Famous People Who Filed Bankruptcy

You are Not Alone

  • Abraham Lincoln
    16th President of the United States
  • Benedict Arnold
    Betrayed colonists to British
  • John James
    Audubon Illustrated Birds of America
  • P.T. Barnum
    The Great American circus owner
  • John Barrymore
    Actor; Romeo & Juliet
  • Lionel Bart
    British composer - lyricist - playwright (1972)
  • Kim Basinger
    Oscar - winning actress (1993)
  • Frank Baum
    Wizard of Oz author
  • Barbara Bel Geddes
    Actor; Miss Elle on Dallas
  • Bunny Berigan
    Jazz trumpeter great
  • George Best
    Manchester United soccer
  • John Wayne Bobbitt
    Penectomy survivor
  • Peter Bogdanovich
    American Filmographer
  • Bjorn Borg
    Pro tennis player
  • Lorraine Bracco
    Oscar-nominated actress (1999)
  • Matthew Brady
    portrait / US Civil War photographer (1872)
  • Toni Braxton
    rock star (1998)
  • Louise Brooks
    Actor; Pandora's Box
  • Sylvia Browne
    Afraid to accept Randi's $1 million challenge
  • Lenny Bruce
    Comic; Multiply obscene comic
  • Buffalo Bill
    Wild West showman
  • Gary Burghoff
    Radar O'Reilly in M*A*S*H
  • Anita Bryant
  • 1958 Miss America 2nd runner up (1997)
  • Crazy Cabbie
    Radio personality on the Howard Stern menagerie
  • Tia Carrere
    Actor; Wayne's World
  • Nell Carter
    Actor; Housekeeper on Gimme a Break
  • Raymond Carver
    Author; Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
  • Miguel de Cervantes
    Novelist Don Quixote
  • George Clinton
    rock star (1984) (note: this is not the composer George S. Clinton)
  • Natalie Colesinger
  • Gary Coleman
    actor (1999)
  • Concrete Blonde
    rock group
  • John Connally
    Former Texas Governor, wounded in 1963 Kennedy assassination in Dallas (1987)
  • Francis Ford Coppola
    Oscar-winning film writer; director; producer (1999)
  • Cathy Lee Crosby
    Actress; American Author (1992)
  • David Crosby
    singer / songwriter
  • Aleister Crowley
    Wickedest man in the world
  • Vic Damone
    singer (1971)
  • Dorothy Dandridge
    Oscar-nominated actress; singer (1963)
  • Daniel Defoe
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Lee De Forest
    Oscar-winning film/sound synchronization pioneer, producer (1937)
  • Dino De Laurentis
    Oscar-winning film producer (1988)
  • John DeLorean
    Automobile designer and entrepreneur
  • Walt Disney
    Oscar-winning film producer, animation & theme park pioneer (1923)
  • Henry Dunant
    Red Cross founder
  • William C. Durant
    Founder of General Motor
  • Eddy "the eagle" Edwards
    Great Britain's first Olympic ski jumper (1991)
  • Keith Famie
    Survivor II: The Australian Outback contestant, chef-restauranter, American Author (1996/97)
  • Freddy Fender
    Musician; Before the Next Teardrop Falls
  • Stephin Fetchit
  • Professional black stereotype
  • Eddie Fisher
    Singer; crooner dumped by Liz Taylor
  • Mick Fleetwood
    rock star, lead member of "Fleetwood Mac" (1984)
  • Heidi Fleiss
    Clothing line founder; American author
  • Henry Ford
    Automobile manufacturer
  • William Fox
    Co-Founder of 20th Century Fox Film Corporation (1936)
  • Red Foxx
    actor - entertainer
  • R. Buckminster Fuller
    Architect, futurist, invented the geodesic dome
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor
    Cop-slapping Gabor sister
  • Marvin Gaye
    singer (1970s)
  • Andy Gibb
    rock star (1987)
  • Gary Glitter
    Rock and Roll Part 2
  • Bernhard Goetz
    Subway vigilante criminal
  • Charles Goodyear
    19th century American inventor, who discovered how to vulcanize rubber
  • Ulysses S. Grant
    18th US President; Civil War general, best-selling American Author, face is pictured on the US fifty dollar bill (1884 after leaving office)
  • Elizabeth Ward Gracen
    actress; model;
  • Miss America 1982 (1999)
  • Bob Guccione
    publisher and founder of Penthouse magazine (2003)
  • Johannes Gutenberg
    Inventor of movable type
  • Tony Gwynn
    Batted .394 in 1994 for the Padres
  • Merle Haggard
    country music star (1993)
  • Corey Haimactor (1997)
  • Frans Hals
    Dutch portraitist
  • Dorothy Hamill
    Olympic gold-medal ice-skater (1996)
  • M.C. Hammer
    rock star (1996)
  • George Frideric Handel
    Messiah composer
  • Richard Harris
    Oscar-nominated actor; producer; director
  • Isaac Hayes
    Oscar-winning songwriter; composer; musician; singer (1976)
  • Margaux Hemingway
    Troubled actress OD'd on klonopin
  • Sherman Hemsley
    actor (2002)
  • Ty Herndon
    Country music star caught in cruisy park
  • Milton Snavely Hershey
