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10 Musicians Who Went Broke

/ July 31, 2014

Ron Isley

A member  of the Isley Brothers. Ron Isley did not file tax returns for years. He declared bankruptcy in 1997 after IRS seized his property, including his yacht and cars. He owed $5 million in back taxes. He had to lose the rights of some of his songs to settle the claim.


Wayne Newton

At one point in time, Newton’s net worth was around $100 million. He used to earn $25 million a year. In 1992, he declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. His debt at that time was $20 million, including an IRS lien of more than $300,000.

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