These celebrities can no longer afford their lavish lifestyles


These celebrities will do anything to remain at the top, whether it be taking on a reality television show gig, or trying their hand in an industry that is entirely out of their own, the most important thing is to maintain the lifestyle of the rich and famous.

Tori Spelling

Tori was born with a literal silver spoon in her mouth as her father, Aaron Spelling, was one of television’s most revered producers in the industry. However, the former 90210 starlet hit tough times when she was sued by American Express for $88,000, City National Bank for $220,000, and the IRS for $707,000.

Tori Spelling

Tori and her husband, Dean, had a somewhat successful reality television show on Oxygen, which was said to have helped with her debt.

Nicolas Cage


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Nicolas Cage was one of the biggest stars in the 90s. At one point he was so wealthy thanks to his film career that he spent his income on such extravagances as a private jet, exotic animals, and his very own island. Eventually, though, the IRS caught up with him and the $14 million he did not pay along the way.

Nicolas Cage

Adding to his financial woes was a 2009 lawsuit by one of his ex-wives, as well as a lawsuit by a property company for an outstanding loan. These days, Nicolas is gravitating towards any paying role that is offered to him.

Tyga


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Tyga is known as both a rapper and the guy who dated Kylie Jenner for several years. While his star was shining back then, today Tyga’s financial state is far from shining. Tyga owes $185,000 to a jeweler for a watch he never gave back, a lawsuit by several women who were shown getting undressed in a music video of his despite the fact that he said he would cut that specific part out, and unpaid rent on several properties he lived in.

At this point in time, Tyga’s Maybach, Lamborghini, Bentley, and Ferrari have been confiscated. That cannot be pleasant.

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Lena Headey


She might be one of the Game of Thrones most popular stars but that doesn’t mean her bank balance is stable! Living in a castle on the series where she plays Cersei, is the total opposite to her wealth in real life. In 2013, Headey had to go public about her income and savings.

Lena Headley

Declaring legal documents, she asked for a tax refund as she had “less than $5 in her bank account.” Her ex-husband tried to speak out about where all her money went but the information didn’t service. So, where does she keep her $1million an episode pay cheque?

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Alexis Bellino


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Alexis Bellino from The Real Housewives of Orange County is quite literally known for the fact that she is wealthy. While the reality show is supposed to depict the truth, in Alexis’ case it did not. Alexis and her then-husband defaulted on their mortgage for their whopping $4.6 million home.

Alexis Bellino

That same year, Alexis’ husband’s company filed for bankruptcy. Since their divorce, however, Alexis is seeing better days as within her divorce agreement she is said to receive over $16,000 a month in spousal and child support, which is sure to help her regain her lavish lifestyle.

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Wesley Snipes


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We all know Wesley Snipes from the Blade movies, which to be honest, are rather iconic and still loved today as much as when they were first released. As with a lot of stars, Snipes fell into the trap of trying to avoid paying his taxes and it crept right up on him, in the biggest way possible!

Wesley Snipes

Over the years, Snipes did not pay almost $17 million in taxes, yes, you heard us right! As it was such a huge sum of money, he actually got sent to prison for three years, although he claims there is a conspiracy surrounding his conviction.

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Lil’ Kim


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Holding the title of “Queen of Rap”, Lil’ Kim often comes into the spotlight for her looks nowadays, rather than her music. Since undergoing several different cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures, the rapper looks very different from what her fans will remember.

Lil’ Kim

Yet another celeb who didn’t pay her taxes over the course of seven years, Lil’ Kim owes $1 million to the government. On top of that, her previous legal team has also sued her for not paying them, this left her with almost no money and no one to defend her.

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50 Cent


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50 Cent, also known as Curtis Jackson, had the world moving to his hip hop tunes for years. Throughout his career, he was nominated for Grammy Awards and launched his own line of clothes. In 2009, though, he was sued by a woman he had filmed having an intimate moment with and ordered to pay her $7 million.

Additionally, in 2014, he had to fork over $16 million to a company over a failed business venture. 50 ended up filing for bankruptcy as a result.

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Sly Stone


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This soul musician has definitely had a hard time. Unlike most other celebs in this list, losing his money was no fault of his own, well kind of.  A lot of his money problems stemmed from addiction but also the fact that he never received his royalties for his music. For tens of years, Stone was not allowed to collect any of his royalties and in 2011, he was homeless and living in a camper van.

Sly Stone

The production company he worked with “stole” his money, but a judge ruled in their favor as he technically signed them away, even though he didn’t understand what he was doing. Poor Sly Stone!

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Rupert Grint


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We all know Rupert from the Harry Potter film series. His role as Ronald Weasley made him a very rich young man. During his years as Ronald, Rupert was doing very well, but it was the years that followed that were not as easy. Roles were not easy to come by and he saw less and less income.

Rupert Grint

Adding to that, Rupert took some bad accounting advice and ended up owing the IRS $1 million.

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Chris Tucker


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Chris Tucker graced the big screen in films like Friday, The Fifth Element, and the Rush Hour film series. There was a time he was said to be one of the highest-paid actors around.

