Celebrities are just like the rest of us. They put their pants on one leg at a time. Every April just like us, they have to file their taxes.. they are supposed to anyway. I’ve heard that the more money you have, the more you have to loose. There are countless celebrities that understand this all too well.
It’s comforting to know that even celebrities also find themselves in debt sometimes. The three thousand on your credit card isn’t so upsetting when you hear that Wesley Snipes owned $17 Million to the IRS in 2008. Even winning the lottery won’t help you when you owe that much, Wesley.
For the average Joe like you and I, paying off back taxes means taking a part time job at a convenience store. But for stars like Nicolas Cage, it means taking any movie role they can get. At his peak, he owed the IRS over $14 Million!
When the money keeps rolling in, the urge to spend it can be overwhelming. You assume the cash flow will not stop, but it often does. Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt learned this lesson first hand when Uncle Sam came knocking for their $2 Million. This left the duo forced to move in with Pratt’s parents temporarily.
But tax evasion isn’t just a gentleman’s game. Two of Hollywood’s leading ladies have found themselves in hot water with the IRS too. Lil Kim owes just over $1 Million to three different states. She has back taxes in years ranging from 2002-2009. Lil Kim treats her taxes like her rapping, she goes big or she goes home. My guess is the IRS man isn’t such a fan.
Pamela Anderson has had two previous liens in 2009 and 2010 and owes half a Million. To save money, she has spent two years living in a trailer. No wonder the poor girl is broke. Every guy in the trailer park was probably knocking down her door to borrow a cup of sugar.
So next time you are writing out a huge check for your student loan payment and you are feeling a bit depressed, think of Heidi Montag sleeping on Spencer’s Star Wars sheets in his tiny childhood bed, and smile. Maybe your life isn’t so bad after all. It could be worst; you could be a celebrity.