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Famous People Who Have Filed Bankruptcy

Millions of people have sought financial relief through bankruptcy, including U.S. presidents, entertainers, Captains of Industry, professional athletes, and other famous people.  If you are considering bankruptcy, you are not alone – you are in very good company.

Below is a sample of some famous people who have filed for bankruptcy protection:

Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States
Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States
Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States and Civil War general
Harry S Truman, 35th President of the United States
Michael Jackson, singer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer
Kim Basinger, actress
John Wayne, actor
Mike Tyson, boxer
Mark Twain, humorist
Burt Reynolds, actor
Donald Trump, financier
Warren Sapp, football player
Gary Coleman, actor and star of TV show Diff’rent Strokes
MC Hammer, rap singer
Willie Nelson, country singer
Lorraine Bracco, star of The Sopranos
Charles Goodyear, founder of the Goodyear Tire Company
PT Barnum, circus promoter
L. Frank Baum, author of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”
Oscar Wilde, playwright
Jerry Lee Lewis, rock singer
Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company
Johnny Unitas, football player
Wayne Newton, “Mr. Las Vegas”
Debbie Reynolds, actress (and mother of Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia of Star Wars)
Walt Disney, creator of Mickey Mouse
Richard Wagner, opera composer
Mick Fleetwood, member of rock group Fleetwood Mac
Merle Haggard, country singer
Dorothy Hamill, figure skater
Larry King, talk show host
Bowie Kuhn, former baseball commissioner

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Tom Butcher

Tom Butcher

Tom Butcher is the owner and attorney at Butcher Law Office, LLC. He represents clients in financial distress in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Tom offers a friendly, respectful, and compassionate experience for clients who are in financial and legal distress. Rather than taking a mechanical approach to filing bankruptcy for clients, like other bankruptcy firms, Tom strives to offer a personal, one-on-one experience, where the client’s situation is of utmost importance. Tom believes this personal attention keeps him connected to the community, and serves his clients best during their bankruptcy.
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