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Famous People Who Filed Bankruptcy :

Look at this list!  Many of these people were able to achieve great success after they received debt relief.  Are you next?

POLITICIANS
1.   Abraham Lincoln – filed several times, due to business failures
2.   Thomas Jefferson – filed several times, including after leaving office due to large debt
3.   Ulysses S. Grant – 18th US President - filed in 1884 after leaving office
4.   Daniel Webster – US Secretary of State – 1841
5.   George McGovern – US Senator – filed in 1991 after his inn went out of business
6.   John Connally – former Texas Governor and Treasury Secretary – filed Chapter 11 in 1987
7.   William McKinley – 25th US President
8.   J. Fife Symington – Governor of Arizona – filed in 1995 while still in office

FAMOUS PEOPLE
  1.   Walt Disney – filed after a company owing him money filed bankruptcy
  2.   Henry Ford – Founder of Ford Motor Company
  3.   William Durant – Founder of General Motors
  4.   Larry King – filed in 1971 and 1978
  5.   Donald Trump – filed several bankruptcies
  6.   P. T. Barnum – Founder of Barnum & Bailey Circus
  7.   H.J. Heinz – Founder of the H.J. Heinz Ketchup Company
  8.   Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) – filed in 1894 due to failed investments
  9.   Oscar Wilde – acclaimed poet and author
10.   William Fox – Founder of 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

CELEBRITIES
  1.  Burt Reynolds – chapter 11 in 1996 after owing more than 8 million in debts
  2.  Lorraine Bracco – filed after long custody battle
  3.  Mickey Rooney – 1986 filing – first bankruptcy was in 1962
  4.  Kim Basinger – filed due to $8 million judgment after backing out of a movie
  5.  Jerry Lewis – filed in the 70's after losing stage bookings
  6.  Gary Coleman – 1999 bankruptcy
  7.  Redd Foxx –chapter 11 after owing millions to IRS
8.  Mike Tyson – filed after blowing $300 million foolishly
9.  Morton Downey, Jr. – filed 5 bankruptcies
10.  Larry King – filed in 1971 and again in 1978
11.  Gloria Vanderbilt – 1938 bankruptcy
12.  John Wayne
13.  Toni Braxton – filed in 1998
14.  Francis Ford Coppola – filed in 1999
15.  David Crosby – filed in 1985
16.  Mick Fleetwood – filed in 1984
17.  Dorothy Hamill – filed in 1996
18.  Marvin Gaye – filed in the 70's
19.  M. C. Hammer – filed in 1996
20.  Merle Haggard – filed in 1993
21.  Chaka Kahn
22.  Jackie Mason – filed in 1983 after bad investments
23.  Ted Nugent
24.  Tom Petty – filed in 1979
25.  Debbie Rooney – filed in 1962
26.  Anna Nicole Smith
27.  Cindy Lauper – filed in 1981
28.  Latoya Jackson – filed in 1995
29.  Wayne Newton – filed in 1992

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