You’re in Good Company

So many people feel all alone when faced with the possibility of filing bankruptcy, but it could not be further from the truth. Like many Americans, public figures have faced financial difficulties and filed bankruptcy since the birth of our new nation. Below are some notable names that have filed bankruptcy. You are not alone; you’re in quite good company:

Henry Ford – Founder of Ford Motor Company
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) – Author of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
P.T. Barnum – Founder of Barnum & Bailey Circus
Francis Ford Coppola – Writer, director and producer
Natalie Cole – Singer/Songwriter
Donald Trump – Billionaire and entrepreneur
Walt Disney – Founder of Disney
Marvin Gaye – Singer/Songwriter
MC Hammer – Singer/Songwriter
Tony Gwynn – Professional baseball player
Larry King – Host of Larry King Live
Robert Kiyosaki – Author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Abraham Lincoln – U.S. President
Ulysses S. Grant – U.S. President
Thomas Jefferson – U.S. President

The names listed above are a few of the many individuals, who have attempted and stumbled on their way to success. They are not ashamed of trying nor do they suffer from poor self-esteem, but what they have in common with you is: Needing a fresh start. From billionaire to U.S. president, everyone deserves the opportunity to start anew, when finding themselves immersed in debt with little or no alternative for relief. Many successful professionals in this country have attempted to be enterprising and industrious, but have hit roadblocks along the way and needed a way to clear the mess before attempting again. So, the next time you feel like a failure, remember a couple names from the list and that many have been in your place before you.