How Nicolas Cage blew up his entire $ 150 million fortune

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Best known for his roles in films such as “National Treasure” and “Leaving Las Vegas”, Nicolas Cage was once one of Hollywood’s biggest earners, with a value of $ 150 million.

But Cage didn’t hold onto his fortune for long. He wasted it on a series of expensive and often eccentric purchases, ending up facing foreclosure on several properties and facing the IRS $ 6.3 million in property taxes.

Worth around $ 25 million, Cage takes roles left and right to help pay off his debts.

As reported in CNBC’s “The Rich and Dirty Guide“, here’s a look at some of Cage’s craziest buys.

Cage once had 15 residences, including a $ 25 million waterfront home in Newport Beach, Calif., a $ 15.7 million country estate in Newport, Rhode Island, and an $ 8.5 million mansion in Las Vegas, shown below.

The master bedroom of a luxury home previously owned by actor Nicolas Cage is seen in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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He also bought, for $ 3.4 million, the infamous LaLaurie mansion in New Orleans, known as one of the most haunted houses in America.

In Europe, Cage bought not one but two castles for $ 10 million and $ 2.3 million, respectively.

$ 3 million landed him a desert island in the Bahamas.

He also sprung up for a nine-foot-high funeral tomb.

And even bought shrunken pygmy heads.

He blew $ 450,000 on the late Lamborghini shah of Iran ….

… and $ 150,000 more on a pet octopus.

He spent another $ 150,000 on the first Superman comic book.

“Action Comics No. 1”, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, was first published in June 1938.

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Apparently, Cage also once outbid actor Leonardo DiCaprio for a 70 million year old dinosaur skull. The $ 276,000 artifact turned out to be stolen, however, and Cage had to return it to the Mongolian government.


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