Many of the celebs on this list went bankrupt after hitting it big, but this is not the case for Cyndi Lauper.

The 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' songstress ran into some money trouble in the beginning of her career, when she was still in a band called Blue Angel. Their 1980 self-titled album was a big ol' flop. To make matters worse, she and her bandmates were then sued by their manager for a whopping $80,000.

Like most struggling musicians, Lauper didn't have $80K lying around, so she had to file for bankruptcy in 1981 while she worked in retail to pay the bills. Fortunately, the pop star's solo career took off with the 1983 release of her album 'She's So Unusual,' featuring hit singles 'Time After Time,' and the very appropriately titled, 'Money Changes Everything.'

When you go from working at the GAP folding jeans just to make ends meet, to going on a world tour and performing in front of thousands of fans, it's safe to say that money really does change everything.

Watch the Cyndi Lauper 'Money Changes Everything' Video

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