Famous People Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy

Serving the New England areas of New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine


No one wants to file bankruptcy, but with close to two million bankruptcy filings in 2012 it is safe to say that you are not alone if you are faced with financial troubles

Take it from famous actors and athletes. Bankruptcy actually works. Look at this list of famous people who have faced financial difficulties, were able to discharge their debts, and continued on to prosper in the years that followed:

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Kim Basinger
  • Natalie Cole
  • Gary Coleman
  • Walt Disney
  • Henry Ford
  • Red Foxx
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • Andy Gibb
  • Charles Goodyear
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Dorothy Hamill
  • H.J. Heinz
  • La Toya Jackson
  • Don Johnson
  • Larry King
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
  • George McGovern
  • John Nash
  • Willie Nelson
  • Wayne Newton
  • Harry Nilsson
  • Ted Nugent
  • Tom Petty
  • Rembrandt
  • Burt Reynolds
  • Mickey Rooney
  • Derek Sanderson
  • Anna Nicole Smith
  • Donald Trump
  • Mike Tyson
  • Tammy Wynette

If people this well off could get into financial trouble, it can happen to anyone. Each used their constitutional right to use bankruptcy to address their financial problems and was given a chance to get a fresh financial start and get their financial affairs back on track.

To learn how you can put bankruptcy to work for you, call Patriot Law Group at 1-800-934-PATRIOT or contact us for a face-to-face consultation at any of our bankruptcy law offices in New Hampshire, Maine, or Vermont.