Sadly, in 2014, Tucker was contacted by the IRS and ordered to pay $14 million in back taxes, leaving him out of jail but no longer living the high life he was used to leading and soon the offers for roles dwindled.

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Lindsay Lohan


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The case of the child star syndrome. Lindsay Lohan was one of the most famous young stars around, with hit films like Mean Girls, Freaky Friday, and Parent Trap, she could have been unstoppable. Unfortunately, Lohan got mixed up in legal trouble, started acting out, and was eventually no longer welcome on sets.

She has tried to revamp her career, but her name has been tarnished and her net worth has taken a series of serious hits.

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Drake Bell


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Yet another child star for the books. Drake Bell was on the hit show Drake and Josh for years. After the show ended, however, Drake thought his career would flourish that much more but it did not go according to plan. He tried his hand in music but that was not the hit he thought it was going to be.

In 2014, Drake could no longer afford the home he was living in and had to file for foreclosure.

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Courtney Love


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Courtney Love, known for her own singing career and the wife of the late Kurt Cobain, was doing just fine for a very long time. However, in 2012 trouble started stirring when the IRS came knocking. She was had to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars on top of over $27 million in legal bills.

While that sounds like a lot of money to most of us, Courtney is still doing quite well thanks to the fortune Kurt left her with.

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Toni Braxton


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The Unbreak My Heart songstress had her time in the spotlight. Unfortunately, Toni Braxton did not plan her contracts well as she was said to receive a mere $2,000 for her albums. Braxton eventually had to file for insolvency.

In order to create some form of income, she was on a reality show with her sisters which brought in some much-needed funds. Even with the income, though, Braxton admitted to being on a strict budget.

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Kim Basinger


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The former wife of actor Alec Baldwin and Academy Award-winning actress Kim Basinger has seen better financial days. It was in the 80s that she bought a town in Georgia where she was set to also star in a film.

At the time the town was worth $20 million, but when she backed out of the film and sold her part of the town, the value had gone down to a mere $1 million. In 1983, Kim filed for bankruptcy.

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Mischa Barton


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Mischa was at the top of her game as the star of The OC. In 2006, after the show ended, she wanted to go into film and continue with a much more serious path in Hollywood.

Mischa Barton

Unfortunately, her film career did not take off and she realized that it was far harder than television.

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Barton’s Relationship


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However, the true sadness here is from the fact that her financial issues came from Mischa’s own mother defrauding her and taking advantage.

Barton’s Relationship

The pair have been at logger’s heads for some time and it seems there is little connection between the pair. It was reported that her mother “kicked her out” of the $7 million mansion she was living in over in Beverly Hills. They rift started back in 2015 when Mischa took out her first lawsuit against her mom.

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Tia Carrere


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Tia was a soap opera star at the height of her career. She spent much of her career on General Hospital, as well as her famous role in Wayne’s World.

At some point, Tia got a little greedy and wanted out of her General Hospital contract. In order to do so, she sued the show and said she was not making enough money and wanted to have the chance to star in a big film.

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Where Is She Now?


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This was a big mistake on Tia’s behalf. She ended up losing the suit as well as her chance at the role. She then went on to have a few minor roles but nothing too big.

Where Is She Now?

Tia has since appeared on shows, Dancing with the stars and The Celebrity Apprentice. Her music career saw her win two Grammy Awards.

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Brendan Fraser


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Brendan is known to most of us from The Mummy film trilogy (but really from the first one). It all went south for him in 2007 when his wife filed for divorce, and acting roles were not coming in.

In 2013, his finances were so dire that he filed a motion to lower his spousal support from $900,000 as he could not afford the yearly payment due to the fact that he was not making the money he used to.

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Allegations


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He also found fame on movies such as George of the Jungle, Bedazzled, and Crash. It seemed as though the late ’90s really were his time to shine. Fraser came out and said that it was due to an incident with Philip Berk, a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, that his career took such a steep decline.

Allegations

When asked about the allegations, Berk said, “Mr. Fraser’s version is a total fabrication. My apology admitted no wrongdoing, the usual ‘If I’ve done anything that upset Mr. Fraser, it was not intended and I apologize. His career declined through no fault of ours.” Well, we certainly hope the truth comes out.

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Mike Tyson


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Mike Tyson currently has a net worth of around $3 million, which is not too bad. However, when you compare it to his former net worth of over $400 million, it is peanuts.

Tyson spent it all on homes, tigers, parties, and very expensive divorces. Tyson also owed the IRS a pretty penny, leaving him without much of his income.

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Tyson Troubles


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He is no longer living the life he used to but is working on getting more acting cameos.

Tyson Troubles

Once being known as one of the best boxers in the world, he sure took a bit of a fall from grace.

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Lauryn Hill


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Lauryn Hill topped the charts in the 1990s and early 2000s. While she may have been up high at one point, even winning Grammy awards, it was at this height in her career that Hill did not pay her taxes as she should have and ended up in financial hot water.

