We have often heard stories of how the rich and famous have prevailed over the world of adversities to become millionaires.
Thanks to persistence, determination, talents, and a little bit of luck, they built successful careers and overcame financial hardships.
Many of them are now popular actors, singers, athletes, and practically celebrities enjoying life like royalties.
The opposite also is accurate, however. Many big names in the sport and entertainment world have fallen into poverty for various reasons.
Some of them made poor financial decisions by investing in bogus business deals, others had unrestrained spending habits, and the rest sank into drug addictions.
Eventually, they lost all the money and assets they had accumulated from promising careers and then were forced to withdraw from the spotlight into homelessness.
You shouldn’t be surprised to hear how former stars ended up penniless by the time they died.
There have been few comeback stories, but many of them haven’t had a chance to attempt. Here are their stories.
10 Margot Kidder
Rising to fame in the Superman movies, Margot Kidder was a big name during the Christopher Reeve-era Hollywood and once involved in a romantic relationship with former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau – the father of current Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau.
Following an injury from a car accident, Kidder struck a financial struggle, and her mental health was declining.
She wandered the streets and slept in cardboard boxes around Los Angeles in 1996. Kidder died on May 13, 2018, at the age of 69, from a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose.
9 Ray Williams
Former NBA superstar “Sugar Ray” Williams lived in his Buick for much of 2010. Back in his heyday, Williams was captain of the New York Knicks and played for the Boston Celtics.
In an interview with the Boston Globe, he said that NBA should have paid more attention to retired players, and he had been only one among many former stars in need of help.
Williams further explained that loyalty and compassion should have gone from players for their teams and the other way around. He died March 22, 2013, at the age of 58.