Doors but due to an injury the deal ended in mutual lawsuits. He would then continue working on other musical projects. 2007 saw the Police perform the song “Roxanne” at the Grammy Awards and it led to their 30th anniversary tour which they performed across five continents.

In 2008, Stewart returned to making orchestral projects including “An Evening with Stewart Copeland” and “Gamelan D’Drum”. In 2009, he performed various original works including “Retail Therapy”, “Celeste” and “Kaya”. He also released a memoir entitled “Strange Things Happen: A Life with The Police, Polo, and Pygmies”. The book talks about most of his life up to the present. He’s also made numerous television appearances including “Late Show with David Letterman”, “Storage Wars” and “Tim Ferriss Experiment”. One of his latest projects is a quintet called “Off the Score”.

For his personal life it is known that Copeland married vocalist Sonja Kristina in 1982 and they had three children, one of whom was adopted from Kristina’s previous relationship. He also has a son with Marina Guinness and his first marriage ended in 1991. He is now married to Fiona Dent and they have three children. Aside from these, he enjoys rollerskating, cycling, and polo.

Full NameStewart Copeland
Net Worth$80 Million
Date Of Birth16 July 1952
Place Of BirthAlexandria, Virginia, USA
Height1.87 m
EducationMillfield, American Community School at Beirut, Alliant International University, University of California, Berkeley
SpouseFiona Copeland (m. 1993), Sonja Kristina (m. 1982–1991)
ChildrenJordan Copeland, Scott Copeland, Patrick Copeland, Eve Copeland, Celeste Copeland, Grace Copeland, Sven Copeland
ParentsLorraine Copeland, Miles Copeland Jr.
SiblingsMiles Copeland III, Ian Copeland, Lennie Copeland
Music GroupsThe Police, Oysterhead, Curved Air, Animal Logic, Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Message in a Bottle
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition - Series (Original Dramatic Score), Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Message in a Bottle
MoviesEveryone Stares: The Police Inside Out, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
1Virtuoso technique on the hi-hat
2Plays drums utilizing the traditional grip, where the right hand uses an overhand grip of one drumstick, while the left hand uses an underhand grip of the other stick. This is a rarity among rock drummers, almost all of whom use match grip, or an overhand grip on both sticks.
3Ever-present suede leather gloves when playing his drums
1I have the most enormous gong in the world; it's bigger than Neil Peart's, and it's bigger than John Bonham's. If Neil has a revolving kit, then I have a bigger gong. I play other instruments as well, mind you, but drums are my main thing.
2I didn't say I was religious. I'm a big fan of the Old Testament and the perfidy it contains. I read very little fiction.
3[in 1980] We've broken all existing records as far back as The Beatles, at this point, in terms of speed of record sales, the kind of hysteria. There hasn't been such a clear lead for one group, ahead of all the rest. The last group who had a clear lead were Queen, but we're bigger now than Queen were then. We're probably bigger than Led Zeppelin too, because they never had any teen appeal or hysteria. I suppose the Bay City Rollers had hysteria, but they didn't have any music.
4I have great respect for rap artists. In fact, not for the rap artists, but the people who make the music over which they rap. Rap music - the music itself is incredible - but [the people that make the music] are hardly ever credited. The guy who gets the credit, whose picture is on the album cover, is the guy who's making the unpleasant noise with stupid lyrics that don't mean anything to me. But the music underneath it is really important and really creative. Those guys never seem to be credited.
5In our day, we were The Beatles of the '70s or the '80s or whichever...and we were the biggest thing since whatever and then six months after we broke up, Duran Duran were the biggest. After that, somebody else was and, six months ago, Oasis were the biggest. Now the Spice Girls are. So it's kind of hard to take any of that seriously.
6The film composer has the widest skill set of any musician because he has to go to places that his instincts wouldn't take him. I learned all kinds of useful stuff that I now apply to my own artistic vision.
7I was not a big fan of opera. I didn't really "get" the first few I saw until I saw a David Hockney production of "Tristan". That was en education as to what it's all about with opera: the power, the majesty, the kick-ass of a big orchestra and a big story.
8I am a crusader, educating musicians who have the depth of talent for large-scale enterprises. I encourage them. It's really a lot of fun. It's magnificent when you hear the orchestra pump it out. Learning to score a chart is easier than learning French. There are fewer words and, being musicians, the people I'm talking about already have that covered.
9When I was a film composer under a deadline those instruments would gather dust. And any time I spent hooting away on my bass clarinet just for the fun of it felt like time wasted. Then I came to the realization that it's not goofing off, that's what I'm here for.
10Classical music was always going through my head. Even when I listened to Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] I imagined strings around him. I was never into opera, though. I had a problem with the singers. That exaggerated vibrato. It obscures the melody. Then I saw Wagner [Richard Wagner]'s "Parsifal" and I got it - overwrought dramatic subjects and overwrought dramatic music sobbing with emotion. When the opportunity to write one came, I thought, "There's nothing wrong with opera that a good opera wouldn't fix".
11Smile my friends, in show-biz you have to take the rough with the smooth.
1He is recognized as a virtuoso on the hi-hat. For this reason, Peter Gabriel recruited him to play the hi-hat on his 1986 song "Red Rain". Copeland is the first musician heard on the record.
2Co-founder, w/Miles A. Copeland III, of Ark 21 Records in 1997.
3Step-cousin of Courteney Cox.
4Attended The American Community School of Beirut in Lebanon as a child.
5Lives in Los Angeles.
6Has six children. With his first wife, he had three sons (Sven, Jordan, and Scott). With his current wife, he has three daughters (Eve, Grace, and Celeste).
7Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Police) on 10 March 2003.
8On Sept. 1, 2002, he was presented as the drummer in a re-united version of The Doors. The band, also dubbed "The 21st Century Doors", features original band members Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, with lead singer of The Cult, Ian Astbury, on vocals.
9He is fluent in Arabic, the main language spoken during his childhood.
10Brother of Ian Copeland
11His brother Miles A. Copeland III was the founder of IRS Records, an A&M subsidiary, in the 1980s.
12He was the founding member of The Police with future soloist Sting. The group had five #1 singles in the UK between 1979 and 1983 before breaking up in 1986.
13Copeland's father, Miles Copeland, was a trumpeter in Glenn Miller's Air Force Band, and later became a founding agent in the CIA.
14Lived in Egypt and Lebanon for a time when he was young due to his parents' careers (his father was in the CIA and his mother was an archaeologist.)


