As the late, great Biggie Smalls once said, "Mo Money, mo opportunities for the IRS to put a lien on your property." (Or something like that.) If only the musicians in this clever infographic had heeded those words.

From MC Hammer to Meat Loaf, it seems that the one thing that connects these bankrupt rockers, pop stars and rappers is a high level of excess. Be it from a $20 million mansion or a poor investment in cattle (oh, Willie Nelson), these nine artists hit the top of the charts and then promptly lost everything. Take a look below to find out just how much dough Tom Petty, Wayne Newton, Michael Jackson and more totally blew.

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Rags to Riches Infographic

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