Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection People
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Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection

Top celebrities that went broke is a list of famous people that have had to file bankruptcy. These are the stars, actors, and celebrities that managed to get in too far over their head and had to turn to the government to hold off their debtors. It's not uncommon for celebrities to file for bankruptcy as most of them come from a background of having little to no money, so when an influx of cash comes in they were not prepared to handle it. Some of these celebs, like MC Hammer, took some bad advice and invested their money poorly, but others, like Burt Reynolds, just made poor decisions with how they chose to spend their money.

Who are some bankrupt celebrities? A running theme in a lot of these instances are too many hanger-ons in bloated entourages, with "friends" spending all of the money the celebrity makes on frivolous things like parties, cars and drugs. Good thing there is such a thing as chapter 7, so these celebs could wipe the slate clean and build again.
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    Died at 30 (1958-1988) Rock Star

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    age 74 Singer; American Author; 1958 Miss America 2nd Runner-up

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    Died at 40 (1967-2007) Model-actress; 1993 Playboy Magazine "Playmate Of The Year"

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    age 39 Musician-fiddler

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    Died at 80 (1930-2010) Publisher And Founder Of Penthouse Magazine

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    Died at 81 (1926-2007) Former U.S. Baseball Commissioner

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    age 74 American Television Writer; Screenwriter

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    age 78 Oscar-nominated Actor-director; American Author

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    age 70 Actress; American Author

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    age 61 Rock Star

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    age 59 Survivor V: Thailand Contestant; Restauranter

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    Concrete Blonde Rock Group

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    Died at 39 (1971-2010) Actor

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    age 61 Rock Star

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    age 82 Oscar-nominated Actress-singer; American Author

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    age 37 Singer-songwriter-producer

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    age 47 American Basketball Player

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    age 75 American Comedian, One Half Of The Comedy Team "The Smothers Brothers"

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    Dino De Laurentis Oscar-winning Film Producer

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    age 65 Actor-producer

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    age 68 Businessman

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    Died at 43 (1922-1965)

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    age 58 Olympic Gold-medal Ice-skater

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    age 28

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    age 51 Great Britain's First Olympic Ski Jumper

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    age 53 Actress; Model; Miss America 1982

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    age 75 Oscar-winning Film Writer-director-producer

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    Died at 42 (1968-2010) Actor

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    age 74 Oscar-nominated Film Producer

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    age 73 Rock Star

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    Harry Saltzman Died at 79 (1915-1994) Film Producer

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    age 49 Clothing Line Founder; American Author

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    Immanuel Nobel Died at 71 (1801-1872) Father Of Manufacturer-philanthropist Alfred Nobel, Who Founded The Nobel Prizes

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    Died at 66 (1942-2008) Oscar-winning Songwriter-composer-musician-singer

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    J. Fife Symington Jr. Died at 97 (1910-2007) Governor Of Arizona

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    Janice-Marie Johnson Rock Star/Disco Diva

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    age 76 Rock Star; Lead Member Of "Jay And The Americans"

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    Jennings Osborne Arkansas Businessman; Christmas Light Sponsor, Including At Disneyworld

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    Jimmie Nicol Drummer Who Became A Member Of The Music Group "The Beatles" For 10 Days In 1964 ...

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    Joanne Lopes and Jorge Lopes Big Game Multistate Lotto Jackpot Winners In 2002 In The U.S.; Won A $110.3 Million Jackpot, ...

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    Died at 76 (1917-1993) Former Texas Governor; Wounded In 1963 Kennedy Assassination In Dallas

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    Died at 65 (1938-2003) Country Music Star

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    Juan Rodríguez age 86 $149 Million Mega Millions Lottery Winner, New York City

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    Kacey Jones

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    age 54 Survivor Ii: The Australian Outback Contestant; Chef-restauranter; American Author

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    age 34 Rock Star; British Tv Personality

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    age 61 Oscar-winning Actress

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    age 58 Rock Star

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    age 81 Talk-show Host; Best-selling American Author

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    Died at 88 (1873-1961) Oscar-winning Film/Sound Synchronization Pioneer; Producer

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