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