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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
Died 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
Died 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