Everybody knows that fame and fortune can be fleeting—you still have to make intelligent financial choices. You’d think celebrities would be able to manage their money, but sometimes, stars remind us that they’re only human and they make mistakes too. Here are a few celebrities who’ve hit rock bottom.
1. NICOLAS CAGE
2. MIKE TYSON
He was the youngest heavyweight boxing champion in history and was worth over $300 million at his peak. A divorce, a rape accusation, and three years in prison later, Tyson returned to the ring as a damaged boxer and tore off part of Evander Holyfield’s ear with his teeth. Tyson had to pay Holyfield $3 million in compensation and declared bankruptcy in 2003, with over $18 million in debt. The fallen champion now plays the voice of his own character in the animated show Mike Tyson Mysteries.
3. LINDSAY LOHAN
4. JOHNNY DEPP
5. LIL KIM
6. WESLEY SNIPES
After neglecting to pay over $17 million in back taxes from the early 2000s, the star of the series Blade went to jail for three years. Since then, he has been working on several small movie projects and is still appealing his case, claiming he was the victim of a conspiracy.