25 Famous People Who Used To Be Homeless

Posted by , Updated on December 13, 2013


When we think of famous people we rarely consider the fact that they may just know what it means to be poor. Here are 25 famous people who used to be homeless.

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Jim Carrey

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When his family fell on tough times they ended up living out of a van. He worked as a janitor while going to open mic nights in his time off and eventually landed the lead in “Once Bitten”.


Ben Franklin

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He ran away from Boston at 17 and took a boat to New York City after which he ended up walking to Philadelphia. He lived on the streets until his future wife’s family took him in.


David Letterman

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After moving to LA in 1975 he lived out of his truck until he got picked up writing jokes for comedian Jimmie Walker.


Col. Harland Sanders

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Colonel Sanders as the world has come to know him was homeless for a vast majority of his life. He lived out of a car with his wife while he was trying to convince restaurants to take his chicken recipe.


Sylvester Stallone

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Stallone ended up living in a NYC bus station for 3 weeks after being evicted and even acted in an adult film while trying to get back on his feet.

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