Rupert has “spent every penny” of the $1 million he won after Survivor All-Stars.

Rupert has “spent every penny” of the $1 million he won after Survivor All-Stars.
At the end of Survivor All-Stars, the audience voted to give Rupert Boneham $1 million, and he’s already burned through it–and the $120,000 he received as prize money for that show and Survivor Pearl Islands. Of the money, he says, “Spent it all. Spent every penny of it.” Lest you think he spent it on hookers and crank, the Philadelphia Daily News’ Ellen Gray runs down his expenses. They start with a $520,000 tax payment. Next, “$110,000 [went] to a college fund for his daughter in a tax-free account,” and he also spent “about $150,000″ on his mother’s house. Rupert also gave “$100,000 for Rupert’s Kids in his hometown, Indianapolis,” and says he spent “a couple of hundred thousand for me for our new house.”

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John Rocker

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Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

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