Take A Look At The Top 10 Rich People That Died Without A Penny To Their Name

WatchMojo Published May 5, 2018 35 Plays $0.09 earned

Rumble - It would appear that the people on this list flew a little too close to the sun; and they paid dearly for it. From Bela Lugosi, to Marvin Gaye, to Corey Haim, these stars sadly passed without more than a penny to their name. WatchMojo counts down the Top 10 Rich People Who Died Penniless.

Life in the spotlight doesn’t come without a price. We often see only the glamorous side of it, the red carpets, the traveling, the sparkly gowns and immaculate tuxedos. From afar, we appear to be spectators of yet another soap opera, but there are a lot of things hiding behind the fake smiles for the paparazzi.

Not everyone can cope with the pressure of fame. It comes with money, but it also amasses an awful lot of responsibilities, something not many are ready to tackle on. You have to think about where to keep the wealth, who to entrust with it, what to spend it on, taxes, private properties, vehicles, vacations, outfits, outings… It’s just too much. It often leads to celebrities trying to run as far away from it, ending up in the arms of the only trusted friend they can find - vices. Many of them start using drugs, or take an occasional one drink too many, they might even start gambling and eventually they will start to lose their money down the drain leading to living a penniless life in their last days.