Gary Coleman was a childhood star, but his parents and business advisor mismanaged his money.
Gary Coleman was a childhood star, making $70,000 per episode of “Diff’rent Strokes” in the ’80s, but by the time the show ended in 1986, his adopted parents and business advisor mismanaged his earnings.
Coleman had trouble finding other work in Hollywood and eventually won a settlement against his parents and business advisor, but that was not enough to avoid bankruptcy in 1999.
After lawyers’ fees and bad investments, Coleman had to work as a security guard. He faced some legal issues throughout the early 2000s and died in May of 2010.