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Khloe Kardashian Crazy Money Habits

Khloe Kardashian is moving on and has a new man in her life. Things seem to be going well with Khloe and Tristan Thompson, but now a source is sharing that Khloe is spending her fortune trying to impress him.

Radar Online shared the details about what is going on with Khloe and Tristan at this time. It turns out that Khloe has been spending money on private jets, extravagant getaways, and lavish gifts. Of course, this is going to impress him, but it won’t make the relationship last.

An insider of the Kardashian family is saying that Khloe could end up having money problems if she doesn’t stop spending this much money on Tristan. The source shared details about how much money Khloe is blowing.

“Sure, Khloe has a fair bit of cash, but keep in mind she’s not even worth a quarter of her sister Kim. She has to be much more careful and blowing hundreds of thousands of dollars on luxuries like $1,500 bottles of champagne is crazy no matter who you are.”

Khloe Kardashian definitely had a hard time after her split from Lamar Odom. She dated French Montana and seemed to be moving on, and then Khloe dated James Harden for a bit. Now, Khloe is with Tristan, and it sounds like she doesn’t want another failed relationship. Khloe hasn’t been smart about the money she is spending and that could cause a lot of problems for her long-term. The source shared more details.

“Her responsible side went out the window the second she met Tristan. She wants to prove she’s an independent woman who can keep up with him and treat him well, but it could well prove her undoing.”

It isn’t like Tristan is broke. Right now, Tristan has a contract for $82 million with the Cleveland Cavalier. The source shared that Khloe doesn’t get paid for appearances the way that her siblings do. Khloe has money but doesn’t have a product line and her show Kocktails with Khloe was canceled after one season. She may just need a reminder that she isn’t as rich as her sisters and can’t blow all of her money just trying to impress a guy.

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Us Magazine shared that it is obvious that Khloe Kardashian has a type. She likes athletes and rappers. These seem to be the only two types of guys that Khloe ends up dating. Everyone knows about Lamar, James Harden, and French Montana, but those are not the only rappers and athletes she has dated. Back in 2009, Khloe dated Rashad McCants, who plays in the NBA, and the same year she dated Derrick Ward, who plays in the NFL. When she first split from Lamar, Khloe was linked to baseball player Matt Kemp. You would never see Khloe Kardashian dating someone like Scott Disick; even though she does love him, this is just not her type of guy.

Right now, fans can’t wait to see Khloe Kardashian fall in love again and find the right man. It is obvious that she wants to be married, have children, and get her happily-ever-after moment. Khloe just needs to find the perfect man to fit into her life. Tristan Thompson could end up being that guy, but right now, it is just too early to tell.

Are you shocked to hear that Khloe Kardashian is spending so much money trying to impress Tristan? Do you think that these two will make it work? Sound off in the comments section below, and don’t miss Khloe when Keeping Up with the Kardashians returns to E! on Sunday nights. Right now, you can watch Rob & Chyna on Sunday’s on the E! network.

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Hollywood A-listers are breaking their bank accounts as Steve Anzuoni, Financial Professional and owner of Fairway Financial, reveals in this interview with host and executive producer, Heather Wagenhals of Unlock Your Wealth Radio. Tune in to this interview airing on the Libsyn platform this Friday, December 25th at 9AM PST as Steve highlights the Hollywood A-listers and sports stars making millions, yet seeing several of them are still money-conscious. Believe it or not- we could learn something from the financial habits of several celebrities!

Financial professional Steve Anzuoni is here with money-saving tips straight from the lifestyles of the rich and famous. In this interview

Tune in to get yourself on financial track and live like a celebrity with Steve’s financial advice on Unlock Your Wealth Radio this Friday, December 25th at 9AM PST.

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Craziest Celebrity Items Sold

It seems the obsession over celebrities will never end, but have fans gone too far to get themselves closer to celebrities? Take a look at the list of bizarre celebrity items that have been sold online.

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Someone brought a mason jar to the premiere of Mr and Mrs Smith in 2005, when the famous couple walked past they bottled the ‘air molecules’. The jar of celebrity breath was then sold on eBay for $529.99.

Justin Timberlake

The former NSYNC star left his unfinished breakfast at a radio station after an interview. The two slices of French toast were later sold online for $1,111.82.

Justin Bieber

After the pop star’s infamous haircut in 2011, he gave the hair to Ellen DeGeneres. The popular TV show host then sold it online to raise money for charity and raked in an astonishing $40,668.

Britney Spears

There have been several auctions of what was allegedly Britney Spears’ gum – the biggest sale on eBay went for $14,000.

Elvis Presley

In 2002, 25 years after ‘The King’ died, a 3-inch clump of his hair set a world record for ‘most expensive hair sold at auction online’. One lucky fan took home the famous hair strands for $115,120. Several more of Elvis’ items have also been auctioned including a bible that went for $94,000 and a pair of underwear that was on offer for $11,000 but was never sold.

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One Direction

Boyband member, Niall Horan, took a bite out of Vegemite toast on an Australian talk show. The station put the remaining chunk of toast up for auction on eBay to raise money for charity and it was sold for $100,000.

Marilyn Monroe

A chest x-ray from this movie starlet was sold at an auction in Las Vegas in 2010. The surreal auction piece was eventually sold for $45,000.

William Shatner

The Star Trek actress sold his kidney stone to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. The odd body part was sold to an online casino for $25,000.

