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7 Successful Icons Who Had a Brush With Bankruptcy

These business leaders overcame early bankruptcy to become icons

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Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton held their third and final debate last week in Las Vegas. Once again, Trump attacked Clinton’s lack of productivity in Washington, and Clinton bashed Trump for his issues with bankruptcy.

Donald Trump has argued repeatedly that the economy needs a business leader, not a politician. Hillary Clinton has argued that her resume of political experience makes her most qualified for office.

While Donald Trump certainly has his fair share of business experience, Clinton and others have repeatedly pointed out that his track record is far from pristine. In fact, Trump’s companies have filed for bankruptcies four times under his leadership.

Now that the debates have come and gone, voters have less than three weeks to decide which candidate is best qualified to lead the country. The word “bankruptcy” certainly makes people cringe, and for good reason. Trump’s bankruptcies, however, don’t necessarily mean he’s a poor leader. In fact, there have been a number of incredibly successful leaders and entrepreneurs whose pasts are littered with bankruptcies.

Here’s a look at seven business leaders other than Donald Trump who overcame bankruptcies.

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