Celebrities seem to have everything, fame, money and a charming lifestyle. Of course, the most important thing is that they can call Hollywood home. For most fans, the lives of these celebrities are so interesting because they can do whatever they want and still look beautiful. But although the grass always looks greener to celebrities, the sad reality is that they are still human. With all the charm, flashlights and record-breaking salary, things will still fall apart.
Just like the rest of us, famous people made costly mistakes that caused them to lose their hard-won wealth. It just shows us that Stellar may also suffer from debt, drugs and doom.
Gary Coleman started as a childhood star on the famed American sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes.” For his stellar performance as Arnold Jackson, Coleman was easily one of NBC’s highest-paid comedy stars. Reports had it that per episode, Coleman was making $100,000, an impressive payday by any standards.
However, the success on-screen led to troubles for the young star. In 1993, Coleman sued his parents, lawyers, and agents for mismanaging his estate and won. Yet, the $1.3 million wins did not make life any easier for Coleman, who suffered other financial mistakes and persistent health problems. In 1999, Coleman filed for bankruptcy.
In the 2000s, the anguished star even started an online auction titled “Save Me,” where he sold his signature objects. Selling his pimp suit, couch, and even pants, Coleman was forced to rely on goodwill. When he died in 2010, Coleman was dead broke, with about $70,000 in debt. A very sad ending.