Here are 20 powerful people from business, sports, entertainment and politics whose miscues of the past year — involving everything from drug use to reckless comments to yoga pants — could be career-threatening.
Everyone makes mistakes from time to time — and, unfortunately, one bad blunder can gravely impact your career and reputation.
That's especially true for public figures. The consequences of slip-ups or scandals among politicians, athletes, movie stars or corporate executives, for example, are usually even more severe. And while some manage to bounce right back and make a full recovery, others may struggle for days, weeks, months or years to reclaim the public's trust and admiration, and re-establish credibility.
With help from my Forbes colleagues, I've compiled a list of the biggest career crashes of 2013. (Note: We're not saying their careers are over; we're saying they took a big hit this year.)
Here, in no particular order, are the top 20 career crashes of 2013.
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