The story of Cain and Abel has a disturbing number of echoes in the celeb world. Thrill seekers would be disappointed to know it didn’t always end with a bloodbath.
Coming up next is a list of shame! Our next 16 wealthy celebs decided for various reason not to share their money with their less fortunate siblings, and the results are scandalous.
1. Julia Roberts
We all know Julia Robert as America’s sweetheart.
However, something is shocking about Julia’s relationship with half-sister Nancy Motes. The 37-year-old committed suicide in February 2014 and blamed it on the “Pretty Woman” star.
“My so-called siblings get nothing except the memory that they’re the ones who drove me into the deepest depression I’ve ever been in.” Nancy apparently left this world with a bitter taste in her mouth, and it wasn’t because of the prescription drugs she overdosed.
Signs of sibling rivalry where always there, as Nancy used Twitter repeatedly to rant against Julia for abandoning her – “She’s not even that good of an actress!”
It seems that the Oscar-winning actress shamed Nancy on repeated occasions, making her life even more miserable. Can you imagine how she felt?
Prepare to greet another shocking case where a wealthy celeb doesn’t like sharing.
They don’t call her “Material Girl” for a good reason!
Madonna is so stingy she doesn’t even consider helping her older homeless brother Anthony Ciccone get off the streets and put his life back in order. The man eventually confessed – “I never loved her in the first place, and she never loved me. We never loved each other.”
Anthony is your typical 60-year-old hobo, spending most of his time trying to survive the cold Michigan nights, and often getting in trouble with the law. With an alcohol addiction that went completely out of control, Anthony put a final distance not only between him and Madonna but also from the rest of the Ciccone family.
We all know that drinking problems don’t come out of the blue. Most likely Anthony couldn’t bear the success of his younger sister and him being a constant disappointment.
Just stop for a second and think! The next bum that jumps you for pennies might have a story of sibling rivalry better than that of Cain and Abel.
Coming up next, a beloved actor introduces his less fortunate brothers.
3. Alec Baldwin
The three less famous Baldwin brothers look like failed clones of Alec.
And a quick glance at their personal lives shows us just why the Hollywood star has seconds thoughts about getting them out of trouble or landing them a couple of bucks.
In 1998, Daniel Baldwin was found running naked through the halls of New York’s Plaza Hotel shouting “Baldwin!” Police arrested him for possession of cocaine, and he had no option but to admit his addiction.
Youngest brother Stephen is another disgrace for the family name. Not only was he forced to declare personal bankruptcy in 2009 but also his is now millions of dollars in debt.
As for William, he joins the other two as a mediocre actor with no other talent than to share a family tree with one of Hollywood’s big shots.
Check out just how disgusting sibling feuds can get!
4. Halle Berry
Halle Berry seems like such a sweet girl.
However, appearances can be deceiving. The 50-year-old Oscar winner refuses to help her less lucky half-sister, Renee Berry-Huffman. The poor woman has multiple sclerosis and relies on a wheelchair for traveling.
According to Renee, Halle Berry estranged herself from the African-American side of the family for no good reason. Renee calls the actress a liar for telling people that their father was abusive and had a major drinking problem.
We don’t know who to believe! On the one hand, we have a first-class performer who would save money by cutting ties with some family members. On the other, we have someone putting on display the well-known case of sibling jealousy.
What do you think? Is Halle Berry a bad person for keeping a blind eye on her disabled and destitute sister?
You must see how bad it is to have someone ruin the family name for you.
5. Lyndsay Lohan
The case of Lyndsay Lohan is a bit different.
Lyndsay refuses to help herself so it would be far-fetched to talk about her being a positive influence for younger sister, Aliana “Ali” Lohan.
A seven-year gap turned Lyndsay into a role model, and the effects didn’t let themselves waited for too long. Ali displays the same chaotic behavior and doesn’t seem to stand a chance in the long run.
In fact, some go as far as saying that the 23-year-old gets an incredible negative publicity from appearing alongside one of Hollywood’s most notorious troublemakers. Ali didn’t sign up for rehab yet, but there is plenty of time for her.
Aliana has good reasons to hate her older sister. The former child star grew to become a huge disappointment, one that forever ruined the family name.
