10 + Celebrities Who Were Homeless For Years - Mix Ping

10 + Celebrities Who Were Homeless For Years


Who wants to be homeless no one. But these celebs were homeless because they don’t have money. They work hard and become famous. Some become actors, singers, hosts etc. Have a look at these celebs who were homeless you wouldn’t believe.

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  1. 1 Steve Jobs


    Apple entrepreneur Steve Jobs didn’t always live a high tech life. Before he built his empire, he had to sleep on the floor in friends’ rooms, return Coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits in order to buy food and walk for miles just to get a good meal at a Hare Krishna temple.

  2. 2 Sylvester Stallone


    This Hollywood superstar hasn’t always had it so easy. Back in the days before his fame, Stallone had a tough upbringing and was evicted from his apartment, being forced to spend three weeks sleeping in an NYC bus station. But things finally turned around when he landed a co-starring role in the film The Lords of Flatbush and then got the green light to film his script about a struggling boxer called Rocky.

  3. 3 Tyler Perry


    As one of the highest paid men in entertainment, American actor Tyler Perry has made his millions. But in the 90s when Tyler was working on the play I Know I’ve Been Changed, he used up all of his savings and was homeless on and off for around six years. But by 1998, his play became a huge hit and he got to enjoy a much more glamorous lifestyle.

  4. 4 Jennifer Lopez


    J-Lo’s desire to make it as an actress was hindered when she was forced to couch surf because her parents didn’t approve of her decision to move to Hollywood. She was moving from place to place right up until she got her first break as a dancer in Europe and later in Los Angeles.

  5. 5 Jim Carrey


    Before becoming a comedic star on the big screen, Jim Carrey experienced a period of homelessness at the age of 12 when his father lost a job. Jim and his family slept in a van for a while during this time, but he soon went on to star in In Living Color, which was the beginning of his acting career.

  6. 6 Steve Harvey


    When this talk show host started out as a comedian, gigs fell through, leaving him without enough money to pay for accommodation and reportedly living in his Ford Tempo for three years. This was until he had a call to appear on Showtime at the Apollo, which was the beginning of his successful career.

  7. 7 Daniel Craig


    Halle Berry isn’t the only Bond star to have launched into acting from homelessness. Before his acting career took off, Daniel hopped from couch to couch and slept on park benches in London while studying at the National Youth Theatre because he had no money for rent. But work soon started to pick up and he made his first film debut in 1992 in The Power of One.

  8. 8 Jewel


    For over 20 years, Jewel has been singing some of the greatest ballads ever. But before she was a big success, She finally pulled herself out of that situation after getting her first record deal.


  9. 9 Kelly Clarkson


    Before winning American Idol, Kelly Clarkson had to sleep in her car after the apartment she rented in LA burned down. The fire started on her first day in town after she’d moved over to California from Texas, so she took to the road and slept in her car until her big break on the American singing contest.

  10. 10 Carmen Electra


    Carmen Electra is a bit of a jack-of-all-trades in the showbiz world as she’s hopped from modeling to acting and to singing. In the midst of it all, she reportedly spent a couple of years living homeless after a boyfriend stole her savings.

  11. 11 Idris Elba


    When Idris Elba first moved to America in pursuit of an acting career, he was unable to pick up a job and slept in his van for eight weeks. The British star said he took any job he could to earn money and had a lot of years with nothing, but never gave up on acting. But he soon got the news that he was going to be on The Wire, where he played crack dealer Russell 'Stringer' Bell.

  12. 12 Sam Worthington


    British-born Australian actor Sam Worthington had a busy film career in Australia before selling everything he owned and moving into his car during an existential crisis. But shortly after he was invited to audition for Avatar, and went on to play the role of Juke Sally.

  13. 13 Chris Pratt.


    Years before Chris Pratt became a star on television and in movies, he was reportedly homeless and living out of a van in Hawaii. And he was living in that van until he was casted in Cursed Part 3, which launched his career.

  14. 14 Drew Carey


    For The Price Is Right host Drew Carey, he once couldn't afford a place to live or food to eat. As a youngster in Las Vegas, Carey said that he was homeless and searched for spare change just to survive. Carey eventually got back on his feet and became television icon.


  15. 15 Halle Berry


    Halle Berry found herself without cash as a struggling actress, and she had to seek refuge in a homeless shelter. Berry did ask her mother for financial assistance, but she refused to help. It was an important lesson for Berry, and one that motivated her to launch her career. She eventually won an Academy Award.



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