25 Rich And Famous People Who Were Once Homeless

It looks like some people have it all in life: power, fame, influence, and money. Most of us often look up to them and dream about becoming just like them. What would you say though if we told you that some of the most famous celebrities and successful people struggled more than your average Joe. In fact, some famous people were actually once Homeless. Today, we are going to highlight 25 Famous People Who Were Once Homeless. These celebrities give new meaning to the saying “everything comes with a price,” and used their struggles in life as their main inspiration to achieve their greatest goals.

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Jim Morrison


There are so many stories and rumors about the legendary frontman of the Doors that we can’t be sure where the truth begins and ends. However, some things about one of the greatest poets and rock stars in music history are undoubtedly true such as him being homeless when he was still struggling with his music and writing career.

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. Rumors has it that he even spent quite a few nights under the pier at Venice Beach.


Hilary Swank


The “Million Dollar Baby” from Nebraska is one of Hollywood’s and this generation’s most talented actresses with an estimated net worth of $40 million, two Academy Awards for Best Actress in a leading role under her belt, and a luxurious home in the mecca of the movie industry.

Back in the early ’90s, however, when she and her mother moved to Los Angeles and before Hillary started her acting career, they had to sleep in the car.


Sam Worthington


Sam Worthington went from a homeless actor to megastar overnight, and that’s not even an overstatement. Though we don’t know much about Sam’s history before he became the hero in multiple blockbusters, he did confess that he was sleeping in his car when he auditioned for the role of Jake Sully in Avatar. Now he is enjoying life in his little “palace” in Hawaii.


Halle Berry


You may consider the first and only (to date) African-American woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress in a leading role as being synonymous with fame, influence, wealth, and sex appeal. Nevertheless for Halle Berry life hasn’t always been easy.

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.


Suze Orman


Before Suze Orman became a television host, a best-selling author, and one of the world’s most famous financial gurus, she got to experience financial woes and homelessness firsthand. Soon after graduating from high school, Orman left Chicago and moved to Berkeley, California in order to pursue her dreams. She worked hard as a waitress and lived out of her van for a long time before she finally borrowed money from her friends with which she started her first restaurant business.

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