In Hollywood, it is pretty easy to get rich, but staying rich isn’t always as easy as one might think. We have a list of five actors who were so rich at one point that they were swimming in money, but they have all experienced some serious financial problems since. Check out 5 actors who are not nearly as wealthy as you would think:
5. Charlie Sheen
During the prime of his TV career, Charlie Sheen’s net worth was estimated to be at $ 150 million; however, that is no longer the case. In 2016, when Sheen went to court to ask for his child support payments to Brooke Mueller to be reduced from $ 55,000 per month, it became abundantly clear that most of that money was gone. In court documents, he claimed that he was bringing in approximately $ 87,384 a month and had monthly expenses that totaled $ 105,000, which didn’t include the $ 25,000 a month he had to pay for health care expenses not covered by his insurance. He also reported that he owed close to $ 1 million in legal fees and had credit card debt that totaled close to $ 600,000, and we’ve all heard about the $ 10 million he spent paying to keep people about his HIV status and all of the millions he blew on hookers and drugs. Now Sheen is only worth $ 20 million, which is a far cry from the $ 150 million he was worth only a few years ago.
4. Wesley Snipes
Wesley Snipes earned about $ 40 million from 1999 to 2004, but he didn’t pay any taxes on it and fraudulently claimed refunds for 1996 and 1997. In 2006, the U.S. Attorney’s office issued a warrant for his arrest, accusing him of owing nearly $ 12 million in taxes and in 2008 he was convicted of failing to file federal income taxes and was sentenced to three years in prison. Snipes net worth is now only estimated to be at $ 10 million, but it obviously would have been a lot higher had he had just paid his taxes to begin.
Thanks to: Celebrities – Fame10