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Celebrity Debt Infographic

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For whatever reason, celebrities and debt/money problems seem to be one in the same. That’s not to say that there aren’t celebrities who are very careful, frugal even, with their money. We just haven’t come across one yet. No, I kid celebrities. There are really only a few, as this aesthetically pleasing graphic demonstrates, that have, shall we say, habitual problematic spending habits.

Here are some interesting tidbits that the graphic points out:

–Donald Trump was forced via¬† court settlement to hand over his mansion, which at the time, was worth about $25 million.

–M.C. Hammer spent $2 million on his bathroom floor. It’s funny how something is expensive when you build the entire thing out of marble.

–Mike Tyson spends about $4,000 a month on his pet tigers.

–Nicolas Cage spent $276,000 on a dinosaur skull.

–Elton John spent $436,000 on flowers.

–Kim Basinger bought a whole town for $20 million. She resisted the urge to rename it “Basinger town.”

Alright, now, let’s see how this graphic shapes up from a grading perspective.

Design: B

The designer here took a unique approach. And as far as their approach goes, the graphic is suitable.

Content: B

The content was interesting, but I think it could have been fleshed out a bit more. If the creator had gone into more detail about the lavishing spending of these celebs and how it relates to their debt, this graphic would have handed an A or an A- without any hesitation on the part of our graders.

This graphic has been provided by ClearDebt.co.uk.


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