Celebrities are known to be rick and have everything that you and I only dream of, So its hard to imagine a Celebrity that’s broke and living like you and me.
This is a list of some famous celebs that are broke and cant afford to live a awesome life anymore so they are like us now.
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Nicolas Cage Movie star
At one point, it felt like National Treasure star Nicolas Cage was appearing in every movie under the sun. However, his over-the-top spending on things such as exotic animals, a Gulfstream jet, and his own private island, landed the actor in a bit of a financial pickle – not to mention, he owed $14 million in back taxes to the IRS.
To add to his burdens, in 2009 he was faced with a lawsuit of $13 million by his ex-wife and then was sued by a real estate company for failing to pay back millions in loans that same year. So, if it seems like he is starring in every single upcoming movie, it could be because he is trying to save up some money to pay back his debt!
When you see Celebrity like Nicolas Cage its really hard to imagine them on the same level as us.
Lisa Marie Presley Celebrity
One would assume that the only child of musical icon Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley, would be all set financially for the rest of her life, and at one point this certainly was true. However, in February 2018, according to her divorce documents, she was stuck in a massive debt of $16.7 million.
The debt, apparently, was the result of unpaid credit card payments and a defaulted mortgage. The daughter of music royalty ended up getting into a messy legal feud with her financial manager. She claimed that it was his fault she fell into the financial situation she was currently in, due to his negligence and mismanagement of her fortune. She is now suing him for a whopping $100 million.
Rapper Tyga – aka the famous ex-boyfriend of Kylie Jenner – has landed himself in a bit of trouble, both legally and financially over the last few years. In 2012, he found himself in the middle of a lawsuit after three woman who had appeared in a music video of his sued him after failing to edit out a part where they were seen undressed – even though he had promised.
The next year, Tyga owed $185,000 to a LA jeweler for an unpaid watch and borrowed – but never given back – a watch. From 2015 to 2016, Tyga got into even deeper trouble, after he failed to pay rent to various landlords and even caused damage to their property. By 2016, Tyga’s Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maybach were all repossessed.
Although Alexis Bellino is known for her luxurious life of prestige that we have all witnessed on The Real Housewives of Orange County – the reality is slightly different. The newly divorced television personality has been struggling financially for some years now, and in 2010 her and her now ex-husband Jim Bellino defaulted on their $4.6 million mansion.
To make things worse, her ex’s real estate company, Global Marine, Inc. ended up filing for bankruptcy that very same year. However, since her and Jim’s breakup, things might actually be “looking up” for the star – as she is expected to receive $16,000 a month in child support and spousal support following the divorce.
Back in the late ’90s and 2000s, Lauryn Hill was one of the top reigning queens when it came to hip-hop and R&B music. However, the grammy-award winning artist had some difficulty when it came to paying her taxes and ended up in a bit of financial trouble.
From 2005 to 2007, the singer decided not to pay her taxes making the claim that things like “climate of hostility” and “manipulation” disturbed her creativity. Unfortunately, this resulted in her getting sentenced to three months of jail time as well as getting ordered to pay the IRS $554,000.
The Harry Potter franchise earned a hefty fortune thanks to the movie’s three young stars, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Rupert Grint. However, as Radcliffe and Watson’s career continued to flourish after their Potter days came to an end, Grint struggled to land steady roles.
To make things worse, in 2016, poor Grint was forced to pay over $1 million to the IRS after taking some poor accounting advice. Although the former Harry Potter star attempted to appeal the order, he was ultimately denied.
Chris Tucker starred in a slew of blockbuster films of the 2000s such as The Fifth Element, Friday, and his most famous – the Rush Hour trilogy alongside Jackie Chan. At one point, the comedian was named the highest-paid actor in Hollywood.
Unfortunately, in 2014 – due to some poor management of his finances – the IRS claimed that he owed a solid $14 million worth of back taxes. The good news? Tucker was able to reach a “deal” and stay out of jail. But with no income coming in, and his last film being in 2016, it is safe to say Tucker isn’t living as luxuriously as he once was.
If you were listening to rap music in the year 2000, then chances are you were familiar with Shad Gregory Moss aka Lil’ Bow Wow. However, as Lil’ Bow Wow became Bow Wow, his popularity started to dwindle, and so did his savings. In 2012, he was ordered to give his daughter’s mother $3,000 each month, but he claimed to only have $1,500 to his name.
The biggest blow, however, was in 2017 when an airline passenger called out the rapper on Twitter for posting a picture of a private jet on his Instagram account when really he was on a commercial flight.
