Famous People Who Filed Bankruptcy

If you're feeling alone or depressed because of financial problems, cheer up! You're in very good company. Below is a list of some of the famous people (including 5 U.S. Presidents) who have filed for bankruptcy or had severe financial problems. Please note that most of these folks had their great success and fame after their bankruptcies.

Donald Trump

U.S. President

Dave Ramsey

Radio Financial Advisor

Walt Disney

Creator of Mickey Mouse

Thomas Jefferson

U.S. President

John Wayne


Toni Braxton


Mark Twain


Mick Fleetwood

Rock Star, Founder of Fleetwood Mac

Chaka Kahn

Rock Star

P.T. Barnum

Circus Promoter

Henry Ford

Founder of

Ford Motor Company

MC Hammer

Rap Star

Lorraine Bracco

Actress and Star of

The Sopranos

Debbie Reynolds

Movie Star and mother of Carrie Fisher

Gary Coleman


Michael Jackson


Stan Lee

Creator of Spider Man & The Incredible Hulk

Cindi Lauper

Rock Star

Michael Vick

American Football Player

Willie Nelson


Francis Ford Coppola

Oscar-winning movie director/writer/producer

Abraham Lincoln

U.S. President

Tammy Wynette

Country Music Star

Ulysses S. Grant

U.S. President and General

Johnny Unitas

American Football Player

Tom Petty

Rock Star

Jerry Lee Lewis

Rock Star

Teresa Giudice

"Real Housewives of New Jersey" Star

Don Johnson


Harry S Truman

U.S. President

Whether you're famous on TV or just for your great cooking, should you find yourself in a real bind, or need more information, call my office at 301.924.4400 and let's talk about what we can do. We can help restructure your finances, schedule workout arrangements, or advise and represent you in bankruptcy.

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