The year-end is a time when you recount the tales of those who rose to stardom or of those who fell from their coveted positions. IBTimes lists the top ten most disgraced personalities of 2011 whose downfalls shook the world.

Ouster and subsequent death of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, expulsion of Egyptian and Tunisian leaders Hosni Mubarak and Zine El Abidine Ben Ali respectively, sex scandal and subsequent resignation of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, sexting scandal and resignation of U.S. congressional member Anthony Weiner, sexual harassment scandal and house arrest of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, phone hacking scandal involving Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, insider trading charges against business leader Rajat Gupta, resignation of Penn State coach Joe Paterno, and the infidelity allegations against actor-turned-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger made to the Top Ten Disgraced Personalities List of 2011.

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