Celebs Who Went Broke In 2019


Showbiz can be a fickle beast. One day, you’re hot. The next? You’re desperately struggling to find work. So it’s not too surprising that so many celebrities
have managed to lose their millions, even if they’re still actively working. Here are some celebs who went broke in 2019. Money troubles are nothing new for Toni Braxton. According to ABC News, the “Unbreak My Heart”
singer filed for bankruptcy twice, once in 1998 and once in 2010, and even considered
posing for Playboy to help alleviate her debts. Nearly a decade later, it seems Braxton was
having financial issues once again. According to The Blast, the State of California
and federal government filed four tax liens against Braxton in 2018, the same year she
released her ninth studio album. The star reportedly owed more than $780,000
in back taxes from 2015 and 2016, but her issues definitely didn’t end there. During her split from Birdman in 2019, E!
News reported that the IRS and the State of California filed additional liens because
Braxton supposedly owed nearly half a million dollars in back taxes from 2017. Although it looks like she’ll be kicking off
2020 with some serious debt, at least Braxton can count on the money she makes from reality
TV. Despite a brief hiatus over contract woes
in 2018, Braxton Family Values was back on WeTV for another season in 2019. “Family therapy was a major wake-up call…” “All you do is TALK OVER PEOPLE!?” “DON’T come for me!” “WATCH it!” “This is a hotbed of crazy!” “I’m. Tired.” According to TMZ, Braxton and her sisters
are reportedly contracted throughout Season 9, so hopefully that’ll help unbreak the star’s
unfortunate financial situation. And now let’s now check in with Dorit Kemsley
and her never-not bizarre accent. “I’m just not buying it. Snooty? A bit. Cold? Frigid? Yes.” Sadly, it seems like Kemsley’s not buying
much of anything these days. She definitely seemed to be in bad financial
shape when she appeared on Million Dollar Listing: L.A. in January 2019, where she attempted
to sell her mansion after shaving $4 million off the price. So, what exactly is going on with The Real
Housewives of Beverly Hills star’s finances? It appears that her husband Paul “PK” Kemsley
is in hot water. According to The Blast, PK was sued by a man
named Nico Kirzis in 2016, who hoped to recover a $1.2 million loan he gave the reality TV
husband in 2011. A judge ultimately ordered PK to repay the
loan plus interest, but he was already reportedly struggling to pay a $3.6 million casino marker
to The Bellagio. Even though the amount owed was reduced in
a settlement between the two parties, PK reportedly still failed to make payments. In June 2019, Kirzis tried to seize PK’s assets
and successfully took nearly $30,000 from an account shared by Dorit and her husband. And according to Us Weekly, that was after
the pair’s bank account was reportedly frozen. The tabloid also reported that Dorit was sent
to mediation with her former business partner, Ryan Horne, after she allegedly failed to
pay back a $205,000 loan he gave her to launch her swimwear line. The case will go to trial in 2020 if it’s
still unresolved. R. Kelly’s 2019 was a train wreck, as anyone
who saw Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly can attest, and that’s to say nothing of his unbelievable
meltdown during a CBS News interview. In July 2019, the star was arrested on 18
federal counts, including kidnapping, forced labor, and other unspeakable crimes. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to the various
charges, but the “Ignition” singer’s legal troubles have reportedly left him destitute. According to NBC News, Kelly was unable to
post his $100,000 bail when he was arrested in February 2019. According to Kelly’s attorney, his finances
were, quote, “a mess.” He was jailed again in March 2019 because
he couldn’t pay $161,000 in back child support, telling CBS News: “So many people have been stealing my money. People was connected to my account.” Elsewhere in the wildly uncomfortable interview,
he screamed, “How can I pay child support? How? If my ex-wife is destroying my name and I
can’t work?” At one point, Chris Soules was one of the
richest people to have ever appeared on The Bachelor. According to Money, the star was thought to
have been worth about $1.5 million, but then, tragedy struck. As of the making of this video, the reality
star’s estimated net worth has allegedly shrunk to just $500,000. As People reports, Soules was arrested in
2017 for leaving the scene of an accident after rear-ending a tractor, killing 66-year-old
Vietnam veteran Kenny Mosher. “I was driving down a rural road, a country
road, in the dark and the next thing I know, I’m basically coming to.” The Bachelor alum ended up taking a conditional
guilty plea for the aggravated misdemeanor charge, which carried a maximum fine of $6,250. Whether or not Soules has to pay the fine
is up in the air, because the sentencing has been delayed, according to USA Today. Unfortunately for Soules, the wrongful death
case, which was settled in May 2019, has been a lot more expensive. According to the Daily Mail, Soules and his
parents were required to pay $2.5 million to the Mosher family as part of the settlement. That sum is easily large enough to bankrupt
the former reality star. At one point in her career, Clueless star
Stacey Dash was reportedly worth $8 million… but it appears her net worth is a whole lot
lower than that these days. “Well, there goes your social life.” In September 2019, Dash was arrested for alleged
domestic violence. According to TMZ, she reportedly called 911
and claimed she was being assaulted by her husband, Jeffrey Marty. Police showed up to her home and arrested
the actress after they found scratches on Marty’s left arm. The tabloid reported that, “A source close to Dash [told] TMZ she acted
in self-defense.” As Dash prepared to fight her misdemeanor
domestic violence charge, she reportedly filed legal documents asking for a public defender. According to TMZ, a judge approved the request
in the event of charges being filed, but wanted to see proof of financial need. It’s not too surprising to hear that Dash
has been suffering from financial hardship. Most recently, the star has become better
known for her role in Sharknado 4 than anything else, and her recent output hasn’t exactly
been prolific. Nonetheless, it seems like she’s turning things
