We often think that celebrities get all the fame, glamour, and money. All those fancy clothes, travel, and just cool perks make us all assume they bring home huge paychecks. Well, it turns out, it doesn’t happen all the time. Or maybe they just really mismanaged their accounts or had unexpected expenses. Whatever the circumstances are for these celebrities, you’ll be surprised with the people on the list and how much they’re worth in 2017.
She’s one of the Manhattan elites in the hit TV Series Gossip Girl and you’d probably assume that she did become a millionaire after starring in that show, right? Well, wrong! In 2015, Rutherford lost most of her money during a 6-year custody battle over her children. In the end, the judge granted full custody to her ex-husband Daniel Giersch. According to Daily Mail reports, litigation fees amounted to $1.4 million which forced the actress to file for bankruptcy.
“Divorce is a total racket—let’s call it what it is. Everyone’s making tons of money off of stupid people who don’t settle out of court…And for somebody like my ex-husband, [who has] unlimited funds, who sued Google, this is just a sort of side fun project,” Rutherford shared.
We still closely link Lindsay to her box office success in Mean Girls and Disney fame. Yet, those glory days are far behind her. According to Celebrity Net Worth, she’s only worth $500,000. We still see her spending lengthy vacations on the Mediterranean though. We don’t know how much longer she can afford it but with only half a million dollars attached to her name, she might need to step on the brakes for this kind of lifestyle.
He used to be one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood after the box-office success of Rush Hour 2 and Rush Hour 3. However, the comedy star fell off that list after he converted to Christianity. He didn’t just quit acting. He also quit paying taxes. IRS billed him with $14 million worth of taxes. He eventually settled his tax debt and now, he’s slowly returning to the limelight with some rumors on Rush Hour 4.
Bella Thorne’s current net worth is at $5 million. Although she is not going hungry any time soon, this is pretty low by Hollywood standards. Worst thing is, she was only able to gain this worth because of her racy Instagram pics and her complicated relationship with Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Scott Disick. Obviously, she needs some new tactics to keep up with her net worth.
He was the Justin Bieber of 90s kids. At the age of 14, Aaron Carter was already a teen pop sensation with a triple platinum album. Four years later, he found out his parents allegedly mismanaged his bank account which led him to file for bankruptcy.
“I made over $200 million in my career before I even turned 18 years old,” Carter said. According to the I Want Candy singer, there should have been at least $20 million in his bank account when he became an adult. Instead, he only had $2 million and a tax bill for $4 million. Despite attempts of reviving his music career, Aaron Carter’s net worth remains at $2 million.
Perhaps, Depp is the oddest person in the list. His net worth was reportedly $200 million. However, just this year, Depp faced back-to-back scandals which may put his career and bank account in jeopardy. He sued his former managers at The Management Group for the $28 million which they allegedly collected from the actor as contingent fees. He also made a joke on Twitter about assassinating Trump which provoked the president’s supporters to call on Disney to fire him. His ex-wife, Amber Heard, is also making claims from Depp for his alleged abuse during their marriage. All these scandals might make the Pirates and the Caribbean star want to bury his treasure.
Everybody’s wondering why Kate isn’t a millionaire mom? After building a reality TV empire, earning $250,000 per episode, how come Kate is only worth $200,000?
Unfortunately, after her ugly divorce, this famous mom became unemployed for quite some time which cost her savings a lot. “The majority of what we made, I, personally took and put in a college fund for (the kids) because they will go to college,” she confessed. “So I use coupons, we don’t wear top brands. Those things to me really aren’t overly important, but college, school and their house, where they live is important.”