The next celeb died and left not a single piece of the multi-million empire to his siblings.
6. Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson went deaf each time his poorer brothers or sisters came begging for money.
When the legendary pop singer died in 2009, he left behind a shocking testament. There was nothing, not a single penny, left in the name of his nine siblings.
Michael left 40% of his wealth to his mother, another 40% to his three children, and gave away the remainder of 20% to charity. Obviously, those left empty-handed were not happy with the situation and claimed someone manipulated the will in that direction.
While Janet might not need Michael’s money, not the same can be said about the other Jacksons. Even the father Joe Jackson had to bear with the thought that Michael showed no sign of gratitude for him as a parent and manager.
The next case of sibling cold war is shocking.
7. Gordon Ramsay
Can you imagine what was at Gordon Ramsey’s mouth when he heard that his brother was caught with heroin in Indonesia?
Ronnie Ramsay was busted possessing Class A drugs in 2007 and had to serve a ten-month jail term. His brother denied him the money needed to pay for a good lawyer, and there is a good reason for that.
Both Gordon and his mother have long tried to push Ronnie clear. Unfortunately, the 49-year-old keeps on rebounding. When we last saw him, he was homeless and selling magazines on the streets to earn a living.
Isn’t sad to see two brothers who started off from the same premises end up so bitterly separated by one’s wealth? Gordon built a restaurant and media empire, while Ronnie has to beg for food to stay alive.
On the next page, you get to see another celeb sibling that became a source of embarrassment.
8. Jimmy Carter
Even US Presidents end up in uncomfortable positions when asked to confront their less fortunate siblings.
Billy Carter was the youngest brother of the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, and a poster child of how a celeb sibling can get into trouble without asking for permission first.
Billy built his public image around his drinking problem. In 1977, he tried to turn things around by promoting his recipe of homemade beer – Billy Beer. It wasn’t a hit!
The President’s brother continued with wild antics like urinating on an airport runway without caring about press or dignitaries. However, his worst moment was when he went to Libya and registered as a foreign agent for the country in exchange for $200,000.
The scandal became known as Billygate and determined President Carter to cut all ties with his brother to dismiss the rumors that linked him with the Libyan Government. It would cost Jimmy the 1980 re-election.
What you saw so far was nothing! Coming up next is a bewildering story of betrayal.
9. Dane Cook
Dane Cook has a pretty good reason to hate his half-brother, Darryl McCauley.
Darryl used his family tie to earn Dane’s trust and become his business manager. Since taking up the position, he managed to steal $12 million for his gain. McCauley pleaded guilty to larceny, embezzlement, and forgery charges and will be joining his wife for an unpaid vacation behind bars.
We should point out that Dane was a bit silly not to discover earlier that things went astray. Come on, his half-brother went as sloppy as to forge a $3 million check, and similar operations occurred in plain sight between 1990 and 1998.
With a net worth now estimated at $30 million, you could say the stand-up comedian recovered pretty well from the time when his greedy brother was in charge of the books.
Every superstar has some shady family members that make things difficult.
You might say there is something wrong with our list for it to include Beyoncé.
Last time we checked, the diva was doing a remarkable job at looking after her sister Solange and boosting her career. However, Beyoncé doesn’t show the same kind of love towards her less known half-siblings.
Nixon and Koi are two children that probably go to sleep at night with a sad face. They still haven’t met Beyoncé despite sharing the same father and the reason is simple.
Mathew Knowles cheated on Beyoncé’s mother, and the star will most likely never forgive him for it. The 65-year-old claims he doesn’t afford to pay child support since he is no longer the manager of the beloved artist.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z have a combined net worth that is dangerously close to $1 billion. The money needed to offer those poor souls a happy childhood is loose change when compared to what the couple spends on Blue Ivy and the twins.
Coming up next is a heartbreaking story of just how low destiny can take a celeb sibling.
11. Mariah Carey
What happened to Mariah Carey’s sister can redefine the notion of hell.
56-year-old Alison is probably long past the time she envied the success of her sister. Drugs and life on the streets did little to help the troubled woman cope with her uncomfortable position as the family’s black sheep.
The worst part about Alison is that she was tested HIV+ back in the 1990s. You will be sad to know this celeb sibling doesn’t have many days left in the bag.
