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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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    1958 Rock Star

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    1940 Singer; American Author; 1958 Miss America 2nd Runner-up

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    1967 Model-actress; 1993 Playboy Magazine "Playmate Of The Year"

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    1975 Musician-fiddler

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    1930 Publisher And Founder Of Penthouse Magazine

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    1926 Former U.S. Baseball Commissioner

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    1940 American Television Writer; Screenwriter

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    1936 Oscar-nominated Actor-director; American Author

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    1944 Actress; American Author

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    1953 Rock Star

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    1955 Survivor V: Thailand Contestant; Restauranter

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    Concrete Blonde Rock Group

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    1971 Actor

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    1953 Rock Star

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    1932 Oscar-nominated Actress-singer; American Author

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    1977 Singer-songwriter-producer

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    1967 American Basketball Player

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    1939 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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    1949 Actor-producer

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    1946 Businessman

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    1956 Olympic Gold-medal Ice-skater

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    1963 Great Britain's First Olympic Ski Jumper

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    1961 Actress; Model; Miss America 1982

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    1939 Oscar-winning Film Writer-director-producer

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    1968 Actor

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    1940 Oscar-nominated Film Producer

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    1941 Rock Star

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    Harry Saltzman 1915 Film Producer

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    1965 Clothing Line Founder; American Author

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    Immanuel Nobel 1801 Father Of Manufacturer-philanthropist Alfred Nobel, Who Founded The Nobel Prizes

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    1942 Oscar-winning Songwriter-composer-musician-singer

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    J. Fife Symington Jr. 1910 Governor Of Arizona

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    Janice-Marie Johnson Rock Star/Disco Diva

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    1938 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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    1917 Former Texas Governor; Wounded In 1963 Kennedy Assassination In Dallas

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    1938 Country Music Star

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    Juan Rodríguez 1928 $149 Million Mega Millions Lottery Winner, New York City

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    Kacey Jones

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    1960 Survivor Ii: The Australian Outback Contestant; Chef-restauranter; American Author

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    1980 Rock Star; British Tv Personality

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    1953 Oscar-winning Actress

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    1956 Rock Star

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    1933 Talk-show Host; Best-selling American Author

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    1873 Oscar-winning Film/Sound Synchronization Pioneer; Producer

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