The Life and Times of Juniper Lee2005-2007TV Series 15 episodes
Love Wrecked2005
Fish Eye2005Short
Riding the Bus with My Sister2005TV Movie
Dead Like Me2003-2004TV Series 29 episodes
Desperate Housewives2004TV Series 1 episode
Amazon Forever2004
Evel Knievel2004TV Movie
I Am David2003
Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly2002Video Game
Breaking News2002TV Series
Me and Daphne2002Short
Deuces Wild2002
On the Line2001
Spyro: Year of the Dragon2000Video Game
Sunset Strip2000
More Dogs Than Bones2000
Boys and Girls2000
Skipped Parts2000
Brutally Normal2000TV Series 7 episodes
Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!1999Video Game
Made Men1999
She's All That1999
Legalese1998TV Movie
Futuresport1998TV Movie
Pecker1998music by
Very Bad Things1998
Spyro the Dragon1998Video Game
West Beirut1998
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three1998TV Movie
Good Burger1997
Little Boy Blue1997
Four Days in September1997
Insiders1997TV Series 6 episodes
The Leopard Son1996Documentary
The Assassination File1996TV Movie
The Pallbearer1996
White Dwarf1995TV Movie
Tyson1995TV Movie
Silent Fall1994
Surviving the Game1994
Rapa Nui1994
Horse Opera1993TV Movie
Raining Stones1993
Bank Robber1993
Wide Sargasso Sea1993
Babylon 5: The Gathering1993TV Movie 1993 original score
Screen One1992TV Series 1 episode
Afterburn1992TV Movie
Fugitive Among Us1992TV Movie
Highlander II: The Quickening1991
Men at Work1990
Taking Care of Business1990
Hidden Agenda1990
The First Power1990
Shalom Salaam1989TV Mini-Series 5 episodes
See No Evil, Hear No Evil1989
Noah's Ark1989Video short
The Jogger1988/I
Talk Radio1988
She's Having a Baby1988
Wall Street1987
The Equalizer1985-1987TV Series 51 episodes
Out of Bounds1986
The Rhythmatist1985Documentary
Rumble Fish1983

Music Department

The Life and Times of Juniper Lee2005-2007TV Series composer - 15 episodes
Dead Like Me2003-2004TV Series composer - 28 episodes
Deuces Wild2002musician: percussion and piano
The Amanda Show1999-2001TV Series composer - 13 episodes
Skipped Parts2000musician: percussion, bass guitar and piano / score producer
Simpatico1999musician: keyboards, drums and bass
Pecker1998musician: piano, bass, drums
Gridlock'd1997percussion performer
The Pallbearer1996musician: percussion
Fresh1994orchestra - drums
Airborne1993musician: drums
The Equalizer1986-1989TV Series theme by - 37 episodes
Out of Bounds1986music score producer
The Great Heep1986TV Movie composer: additional music
Droids1985TV Series composer - 13 episodes