    founder of Hershey's chocolate
  • Kent Hovind
    Creation Science huckster
  • Steve Howe
    MLB pitcher
  • E. Howard Hunt
    Coordinated Watergate break-in
  • Nelson Bunker Hunt
    Tried to corner the silver market
  • Ron Isley
    Rhythm-and blues singer (mid late 1990s)
  • La Toya Jackson
    rock star (1995)
  • Don Johnson
  • Eli Jacobs
    Former Baltimore Orioles owner
  • Janice - Marie Johnson
    rock star/disco diva (1980s)
  • Al Jolson
    Miami Vice
  • Nash Bridges
  • George Jones
    Country singer
  • Kacey Jones
    country music star, musical humorist
  • Clay Jordan
    Survivor V: Thailand contestant; restauranter (2001)
  • Chaka Kahn
    rock star
  • Charles Keating
    Morality crusader, white-collar swindler
  • Buster Keaton
    Actor, The General
  • Bernard Kerik
    NYC Police Commissioner, 2000-2001
  • Margot Kidder
    Lois Lane in Superman movie
  • Larry King
    talk-show host, best selling American author (1978)
  • Robert Kiyosaki
    Rich Dad, Poor Dad author
  • Bowie Kuhnformer
    US baseball commissioner
  • Gary Kurtz
    Oscar-nominated film producer
  • Veronica Lake
    actress (1951)
  • Lorenzo Lamas
    actor (2004)
  • Cyndi Lauper
    rock star (1983)
  • Anton LaVey
    Founder of the Church of Satan
  • Jerry Lewis
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
    famous Rock n' Roll star
  • Horace Liveright
    Publisher of the Modern Library series
  • Meat Loaf
    rock star (1983)
  • Ashley MacIsaac
    musician fiddler (2000)
  • Jackie Mason
    comedian - entertainer
  • Henry Mayhew
    Punch journalist
  • Mindy McCready
    Country Music star, American author
  • William McKinley
    25th US President 1897-1901
  • Tom Metzger
    white supremacist
  • Marvin Mitchelson
    celebrity divorce lawyer
  • Melba Moore
    Singer - Actress
  • Debelah Morgan
    Singer -Songwriter - Producer (2000)
  • Lorrie Morgan
    Country music star, American Author
  • Robert Morris
    Politician who financed Revolutionary War
  • Levi P. Morton
    Vice President under Benjamin Harrison
  • Motor City Five/MC5
    rock group of the 1960s (1970)
  • John Nash
    British Regency architect
  • Willie Nelson
    singer-songwriter-actor, American Author (1990)
  • Wayne Newton
    singer-actor - entertainer (1992)
  • Harry Nilsson
    singer/songwriter; Me and My Arrow
  • F. Donald Nixon
    Nixon's brother
  • Mary Nolan
    actress (1931)
  • Emperor Norton
    Emperor of the United States and protector of Mexico
  • Ted Nugent
    Rock Star
  • Kate O'Brien
    The Land of Spices novelist
  • Thomas Paine
    Common Sense activist
  • Johnny Paycheck
    country music star (1976)
  • Tom Petty
    rock star (1979)
  • Gaylord Perry
    baseball player
  • Philip II
    King of Spain, 1556-1598
  • Buddy Post
    Lottery millionaire
  • Burt Prelutsky
    American television writer; screenwriter (1997)
  • Randy Quaid
  • Lynn Redgrave
  • Rembrandt
  • Tommy Rettig
  • Jeff Miller in Lassie
  • Burt Reynolds
    Oscar-nominated actor - director , American Author (1995)
  • Debbie Reynolds
    Oscar nominated actress-singer, American Author (1997)
  • Mickey Rooney
    Oscar nominated actor, American Author (1962)
  • Rick Ross
    Activist; cult expert, deprogrammer
  • Harry Saltzman
    film producer (James Bond movies) (1975)
  • Ray Sawyer
    rock star, member of "Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show" (1973)
  • Oskar Schindler
    activist who saved over 1000 Jews from the Nazis
  • Shenandoah
    country music band (1991)
  • Billy Sims
    Detroit Lions RB
  • Tom Sizemore
    Heat, Robbery Homicide Division actor
  • Anna Nicole Smith
    Model-Actress, 1993 Playboy magazine "Playmate of the Year" (1996)
  • Dee Snider
    frontman for Twisted Sister, musician
  • Phoebe Snow
    Jazz vocalist
  • Leon Spinks
  • Sheryl Swoopes
    Three-time WNBA MVP
  • J. Fife Symington
    Governor of Arizona (1995, while still in office)
  • Lawrence Taylor
    NFL hall of famer
  • Randall Terry
    Operation Rescue founder
  • Nikola Tesla
    Invented alternating current
  • Donald Trump
    billionaire entrepreneur
  • TLC
    rock group (1995)
  • Mark Twain
    Huckleberry Finn author
  • Mike Tyson
    boxer (2003)
  • Johnny Unitas
    legendary Hall of Fame football quarterback
  • John Whitehead
    Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now, musician
  • Oscar Wilde
    acclaimed poet and author
  • James Wilson
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice 1789-1798
  • Tammy Wynette
    country music star (1988)
  • Florenz Ziegfeld
    actor, the Ziegfeld Follies