Nicolas Cage may have a reputation for being a bit of an oddball, but many people do not know to what extent his wackiness bounds. From buying a funeral pyramid to purchasing the skull bones of a dinosaur and owning 11 different multi-million dollar properties around the world, Nicolas Cage knew no limit to his spending. And while he may always play a strong leading man in the movies, his financial habits are anything but sound. Tax penalties recently plagued the actor and he reportedly owed $13 million in taxes to the IRS. Once estimated at a personal fortune of $150 million, Cage was able to avoid bankruptcy by firing his personal finance manager and selling many of his possessions. Still a bankable Hollywood star, his current assets are valued around $18 million.
Barb Wire, Baywatch, Tommy Lee, Kid Rock, Playboy, and the IRS. What do these things have in common? Pamela Anderson, of course. The most noteworthy cause of Anderson’s mounting debts are the extravagant home renovations she enlisted on her mansion in 2013—who doesn’t love pure gold pool tiles? Unfortunately, Pamela forgot to pay the builders and the IRS that year, which landed her on the unenviable list of the Top 500 Delinquent Tax Payers in California. Pam had to put the cherished Malibu house up for sale for $7.75 million to keep herself out of the red. Those Double D’s turned into a Double Wide; instead of padding around in her renovated mansion, she moved into a sensible trailer with her sons that year and filed for bankruptcy.