Famous Filers

You Too Can Get a Fresh Start – Here Are Famous People That Filed For Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy!

We find many of our clients feeling embarrassed and “alone” in their contemplation of filing Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy. Not only are you not alone as millions of people find the need to file every year for one reason or another, but some of the most famous and wealthy individuals in history have sought financial relief from their creditors. Many of these individuals have turned their lives and fortunes around after filing for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Abraham Lincoln – 16th President of the United States
Al Jolson – Actor, Miami Vice, Nash Bridges
Andy Gibb – rock star
Anna Nicole Smith – Model-Actress
Billy Sims – Detroit Lions RB
Bjorn Borg – Pro tennis player
Bob Guccione – founder of Penthouse magazine
Bowie Kuhn – former US baseball commissioner
Buffalo Bill – Wild West showman
Burt Reynolds – actor, director
Buster Keaton – Actor, The General
Cathy Lee Crosby – Actress, Author
Chaka Kahn – rock star
Charles Goodyear – Founder of Goodyear Tire Co
Charles Keating – banker, financier
Chris Eubank – Former World Champion Boxer
Cyndi Lauper – rock star
David Crosby – singer / songwriter
Debbie Reynolds – actress-singer
Dee Snider – front man for Twisted Sister, musician
Dino De Laurentis – Oscar – winning film producer
Don Johnson – actor-producer
Donald Trump – billionaire, entrepreneur
Dorothy Hamill – Olympic Ice Skater
Eddie Fisher – Singer, dumped by Liz Taylor
Eli Jacobs – Former Baltimore Orioles owner
F. Donald Nixon – Nixon’s brother
Florenz Ziegfeld – actor, the Ziegfeld Follies
Francis Ford Coppola – Oscar winning film director
Frank Baum – Wizard of Oz author
Freddy Fender – Musician
Gary Burghoff – Radar O’Reilly in MASH
Gary Coleman – actor
Gaylord Perry – baseball player
George Clinton – rock star
George Frideric Handel – Messiah composer
George Jones – Country singer
George McGovern – politician
Grace Jones – Singer, Entertainer
Harry Saltzman – Film Producer (James Bond movies)
H.J. Heinz – Founder of Heinz Ketchup
Heidi Fleiss – Clothing line founder and Hollywood Madam
Henry Dunant – Red Cross founder
Henry Ford – Automobile manufacturer
Horace Liveright – Publisher
Immanuel Nobel – founded the Nobel Prize
Isaac Hayes – singer, songwriter, musician
J. Fife Symington – Governor of Arizona
Jackie Mason – comedian – entertainer
James Wilson – U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Jay Black – rock star
Jermaine, LaToya, Randy, Tito and Joe & Katherine Jackson – (Michael Jackson’s siblings and parents)
Jerry Lee Lewis – rock star
Jerry Lewis – comic
Joe Louis – Boxer
John Barrymore – Actor; Romeo & Juliet
John Connally – Former Texas Governor
John DeLorean – entrepreneur
Johnny Paycheck – Country music singer
Johnny Unitas – Hall of Fame football quarterback
Jorge & Joanne Lopes – Won $110 Million Lotto jackpot
Juan Rodriguez – filed shortly before winning $149 million NY lottery
Kim Basinger – Oscar winning actress
La Toya Jackson – rock star
Larry King – talk-show host
Lawrence Taylor – NFL hall of famer
Leon Spinks – boxer
Lenny Dykstra – Former Star Baseball Player
Levi P. Morton – US Vice President
Lorenzo Lamas – actor
Lorrie Morgan – Country music star
Louise Brooks – Actor
Lynn Redgrave – actress
Lynne Spears – Mother of rock star Britney Spears
M.C. Hammer – Singer/Rapper
Margaux Hemingway – actress
Margot Kidder – Lois Lane in Superman movie
Marion “Suge” Knight – Rap Producer
Marvin Mitchelson – celebrity divorce lawyer
Marvin Gaye – singer
Meat Loaf – rock star
Melvin Belli – Famous Lawyer
Merle Haggard – country music star
Mick Fleetwood – rock star
Mickey Rooney – Oscar nominated actor
Miguel de Cervantes – Novelist; Don Quixote
Mike Tyson – boxer
Milton Snavely Hershey – Hershey’s Chocolate
Mindy McCready – Country Music singer
Natalie Cole – singer
Nell Carter – Actress
Nikola Tesla – Invented alternating current
Oscar Wilde – acclaimed poet and author
P.T. Barnum – The Great American circus owner
Philip II – King of Spain
Randall Terry – Operation Rescue founder
Randy Quaid – actor
Red Foxx – actor, entertainer
Rembrandt – painter
Robert Kiyosaki – Rich Dad, Poor Dad author
Robert Morris – Politician who financed Revolutionary War
Ron Isley – Rhythm-and blues, soul singer
Run DMC – Rap Group in
Samuel L. Clemens – (“Mark Twain”)- Author
Shenandoah – country music band
Sherman Hemsley – actor (“George Jefferson”)
Sheryl Swoopes – Three-time WNBA MVP
Stan Lee – Comic book industry pioneer
Stephen Baldwin – Actor
Steve Howe – MLB pitcher
Susan Powter – exercise/fitness expert
Tammy Wynette – country music star
Ted Nugent – Rock Star
Thomas Paine – Common Sense activist
TLC – rock group
Tom Petty – rock star
Tom Sizemore – Actor
Toni Braxton – Musician
Ty Herndon – Country music star
Ulysses S. Grant – 18th US President
Veronica Lake – actress
Walt Disney – Film producer, theme park pioneer
Wayne Newton – singer-actor – entertainer
William C. Durant – Founder of General Motor
William Fox – Co-Founder of 20th Century Fox
William McKinley – 25th US President 1897-1901
Willie Nelson – singer-songwriter-actor
Zsa Zsa Gabor – Cop-slapping Gabor sister

Don’t feel like you are alone – many who have filed for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy have gone on to have financial success. If you are facing financial hardship and are thinking of looking into Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy, contact us today and schedule your free initial consultation.