around: She has some new projects slated for 2020. While he’s still reportedly worth a massive
amount of money, Harvey Weinstein’s net worth has tanked in the wake of numerous allegations
and criminal charges. The New York Times reported in May 2019, “[Weinstein] is facing criminal charges in
New York for allegations…against two women.” He has, in fact, been accused of wrongdoing
by more than eighty women. In May 2019, he finally sought to settle the
connecting lawsuits brought on by his accusers and the New York State attorney general with
a tentative $44 million deal. According to Page Six, Weinstein reportedly
lost $15 to $20 million in his divorce to Georgina Chapman in 2018. Meanwhile, despite the fact that Weinstein
was ousted from his namesake studio, The Weinstein Group has faced serious financial hardship
in the wake of the allegations against the disgraced movie mogul. As The New York Times reports, the Weinstein
Company filed for bankruptcy in 2018 and was looking to liquidate its assets prior to the
producer’s $44 million settlement. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Weinstein’s
fortune has shrunk by $250 million since the peak of his career. Rose McGowan was among the first women to
publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of misconduct, and twenty years later, she pushed herself
to the forefront of the #MeToo movement. “For someone who’s never met Harvey Weinstein,
how would you describe him?” “He’s a monster. He looks like a monster and he is a monster.” Unfortunately, the star’s bravery has had
a serious impact on her finances. She told The Guardian in July 2019, “I miss performing. But my career was stolen.” Elsewhere in the same 2019 interview, she
points out, “I’ve been called one of the first to speak
out. No. I was the first. I called The New York Times. I blew it wide open, not them. They won the Pulitzer and I’m the one hard-up
for money. It’s disgusting. I was kind of grossed out by how much they
enjoyed being lauded.” Ultimately, McGowan’s legal battle put her
in dire financial straits in 2018. Entertainment Weekly quotes her as saying, “It’s really scary, I’m having to sell
my house right now to pay legal bills fighting off the monsters.” McGowan currently has an estimated net worth
of $6 million. Melanie “Mel B” Brown was once resting on
an 80 million pound fortune, the equivalent to approximately 105 million dollars. But Brown’s Spice Girls fortune reportedly
dissipated after her second marriage ended. In her 2018 memoir, Brutally Honest, Brown
outlined how second husband Stephen Belafonte reportedly took control of her finances and
verbally and emotionally abused her for a decade. She writes, “I became a woman who didn’t have her own
computer, didn’t drive herself, didn’t know her bank details, didn’t make decisions.” “Abuse is unacceptable and I lived it for
ten years with my abuser, my then-husband.” When Brown finally left Belafonte and the
glamorous homes they shared together in 2017, she reportedly only had 800 pounds to her
name, approximately $1,055. Nevertheless, according to Page Six, Scary
Spice was ordered to pay her ex $5,000 a month for child support and $350,000 for Belafonte’s
legal fees when their divorce was finalized. To make matters worse, the pair already owed
hundreds of thousands of dollars to the IRS, according to The Blast. And it looks like her situation got even worse
in 2019. According to the Mirror, Brown’s August book
tour was set to lose 57,000 pounds in unsold tickets, or approximately $75,500. According to an August 2019 report in The
Daily Mail, “Mel B has claimed she is unemployed and her
steady money stream has dried up as she battles her ex-husband Stephen Belafonte over child
support, according to court documents.” The tabloid also reported that Brown was seeking
a child support reduction because she had a monthly salary of just $3,747. Of course, that barely put a dent in her monthly
expenses of over $120,000. At one point, Celebrity Big Brother winner
Katie Price was reportedly worth more than 40 million pounds, that’s approximately $52
million. But in November 2019, she was declared bankrupt. It’s unclear exactly how Price blew through
her fortune. According to BBC News, things have been difficult
for the reality star in recent years. She was convicted of drunk driving, admitted
to verbally abusing her ex-husband’s new partner, and presumably had a large chunk of her income
slashed after she was banned from promoting diet products on Instagram by the Advertising
Standards Authority. Nevertheless, we highly doubt we’ve seen the
last of her. In fact, we fully expect her to stomp through
any number of reality shows in the years to come. Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash
was once worth a whopping $50 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. These days, the entrepreneur and music producer
is flat-out broke, and he can partly thank his kids for that. After all, having kids is expensive…and
he’s got another one on the way with fiancée Raquel Horn. In November 2019, TMZ reported that Dash owed
about $2,400 in an ongoing business lawsuit…but he reportedly couldn’t come up with the money
because he had no salary and his business wasn’t at all profitable. He claimed the only money he was receiving
was thanks to Empire creator Lee Daniels, who reportedly owed him $2 million, clearly
quite the sore spot for Dash. “You know, we had an agreement that if I gave
him a certain amount of money that he would give it back in a certain amount of time.” Dash further explained that even that cash
was being garnished by creditors. It didn’t help matters that he allegedly owed
his baby mamas a lot of scratch, too. According to Page Six, Dash was arrested in
November 2019 for reportedly owing more than $400,000 in child support to ex-wife Rachel
Roy and ex-girlfriend Cindy Morales. Apparently, the cops had been after Dash since
2015. The following month, TMZ reported that the
amount he owed had skyrocketed to nearly $1 million. What’s more, the women reportedly cut Dash
out of the equation by reaching a settlement, which allowed their cash to be withdrawn directly
out of Daniel’s payments to Dash. All told, it’s quite the tangled web. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Nicki Swift videos about your
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100 thoughts on “Celebs Who Went Broke In 2019

