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No matter how popular you are or how much money you have, you’re only a divorce, poor investment or copyright infringement away from going broke. These recent examples of surprisingly broke celebrities will prove that very notion.

Lena Headey

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“Game of Thrones” actress Lena Headey went through both a divorce lawsuit and custody battle in 2012, which left her with “less than $5” in the bank.

Brendan Fraser

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Actor Brendan Fraser hurt his back trying to free a fallen tree during Hurricane Sandy and was unable to work. This, along with his annual $900,000 alimony payment to his ex, led Fraser to plead poverty early last year.

Gary Busey

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Crazy man Gary Busey owed about $1 million, but what’s impressive is that he only claims to have $50,000 in assets, including old moccasins, a broken pellet gun and more than 300 VHS tapes.

Jose Canseco

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Former home run hitter Jose Canseco declared bankruptcy last year, owing nearly half a million to the IRS.

Dionne Warwick

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Singer and psychic friend Dionne Warwick owed approximately $11 million in back taxes and had to file for bankruptcy in 2013.

Kelly Rutherford

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Former “Gossip Girl” star Kelly Rutherford was down more than $2 million to a divorce lawsuit and custody battle.

Warren Sapp

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Lots of football players go bankrupt, but Warren Sapp managed to blow his $82 million and still owes nearly $7 million.

Pamela Anderson

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Pam Anderson declared bankruptcy recently when she couldn’t afford back taxes and construction work on her Malibu home totaling $1.1 million.

Janice Dickinson

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Model Janice Dickinson went broke when she owed more than $1 million to the IRS and her landlord, along with costs for plastic surgery and dermatologists.

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt

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We’re only counting reality power(less) couple Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt as one celebrity. They blew more than $10 million because they thought the world was going to end and had to file for bankruptcy when it didn’t. Smart.

Terrell Owens

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Frequent crier and ex-football star Terrell Owens owed child support to four kids from different women, in addition to tax debts to the IRS.

Sinbad

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Comedian Sinbad filed bankruptcy this year for the second time, owing more than $11 million in debts, mostly in back taxes.

Dennis Rodman

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In 2012, former cross-dressing NBA star Dennis Rodman declared bankruptcy, citing he spent nearly $30K each month on drinking. Now he’s known for being pals with North Korea’s dictator, which is truly the most outrageous part of this article, if you think about it.

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