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Athletes who struck it rich or went broke after their playing careers

Yardbarker Logo By Mark Fishman of Yardbarker | Slide 2 of 22: Few human beings, let alone professional athletes, have experienced the highs and lows that Mike Tyson has. The former heavyweight champion of the world, Tyson earned more than $400 million over the course of his boxing career, but through reckless spending, poor investments and trusting the wrong people, he lost it all. Tyson filed for bankruptcy in 2003 but has slowly been rebuilding his brand and life ever since.

Mike Tyson

Few human beings, let alone professional athletes, have experienced the highs and lows that Mike Tyson has. The former heavyweight champion of the world, Tyson earned more than $400 million over the course of his boxing career, but through reckless spending, poor investments and trusting the wrong people, he lost it all. Tyson filed for bankruptcy in 2003 but has slowly been rebuilding his brand and life ever since.

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