For some readers the fact that these guys ended up back where they started with nothing in their pockets will be welcome reading but for others the fact that you can have it all and lose it so quickly will take some of the shine off of their dreams of making it rich. The first person featured here got the bulk of his money through one song. His charisma and charm must have helped though. MC Hammer had $33 million in the bank at one point but 2 private helicopters for his entourage and a bunch of other stuff he never needed in the first place left him with a $800,000 bill for back taxes.
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