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Celebrities 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 78 - American Television Writer; Screenwriter

Burt Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 82 - 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 73 - 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 62 - 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 64 - 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 40 - Singer-songwriter-producer

Derrick Coleman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 50 - American Basketball Player

Dick Smothers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 78 - 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 68 - Actor-producer

Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 71 - 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 61 - Olympic Gold-medal Ice-skater

Drake Bell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 31

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age 54 - Great Britain's First Olympic Ski Jumper

Elizabeth Gracen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 57 - Actress; Model; Miss America 1982

Francis Ford Coppola is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 79 - Oscar-winning Film Writer-director-producer

Gary Coleman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
Dec. at 42 (1968-2010) - Actor

Gary Kurtz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 77 - Oscar-nominated Film Producer

George Clinton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 76 - Rock Star

Harry Saltzman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
Harry Saltzman Dec. at 79 (1915-1994) - Film Producer

Heidi Fleiss is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 52 - Clothing Line Founder; American Author

Immanuel Nobel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
Immanuel Nobel Dec. at 71 (1801-1872) - Father Of Manufacturer-philanthropist Alfred Nobel, Who Founded The Nobel Prizes

Isaac Hayes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
Dec. at 66 (1942-2008) - Oscar-winning Songwriter-composer-musician-singer

J. Fife Symington Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
J. Fife Symington Jr. Dec. at 97 (1910-2007) - Governor Of Arizona

Janice-Marie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
Janice-Marie Johnson Rock Star/Disco Diva

Jay Black is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 79 - Rock Star; Lead Member Of "Jay And The Americans"

Jennings Osborne is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
Jennings Osborne Arkansas Businessman; Christmas Light Sponsor, Including At Disneyworld

Jimmie Nicol is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
Jimmie Nicol Drummer Who Became A Member Of The Music Group "The Beatles" For 10 Days In 1964 During A Worldwide Tour While Ringo Starr Was Being Treated For Tonsillitis

Joanne Lopes and Jorge Lopes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
Joanne Lopes and Jorge Lopes Big Game Multistate Lotto Jackpot Winners In 2002 In The U.S.; Won A $110.3 Million Jackpot, Which They Took As A Lump Sum Of $58.9 Million Before Taxes; Had Debts Of Nearly $600,000 When They Filed For Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Protection; Their Petition Was Dismissed By A Judge Due To Their Failure To Appear At Their Hearing

John Connally is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
Dec. at 76 (1917-1993) - Former Texas Governor; Wounded In 1963 Kennedy Assassination In Dallas

Johnny Paycheck is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
Dec. at 65 (1938-2003) - Country Music Star

Juan Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
Juan Rodríguez age 89 - $149 Million Mega Millions Lottery Winner, New York City

Kacey Jones is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection

Keith Famie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 58 - Survivor Ii: The Australian Outback Contestant; Chef-restauranter; American Author

Kerry Katona is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 37 - Rock Star; British Tv Personality

Kim Basinger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 64 - Oscar-winning Actress

La Toya Jackson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 61 - Rock Star

Larry King is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
age 84 - Talk-show Host; Best-selling American Author

Lee de Forest is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Noted Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection
Dec. at 88 (1873-1961) - Oscar-winning Film/Sound Synchronization Pioneer; Producer