#1 – Charlie Sheen
Perhaps the biggest star to announce that he is HIV positive, Charlie Sheen was an A-list movie star in the 1980s and 1990s with hit films including Platoon, Wall Street and Major League. Transitioning from the silver screen to television, Sheen proved his talent with credits in Spin City, Two and a Half Men, and Anger Management. In fact, despite his brief psychotic break during Two and a Half Men, he was the highest paid actor in all of television after earning an impressive $1.8 million per episode.
Sheen made his announcement on November 17 in an exclusive interview with Good Morning America that he was HIV positive. He told the news program, “I think that I release myself from this prison today” as a weight was obviously lifted from his shoulders. According to Sheen, he has paid millions of dollars to keep his illness in check and will possibly pay millions more as several women sue him for not disclosing that he knew about having the virus. Needless to say, it’s always interesting to see where things go from here with Sheen.