Famous Politicians Who Struggled with Debt, by Adam Kidan

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  • Famous Politicians

    Who Struggled with Debt

    By Adam Kidan

  • Thomas !Jefferson

    Accrued somewhere between $1 and $2 million in debt during his lifetime!

    His fame kept creditors away while he was alive, but his family had to sell much of his property to pay off his debts after death

  • George McGovern

    Amassed around $113,000 in campaign debt in 1984!

    Opened a hotel four years later that shuttered and fell into bankruptcy in less than two years

  • Linda McMahon

    Racked up about $1 million in debt in 1976!

    Later made up for it and had a net worth of $376 million when she ran for US Senate from Connecticut in 2010

  • Abraham Lincoln

    Owned a general store early in life that amassed $1,000 in debt!

    Was brought to court and took several years to pay back what he owed

  • Marco !Rubio

    Rubio has long struggled with debt for everything from education to mortgages!

    His money problems ended after an $800,000 book deal in 2012, but he then decided to spend $80,000 on a luxury speedboat!

    While Mitt Romneys campaign was vetting Rubio as a possible running mate, his careless decisions made them reconsider