Scarlett Johansson

The actress decided to do her bit for charity in 2008 when she auctioned her own used tissue for charity. She blew her nose twice before signing the prize which was eventually sold for $5,300.

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Jay Z Money Earnings

Last year, Dr. Dre made the most money in hip-hop after Apple purchased his company, Beats Electronics, for $3 billion. A year later, Dre has slid into fourth place behind Diddy, Jay Z, and Drake.

According to Forbes, after coming off the big $620 million personal payday from Apple, Dre’s checks have shrunk a bit, essentially reducing his cash flow. Dre is still massively rich, regardless.

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Aside from his newfound wealth via Apple, Dre executive produced the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” (which has netted about $160 million in the US to date) and released an album that coincided with the film. Those numbers, however, weren’t factored into the current rankings.

With Dre’s fall, Diddy moved right into the first spot, even though he rarely ever performs or makes music anymore. He’s all about business, and it’s paying off.

Jay Z — to the surprise of no one — moved up a spot as well, to No. 2. The rap mogul simply knows how to make money. Leading the charge for Jay is his Roc Nation music label. Roc Nation also has a sports division that contributes to Jay Z’s earnings. Though Jay Z’s newest business — the music streaming service, Tidal — has been hammered by rumors of an imminent demise, it has remained afloat thus far.

The biggest surprise perhaps was rapper Drake coming in at No. 3 — the highest ranking he’s achieved in his young career. Drake was fourth last year, but after selling over a million copies of his “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” album released in February, the “Trophies” rapper moved into the upper echelon.

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Check out the entire list below, complete with how much each artist made over the past year.

Diddy landed in the No. 1 spot, raking in $60 million.

Diddy landed in the No. 1 spot, raking in $60 million.

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs arrives at The Einstein Company & Netflix after party following the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, January 12, 2014.

Jay Z was ranked No. 2. The hip-hop legend earned $56 million.

Jay Z was ranked No. 2. The hip-hop legend earned $56 million.

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Drake climbed to No. 3. The Toronto native pulled in $39.5 million over the past year.

Drake climbed to No. 3. The Toronto native pulled in $39.5 million over the past year.

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Dr. Dre is No. 4. The rapper/producer made $33 million.

Dr. Dre is No. 4. The rapper/producer made $33 million.

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‘Happy’ singer Pharrell Williams is No. 5, eclipsing the $32 million mark.

Eminem held down No. 6 with $31 million.

Eminem held down No. 6 with $31 million.

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Kanye West locked down at No. 7. The rapper/fashion designer made $22 million over the past year.

Kanye West locked down at No. 7. The rapper/fashion designer made $22 million over the past year.

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Wiz Khalifa hits the No. 8 spot. The ‘Taylor Gang’ rapper stacked $21.5 million.

Wiz Khalifa hits the No. 8 spot. The 'Taylor Gang' rapper stacked $21.5 million.

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Nicki Minaj swerves in at No. 9. Her album ‘The Pinkprint’ helped propel her to $21 million.

Nicki Minaj swerves in at No. 9. Her album 'The Pinkprint' helped propel her to $21 million.

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Cash Money CEO Birdman swoops in at No. 10 with an $18 million haul.

Cash Money CEO Birdman swoops in at No. 10 with an $18 million haul.

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Latin sensation Pitbull rolled up to No. 11 with his $17 million.

Latin sensation Pitbull rolled up to No. 11 with his $17 million.

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Easily one of the most iconic rappers of his generation, Lil Wayne is No. 12 on the list. The ‘A Milli’ rapper took in an astounding $15 million.

Easily one of the most iconic rappers of his generation, Lil Wayne is No. 12 on the list. The 'A Milli' rapper took in an astounding $15 million.

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Kendrick Lamar and his $12 million in earnings carve out the No. 13 spot on the list this year. Lamar released his first album, ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city,’ in 2012 and ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ earlier this year. Look for him to keep moving up the list.

Kendrick Lamar and his $12 million in earnings carve out the No. 13 spot on the list this year. Lamar released his first album, 'good kid, m.A.A.d city,' in 2012 and 'To Pimp a Butterfly' earlier this year. Look for him to keep moving up the list.

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‘Dreamville’ rapper J. Cole grabbed No. 14. He made $11 million last year while releasing ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive,’ an album detailing his adolescent years.

'Dreamville' rapper J. Cole grabbed No. 14. He made $11 million last year while releasing '2014 Forest Hills Drive,' an album detailing his adolescent years.

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Rap legend Snoop Dogg sits at No. 15. Even though he hasn’t put out much music lately, he still managed to pull down $10 million in the past year.

‘I’m a Boss’ rapper Rick Ross tags No. 16. The 39-year-old rapper released his project ‘Hood Billionaire’ in 2014 and welcomed another $9 million into his wallet over the past year.

'I'm a Boss' rapper Rick Ross tags No. 16. The 39-year-old rapper released his project 'Hood Billionaire' in 2014 and welcomed another $9 million into his wallet over the past year.

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Tech N9ne blasts in at No. 17. The rapper released ‘Special Effects’ early in 2015, helping him peel off a cool $8.5 million.

Ludacris rolled out to No. 18. The ‘How Low’ musician hasn’t put out any super relevant music in a while, but has been known to pursue other business ventures. He also appeared in the hit movie ‘Furious 7’ earlier this year. All of that helped him secure $8 million.

