10 Rich & Famous People Who Were Homeless Once

In fact, some of the most famous and successful people were once homeless. Their stories prove that being displaced from a home ...

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10 Rich & Famous People Who Were Homeless Once

In fact, some of the most famous and successful people were once homeless. Their stories prove that being displaced from a home does not define a person, and that life can take a turn at any moment.

Note: Number 3 and Number 1 are most inspiring personalities.

10) Chris Pratt

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Years before Chris Pratt became a star on television and in movies, he was reportedly homeless and living out of a van in Hawaii. And he was living in that van until he was casted in Cursed Part 3, which launched his career.

9) Colonel Sanders

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Mr. KFC is without a doubt one of the most recognizable and rich food businessmen in history but before that he used to be filthy poor and homeless. His father died when he was only five and his mother quickly remarried.

When he was ten the colonel decided to leave his house because he couldn’t take his stepfather’s constant beatings and abuse. He remained homeless for a really long time and did many jobs in his life until he came up with his own “secret” recipe and became the father of KFC. He didn’t even have his own house until he was forty years old.

8) Halle Berry

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Two failed marriages, a few bad relationships, and a suicide attempt might sound bad enough but Halle spent some time being homeless at the beginning of her acting career as well. However, Halle confessed during an interview with Reader’s Digest that this experience made her stronger and taught her how to live through any situation, even if that meant she had to spend a few nights in a public shelter.

7) Jennifer Lopez

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Before she was known worldwide as 'Jenny from the Block,' things were not easy for Jennifer Lopez. After butting heads with her mother because she chose a career as a dancer instead of college, Lopez was homeless at age 18. She even spent some nights sleeping in a cot in a dance studio. Within a year, she nabbed her first major gig and the rest is history.

6) Jim Morrison

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Most of his fans will tell you how Jim lived during his short but great career in a cheap hotel on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, but not many know that before Morrison made it big he used to be homeless and slept in just about anyplace you can literally imagine. Rumour has it that he even spent quite a few nights under the pier at Venice Beach.

While his estate had limited cash when Morrison died, the assets in his estate became worth around $80 million

5) Steve Harvey

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Steve was just starting out as a comedian in the late 1980s, "one or two gigs fell through," and he suddenly found himself homeless.

People reported that Harvey lived in his 1976 Ford Tempo for three years — he would wash up in hotel bathrooms, gas stations, or swimming pool showers — until he was called to appear on "Showtime at the Apollo."

That gig turned out to be Harvey's big break.

Now, between his gigs and television appearances, he is sitting on a $100 million empire.

4) Jim Carrey

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According to the biography "Jim Carrey," the comedian dropped out of high school and lived in a VW bus with his family parked in different places throughout Canada. They eventually moved into a tent on his older sister's lawn and parked the van in the driveway.

Carrey said it was during these tough financial times growing up when he developed a sense of humor.

3) Steve Jobs

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While dropping out of Reed College ultimately helped Steve Jobs achieve his dreams, it first left him without a dorm room. He was homeless, and reportedly had to collect coke bottles to earn money for food. The decision to leave college eventually paid off for Jobs as he founded one of the most successful companies of all time.

At the time of his death in 2011, Steve Jobs' net worth was estimated at $10.2 billion. His estate was estimated to be worth roughly $19 billion in 2015.

2) Sylvester Stallone

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Sylvester Stallone went from rags to riches with Rocky. Before the film was made, he was homeless and sold his dog for $50. One week later, after he cashed in by selling the script, he reportedly bought the dog back for $3000.

1) Ed Sheeran

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“There was an arch outside Buckingham palace that has a heating duct and I spent a couple of nights there…I didn’t have anywhere to live for much of 2008 and the whole of 2009 and 2010, but somehow I made it work,” Ed revealed.


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