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famousfilersBankruptcy can be a lonely place for many. Thoughts of failure abound. However, some very famous people have filed bankruptcy or sought legal protection for financial reorganization. The majority of these individuals achieved their greatest successes long after their financial problems were behind them. Many of these people were huge risk takers. Often times in life we find the people who are willing to take risks and experience failure, are those that go on to achieve the very greatest successes. Indeed, it is safe to say behind every great success story, one can find a history of failures. It is part of what makes us human. Below is a sampling of some of these notable figures. If you are considering a bankruptcy, you can rest assured you would be among some very good company.

PT Barnum, circus promoter

L. Frank Baum, author of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”

Kim Basinger, actress

Lorraine Bracco, actress

Mathew Brady, Civil War photographer

William Cody, (Buffalo Bill) old west hero

Gary Coleman, actor

John Connally, Texas governor

Walt Disney, cartoonist

Mick Fleetwood, rock singer

Henry Ford, auto magnate

Zsa Zsa Gabor, entertainer

Charles Goodyear, tire magnate

Ulysses S. Grant, president

Merle Haggard, country singer

MC Hammer, rap singer

Dorothy Hamill, Olympic figure skater

Henry Heinz, ketchup magnate

Milton Hershey, chocolate magnate

Michael Jackson, singer

Thomas Jefferson, president

Larry King, broadcasting journalist

Bowie Kuhn, baseball commissioner

Stan Lee, creator of “Spider Man”

Jerry Lee Lewis, rock singer

Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer

Willie Nelson, country singer

Wayne Newton, entertainer

Rembrandt, painter

Burt Reynolds, actor

Debbie Reynolds, actress

Mickey Rooney, actor

Donald Trump, entrepreneur

Mark Twain, writer

Mike Tyson, boxer

Johnny Unitas, football player

Michael Vick, football player

Oscar Wilde, playwright

Free Consultation With an Experienced Lawyer

For a free consultation with the Bankruptcy Clinic, PC, call 888-522-6578 toll free or contact us online. We have fully staffed offices in Carbondale, Marion, and Mt. Vernon, Illinois to better serve you. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.