Ludacris rolled out to No. 18. The 'How Low' musician hasn't put out any super relevant music in a while, but has been known to pursue other business ventures. He also appeared in the hit movie 'Furious 7' earlier this year. All of that helped him secure $8 million.

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T.I. pops in at No. 19, tucking away $6 million over the past year. The Atlanta rapper plans to release ‘The Dime Trap’ in the coming weeks

T.I. pops in at No. 19, tucking away $6 million over the past year. The Atlanta rapper plans to release 'The Dime Trap' in the coming weeks

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Last but not least, rapper/producer duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis snap up spot No. 20. The two made $5.5 million over the past year.

Last but not least, rapper/producer duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis snap up spot No. 20. The two made $5.5 million over the past year.

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So, which hip-hop artist would you (or have you) seen perform?
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Go Banking Rates – “The Celebrity Apprentice” is about halfway through its seventh season, and the competition is heating up between the cast members. So far journalist Geraldo Rivera, actress Vivica A. Fox and broadcaster Leeza Gibbons have been frontrunners in the reality game show that pits celebrities against each other in business projects to raise money for charities.

But how do the cast members stack up against past seasons when it comes to net worth? GOBankingRates analyzed the net worths of “Celebrity Apprentice” contestants, as reported by CelebrityNetWorth. In total, all 92 cast members of “The Celebrity Apprentice” are worth a whopping $1.77 billion and have raised $11.75 million for their respective charities.

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“The Celebrity Apprentice” Cast Members Are Worth $10.6 Million on Average

GOBankingRates found that the average net worth for a “Celebrity Apprentice” cast member is $19.2 million, while the average amount each contestant raised for charity is $128,000. By comparison, the average net worth of Season 7 cast members is $10.6 million, with professional baseball player Johnny Damon worth the most at an estimated $60 million.

Here’s the breakdown of the average net worths of cast members by season:

Season 1: $41.3 million
Season 2: $21.2 million
Season 3: $22 million
Season 4: $8.7 million
Season 5: $15.9 million
Season 6: $19.2 million
Season 7: $10.6 million
Interestingly, after the first season, the higher the average net worth of the contestants, the lower the ratings. Based on this trend, GOBankingRates’ analysis projected that Season 7 would draw in 6.7 million viewers based on data from past seasons. This projection is slightly above but still close to the “Celebrity Apprentice” Season 7 ratings so far, which have averaged 6.3 million viewers for the first four episodes.

The analysis also found that there is a huge range in wealth among “The Celebrity Apprentice” contestants, ranging as high as $300 million down to net worths that are millions in the negative, as some cast members are deep in debt. Here’s a look at the top 20 most financially successful “Celebrity Apprentice” cast members — as well as the 20 ugliest net worths among the show’s contestants.

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The 20 Richest Cast Members to Ever Be On “The Celebrity Apprentice”

“The Celebrity Apprentice” is a star-studded affair by nature, with many of the biggest names from various industries joining the contest to raise money for their favorite charities. But some celebrities have far more in their bank accounts than others. In fact, the richest 20 “Celebrity Apprentice” contestants from all seasons are worth around $1.42 billion and account for nearly 80 percent of the combined $1.8 billion net worth of all contestants.

The average net worth among the 20 wealthiest cast members is $70.9 million, about 3.7 times more than the overall average of $19.2 million and 6.7 times the Season 7 average of $10.6 million. The top 20 net worths range from $300 million to $15 million.

The wealthiest cast members of “The Celebrity Apprentice” also raised more money for charities, totaling $4.5 million altogether — that’s almost half of the total money raised on the show, even though they only account for a fifth of the show’s contestants. On average, the 20 richest contestants of “The Celebrity Apprentice” raised $225,000 apiece, almost twice the average for all the contestants ($128,000).

Click through to see some of the richest cast members to ever appear on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” and how they got to be so wealthy.

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1. Gene Simmons Net Worth: $300 Million

Gene Simmons is definitely most famous for sporting radical styles and black-and-white makeup as a founding member of Kiss, which has sold over 100 million copies of its albums since the band formed in 1973, reports Forbes. The success of Kiss is the main source of Simmons’ massive $300 million fortune, though he has other business ventures, like his partnership in an international chain restaurant Rock & Brews.

Gene Simmons appeared on Season 1 of “The Celebrity Apprentice” and raised $20,000 for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation before he was fired in the third episode. In addition to appearing on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” Simmons has made other forays into reality TV with his shows “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” on A&E and “Rock School” for UK television.

2. Sharon Osbourne Net Worth: $220 Million

Sharon Osbourne has long enjoyed financial success through her career of managing music artists Queen, Smashing Pumpkins and, of course, her husband Ozzy Osbourne, lead singer of hugely popular heavy metal band Black Sabbath. Sharon Osbourne’s current net worth stands at $220 million.

Sharon Osbourne broke onto the reality TV scene in the iconic show about the Osbourne family, “The Osbournes,” which debuted in 2002. She’s had some misses since then, like failed talk show “The Sharon Osbourne Show,” but has enjoyed more profitable projects, like her stints as a judge on “The X Factor” and “America’s Got Talent.”

