If we counted all the wrinkles, frown lines, and grey hairs of everyone in the world that resulted from money woes…we could probably start a whole new currency. If money is the root of all evil, then it’s also the branch of most stress, because financial troubles are far-reaching; so far-reaching that bankruptcy dates back as far as the 1600s! Toni Braxton, MC Hammer, and Betsey Johnson may have all made headlines with their bankruptcies from the 90′s til now, BUT we’ve found some legendary musicians, artists, and entrepreneurs who you won’t believe filed for bankruptcy back in their day.
Check out 7 shocking bankruptcies straight out of our history books.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart ran out of money in his early thirties and died at the age of 35 with a vast amount of debt. He had to be buried in an unmarked grave.