The 6 Richest Victims of the Tabloids
There are many millionaires who have made their fortune, and then turned around and given it right back to those less fortunate. Then, there are these 6 celebs topping the list of the world’s most disliked rich people – although whether or not they deserve that spotlight is debatable.
Donald Sterling is an American lawyer and businessman, who most people know as the former owner of the LA Clippers. He held the position right up until recordings of his racist and offensive comments about some of his players were made public.
In 2014, recordings were released by TMZ which captured some of his remarks like, “You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want, but the little I ask you is… not to bring them to my games.” Although he is worth $1.9 billion, and did pay a $2.5 million fine to the NBA to atone for his comments, as well as attempting to make a public apology, he still remains one of the most loathed rich people in America.
Justin Bieber’s rise in popularity has been nothing short of meteoric, and the press ate it right up. Currently, his net worth is $200 million, and although he has many fans around the world, his illegal actions have given him a less than stellar reputation. In the past 2 years, he has been charged with a DUI, misdemeanor vandalism, assault, and dangerous driving. Although he’s currently trying to make amends and is pursuing anger management, his “bad boy” image seems to linger.
Although his net worth is over $50 million, most people don’t think of Eliot Spitzer as a rich man. His notoriety comes from his stint as Governor of New York, and subsequent disgrace after it was revealed that he frequented an expensive prostitution service called Emperors Club VIP. He spent over $15,000 in six months on call girls, all behind his wife’s back. As soon as the news story broke, he resigned the governorship and has spent the last seven years slowly working his way back into the limelight.
Throughout the scandal, his now ex-wife stood by him and defended him. During the last few months of 2013, they had begun the divorce process and are now separated. Although he was caught with his pants down, and what he did was terrible, they stayed together for 5 years afterwards. It’s worth questioning if it was really all the negative media focus that led to the collapse of their marriage.