Fortune Fights examines the careers, personal lives and legal battles of the biggest stars, both famous, and infamous. Each episode tracks the story of how a star’s money was earned and later compromised through divorce, family dispute, publicity disaster or personal meltdown. Featuring Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Madonna, Robin Williams, Hulk Hogan and more.
Episode 1: Johnny Depp
In his decades as a movie star, Johnny Depp has earned hundreds of millions of dollars playing rogue pirates, loveable oddballs and handsome heartthrobs. But uncontrollable spending, legal battles and an ugly divorce has left him fighting over his fortune. After getting bruised in the press, Depp found himself in legal battle after legal battle, scrambling to get his finances under control.
Episode 2: Casey Kasem
At the height of his popularity, radio icon Casey Kasem’s dulcet tones reached nearly 10 million listeners per week. After hosting one of the country’s most popular radio countdown shows for nearly 40 years, the broadcasting legend had earned his retirement and an estimated net worth of 80 million dollars. His massive fortune would set the stage for a bitter and bizarre family battle during the beloved disc jockey’s final years.
Episode 3: Donald Sterling
Known as "The West Coast Donald Trump", Donald Sterling rose from California divorce attorney to billionaire real estate mogul before acquiring the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team. But a racist rant, scorned mistress and accusations of mental frailty brought it all crashing down and forced the sale of his basketball team for a record price negotiated by his wife, Shelly, that completely froze him out.
Episode 4: Hulk Hogan
For over 30 years, wrestling icon Terry “Hulk Hogan” Bollea packed arenas, rallied a legion of fans, and slammed Hulkamania down on his opponents with a force felt around the world. Hogan became the face of the World Wrestling Federation in the ‘80s and their highest earner, reportedly making 10 million dollars per year at his Hulkamania peak. But it all came crashing down when he found himself entrenched in a public sex scandal that ultimately led to a multi-layered fortune fight and a Battle Royale over the Constitution.
Episode 5: Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford's career spans six decades, and his movie grosses surpass six billion dollars, making him one of the most bankable stars of all time and earning him a skyrocketing paycheck. But the high life doesn't come cheap, and when Ford found himself in a very bitter and public divorce with no prenup, things went downhill. We look at the financial and personal highs and lows of one of Hollywood's most sought-after leading men.
Episode 6: Britney Spears
More than 20 years into her career, Britney Spears remains one of the most popular female artists of all time. By the time she was 21-years-old, Britney evolved from a squeaky-clean Disney Mouseketeer to a slinky vixen, an image she parlayed into immense financial success. But with Britney’s superstar status came mega legal battles. A divorce, messy child custody dispute, and very public meltdown ended with a dramatic family intervention that saved her, and her empire, from herself.
Episode 7: Madonna
Madonna's career as a singer, songwriter and actress spans decades. Since she danced onto the scene in the 1980s, The Queen of Pop has earned hundreds of millions of dollars by reinventing herself time and time again. She pushed the boundaries in her career and her personal life, but neglected to protect her vast fortune and found herself in legal hell, losing millions when her marriage didn’t work out.
Episode 8: Robin Williams
Robin Williams was a brilliant standup and one of the most successful actors of his generation. During his decades in the business, Williams enjoyed massive success, but expensive divorces took a toll. And even the best estate planning couldn’t prevent a fight over his 100-million-dollar fortune after his death.
Episode 9: Sonny Bono
Known as one half of the celebrated singing duo Sonny & Cher, Sonny Bono lead a rollercoaster of a life that included success in the music industry, the restaurant business and politics. But after his untimely death in 1998, the battle over his personal fortune took a very public and ugly turn.
Episode 10: Lisa Marie Presley
Lisa Marie Presley was born into rock and roll royalty, as the only daughter to hip shaking legend Elvis Presley. But when the king’s daughter inherited her father’s fortune at just 25-years-old, no one could have predicted the messy legal battles that would be fought over his financial legacy.