The National Treasure Star
In 2009, considered as one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors and known for his movies National Treasure, Face Off, City of Angels and Ghost Rider, Nicolas Cage was charged by the US Internal Revenue Service of $6.2 million back taxes fee. It was said that he made $40 million in 2009 alone, but according to the IRS for years, he incorrectly deducted personal expenses and failed to pay his taxes.
He was then faced with back-to-back charges from the IRS and on his defense; he sued his manager for negligence and fraud. Cage’s manager filed a counter-complaint to the lawsuit and stated that he warned Cage that he was living beyond his means. Nevertheless, the tax trouble cost Cage a castle, houses, and even Action comics. These days, Cage is still paying his remaining debts.