Dancing with the Stars2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Independent LensTV Series documentary arranger - 1 episode, 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2011 producer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Ha-Shminiya2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare2001Video Game performer: "Alone in the Dark" Theme Song / producer: "Alone in the Dark" Theme Song / writer: "Alone in the Dark" Theme Song
Boys and Girls2000writer: "Straight Cold Player"
Skipped Parts2000performer: "Do The Shark" / writer: "Do The Shark"
Boiler Room2000writer: "Wait Gekko", "I Just Know"
Farscape2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Simpatico1999arranger: "My Old Kentucky Home" 1853 / performer: "My Old Kentucky Home" 1853, "Free of It All" 1999 / writer: "Free of It All" 1999
Pecker1998performer: "Straight Boys", "Don't Drop the Soap For Anyone Else But Me", "Pecker Man" / writer: "Straight Boys", "Don't Drop the Soap For Anyone Else But Me", "Pecker Man"
Very Bad Things1998writer: "Walls Come Down" 1998
Boys1996performer: "She's Not There"
Peter Gabriel's Secret World1994TV Movie documentary writer: "Across The River" - as Stuart Copeland
Afterburn1992TV Movie writer: "For One Moment"
Highlander II: The Quickening1991producer: "Bird Flight", "Destroy Shield", "Sunshield / Dam Escape"
The Jogger1988/Iwriter: "Strange Things Happen"
Earth Girls Are Easy1988performer: "THROB" / producer: "THROB" / writer: "THROB"
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 21986performer: "Strange Things Happen" / producer: "Strange Things Happen" / writer: "Strange Things Happen"
Out of Bounds1986performer: "OUT OF BOUNDS" / producer: "OUT OF BOUNDS" / writer: "OUT OF BOUNDS"
Club Paradise1986performer: "Gong Rock" / writer: "Gong Rock"
9½ Weeks1986performer: "Cannes" / writer: "Cannes"
Droids1985TV Series performer: "In Trouble Again" Opening Theme / writer: "In Trouble Again" Opening Theme
Bachelor Party1984writer: "Rehumanize Yourself"
The Cutting Edge Happy Hour1983TV Series performer: "Theme for Kinetic Ritual" - as Klark Kent / writer: "Theme for Kinetic Ritual"
Rumble Fish1983performer: "Don't Box Me In" / writer: "Don't Box Me In"
Urgh! A Music War1981Documentary writer: "So Lonely"
Top of the PopsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1978 writer - 1 episode, 1978


South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut1999American Soldier #1 (voice)
Limboland1994TV Series 1994
Horse Opera1993TV MovieJesse James
The Equalizer1987TV SeriesPickpocket


Island Fever with Stewart Copeland2016TV Movie executive producer
Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out2006Documentary producer


Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out2006Documentary


Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out2006Documentary


Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out2006Documentary


Crude2009Documentary very special thanks
Urban Strike1994Video Game special thanks


DreadtownDocumentary post-productionHimself
Island Fever with Stewart Copeland2016TV MovieHimself
The Nation's Favourite 80s Number One2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
City Walk2015TV Series documentary
Hell's Kitchen2014TV SeriesHimself - Restaurant Patron
Tavis Smiley2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
The Us Festival 1982: The US Generation Documentary2013Documentary
Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police2012Documentary
The Nation's Favourite Number 1 Single2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Beware of Mr. Baker2012Documentary
How the Brits Rocked America2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Storage Wars2012TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Invocation2010DocumentaryHimself
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Drummer, The Police
Rock'n'roll... Of Corse!2010DocumentaryHimself
Later... With Jools Holland2009TV SeriesHimself - Interview
The Crossroads with Martin Anthony2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...2009TV SeriesHimself
Better Than Therapy2008VideoHimself
The Police: Certifiable2008VideoHimself
One Giant Leap 2: What About Me?2008Video documentaryHimself
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Breakfast2007TV SeriesHimself
Just the Two of Us2006-2007TV SeriesJudge
Durch die Nacht mit...2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Zibb2006TV Series documentaryHimself
'Rumble Fish': The Percussion-Based Score2005Video shortHimself
SingStar Party2004Video GameHimself (as the Police)
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Big Sound2001TV SeriesHimself
100 Greatest Number One Singles2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Behind the Music2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Searching for Roger Taylor2000DocumentaryHimself
Film-Fest DVD: Issue 1 - Sundance1999Video documentaryHimself
Music Bridges Over Troubled Waters1999DocumentaryHimself
Warp1999TV SeriesHimself
I Want My MTV1996VideoHimself
She's Having a Baby1988Himself (uncredited)
The Police: Every Breath You Take - The Videos1987VideoHimself
No 731985TV SeriesHimself
The Rhythmatist1985DocumentaryStewart Copeland
The Police: Synchronicity Concert1984Video documentaryHimself - Drums, Vocals
The Young Ones1984TV SeriesHimself - Ken Bishop's Nice Twelve
Late Night with David Letterman1984TV SeriesHimself
Cheggers Plays Pop1983TV SeriesHimself
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar1982TV SeriesHimself
Police: Around the World1982VideoHimself
Urgh! A Music War1981DocumentaryHimself - Police
Beat-Club1980TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Punk and Its Aftershocks1980DocumentaryHimself (as The Police)
Top of the Pops1978-1979TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Police

Archive Footage

Schola: Sakamoto Ryûichi ongaku no gakkô2010TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops 22007TV SeriesHimself
Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out2006DocumentaryHimself
The Filth and the Fury2000DocumentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1979-1995TV SeriesHimself - The Police / Himself

Won Awards

2005BMI TV Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsDesperate Housewives (2004)
2004BMI Cable AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsThe Amanda Show (1999)
1998Hollywood Discovery AwardHollywood Film AwardsMusic in Film Visionary
1993CableACECableACE AwardsOriginal ScoreAfterburn (1992)

Nominated Awards

2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)Dead Like Me (2003)
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Score - Motion PictureRumble Fish (1983)

Known for movies

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