Another child star that wasn’t able to keep earning the big bucks once he grew up is Drake Bell. We all remember the show Drake and Josh, but we haven’t heard much from good ole Drake in a while.
When his hit series ended, he decided to focus on his music, but he never made it big. By the year 2014, he couldn’t keep up with the payments on a house he had bought in 2007, and it was forced into foreclosure.
Singer and actress Courtney Love had more than her share of tax troubles. Starting in 2012, she made several payments of hundreds of thousands of dollars to the IRS, and she also lost some $27 million in legal fees.
While this might sound like a whole lot of money to most people, Love had a fortune left to her by her husband Kurt Cobain. She might have had to cut down on some expenses but we have a feeling she’s going to be just fine.
You might think that winning a Grammy would be enough to settle your finances for life, but that’s not always the case. Toni Braxton was reportedly only given $2,000 in royalties even though she sold millions of dollars worth of albums.
In 2010 and in 2013, the singer had to declare insolvency. She later starred on a reality show with her sisters, but she admitted that she has to keep careful track of her spending because she’s on a budget.
Kim Basinger is an Oscar winning actress who is known for her marriage (and subsequent divorce) to Alec Baldwin, but she’s also had some pretty bad financial problems.
Earlier in her career, when things were looking bright, she bought a town in Georgia to try to start a tourism hub. However, she backed out of starring in a film and had to sell her part of the town, which had gone down in price from $20 million to $1 million. She had to file for bankruptcy in 1983.
While Mike Tyson still has a net worth of $3 million, that is minuscule compared to the $400 fortune he used to have. He blew most of that on things like golden bathrooms, extravagant parties, pet tigers, and expensive divorce.
He also owed the IRS, not to mention lawyers, and many other people who weren’t too pleased when he couldn’t pay up. Now, Tyson is attempting to keep his head above water, but he certainly cannot afford the lifestyle he lived for so many years.
Pamela Anderson is another celeb who has proven that being rich, famous, and fabulous does not mean you don’t still have to pay taxes. After she was caught owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes, things got a little rough for her.
She didn’t really stop living the life she was used to, though, so apparently it didn’t affect her all that much. Though many would believe it to be much more, her net worth is only debated to be between $8 and $15 million.
Abby Lee Miller
Abby Lee Miller is probably the most infamous dance teacher in the world, that’s for sure. Best known for her time on Dance Moms, she is also recognized for her highly publicized legal issues. She was caught hiding $775,000 worth of earnings as she was trying to file for bankruptcy.
The reality star served a jail sentence but was transferred to a hospital after being diagnosed with lymphoma. She is trying to make a comeback, however, with a $2 million net worth, and Dance Moms season 8.
While LeAnn Rimes used to be the talk of the town in the music industry, things have since died down when it comes to her. That doesn’t mean she hasn’t still been living a life of pure luxury, however.
The only problem with this is that because she isn’t bringing in as much as she used to, money has become tough – especially since her husband, Eddie Cibrian, isn’t exactly the world’s highest earning actor. At least they seem to be getting things back on track with her Christmas music and Hallmark films.
Jon and Kate Gosselin
For those who don’t remember the drama of Jon and Kate Plus 8, allow us to remind you. Basically, the couple from the reality TV show broke up after Jon allegedly cheated on his wife with their nanny.
This caused the cancellation of the show and a bitter divorce. While they reportedly used to make upwards of $75,000 per episode, they seem to have blown through it while trying to take care of their large family and keep a roof over their heads.
Even those who don’t like country music will know who Willie Nelson is! As someone who has been making music since 1956, you’d think he has a few extra dollars to his name. However, when he got into trouble with the IRS, he ended up with a $16.7 million tax bill!
Luckily, with a talented lawyer and an album named ‘The IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories?’ he eventually managed to get out of debt, but he definitely doesn’t live the life he was so used to in the past.
Cyndi Lauper was a massive hit in the 1980s, with hits such as ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun.’ However, Lauper hasn’t always been able to have fun after she found herself having to declare bankruptcy after her first band broke up.
The singer found herself waiting tables and performing in bars, just to try and earn a living. Sure, she may be doing better now, but it was a tough pill to swallow when she ended up in so much debt.
Janice Dickinson made a name for herself as one of the world’s biggest supermodels, but it all started to go downhill once she became addicted to plastic surgery.
Back in 2014, it came to light that she had over $1 million in debt – most of which were unpaid cosmetic surgery bills. The former supermodel had to file for bankruptcy and ended up with barely a cent to her name. We have a feeling she’ll be staying away from the knife for a while.
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