09/07/2014 08:19 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Man With 24 Kids By Five Wives Files For Bankruptcy


The cost of being a super dad has caught up with a man who has five wives and 24 children after he was forced to file for bankruptcy.

Polygamist Brady Williams has been married to the quintet of women in Utah, U.S., for around 20 years each. But such devotion comes at a price, as he's learned.

For the super-duper dad is £240,000 ($402,000) in debt.

Brady, who appeared with his large family on US television show 'My Five Wives' filed the papers this week.

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In the document he cites £105,000 ($180,000) of credit card debts and a business loan of £60,000 ($100,000).

Assets he listed include a £30 ($50) wedding ring, six cars (one for him and one for each wife we're guessing), a £12 ($20) lawn mower, £6,000 ($10, 215) in real estate holdings and £13 ($22) cash in his wallet.

The balance in his savings account is listed as having a mere £2 ($3.61). His six cars include a £4,090 ($7,000) Ford Fiesta car, two Kia Spectra Hatchbacks worth £1,800 ( $3,000) each, a £1,500 ($2,647) Dodge Durango, a Chevy Cavalier worth £540 ($931) and a Honda ATV worth £87 ($150).

However, Brady only lists one wife on the bankruptcy document – because he is only legally married to Paulie, according to the document.

The other spouses - Nonie, Rosemary, Rhonda and Robyn - aren't mentioned, although some do contribute to the family income.

Paulie works as a dental hygienist, Nonie works for the family construction business and Rhonda is a medical assistant.

Brady himself is a philosophy student who works part time at the family construction business, which is owned by his brother.