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There’s something about celebs that make us think that just because they’re famous, that they’re filthy rich as well. But the sad truth is that there are a few, actually many, that are just filthy. Filthy poor. Have a look at the following celebs who went backwards in life – going from riches, back to rags.
Killing your ex-wife and her boyfriend is a surefire way to loose hundreds of millions in NFL money and endorsements, along with your freedom. O.J. Simpson, formerly one of the best running backs in the world, is now not only worth nothing – but he spends his days in a room made of concrete walls and steel bars.
Once a blockbuster star, Nicholas Cage amassing enough money to buy a million dollars worth of vintage comic books, along with a million dollar pyramid tomb, now is forced to make brutally awful movies just to pay back the debt from his foolish and very childish spending.
Toni Braxton’s “Unbreak My Heart” earned her millions in album sales. But due to her more than extravagant lifestyle, she now needs someone to unbreak her bank account as she’s about $50 million in debt.
Lindsay has made a king’s ransom over her career. But like many Hollywood stars before her, drugs, alcohol, and very stupid spending habits have her at a net worth of about $500,000. Reports even confirm that she now borrows money from friends and family just to try and hang on to her old lavish lifestyle.
Once a star falls, so does its bank account. Pam’s star burned out a long time ago, and because of her inability to light it up again, she’s now $400,000 in debt.
A big star in the 90’s, Brendan hasn’t made a money-making film since 2010 – which is a problem because he has a massive alimony and child support bill that’s way overdue.
Believe it or not, Kim once bought an entire town for over $20 million! But now, after backing out of the movie Boxing Helena – along with the ensuing lawsuit – she’s no longer the mayor of that town. In fact, she’s not even welcome.
Screw around with the government’s money you owe them, and they’ll put the screws to you! Chris Tucker is learning this the hard way as his $14 million net worth now belongs to the government due to tax debt.
Brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, Aaron, who made a couple of mil in his own right, has gone from Backstreet to poor street as he owes $4 million in debt.
Heidi And Spencer
This once irrationally popular couple of the show The Hills, now Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have a combined net worth of only a measly $20,000.
Former heavyweight champion of the world, and most feared boxer of all-time, Iron Mike Tyson, who once amassed over $300 million, had to file for bankruptcy due to not paying taxes, alimonies, child support, or, purchasing a giant tiger that was part of a lavish lifestyle not even the Queen of England could afford.
Once popular for his role in many a blockbuster movie, Gary is now known more for his appearances on reality shows as he tried to dig himself out of a $500,000 hole due to tax debt and medical expenses.