Sharon appeared on Season 3 of “The Celebrity Apprentice” and raised $50,000 for the Cedars-Sinai Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program. Currently she appears as one of the hosts of “The Talk,” for which she was earning $1 million a year as of 2013, according to TV Guide.

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3. Penn Jillette Net Worth: $175 Million

Penn Jillette’s net worth of $175 million has been built in large part to his career as half of the comedy and magic show, “Penn & Teller,” which has long been a popular revue in Vegas. But he’s also been a part of various other projects, from appearing in a Showtime program based on his Vegas show to producing 2005 film “The Aristocrats,” as well as making music at his home music studio in his Las Vegas mansion.

Jillette appeared on the fifth and sixth seasons of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” In the fifth season he raised $50,000 for his charity of choice Opportunity Village, a Las Vegas community charity. But Penn Jillette returned the next year for the All-Star Season to become the runner-up, raising a whopping $663,655 for Opportunity Village and bringing his total contributions up to nearly $714,000.

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4. Joan Rivers Net Worth: $150 Million

Comedian Joan Rivers, who made great strides for women in the fields of comedy and television, sadly passed away in September of 2014. Rivers amassed a fortune of $150 million throughout her long comedy career through standup gigs, television appearances, hosting gigs, and a clothing and jewelry line. She was host of “Fashion Police” on E! when she passed away.

Joan Rivers was a cast member on “The Celebrity Apprentice 2” alongside daughter Melissa Rivers. Joan won the title of Celebrity Apprentice that season, raising nearly $527,000 for her charity. Joan Rivers also made a posthumous guest appearance on the current “The Celebrity Apprentice” season.

5. Lennox Lewis Net Worth: $140 Million

Lennox Lewis is a retired boxer worth $140 million. Lewis won 41 of 44 career bouts and claimed Olympic gold in 1988, retiring in 2004. Lewis competed in the first season of “The Celebrity Apprentice” and took fourth place, raising $40,000 for his charity.

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6. Melissa Rivers Net Worth: $100 Million

Melissa Rivers is daughter of Joan Rivers, and the duo competed together in “The Celebrity Apprentice 2.” Unlike her mother, who won the season, however, Melissa did not raise any money for a charity on the show. Melissa is best known as a red carpet reporter and hosted several shows alongside her mother. Much of Melissa’s net worth can be attributed to an inheritance from her mother, which included $75 million in cash and a New York City penthouse worth $35 million.

7. Johnny Damon Net Worth: $60 Million

Johnny Damon is a cast member of the currently season of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” and is still in the running. Damon is a professional baseball player who first entered the Major Leagues in 1995 and played for 18 seasons. Though not officially retired, Damon hasn’t played pro baseball since the 2012 season, but he’s still enjoying the fat $60 million net worth earned through years of MLB salaries.

8. Scott Hamilton Net Worth: $30 Million

Scott Hamilton is best known for his dominance as a male figure skater in the ’80s and ’90s, which included winning gold in the 1984 Winter Olympics. Hamilton made his $30 million net worth through his figure skating career, first in competitions, then by touring in the “Ice Capades” show, and later founding and starring in his own ice skating tour, “Stars on Ice.” Hamilton also made a foray into live television as host of the 2006 show “Skating with Celebrities,” which only lasted a season. Scott Hamilton was a cast member of “The Celebrity Apprentice 2” in 2009, but didn’t do well enough to raise any money for his charity.

9. Cyndi Lauper Net Worth: $30 Million

As a singer who gave voice to many popular hits in the ’80s, like the seminal “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” Cyndi Lauper has sold over 50 million albums and managed to acquire quite the fortune, as well a Grammy, Emmy and Tony. Lauper’s net worth is currently estimated at $30 million. She has her own line of makeup through MAC Cosmetics, which also adds to her earnings. Lauper appeared in Season 3 of “The Celebrity Apprentice” and raised $45,000 during her run on the show.

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10. Lil Jon Net Worth: $28 Million

Rapper Lil Jon got his start as a DJ in the early ’90s, and has since enjoyed success through his career as a rapper and music producer. Thanks to earnings from his music career and other business ventures like his Crunk energy drink, line of Oakley sunglasses and wine company, Lil Jon’s net worth is estimated to be a fat $28 million. During his run on the fourth season of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” Lil Jon raised $80,000 for charity. He also participated in the all-star sixth season, raising $160,000.

11. Meat Loaf Net Worth: $25 Million

Meat Loaf has had a long and storied career in both music and acting, releasing 11 studio albums, appearing in more than 50 films and winning a Grammy. Meat Loaf’s colorful persona added a lot of flavor to “The Celebrity Apprentice” during his time on the show in Season 4, during which he raised $204,580 for charity. Meat Loaf’s net worth is estimated to be $25 million.

12. Michael Andretti Net Worth: $20 Million

A retired racer, Michael Andretti was a successful American CART and Formula One driver, following in the footsteps of his famous father, Mario Andretti. Michael’s career helped him accumulate his current net worth, estimated at $20 million. He participated on “The Celebrity Apprentice 5,” but didn’t manage to earn any money for his charity on the show.

13. Piers Morgan Net Worth: $20 Million

A British Journalist, Piers Morgan is best known among an American audience for his widely panned turn as host of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” a replacement of Larry King on “Larry King Live.” Despite the relative unpopularity of “Piers Morgan Tonight,” Morgan has still had a largely successful career and boasts an estimated net worth of $20 million. Before his stint as a host on CNN, Piers Morgan was the winner of the first season of “The Celebrity Apprentice” in 2008, racking up a whopping $754,300 on behalf of his charity.

