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9 Celebrities Who Went Broke

When we dream of becoming famous musicians or A-list actors, we imagine a life filled with lots of money, fancy cars, expensive clothes and happiness for the rest of our lives. Sadly, real life doesn’t always turn out this way, even for people who reach those dreams. We’ve put together a list of 9 celebrities whose success did not last as long as everyone expected.

1. Nicolas Cage

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By 2009, Nicolas Cage was one of the highest-paid actors in all of Hollywood. Things were looking fine and dandy until Cage made a few (read lots of) bad decisions with his money and combined with a terrible financial advisor lead to the wealthy celebrity being forced to sell a number of his properties to pay off a massive $6.2 million in taxes. Cage sued his financial advisor but the damage was done and Cage spent a number of years getting back on his feet with the help of friend and colleage, Johnny Depp. Thankfully, nowadays the award winning actor is being more careful with his money.

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