10 Famous Celebrities Who Once Lived On The Streets

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It may appear to some people that others have it better than anyone, such as power, fame, influence, and lots of money, but that isn’t always the case. A lot of those people worked their way up from absolutely nothing. Some of the most famous actors and actresses, the most gorgeous people some individuals may ever know, actually started from nothing. These rich and famous individuals once survived on the streets with almost nothing to their name. No home, no money, and barely any food.

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison, the legendary frontman of the Doors, had some very humble beginnings. Before making it big in Los Angeles, Jim lived on the streets and was homeless for quite some time. He lived under the pier in Venice Beach plenty of nights.

Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank currently has a net worth of over $40 million, but she once survived in her car for extended periods of time. When she and her mother moved to Los Angeles to begin her acting career, neither could afford an apartment.

Sam Worthington

Sam Worthington went from being completely homeless to a huge movie star within a single day. He confessed to sleeping in his vehicle while auditioning for his role in Avatar, and now he owns a mansion in Hawaii.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry, who is considered to be the first and only African American woman to have won an Academy Award for Best Actress, was once homeless and living in a public shelter for more than a couple of nights.

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey, a beloved actor and comedian, currently has a net worth of over $150 million. When he was fifteen, however, his father lost his job, then they lost their apartment. The family moved into their van for quite a long time until they could afford someplace new to stay.

Phil McGraw

Phil McGraw, who you may better know as Dr. Phil, may have his own talk show and earn tens of millions every single year, but he spent a good part of his childhood living with his father in a car or staying at local YMCAs when they could.

David Letterman

David Letterman, one of the most richest and famous television hosts in America, lived inside of his used 1973 Chevy pickup for quite some time when he moved to Los Angeles many years ago.

John Woo

John Woo, the famous Chinese action director, may be quite well known today, but when he was seven he spent time in a homeless shelter after his home burnt to the ground.

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone is the most famous action hero of all time, by far, but he was once just a young man spending three weeks sleeping inside the Port Authority bus station. He came across an adult film advertising paying $100 per day, and now is famous and rich.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was one of the richest men in the entire world, but he would return Coke bottles for nickel deposits in an effort to purchase food for quite some time. He would walk seven miles every weekend to do so while sleeping on a friend’s floor.