14. Leeza Gibbons Net Worth: $20 Million

Leeza Gibbons is a current contestant on “The Celebrity Apprentice.” Outside of that show, however, Gibbons might be familiar to viewers as a host of “Entertainment Tonight” and her daytime talk show, “Leeza,” for which she has won a Daytime Emmy. Through her TV career, Leeza Gibbons’ net worth has reached a healthy $20 million.

15. Star Jones Net Worth: $18.5 Million

Star Jones starred in Season 4 of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” earning $169,372 for her charity. As a lawyer, Star Jones sequed her legal prowess into a career in show biz by becoming a legal expert on NBC-TV in the early ’90s. In 1994 she launched her own show, “Jones & Jury,” and was hired as a legal analyst for Inside Edition. Jones was a cohost of “The View” from the show’s start in 1997 and remained on the show until 2006. Her net worth is estimated at $18.5 million today, and she currently serves as president of the National Association of Professional Women.

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16. Niki Taylor Net Worth: $18 Million

Niki Taylor got her big break at 15, when she was the youngest model to have ever appeared on the cover of Vogue. Throughout her successful career, Taylor has done modeling work for major brands including Cover Girl and Nokia. Throughout her career, Taylor has acquired a net worth of $18 million. During her Season 4 stint on “The Celebrity Apprentice” Taylor raised $35,000 for the American Red Cross, even though she was the third cast member to be fired in that season.

17. Kevin Jonas Net Worth: $18 Million

As the oldest of the three Jonases who make up the band Jonas Brothers, Kevin enjoyed a lot of financial success in his teens and early 20s. The Jonas Brothers had a streak of mega-success in the late ’00s, selling millions of records, and appearing in Disney Channel shows and several of the group’s own movies. After the group broke up, Kevin’s reality TV debut came in 2012 with “Married to Jonas,” which featured Jonas and his wife Danielle Deleasa and lasted two seasons. All this added up to Kevin Jonas’ net worth of $18 million. Kevin was a cast member of “The Celebrity Apprentice” Season 7, which is currently airing, but had the misfortune to be the first person to be fired from the show.

18. Trace Adkins Net Worth: $16 Million

Country music star Trace Adkins’s net worth of $16 million is proof that country’s strong, earned in large part through memorable hits like “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.” Adkins’ resume also includes voiceover work, including a recurring character on “King of the Hill,” and various TV appearances.

Trace Adkins has appeared in two seasons of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” In his first go-around during Season 1, Adkins was a finalist and raised $102,000 for his charity. Adkins returned for the All-Star Season of the show and beat out runner-up Penn Jillette to take home the title, earning $1.3 million that season for the American Red Cross.

19. Adam Carolla Net Worth: $15 Million

Adam Carolla got his break into show business by making appearances on KROQ’s “Kevin and Bean Morning Show,” a popular Los Angeles radio program. Dr. Drew Pinsky liked his style and in 1995 invited Carolla to co-host “Loveline,” a nationally syndicated late-night radio talk show. Soon after the radio show was spun off to television, and “Loveline” debuted on MTV in 1996. Though the TV show ended in 2000, Carolla continued to cohost the radio show until 2005. Since then, Carolla has written two books that became New York Times bestsellers, records one of the most popular podcasts out there and even started his own line of alcoholic drinks called Mangria. Together, these ventures have put Adam Carolla’s net worth in the range of $15 million.

Carolla was a cast member on “The Celebrity Apprentice” Season 5, but didn’t raise any money for his charity during his time on the show.

20. Tito Ortiz Net Worth: $15 Million

Mixed martial artist Tito Ortiz has a net worth of $15 million, earned through winnings and contracts from his UFC matches, as well as through his position as CEO of martial arts equipment and clothing company Punishment Athletics. During his time on Season 1 of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” Ortiz raised $70,000 for his charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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“The Celebrity Apprentice’s” 20 Most Broke Cast Members

Sure, there are plenty of huge net worths on a show about celebrities, but what about “The Celebrity Apprentice” cast members who have ended up in the red?

It turns out you don’t need to be a millionaire to secure a spot on “The Celebrity Apprentice.” In fact, the poorest contestants of the show are millions of dollars in debt. The total net worth of the 20 least wealthy cast members is negative $26.97 million, meaning altogether they’re almost $27 million of debt. The average net worth among the 20 poorest cast members of “The Celebrity Apprentice” is negative $1.35 million.

It seems that this lack of financial acumen came across in these 20 cast members’ game play, as altogether they raised just over $389,000 for charities, whereas the richest 20 raise 11.5 times that with $4.5 million. And on average, these 20 show contestants raised just $19,466.

Here are the 20 most broke cast members to appear in a season of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” along with how much they are worth — or not.

1. Jennie Finch Net Worth: $1.5 Million

Jennie Finch is a professional softball player; she won Olympic gold with the USA team in 2004 and Olympic silver in 2008. She continues to play softball for the National Pro Fastpitch League and makes appearances as a sports commentator. Jennie Finch’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million. Finch competed in the first season of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” but her competitive edge on the softball field didn’t translate to the show and she was fired early on without raising any money for charity.