She made a couple of desperate attempts to reach out to her younger sister, but they all proved unsuccessful. Mariah Carey is now worth more than $500 million and her making the transition from entertainer to businesswoman means she no longer risks hanging out with the wrong crowd, even if they are family.
Coming up next is another President with a brother that gave him headaches.
12. Bill Clinton
Don’t let that photo fool you!
Despite sharing hugs and generous smiles for the camera, the relationship between the Clinton half-brothers is almost dead. That is mostly because Roger Clinton Jr. couldn’t keep his act straight.
In fact, the Secret Services even nicknamed him “Headache” throughout the two campaigns and two terms served by Bill Clinton. The worst thing Roger did was to receive bribery in exchange of lobbying for pardons from the Clinton White House administration.
Roger has a long history of substance abuse that saw him narrowly escaping jail time on multiple occasions. He went on to embrace a short musical career giving his band a very catchy name – “Dealer’s Choice.” Even acting attracted Roger at some point, but he did not go past minor roles.
Despite avoiding his younger half-brother, inside sources tell how Bill Clinton still pays for Roger’s extravagant lifestyle.
You must see how the next musician did nothing to stop his sister from living a miserable life.
Prince was undeniably one of the most talented musicians of the recent period.
However, the way he handled his relationship with younger sister Tyka Nelson is more than controversial. Prince would go from giving her money to years of no contact whatsoever.
It seems that the musician was too busy creating his empire to look after Tyka. Stuck in Minneapolis and with two babies to feed, she ended up homeless and had to accept the worst kind of jobs imaginable.
As it often happens, life on the streets comes packed with a drug addiction. “I pawned the car Prince had given me and sold the kids’ TV for drugs.”
Below is a shot of Tyka putting on display another element of her disturbed personality. The sister would always take with her a stuffed dinosaur named Jazz, even while doing interviews or performing.
The next story of sibling conflict is damn right disgusting.
14. Sylvester Stallone
Betrayal is something common in the celeb world, and you shouldn’t act surprised on hearing that Sylvester Stallone’s half-sister blackmailed him.
Toni-Ann Filiti cashed in more than $4 million from the “Rocky” star after threatening to disclose audio tapes proving Sylvester’s abuse. Whether real or not, the allegations forced the actor into paying.
If you ask us, that’s is quite convenient when you have a $400 million net worth. Sylvester Stallone understood that negative publicity coming from someone as close as a sister would cost him more money in lost contracts.
Toni-Ann didn’t live to enjoy the spoils. She died in 2012 following a long battle with lung cancer. By that time the Stallone had already cut all ties and communicated only through lawyers. That’s a real shame if you ask us!
Can you guess the name of the next beloved actor who did little to save his little brother?
15. Michael Douglas
The Douglas family had its fair share of trouble and drugs are the culprit.
The most often sold story is that Eric Douglas didn’t receive much help from his older half-brother Michael Douglas. The truth is a bit different.
No one could have helped poor Eric. The youngest son of legendary actor Kirk Douglas struggled with a career as a stand-up comedian before finally embracing his failure to reach a similar magnitude with that of his father and brother. He died of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 46.
The only thing Michael Douglas could do was to bail Eric several times. Throughout the 1990s, the younger Douglas became a regular guest on the front pages of scandal media, often throwing dirt towards Michael’s name and reputation.
For Michael, it soon became too much to handle. His son, Cameron Douglas, would embrace a similar drug addiction.
We end the list with one celeb that should have kept a closer eye on her sister.
16. Kyle Richards
Kyle Richards is another celeb that has the daunting task of coping with an embarrassing sibling.
Kyle Richards (48) and her sister, Kim Richards (50) are former cast members of the hit TV show “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” However, their paths diverged, as Kim went on a run of bad behavior that culminated with her arrested for public intoxication and shoplifting.
A net worth of more than $30 million allows Kyle to look after her poor sister and bail her out of jail repeatedly. However, she seems close to reaching her breaking point.
There are already rumors that a rift between the two Richards sisters had occurred. On the other hand, their situation is far from being unusual. When your portfolio includes so much Beverly Hills drama, real-life scenarios are a piece of cake.