Court documents recently revealed that Johnny Depp is drowning in debt. $40 million in debt to be exact. If twenty Pirates of the Caribbean movies aren't enough to provide, the rest of us are screwed. The only way to get access to money now is a short term loan. Depp slapped his management company with a $25 million lawsuit claiming they mishandled his money and made him go broke. According to emails now made public, Depp wasn't exactly a spendthrift. In fact, when his financial handlers practically begged him to relinquish his extravagant private jet, Depp had this to say:
A commercial flight with paparazzis in tow would be a f—ing nightmare of monumental proportions... I don’t like being in this situation, but there wasn’t a whole lot of choice, as THE RUM DIARY was a sacrifice we knew would be happening and the last proper paycheck was PUBLIC ENEMIES. i will do my best, joel
C'mon, Joel. But we agree, The Rum Diary was a sacrifice for all parties involved. To celebrate the proud lineage of financial woes for the rich and famous, here are the Top Ten Broke Celebrities.
10) Kim Basinger
Basinger thought she was too good to uphold her contract securing a starring role in the flick Boxing Helena. But by backing out, the studio, Main Line Pictures, slapped her with a $8.1 million dollar lawsuit, which left Basinger dead broke in the early 90's. Now she's back on her feet, and you can be too. Get access to money now, just like Kim.
Sinbad landed on California's prestigious list of people owing the most money in taxes in 2009. The tune of his worries was $2.5 million - a significant number that forced Sinbad to put his luxurious estate up for sale.
8) MC Hammer
Hammer time ended promptly in 1996, when the former millionaire (Hammer allegedly was earning over $30 million a year in the early 90's) filed for bankruptcy. Hammer time is again in session, and you can get access to money now as well.
7) Gary Coleman
Whatcha talkin' bout? Your demise. The fresh-faced television star made famous on Diff'rent Strokes became embroiled in a legal battle in 1999 following years of alleged financial meddling from his parents. Coleman's bankruptcy filing was soon overshadowed by his health issues, leading to one of the bleaker celebrity downfalls in recent history.
6) 50 Cent
The man whose very namesake stems from money - albeit not that much of it - became a self-fulfilling prophecy when he was stripped down to loose change a couple of years ago. What made 50's downfall more salacious was his designation as one of the wealthiest hip-hop artists alive by Forbes Magazine in 2015. Make sure to check out how you can get your hands on money now.
5) Debbie Reynolds
Reynolds was left "flat broke" from her marriage to Harry Karl, stating in an interview "Of course everything went, homes and everything, every bill he had - he owed $10 million - so then I got to pay that off. Everything was taken by the Government in taxes."
4) Toni Braxton
Double the bankruptcy, double the fun. Braxton got the shit end of the stick with her first recording contract, walking away from her early success with less than $2,000. While Braxton regained her footing nearly a decade later, her canceled Las Vagas tenure led her into bankruptcy again in the early 2000's. She ended up solving her financial woes, and you can too by clicking here.
3) Janice Dickinson
One of our personal favorite broke celebrity moments came from supermodel Janice Dickinson in 2014, when her bank claimed they had little faith in her ability to repay her $300,000 in bounced checks "due to debtor's age, lack of assets, and lack of income." Ha. Haha.
2) Abby Lee Miller
The Dance Moms star found herself in hot water after lying about her assets during a bankruptcy filing. What she lacks in everything, Miller makes up for in fraud, and in addition to hiding her income made on the popular TLC show, she embezzled $120,000 Australian dollars. Stay out of debt and get access to money now.
1) Teresa Giudice
After filing for bankruptcy in 2009, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star and her husband were discovered hiding valuable assets from the government. This famously landed the dynamic duo in federal prison for bankruptcy fraud in one of the most New Jersey stories ever told.