2. Andrew Dice Clay Net Worth: $1 Million

Andrew Dice Clay is most famous for his controversial standup comedy and acting, enjoying huge popularity and success in the the ’80s and ’90s. He often sold out arena comedy shows and also made appearances on TV shows “M*A*S*H” and “Diff’rent Strokes.” This success earned Andrew Dice Clay a net worth of $1 million.

Clay wasn’t as successful on “The Celebrity Apprentice 2,” however, as he was the first cast member to be fired that season.

Celebrity Apprentice – Season 14

3. Brandi Glanville Net Worth: $1 Million

Brandi Glanville’s net worth is $1 million, earned mostly from her time on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” though her popularity with fans has dropped and some have even started a petition to have Bravo remove her from the show. Glanville also wrote a New York Times best seller, “Drink and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders.”

As a cast member of the current season of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” Glanville has done fairly well and is still in the running to win.

4. Patricia Velásquez Net Worth: $800,000

Actor and model Patiricia Velásquez’s net worth is a respectable $800,000. Her modeling portfolio includes brands like Dolce & Gabbana and Victoria’s Secret, while as an actress she’s starred in TV shows like “Arrested Development” and “Ugly Betty,” as well as a role in “The Mummy” film franchise.

Velásquez was a cast member of “The Celebrity Apprentice” Season 5, but she didn’t make it far in the competition and raised no money for charity.

All-Star Celebrity Apprentice – Season 13

5. Stephen Baldwin Net Worth: $500,000

Stephen Baldwin is an actor, but admittedly less famous than his brothers in the business, Alec Baldwin and Billy Baldwin. Stephen Baldwin’s net worth stands at a modest $500,000 due to his lackluster acting career.

Baldwin was a cast member of both the first season and sixth “All-Star” season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” Baldwin was fairly successful in both seasons, raising $89,324 for his charity during the first season and $50,000 in Season 6.

6. Darryl Strawberry Net Worth: $500,000

Darryl Strawberry is a retired professional baseball player who was on teams like the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, among others. Through his 17 seasons playing pro ball, Strawberry made more than $30 million. But today little of that’s left, as Darryl Strawberry’s net worth stands at $500,000.

Darryl Strawberry was in “The Celebrity Apprentice” Season 3, and managed to earn $35,000 for his charity despite being the third cast member to be fired from the show.

7. José Canseco Net Worth: $500,000

José Canseco was a huge name in the late ’80s and ’90s as a popular baseball star. He played in the MLB for 16 years before retiring, racking up $45.5 million in career earnings. Most of that money has long been spent, however, and José Canseco’s net worth is around $500,000 today, according to CelebrityNetWorth.

Canseco was a cast member of “The Celebrity Apprentice” Season 4, but he quit the show early on and didn’t raise any money for his charity.

8. Claudia Jordan Net Worth: $500,000

Claudia Jordan got her early start in pageants as Miss Rhode Island Teen USA, and later as Miss Rhode Island USA. This exposure helped Jordan launch a modeling career, with her most prominent work including game shows “The Price is Right” and “Deal or No Deal.”

In 2009 she competed as a contestant on “The Celebrity Apprentice 2,” but didn’t make it far in the show and failed to raise any money for her charity. Since then, Jordan has launched her own radio show on Sirus/XM radio, and co-hosts VH1’s show “Tiny Tonight.” Through her career, Claudia Jordan has built a net worth that is estimated to be around $500,000 today.

Celebrity Apprentice – Season 14

9. Kenya Moore Net Worth: $300,000

Kenya Moore won the title of Miss Michigan USA in 1993 and went on to compete in both the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. Following her pageant runs, Moore moved to acting and made appearances on popular shows “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” throughout the ’90s and early ’00s.

In 2008 Moore launched her own production company, and joined the cast of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” in 2012. Through these venues Moore has accrued a net worth of $300,000, despite some financial trouble evidenced by her 2013 eviction from her rental home, which cost $4,000 a month, according to CelebrityNetWorth.

Kenya Moore is a cast member of the current season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”

10. Kate Gosselin Net Worth: $200,000

Kate Gosselin is best known for her TLC shows, “John and Kate Plus 8,” and — post-divorce —”Kate Plus 8.” These shows centered on Kate’s life raising her eight children, consisting of a set of twins and a set of sextuplets.

While the shows found initial success and Gosselin wrote four books, two of which became New York Times best sellers, Gosselin has struggled to find a stable source of income. Today, Kate Gosselin’s net worth is estimated by CelebrityNetWorth to only be around $200,000.

As a current contestant on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” Kate has managed to make it past the first seven firings as she’s shown a different, business-oriented side to viewers who have mainly seen her in the role of a mother.

11. Dayana Mendoza Net Worth: $200,000

Model Dayana Mendoza has had a successful career and is best known as Miss Venezuela, winning the Miss Universe pageant in 2009.

Through her modeling and pageant career, Dayan Mendoza’s net worth has reached a modest $200,000. As a cast member of “The Celebrity Apprentice 5,” Mendoza managed to make it far in the season and raised $30,000 for her charity.

12. Richard Hatch Net Worth: $200,000

Richard Hatch first made an impression on reality TV viewers as the winner of the first-ever season of hit reality show “Survivor,” when he took a cutthroat approach that has become a mainstay of the show’s dynamics. As the show’s winner, he took home the $1 million grand prize. Hatch also competed in the 2003 season of “Survivors: All-Stars.”

