From Shah Rukh Khan To Donald Trump: 15 Celebrities Who Went Broke Or Bankrupt

Maanyata Thu |May 26, 2019

From Amitabh Bachchan and Raj Kapoor to Donald Trump and Pamela Anderson, here are 15 well-known Bollywood and international celebrities who went broke or bankrupt.

From Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan to US President Donald Trump, many celebrities have gone through financial crisis at some point in their lives. Here are 15 Bollywood and international celebs who went broke or even filed for bankruptcy.

Amitabh Bachchan

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The Bollywood veteran actor faced financial hardship as his company ABCL declared bankruptcy, and he was supposedly Rs. 90 crores in debt.

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Shah Rukh Khan

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According to some reports, the King of Bollywood lost it all with Ra. One’s failure. Touted to be his dream venture, the film failed to work wonder at the box office, leaving the star with almost nothing.

Jackie Shroff

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In 2008, Jackie Shroff reached out director Sajid Nadiadwala for a loan, which he failed to repay in time. Sajid later filed a case against Jackie in an attempt to get his money back, and the actor had to sell his property to deal with this situation.


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The actor also went through a hard financial phase. He once revealed during the premier of his daughter’s movie that there was a time he did not have enough money to hire a taxi or rickshaw.

Bharat Bhushan

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The late actor Bharat Bhushan, who is famous for his appearance in Baiju Bawra, nearly filed for bankruptcy due to gambling.

Raj Kapoor

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The Showman of Bollywood went broke after making Mera Naam Joker. The film was considered as one of his most expensive movies ever, unfortunately, failed to perform well at the box office, leaving a big hole in her pocket.

Abhay Deol

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Abhay Deol reportedly faced huge financial trouble when he produced the film One By Two, which was eventually bombed at the box office. To repay the loans, Abhay had to sell his house.

Preity Zinta

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The Bollywood diva went through a financial crisis once in her life after her production venture Ishkq in Paris was bombed at the box office. She not only lost her all money but also faced a lawsuit against her for non-payment of dues. In her bad times, her dear friend Salman Khan came to help her out of the situation.

Mike Tyson

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Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, who earned $300 million over his career, filed for bankruptcy in 2003 with debts of $23m. This included a $9m divorce settlement and children support payments, $17.4m to the IRS, British tax authorities, lawyers, financial managers among many others.

Wayne Newton

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Wayne Newton, who was listed as the world’s highest-paid entertainer in the 1983 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, was reported $20 million in debt in 1992 because of a series of bad investments.

Shane Filan

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Former Westlife singer Shane Filan declared bankruptcy in 2012 after his property development company in Ireland went into receivership.

Donald Trump

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The billionaire President of the United States, Donald Trump filed for corporate bankruptcy four times in 1991, 1992, 2004 and 2009.

Lena Headey

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The Game of Thrones actress reportedly said that she had less than 5 dollars in her bank account because of her divorce in 2012. She had to sell her Hollywood Hills house to pull herself from the brink of financial collapse.

50 Cent

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The rapper filed for bankruptcy with the debt of 32.5 million dollars in 2015. The filing came after he was ordered to pay 5 million dollars to Lastonia Leviston, who sued him for posting her sex tape online.


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