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22nd Jun '16 5:41:26 AM gewunomox
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* The Music/TheRollingStones song "Playing with Fire:"

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* The Music/TheRollingStones song "Playing with Fire:"
11th Jun '16 12:32:47 PM Pichu-kun
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* The Prince in the fairy Tale of ''the Prince and the Pauper''.

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* The Prince in the fairy Tale of ''the ''The Prince and the Pauper''.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': when Homer visits his [[LongLostRelative Long Lost Brother]] Herb, who is the head of a Detroit car company, Homer ruins Herb by designing a terrible car. A later episode has him regain his fortune (with the help of an investment from Homer).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': when ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Homer visits his [[LongLostRelative Long Lost Brother]] Herb, who is the head of a Detroit car company, Homer ruins Herb by designing a terrible car. A later episode has him regain his fortune (with the help of an investment from Homer).
30th Apr '16 7:54:23 AM aye_amber
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* The Music/RollingStones song "Playing with Fire":

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* The Music/RollingStones Music/TheRollingStones song "Playing with Fire": Fire:"
13th Mar '16 1:15:27 PM BananaPancakes
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If the character is from the most blue in hue of bloods, they may be an ImpoverishedPatrician. If the character continues on as they did when they were rich, they may be a PrincessInRags. If the character stops being an AlphaBitch and is revealed to be insecure or to have other sympathetic traits that make the audience like her, this might be a FallenPrincess. It might be a result of AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted, if the character is (well, was) NouveauRiche. TheGreatDepression took this to its LogicalExtreme.

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If the character is from the most blue bluest in hue of bloods, they may be an ImpoverishedPatrician. If the character continues on as they did when they were rich, they may be a PrincessInRags. If the character stops being an AlphaBitch and is revealed to be insecure or to have other sympathetic traits that make the audience like her, this might be a FallenPrincess. It might be a result of AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted, if the character is (well, was) NouveauRiche. TheGreatDepression took this to its LogicalExtreme.



* While she never goes ''completely'' broke, Jackie is forced to give up her spoiled princess lifestyle in That70sShow when her father is imprisoned for embezzlement and his accounts are frozen. With her mother travelling the world, Jackie ends up living with Donna.

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* While she never goes ''completely'' broke, Jackie is forced to give up her spoiled princess lifestyle in That70sShow ''Series/That70sShow'' when her father is imprisoned for embezzlement and his accounts are frozen. With her mother travelling the world, Jackie ends up living with Donna.



--> [[spoiler: Mary: "But you don't regret it?"]]
--> [[spoiler: Sybil: "No, never."]]
* This is what happened to Pete Campbell's family on ''Series/MadMen.'' The Campbells were {{Blue Blood}}s who used to own half of Upper Manhattan, until Pete's father [[ImpoverishedPatrician squandered their fortune]]. Which is why Pete has to work at Sterling Cooper, and marry Trudy - whose family is NouveauRiche, but much wealthier.

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--> [[spoiler: Mary: "But -->[[spoiler:'''Mary''': But you don't regret it?"]]
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it?]]\\
[[spoiler: Sybil: "No, '''Sybil''': No, never."]]
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* This is what happened to Pete Campbell's family on ''Series/MadMen.'' ''Series/MadMen'', The Campbells were {{Blue Blood}}s who used to own half of Upper Manhattan, until Pete's father [[ImpoverishedPatrician squandered their fortune]]. Which is why Pete has to work at Sterling Cooper, and marry Trudy - Trudy, whose family is NouveauRiche, but much wealthier.



* In ''Series/{{Bones}}'' Hodgins is hacked by Pelant and is forced to choose between saving his family fortune or saving a school for girls in the middle east from a UAV strike. Naturally he chooses to save the school.

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* In ''Series/{{Bones}}'' ''Series/{{Bones}}'', Hodgins is hacked by Pelant and is forced to choose between saving his family fortune or saving a school for girls in the middle east from a UAV strike. Naturally he chooses to save the school.
* The Bluths of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' go this way in the series' first episode. Mitch Hurwitz even pitched the show as "a riches-to-rags family".



* The page quote is the song "Like a Rolling Stone" by Music/BobDylan.
* The Music/RollingStones song "Playing With Fire":

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* The page quote quotation is the song "Like a Rolling Stone" by Music/BobDylan.
* The Music/RollingStones song "Playing With with Fire":



** The [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins first game]] does this with the Human Noble origin (in which the death of their family and their conscription into the Grey Wardens causes them to be much poorer), the Dwarven noble origin (in which they are disowned due to circumstances beyond their control), and the Human Mage origin (the human mage being a part of the aforementioned Amell family, who cannot ever inherit their titles due to being a mage) - depending on how you play the game, however, they can all earn back their wealth and status and then some.

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** The [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins first game]] does this with the Human Noble origin (in which the death of their family and their conscription into the Grey Wardens causes them to be much poorer), the Dwarven noble origin (in which they are disowned due to circumstances beyond their control), and the Human Mage origin (the human mage being a part of the aforementioned Amell family, who cannot ever inherit their titles due to being a mage) - -- depending on how you play the game, however, they can all earn back their wealth and status and then some.



