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Entertainment Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection  

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Top celebrities that went broke is a list of famous people that have had to file bankruptcy. These are the Hollywood 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 and broke movie stars? 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 bankrupt actors and celebrities gone broke could wipe the slate clean and build again.
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Andy Gibb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
Dec. at 30 (1958-1988) - Rock Star

Anita Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 78 - Singer; American Author; 1958 Miss America 2nd Runner-up

Anna Nicole Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
Dec. at 40 (1967-2007) - Model-actress; 1993 Playboy Magazine "Playmate Of The Year"

Ashley MacIsaac is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 43 - Musician-fiddler

Bob Guccione is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
Dec. at 80 (1930-2010) - Publisher And Founder Of Penthouse Magazine

Bowie Kuhn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
Dec. at 81 (1926-2007) - Former U.S. Baseball Commissioner

Burt Prelutsky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 79 - American Television Writer; Screenwriter

Burt Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 83 - Oscar-nominated Actor-director; American Author

Cathy Lee Crosby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 74 - Actress; American Author

Chaka Khan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 65 - Rock Star

Clay Jordan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 63 - Survivor V: Thailand Contestant; Restauranter

Concrete Blonde is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
Concrete Blonde Rock Group

Corey Haim is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
Dec. at 39 (1971-2010) - Actor

Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 65 - Rock Star

Debbie Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 86 - Oscar-nominated Actress-singer; American Author

Debelah Morgan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 41 - Singer-songwriter-producer

Derrick Coleman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 51 - American Basketball Player

Dick Smothers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 79 - American Comedian, One Half Of The Comedy Team "The Smothers Brothers"

Dino De Laurentis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
Dino De Laurentis Oscar-winning Film Producer

Don Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 69 - Actor-producer

Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 72 - Businessman

Dorothy Dandridge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
Dec. at 43 (1922-1965)

Dorothy Hamill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 62 - Olympic Gold-medal Ice-skater

Drake Bell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 32

Eddie
age 55 - Great Britain's First Olympic Ski Jumper