  1. What dumbass judge fines someone in wake in someone's death, it's like saying his life is worth the amount of the fine, sad.

  2. Don't care, maybe a few more should lose their fortunes, seems to be that becoming rich they became smarter than everyone. So does that mean the ones that went broke are now what they considered the rest of us to be….peons.

  3. R smelly aww poor tink tink. Belongs under the jail. Preying on black girls cause he knew he wouldn't be checked for it and still hasn't been. He may be locked up but its mostly for the child support,taxes and other things. Even sicker the chick who bailed him out owns a daycare😈👿👹👺

  4. I got 3 kids and -33.68 in my bank account for the next 4 days. My job is on slow season and I'm broke af. However. I have yogurt, salad, hotdogs and my kids! I also have enough gas in my car, enough food to get by and my bills are caught up. Yeah it sucks and it's hard but I think I'll take this life over theres. They're not happy people. I'm broke yes, but I'm still blessed. Smart up celebs.
    Oh and before anyone says it….all my kids have the same dad! Not that this should matter but people today find any reason to throw shade

  5. YUP!! GOOD BBN OLD DORITO AND PIGGY BOY. OF COURS THEY GOT MONEY PROBLEMS.
    THOSE TWO DING DONGS
    TRY TO TALK WITH FAKE ACCENT, AND THEN PIGGY BOY HUBBY OF HERS.USEING UP ANOTHER WOMANS MONEY JUST LIKE HIS FIRST MARRIAGE .
    HE CHEATED TO GET AWAY FROM FIRST WIFE AFTER HE PULLED MONEY ISSUES ON THAT ONE.
    AND STILL PIGGY BOY ACTS LIKE HE AN IMPORTANT HUMAN BEING IN HUS MIND. DORITOS KNOWS DAMN WELL SJE CANT PAY ANYTHING OFF.THIS COW GOT HOW MANY NANNIES ?????
    DORITOS AND PIGGY BOY
    YOU IDIOTS ARE SO EMBARRASSING. JUST KEEP YOUR FAKE FACE AT HOME TAKE CARE IF YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY. ( PAY YOUR BILLS). ITS WORLD KNOWN
    HOW MUCH MORE GAMES YOU THINK YOU CAN PLAY?
    YOUR PERSONAL BUSINESS IS OUT. BUSTED

  6. AND THIS ASS CV JEAD WEINSTEIN WHAT A JOKE ( BANKRUPTCY) TO HIDE MONEY AND TO SNEAK AND LIE THAT NO MONEY ALL BULLSHIT AT THE TOP OF THE CHARTS
    THAT MONSTER HAS EVERY STINKIN DIME DOWN IN HOLE IN THE GROUND ( CRY BANKRUPTCY ) LIES LIES LIES
    HE IS A PRO

  7. Awww hell naw!! Not Mel B!! Stephen Belafonte is a flat-out bitch for this. He didn't love her at all. He just loved her money. Fucking gold digger.

