6:35 am April 27, 2011, by Henry Unger
Yesterday I wrote about a Gwinnett couple who managed to pay off $83,000 in credit card debt.
Today I ran across the following posting on CNBC.com that features the opposite story about wealthy pro athletes. It’s called “15 Athletes Gone Broke.” It was done by Daniel Bukszpan.
“In the annals of ‘easy come, easy go,’ few people see it come and go like professional athletes,” Bukszpan writes. “While it’s true that many take their salaries and invest them in sensible and enduring business ventures, many others squander their multimillion-dollar salaries on expensive cars, jewelry and mansions, and when the checks stop coming in, they have little to show for it.”
The CNBC list of athletes who lost it all:
Mike Tyson, Latrell Sprewell, Lenny Dykstra, Kenny Anderson, Michael Vick, Lawrence Taylor, Johnny Unitas, Dorothy Hamill, Jack Clark, Marion Jones, Derrick Coleman, Mark Brunell, Scottie Pippen, Antoine Walker and Tony Gwynn. (Check out the photo gallery.)
- Henry Unger, The Biz Beat
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