20 Famous People Who Were Once Homeless

20 Famous People Who Were Once Homeless

Before they rose to fame, many of the world’s wealthiest and most recognized celebrities struggled for money. However, celebrities and rich people follow rules and good habits to become successful and dominate in the industry.

We all know their faces from TV and Movies, sometimes we are more accustomed to hearing their voices on the radio but these stars undoubtedly are global forces with seriously impressive bank balances to back that fact up but that doesn’t always mean that they started out that way. And some weren’t just poor — they were homeless.

#1 Sylvester Stallone

Before breaking onto the Hollywood scene with the “Rocky” franchise, Sylvester Stallone was homeless and was forced to sell his dog for $50. However, a week after selling his dog, Stallone had his big break. He sold his script for “Rocky” and became financially stable again. He reportedly bought back his dog for $3,000.

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#2 James Cameron

James Cameron

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#3 Halle Berry

Halle Berry

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#4 Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne

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#5 Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez


#6 Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt

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#7 Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig

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#8 Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank

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#9 Jewel


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#10 Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey

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#11 Taylor Kitsch

“In an interview with Us Weekly, Taylor Kitsch revealed that he was homeless when he first began acting in New York City. He admitted he used to sleep on the subway before moving to an apartment with no electricity and furniture, which forced him to steal candles and cooking supplies, and sleep on blow-up mattress. “It was a blue train from downtown all the way up to 182nd and at night they’d change, they’d take longer, A, C or E,” he said of his experience sleeping on the subway.”

Taylor Kitsch

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#12 Suze Orman

Suze Orman

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#13 David Letterman

David Letterman

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#14 Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald

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#15 Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner


#16 Michael Oher

Michael Oher

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#17 Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini

#18 Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey

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#19 Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

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#20 Drew Carey

Drew Carey

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