Riches to Rags

O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson has become a household name with the help of American Crime Story and Robert Kardashian. His infamous trial for the murder of his wife peaked the interest of 150 million people. They were unable to fathom how an all-American football hero was now an alleged murderer.

Simpson was acquitted of the crime, but he lost everything and everybody in the process. He was left spiraling deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole. “He was arrested in 2007 during a botched robbery in Las Vegas. He was charged with a number of felony counts, including kidnapping and armed robbery. He was found guilty and sentenced to 33 years in prison.

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes was growing her wealth with her comical shows like The Amanda Show in the early 2000’s. She was successful at a very young age, but she also faced temptations at a young age, too. She was surrounded by leeches, users, and abusers. She eventually gave in to the influences around her. By 2014, the actress had lost everything. “A report claims Amanda has no access to her millions, and she’s homeless. ‘Amanda doesn’t have access to her $5.7 million, and is only receiving money through $50 and $100 gift cards given to her by her parents,’” according to the gossip

Drake Bell

Drake Bell was mainly known as the hot rebel from Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh, but the guitarist had fallen from his pedestal. In 2011, the actor was involved in a lawsuit with the producer of A Reminder. He dealt with more than lawyer fees and a courtroom. He was embroiled in a contention with Justin Bieber and became bankrupt to boot.

Bell had his issues. He made snide remarks towards Bieber, grappled with the foreclosure of his mansion, and survived a horrific car crash, but he was still undefeated. He kept trying.



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