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The Slippery Slope That Led These Celebrities From Riches to Rags

GOBankingRates Logo By Sylvie Tremblay of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 11: We’re obsessed with celebrity gossip — watching stars react to internet trolls, scrolling through "most hated celebrities" lists, wondering to ourselves, "Why do people hate Nickelback?" But our favorite type of drama revolves around how some of the richest, most famous people in Hollywood became broke celebrities.Over-the-top spending, tax troubles and legal battles can all eat away at even the most enormous fortunes, as many of the celebs on this list found out. Read on to learn how these celebrities lost their fortunes — and how a few of them managed to gain it back.

We’re obsessed with celebrity gossip — watching stars react to internet trolls, scrolling through "most hated celebrities" lists, wondering to ourselves, "Why do people hate Nickelback?" But our favorite type of drama revolves around how some of the richest, most famous people in Hollywood became broke celebrities.

Over-the-top spending, tax troubles and legal battles can all eat away at even the most enormous fortunes, as many of the celebs on this list found out. Read on to learn how these celebrities lost their fortunes — and how a few of them managed to gain it back.

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