10 Famous Artists Who Started Their Careers On The Streets

BB King

B.B. King is the ultimate blues legend, who would pick up his guitar and leave everyone breathless with his precise and complex string bends and style.

What many don’t know is that B.B. King, like all other musicians on the list, started his career on the streets. As a young guitarist, he would play on the street corners for change, which helped refine and perfect his style.

Robin Williams

Robin Williams — would you believe — started working as a mime on the streets outside the Museum of Modern Art for extra cash. The mime would later become a well-known and well-respected actor, bagging numerous Emmys, Academy Awards, Golden Globes and even Grammys.