* The ''Podcast/ThrillingAdventureHour's'' segment, "Down in Moonshine Holler", after falling in love with a hobo woman, features, millionaire Jasper Manorlodge renounces his riches and becomes hobo Banjo Bindlestuff to try and find his Hobo Princess.

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* The ''Podcast/ThrillingAdventureHour's'' ''Podcast/ThrillingAdventureHour'' segment, "Down in Moonshine Holler", after falling in love with a hobo woman, features, millionaire Jasper Manorlodge renounces his riches and becomes hobo Banjo Bindlestuff to try and find his Hobo Princess.



* Zander Crews in the opening episodes of the second season of ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'' - he's gone from the head of a company with billions of dollars to living in a refrigerator box. [[spoiler: At least till he remember he regain the check from Killface.]]

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* Zander Crews in the opening episodes of the second season of ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'' - -- he's gone from the head of a company with billions of dollars to living in a refrigerator box. [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At least till until he remember he remembers to regain the check from Killface.]]



** Brenda, of the [[LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek Lifetime TV movie]] "From Homemaker to Homeless". She later went to Harvard Medical School - as a cadaver.

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** Brenda, of the [[LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek Lifetime TV movie]] "From Homemaker to Homeless". She later went to Harvard Medical School - -- as a cadaver.
9th Mar '16 9:05:21 AM BigBertha
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* This also happened to MC Hammer. During the late-1980s and early-1990s he was one of the most successful rappers on the planet (as well as being the first rapper to achieve mainstream popularity), but by the mid-1990s the public had grown bored of Hammer's upbeat, poppy rap style. Combined with the large amounts of money he was spending on friends and family, he eventually found himself $13 million in debt. In 1996 he declared bankruptcy. Since then he has unsuccessfully attempted a few times to revive his music career, but has mainly been working as a Christian minister.

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* This also happened to MC Hammer.Music/MCHammer. During the late-1980s and early-1990s he was one of the most successful rappers on the planet (as well as being the first rapper to achieve mainstream popularity), but by the mid-1990s the public had grown bored of Hammer's upbeat, poppy rap style. Combined with the large amounts of money he was spending on friends and family, he eventually found himself $13 million in debt. In 1996 he declared bankruptcy. Since then he has unsuccessfully attempted a few times to revive his music career, but has mainly been working as a Christian minister.
6th Mar '16 8:46:52 PM Premonition45
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* In the early 1970s, Creator/TerryThomas was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. But by the early 1980s, his medical expenses grew so high that he was forced to sell his estate and many assets to pay for his treatments and moved into affordable housing. By 1989, his plight was so dire that fellow comedians Jack Douglas and Richard Hope-Hawkins organized a benefit concert to help him. [[BittersweetEnding With its proceeds, Terry was able to move into a nursing home, where he died in January 1990]].
23rd Jan '16 11:22:23 AM nombretomado
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* SteveMartin's ''Film/TheJerk'' goes the full circle from RagsToRiches back to rags. Martin's character invents a grip handle for glasses that becomes all the rage, amassing him a fortune. A fortune he loses when his company is sued after it's discovered the handle causes people to go permanently cross-eyed.

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* SteveMartin's Creator/SteveMartin's ''Film/TheJerk'' goes the full circle from RagsToRiches back to rags. Martin's character invents a grip handle for glasses that becomes all the rage, amassing him a fortune. A fortune he loses when his company is sued after it's discovered the handle causes people to go permanently cross-eyed.
26th Dec '15 5:25:54 PM nombretomado
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We're all familiar with the story of the young man or woman with absolutely nothing who [[AmericanDream worked hard to make enough money]] to open that business, and now [[RagsToRiches have it all]]. The overall tale behind Bill Gates' rise to multi-billionaire is one of these; he started building computers in his garage, and now has one of the largest computer empires in the world.

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We're all familiar with the story of the young man or woman with absolutely nothing who [[AmericanDream [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream worked hard to make enough money]] to open that business, and now [[RagsToRiches have it all]]. The overall tale behind Bill Gates' rise to multi-billionaire is one of these; he started building computers in his garage, and now has one of the largest computer empires in the world.
13th Dec '15 11:50:24 AM Pichu-kun
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* Can happen in ''Franchise/TheSims'' if you mismanage your Sims' cash.

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* Can happen This can occur in ''Franchise/TheSims'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Special Edition'' and ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS'' if you mismanage your Sims' cash.
marry Lumina. She goes from being living in a mansion with her rich grandmother to living down the road as a farmer's wife.
3rd Dec '15 1:27:53 PM CASCHero
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* ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' episode "Bitches to Rags" is all about Thugnificent going through this.

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* ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' episode "Bitches to Rags" is all about Thugnificent going through this.this after several unwise moves on his part sink his singing career. Which in turn leads to the loss of his wealth to debt collectors. Unlike most examples, he never regains his fortune and is forced to take a minimum wage job to survive. He doesn't really seem too broken up about it though.
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