  8. Are you people living under a rock? Many of us knew about r kelly years before the docuseries last year

  9. These people need to learn to put away money they can’t touch for 20 years. Then at least they would have some pocket change now

  10. OHHHHHHH OKAY ……………………. SHE AIN'T REALLY BROKE- BROKE LOL

    BROKE BROKE IS LIKE YOUR RENT IS BACK ON PAYMENTS, YOUR LIGHTS WERE CUT OFF, THE BABY HAS 6 DIAPERS LEFT, NO IDEA WHAT TO MAKE FOR DINNER, YOUR CHILDS PICTURE DAY IS A FEW DAYS AWAY, NO IDEA HOW YOU ARE GETTING TO WORK BECAUSE YOU ARE OUT OF GAS IF YOU EVEN OWN A CAR AND THIS IS "GOING BROKE" TO THEM DAMN IN THEIR EYES I MUST HAVE BEEN DEAD AND HOMELESS IN 2003 LOL NEXXXT YAL HAVE NO IDEA

  11. I don't feel sorry for dam dash. He was on breakfast club talking about I'm from Harlem we don't save money we spend money. So he spent himself broke.

  12. While Stacy Dash and Mel B are the only two on this list I actually feel sorry for.. the two I feel no pity for is Katie Price and Harvey Weinstein. Anyone who knows her all too public history knows that she brought it all on herself. As for Harvey… that goes without saying.

  13. Fuck the women that old man might be a creep, but they were licking his balls for their career and now they are trying to take everything from him, gtfo you realize these women sold their soul and they will burn for it 😋

  14. If you can’t keep hold of your money if your lifestyle is so lavish and absurd that your talents can’t keep up with your desires you don’t deserve to have that lifestyle. most of us are just trying to save some money for our retirement ,that’s a joke maybe , go on vacation I haven’t been on vacation since 1991 can’t afford it , put a roof over your head and maybe have company over once a month I have no compassion for most of these people they’re just not normal people anymore. To whom much is given it seems like they want much more. When you are blessed don’t demand it’s not enough and you need more these people confuse their needs with their desires your needs will never be your desires

  15. Hollywood seens to be, definitely for the natural selection of the finest & mentally strong. Not to mention financially fit. Maybe that whole business just see's to test the endurance for things that don't really matter really. LOLOLOL

  16. It's hard to buy into Mel B's story when she reportedly has MONTHLY expenses of over $120k….WTF??….& something is obviously not as she tells the world it is when she's loosing court cases & being ordered to pay her husband all that money….something is really off here

  17. Stacy Dash is the most deserving. She could have hard pursued her acting career and taken it to it’s fullest even if she hit some bumps along the way. Instead she just became one of the minority tools that FOX News gets to chat crap about their own race. The black community would have kept her career going in movies because they loved her, but she didn’t want to do them because she thought she was above it. She could have been a prestige actress but instead she’s known more for Sharknado than even Clueless these days.

  18. Toni braxton claimed she lost her engament ring LoL Bird didnt care i wonder why maybe because he knew she sold it to support her life style LOL
    MEL B case is crazy REGARLESS OF HIS ACTIONS HE IS TRASH HE CANT EVEN OAY FOR HIS ON SHIT SMH

  19. I feel bad for Stacey Dash. People don't care how she feels or see her as a beautiful woman that needs to be treated gently just like any other race of woman. She not required to be a doormat and let people put hands on her. She shouldn't have been arrested because she try to defend herself. Also it's sad we black women can't get a guy to love us instead of take advantage of us even when we are pretty and nice.

  20. well with some of these people they make it seem as though these celebrities are living homeless out of their cars on the streets somewhere – they may not have the whole super rich life style but they're not as broke as people make it out.

  21. Omg what part u played spice girl. U look like u got a mouth piece n u look like u can sure twist things around

  22. Daved keep achol n drugs coming n u better learn how to pick the woman better . U just have no luck with them . StY way from the black ones so far look what they done n how they twisted things around on u

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