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Famous Bankruptcy Filers

As the following list of famous people who have filed for personal and business bankruptcy confirms, anyone can find themselves unable to pay their bills. Note that after filing for bankruptcy most of these celebrities not only recovered financially, but many went on to earn great wealth.

Famous People Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy

Celebrity bankruptcy filers - Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton, Gloucester, Richmond, Chesterfield.

Kim Basinger

Actress

  • Samuel L. Clemens (“Mark Twain”) – Author
  • Natalie Cole – Singer
  • Gary Coleman – Actor
  • John Connally – Former Texas Governor
  • Francis Ford Coppola – Film Director/Producer
  • Cathy Lee Crosby – Actress
  • Vic Damone – Singer
  • Dino De Laurentis – Film Producer
  • Walt Disney – Film Producer
  • Mick Fleetwood – Singer (Fleetwood Mac)
  • Heidi Fleiss – Clothing Line Founder
  • William Fox – Co-founder of 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
  • Marvin Gaye – Singer
  • Andy Gibb – Singer
  • Richard Harris – Actor/Producer/Director
  • Isaac Hayes – Songwriter/Musician/Singer
Celebrity bankruptcy filers - Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton, Gloucester, Richmond, Chesterfield.
  • Sherman Hemsley – Actor
  • Ron Isley – Singer
  • La Toya Jackson – Singer
  • Don Johnson – Actor/Producer
  • Kacey Jones – Singer
  • Chaka Kahn – Singer
  • Larry King – Talk-show Host/Author
  • Bowie Kuhn – Former Major League Baseball Commissioner
  • Lorenzo Lamas – Actor
  • Cyndi Lauper – Singer
  • Stan Lee – Co-creator of Spider Man, The Incredible Hulk, The X-Men, etc.
  • Jerry Lewis – Actor
  • Meat Loaf – Singer
  • Vince Neil – Singer: Motley Crue
  • Willie Nelson – Singer/Songwriter
  • Wayne Newton – Singer/Actor
  • Johnny Paycheck – Singer
Celebrity bankruptcy filers - Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton, Gloucester, Richmond, Chesterfield.

Willie Nelson

Singer/Songwriter

  • Tom Petty – Singer
  • Susan Powter – Exercise/Fitness Expert
  • Burt Reynolds – Actor/Director
  • Debbie Reynolds – Actress/Singer
  • Mickey Rooney – Actor
  • Harry Saltzman – Film Producer (James Bond movies)
  • Anna Nicole Smith – Model/Actress
  • J. Fife Symington – Governor of Arizona
  • Mike Tyson – Boxer
  • Tammy Wynette – Singer
  • Ulysses S. Grant – 18th U.S. President
  • Bob Guccione – Publisher/Founder of Penthouse Magazine
  • Merle Haggard – Singer
  • Dorothy Hamill – Olympic Ice Skater
  • M.C. Hammer – Singer

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