Top 20 Celebrity Tax Debtors part 1
A look back at 2010 reveals 20 celebrities who hogged the limelight for all the wrong reasons – their tax debts to the IRS. Here are 10 of them in ascending order of how much money they owe.
20. Naomi Campbell
Campbell, the well-known British celebrity is a model that has graced the covers of many fashion magazines and appeared in various TV shows. She owes the IRS about $63,000 in delinquent taxes.
19. Grace Jones
Another black celebrity, famous for her square-cut hairstyle and androgynous looks in her movie Conan the Destroyer in 1984. Jones owes the IRS $64,000.
18. Kelly Rowland
Rowland, formerly of the singing group Destiny’s Child, owes the IRS about $100,000 in unpaid taxes.
17. Trick Daddy
The rapper whose real name is Maurice Young had his home in Miami foreclosed in May last year and sold in October. Young owes the IRS $157,000
16. Janice Dickenson
Dickenson was a famous supermodel in the ‘70s and even today does appearances in popular TV shows like America’s Next Top Model and Get Me Out Of Here! plus her own reality show owes $200,000 to the IRS.
15. Young Buck
The rapper, Young Buck owes about $300,000 in outstanding taxes. Last August, the IRS raided the rapper’s home and confiscated many of his possessions for auction. The planned auction was called off at the eleventh hour when Young Buck filed for bankruptcy protection. The rapper is now suing the Treasury Department.
14. Jaime Pressley
The IRS has filed a lien of just under $400,000 against the actress, one of the stars in the TV sitcom, ‘My Name is Earl’. Pressley’s unpaid taxes arise from her 2008 tax bill.
13. Toni Braxton
Singer Braxton, most well-known for her hit song, ‘Unbreak My Heart’ is delinquent by about $400,000 in taxes. Braxton filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in September last year, which was her second filing.
12. Val Kilmer
Kilmer was slapped with a lien on his ranch in New Mexico because he owes the IRS almost $500,000. The star of ‘Batman Forever’ had an earlier lien against him for $538,000 in 2009 which he has fully settled.
11. Pamela Anderson
The former Baywatch star owes the IRS some $700,000 in taxes. Her financial situation might explain why Anderson jumped at the chance to do Dancing with the Stars this year.
Another rapper who owes the IRS is Xzibit, whose outstanding tax bill comes up to $1 million. Most of Xzibit’s tax problems arise from the cancellation of Pimp My Ride by MTV in 2007.
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