But after failing to pay taxes on his “Survivor” winnings, or even file tax returns altogether, Hatch found himself in hot water with the IRS and owed close to $2 million at one point, reports Forbes. Hatch was sentenced to 51 months in prison for dodging taxes, a sentence he has completed.

While his strategies played well on “Survivor,” Hatch was less successful when he competed in Season 4 of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” Hatch raised no money for his charity and didn’t make it past the fifth episode of the season. Following his time on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” Hatch had to return to prison when he was sentenced to another nine months for continuing to dodge his tax bill, according to People.com. Despite all this, Richard Hatch’s net worth is estimated to be $200,000.

13. Rod Blagojevich Net Worth: $100,000

Rod Blagojevich is a lawer who became a public figure by serving as a house representative in Congress for Illinois’ 5th District, an office he held from 1997 to 2003, when he was elected governor of Illinois. Blagojevich served as governor from 2003 until his impeachment in 2009, following convictions of corruption, including soliciting bribes for Barack Obama’s senate seat, which was left empty when Obama was elected president.

Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to a 14-year term in prison, which he is currently serving, but he managed to squeeze in a season on “The Celebrity Apprentice 3” before heading to jail. Blagojevich’s performance on the show failed to impress Donald Trump, however, and he was fired in early episodes of the season without raising any money for his charity. Rod Blagojevich’s net worth is around $100,000.

14. Terrell Owens Net Worth: $0

As a former NFL wide receiver, Terrell Owens had a 16-season career, an impressively long run for a professional football player. His long career playing for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Dallas Cowboys led to an impressive $70 million in career earnings, with his salary per season peaking at $13.7 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth.

Owens hit financial troubles soon after 2010, which marked his last season playing in the NFL. In 2011, he petitioned to have his child support payments, which totalled $60,000 a month, reduced as Owens now had no income post-NFL.

Owens was a cast member of the show’s current season, and fired early on.

All-Star Celebrity Apprentice – Season 13

15. Gary Busey Net Worth: -$500,000

Actor Gary Busey was a mainstay of TV and film for decades, but his first reality TV appearance was in 2008. Busey appeared on “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” where as a recovered cocaine addict he tried to act as a mentor to other cast members, according to The Guardian.

As a contestant on “The Celebrity Apprentice” for both Seasons 4 and 6, Busey brought a lively, enthusiastic, and somewhat kooky presence to the show, which quickly made him a fan favorite. He raised a total $60,000 for charities on “The Celebrity Apprentice” — $40,000 in Season 4 and $20,000 in Season 6.

In between the air dates of Gary Busey’s two seasons of “Celebrity Apprentice,” however, the actor filed for bankruptcy in 2012. According to Time magazine, Busey had less than $50,000 to his name when he declared bankruptcy, but owed up to $1 million to the IRS, Wells Fargo and The UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Gary Busey’s net worth was most recently estimated to be negative $500,000.

16. Dennis Rodman Net Worth: -$1 Million

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman was a cast member for “The Celebrity Apprentice 2,” and was the fifth contestant sent home. His early departure and lack of a task win meant Rodman missed out on winning any cash for his charity.

Despite a successful NBA career that earned Rodman $29 million in NBA salaries and five NBA championships, the former pro basketball player is worse than broke. Rodman owes his ex-wife $800,000 in unpaid child support and other debts that put his net worth at negative $1 million.

All-Star Celebrity Apprentice – Season 13

17. Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins Net Worth: -$1 Million

Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins first came to fame as a member of the singing trio TLC, which sold more than 65 million albums. She appeared on “The Celebrity Apprentice 2” which aired in 2009 and, as a sufferer herself of sickle cell anemia, raised $20,000 for the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia.

Following her appearance on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” she filed for bankruptcy in 2011. T-Boz’s net worth was reported to be in the red, with her bankruptcy showing she was $1 million in the hole, according to CelebrityNetWorth.

Despite this financial setback, T-Boz is set to make a comeback. She was featured in a serial documentary on TLC called, “Totally T-Boz,” and the trio is currently reunited, working on its fifth studio album set to release in 2015.

18. Dionne Warwick Net Worth: -$10 Million

Dionne Warwick is a singer and actress, popular as the voice behind songs like “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” and “The Look of Love.” Warwick was a cast member of Season 4 of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” but didn’t make it far in the competition and failed to raise any cash for her charity.

Warwick had been struggling financially for years, but her troubles came to a head after her stint on “The Celebrity Appearance,” and she filed for bankruptcy in 2013. Despite a reported income of $240,000 a year, Warwick had only $25,000 to her name along with over $10 million in debt.

19. Sinbad Net Worth: -$10.77 Million

Sinbad is an actor and comedian who starred in TV shows and movies in the ’80s and ’90s, including films like “Jingle All the Way” and “Coneheads” at the peak of his career. Sinbad even had his own show, “The Sinbad Show,” for one season, reports CelebrityNetWorth. In 2009 he appeared on “The Celebrity Apprentice 3,” but was shortly fired in week two without raising any funds for his charity.

