Kelly Osbourne was looking to break away from the comforts of living with a famous family. She then decided to venture into music and fashion to much success. Yet, just like her father Ozzy, she was also dealing with tax problems. In fact, she owed 30,000 dollars to the state of California back in 2011.
Just when you thought that being a one-time Batman and portraying Jim Morrison in a biopic directed by Oliver Stone would set you up for life, you had thought wrong. Val Kilmer was once one of Hollywood’s biggest prospects and crowd drawing names in movies. Yet, his career has gone so far downhill that it’s tough for him to get any proper roles in the industry. Not to mention, he had owed the IRS 538,000 dollars back in 2009, only to be followed the next year with a tax lien of nearly 500,000 dollars.
Pamela Anderson was the blonde bombshell that men everywhere desired during the peak of her career. However, she’s also faced her fair share of tax problems. Back in 2009, there was a tax lien filed against her in the amount of 1.7 million dollars. She also owed nearly 260,000 dollars as of 2012 for unpaid taxes.
Iggy had a great year back in 2014. She managed to drop a hit album that went platinum and earned worldwide recognition. However, she didn’t share any of her earnings with the US government, particularly paying off her taxes. In fact, she owed 391,056 dollars in tax lien.
Lionel Richie is definitely one of the biggest names in the R&B, pop and soul scenes, going all the way back to his days as the lead singer of the Commodores. He eventually made a name for himself as a solo artist and created hit records which still receive airplay to this very day. Even then, he still owed 1.1 million dollars in unpaid taxes as of 2010. That shouldn’t have been much of a concern though, considering that his net worth is actually 200 million dollars.
John Travolta’s career is no longer as big as it used to be compared to his Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction days. Hence, you’d have to wonder if he’s having a hard time finding a good acting stint. With tax debts that went all the way up to 1.1 million dollars between 1993 and 1995, he was definitely looking for a career resurgence. He’s taken care of those since then, although we still haven’t seen him make any big splashes in the movies these days, losing his value as a marquee name.