Lauryn Hill

For three years, Hill did not pay her taxes and ended up owing $554,000 and spending three months in prison for her tax evasion.

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Pamela Anderson


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Pamela was once the vision of American beauty in her signature red bathing suit on Baywatch. After her time on the show, and her tumultuous personal life, her star has seen better days.

Pamela Anderson

Much like many on this list, Pam owed the IRS quite a bit of money. After all of her troubles, she is still worth between a cool $8 and $15 million.

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Anderson Details


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We will hopefully see more of her despite her turn to more humanitarian efforts. Pamela has recently hit the news as the lover of Julian Assange, the man behind WikiLeaks who was recently arrested. Austrian born Assange has been hiding away at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for the past six years as an attempt to avoid going to jail.

Anderson Details

Anderson would make regular visits to go and see him. She said that their relationship was nothing more than a close friendship with a “romantic struggle.”

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Lisa Marie Presley


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The daughter of the late and great Elvis Presley had grown up with all she could ever want or need. The world thought that Lisa was set for life due to her father’s inheritance and fame, but the world learned differently when Lisa filed for divorce in February of 2018 and cited massive debt as one of the facts about her.

Lisa wrote that she is in $16.7 million debt. The source of this massive negative came from a defaulted mortgage and several unpaid credit cards. Lisa said it was her manager who put her in the aforementioned debt due to lack of proper management.

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Bow Wow


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Bow Wow started out as Lil Bow Wow, he sang and acted and was beloved. Some time within the late first decade of the 2000s, his star started losing its heat and his income along with it. According to records, Bow Wow was ordered to pay his ex $3,000 a month in child support, but he said that he only had about $1,500.

Bow Wow

The worst of it came in 2017 when he had taken a photo of a private jet and posted it to his social media account. A fellow passenger in coach spotted him a few seats away and took his photo. Ouch, now that’s a rumble!

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Abby Lee Miller


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The dance teacher we all love to hate, Abby Lee Miller, was the dance instructor for little girls on Dance Moms. She too got a little greedy with her income and hit over $775,000 worth of her income from the IRS and was found out.

Abby Lee Miller

She not only had to file for bankruptcy but she was also sentenced to time in prison for her tax evasion. Somehow, though, she is now slated to be a part of the show yet again.

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Johnny Depp


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Johnny, known to the world as Captain Jack Sparrow, had more money than he knew what to do with which is why he spent it on a yacht and a record label that never took off. In 2017, Depp was in deep due to a conflict with managers, and a public divorce.

The managers Depp is in conflict with sued his in return, also divulging that Depp is over $40 million in the red.

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Tia Carrere


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Tia Carrere became a popular name when she appeared in Wayne’s World back in the ‘90s. The movie was set to push Tia into stardom where she would go forward and become Hollywood’s next big actress.

Attracting millions on fans for her role as Cassandra Wong, but her success didn’t last for long. Although she tries to maintain her actress persona, her bank balance doesn’t reflect it and she is living a very ordinary life.

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Amanda Bynes


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Amanda Bynes was once one of the hottest teenage movie actresses out there. From appearing in movies such as What a Girl Wants in 2003 to She’s the Man in 2006. Bynes also had her own Nickelodeon show called The Amanda Show.

Back then, it was thought that she had set herself up to a career in acting for life but sadly for Amanda, it didn’t work out that way. Nowadays, her extravagant lifestyle is long behind her and she is living a normal life just like the rest of us.

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Tila Tequila


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Tila Tequila was a reality superstar back in the 2000s, as well as appearing on Celebrity Big Brother she also had her own show, A Shot At Love with Tila Tequila.

It was back in the day when the only social media site was MySpace that Tila found fame, it’s no doubt that she was one of the first and original social media stars. However, due to spreading vile hate speech her career took a decline and rightly so.

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Nicole Eggert


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Actress Nicole Eggert had a good run back in the day on several movies. She played Jamie Powell in the Charles in Charge comedy as well as having a permeant role as Summer Quinn on the iconic television series, Baywatch.

The actress also took on several guest roles in Boy Meets World and The Super Mario Bros. Super Show. Today, however, it seems she has not be able to withhold her acting career and works in voice acting and leads a very normal life.

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Farrah Fawcett


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Once an icon, Farrah Fawcett was an actress, model, and an artist, however, it seems she has had quite the fall from grace and went on to lead a normal lifestyle. In her hay day, Fawcett was nominated for four Emmy awards as well as six Golden Globes.

She became a household name when she played Jill Munroe in the famed tv show Charlie’s Angels. Sadly, Fawcett passed away but left us with this inspiring quote, “Don’t give up, no matter what they say to you. Keep fighting!”

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LeAnn Rimes


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LeAnn Rimes started her country music career as a young woman and has a voice to contend with the current stars without issue. However, she does not perform or release music like she used to, and her husband, actor Eddie Cibrian, is not the biggest earner himself.

All of the above being said, they are earning more than most regular people just not rolling in it like other celebs are. They both have a nice income from their Hallmark films.