Starting in the ’00s, Sinbad began struggling financially and having trouble with the IRS over his taxes. In 2013 when he filed for bankruptcy, Sinbad revealed his net worth to be negative $10.77 million due to debt. Much of that, $8.3 million, was owed to the IRS; $2.3 million was owed in taxes to the state of California; and the rest was owed to Bank of America and American Express. Despite his bankruptcy, Sinbad said he wouldn’t change a thing.

“I didn’t buy Bentleys,” he said in an episode of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?,” according to The Huffington Post. “I didn’t live large. I invested in me. I invested in a lot of other people. I would not change it; I would not go back.”

20. Teresa Giudice Net Worth: -$11 Million

Teresa Giudice first rose to prominence as a main cast member of “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” as well as through her three cookbooks that are all New York Times bestsellers. She secured a spot on “The Celebrity Apprentice 5” and made it to the final five contestants, raising $70,000 for the NephCure Foundation.

But Giudice’s season on “The Celebrity Apprentice” has been overshadowed by more recent legal troubles. She and her husband, Joe, filed for bankruptcy in 2011, claiming debts of $11 million. But investigations into the couples’ finances uncovered that they had misstated their income on several documents, from mortgage applications to bankruptcy claims, and were indicted with 39 counts of fraud.

The pair ended up getting jail time. Joe was sentenced to 41 months and Teresa got 15 months. She started serving her term at the beginning of January, reports Us Weekly.

Despite her financial and legal troubles, it looks like Giudice could pull out of a bad situation. She’s in talks for various projects when her sentence ends, including a book deal and her own cooking show.

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Goo Goo Dolls reports of being broke

Diffuser – They say money can’t buy happiness — but making a ton of cash and then losing it can certainly leave you singing the blues, right?

While most indie and alternative rockers get into the business for the pure joy of making music, there’s always the hope of raking in the big bucks. And although not every single band can do it, some acts do surprisingly well for themselves.

In fact, some do so well that when they lose it all, it’s a major, major blow. Don’t believe us? Just ask the seven rock stars in the photo gallery above — each one went through hard times (some harder than most).

Courtney Love Goes BrokeCourtney Love

Try to wrap your head around this number: $530 million. Courtney Love claimed that amount was stolen from her after she inherited it from Kurt Cobain. Her lawyer said, “I have never seen such greed and moral turpitude … this case is going to make Bernard Madoff look warm and fuzzy.” Things got so bad that Love borrowed nearly $3 million from her daughter Frances’ trust fund.

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Pete Doherty now broke Rockstar Pete Doherty

Legal trouble and drug abuse — those two things aren’t exactly cheap. Years of dabbling in both caught up with Pete Doherty in 2010 when he resorted to playing low-key acoustic gigs in London just to pay the rent. We’re guessing the Libertines frontman’s money problems didn’t last long, though; they reformed that same year and hauled in a reported $2 million for appearances.

Leonard Cohen Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen is an icon, an institution, a massively successful rocker through and through. But, that wasn’t always the case. After returning to the road in 1998 (after a 15-year absence), he had little to show for it. He almost had nothing in the bank, thanks to money mismanagement by Kelley Lynch. Fortunately, following a 2004 ruling, Lynch had to repay $9.5 million in losses accrued. She ignored the order — so Cohen mounted his first world tour in nearly two decades, and is still performing today.

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Goo Goo Dolls reports of being brokeGoo Goo Dolls

Oh, the record business. Imagine selling two million albums, and yet, somehow you owe your record label money! That’s what happened with the Goo Goo Dolls. After going multi-platinum with 1998’s ‘Dizzy Up the Girl,’ they didn’t see a penny from the record’s royalties until they paid Warner Bros. back in full for their advance. This took several years.

Rory EricksonRoky Erickson

Roky Erickson’s story is bizarre and tragic; in 1969, he pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to avoid a possible 10-year prison sentence for possession of a single marijuana joint (yes, you read that right). He wasp laced in a hospital for the criminally insane and was subjected to electroshock therapy and Thorazine treatments. While he was inside, his estate was mismanaged and he was left was nothing. Since then, he has spent most of his time digging himself out of that hole — but fortunately, there has been a renewed interest in his music in recent years.

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MC5MC5

MC5 were never in it for the money; managed by former White Panther Party leader John Sinclair, the Detroit rock act were a constant revolutionary force. By 1970, though, MC5 were reportedly $80,000 in debt and filed for bankruptcy. Apparently poor promotion, bad press, internal conflicts and rough drug habits don’t make for a financially secure situation.

Cat PowerCat Power

Cat Power (a.k.a. Chan Marhall) started work on 2012’s ‘Sun’ way back in 2006. In an interview with GQ magazine, she said, “I got depressed and didn’t work on [songs for the album] for eight months … I got the itch again, but then I ran out of money. I cashed in a bond and bought some gear and rented a house in Malibu and wrote these other songs.” ‘Sun’ was critically-acclaimed and was on Rolling Stone magazine’s ’50 Best Albums of 2012′ year end list.

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If you have ever wanted to be like celebrity  Kim Kardashian, without plastic surgery, now is your chance. The new ‘celebrity’ iPhone game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, allows players to really act like a celebrity and give them the opportunity to spend real money to get stars and other stuff in-app. With the game set to make some $200 million dollars this year, somebody is spending money on it, and that somebody is probably you.

Sure eeryone splurge’s here and there, but is buying the game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood a splurge or a waste of money? The following Twitter accounts are only a select few that we shared who admit to wasting their money on this game.

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