Several famous people around the world filed for bankruptcy at some point in their lives. Image Credit: Stock photo/Pixabay

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One of the words you will need to spot in today’s puzzle is ‘bankrupt.’ Did you know that several famous people around the world filed for bankruptcy at some point in their lives?

One of them was American entrepreneur Walt Disney. He established his first business venture, the Laugh-O-Gram Studio, in 1920, with the help of a financial backer. But when his patron went broke, leaving Disney unable to pay his animators or his debts, he had to file for bankruptcy just a year later and start all over again.

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American entrepreneur Walt Disney faced bankruptcy more than once in his lifetime. Image Credit: Gulf News archives

Even years later, in 1935, after the instant success of Mickey Mouse, Disney was close to bankruptcy again when production costs for his first full-length animated movie – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – reached $1.5 million (Dh5.5 million), three times more than the original budget. Disney took out a bank loan to complete and release the film.

This risky move paid off. It set the ball rolling for future animated films and brought Disney’s financial struggles to an end. In fact, when he died in 1966, Disney was estimated to be worth $5 billion (Dh18 billion) – in today’s day and age, that equates to $41.5 billion (Dh152 billion)!

Other famous people who faced bankruptcy before they rose to success include pop singer Cyndi Lauper, creator of Marvel Comics Stan Lee, and inventor of the automobile Henry Ford.

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