Everyone has an interest in the rich and famous, especially if they are young. Anyone that finds their fame and fortune at an early age seems like they will be set for life. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.
Most young people grow up with their parents supporting them, so they don’t have a lot of extra money to spend. We learn how to budget, save, and work for what we want which prepares us to manage our own money later in life. Finding fame and fortune at a young age usually results in bad spending habits since young stars don’t learn how to manage their money properly. As soon as they have control over their money, many young stars spend it out of control. They also don’t realize that they may not be able to keep making that kind of money in the future.
We can all learn a lesson from young stars that spent their fortunes quickly. There seem to be more of them lately and they are struggling to make ends meet.
Here are 15 young rich celebs who ruined their future with bad spending habits.
15. NIKKI BLONSKY
Nikki Blonsky played a memorable role as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray, capitalizing on her assets and talents to become a star at an early age. She became the idol for children and young teens everywhere when she took on the role of an overweight teenager that loved to dance. Because of it, she landed several other roles and managed to earn a small fortune from her work. The biggest problem for Nikki Blonsky was her plans for her life.
Despite finding fame in her late teens, Nikki hasn’t been able to maintain it. She is well known for her role in Hairspray, but hasn’t landed another major and high-paying role since. She plans on persuading an acting career, and has a good amount of noted work, but nothing to continue a big-name career. Because of this, she isn’t earning as she would want. On top of all of this, she doesn’t have another lucrative way of earning a living. She part-times as a hair stylist rather than finding a better-paying full-time job.