10 Insanely Rich Pro Atheletes Who Have Been Humbled By Going Broke

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Diego Maradona won awards from FIFA in 2000 for his athletic prowess – he is considered one of the absolute greatest footballers of all time. He was earning a tidy salary of about $3 million per year… but, you got to pay your taxes! The Italian Government alleges Maradona owes about $50K from his playing years (we’re talking ’84 to ’91). The next just made some bad choices, though, it’s not what you think!

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NFL star Raghib “Rocket” Ismail used to bring in a cool $20 million in salary alone. He didn’t lose it to drugs, women, or whiskey… he just invested in the wrong companies. His advisers convinced him to go in on a cosmetics line, a movie, a Rock n’ Roll cafe, and so on… they just all went bust. You’ll all remember the next heavy weight that got KO’d in the money belt…

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Mike Tyson broke records – he was the youngest boxer to be a WBC, IBF, and WBA champion. He was worth about $400 million when all his money disappeared in 2003. What happened? He spent it. From limos to tigers (yes, real ones, the jerk-wad…), he bought a little bit of ALL THE THINGS and, yet, filed a $100 million lawsuit against his promoter, Don King, saying he was cheated out of money he should have making… because that $400 million shouldn’t have been enough to cover everything, right? Alright, now for a really talented lady…