List of famous people who were homeless, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. A surprising number of famous actors, singers, musicians, and businessmen have experienced homelessness at some point in their lives. Most use their struggles as inspiration to realize their greatest goals. Are you in need of some inspiring success stories? Check out this list of celebrities were homeless.
Who is the most famous person who was homeless? Superstar Jennifer Lopez tops our list. Lopez was kicked out of her home for choosing to pursue a career in dance rather than a college education. For weeks after, she spent all of her time at the dance studio and even slept there since she could not afford another place to stay. Other successful celebrity women who have been homeless include Halle Berry, Carmen Electra, and Jewel.
Tyler Perry may have an estimated net worth of $400 million, but the Madea mastermind lived out of his car when he was a struggling playwright. Other celebs who have had great success after struggling with homelessness include Steve Jobs, David Letterman, and Paul Mitchell founder John Paul DeJoria.
What do you think of all of the celebrities who used to be homeless? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Chris Gardner's journey from a homeless father to a successful businessman was the inspiration for the film Pursuit of Happyness.
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Sailor, Stock broker, Author, + more
Credits: The Pursuit of Happyness, The Promotionsee more on Chris Gardner
Michael Oher was homeless as a teen until he was taken in by a caring family. His story is the inspriation for the Oscar-winning film The Blind Side.
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America
Profession: Athlete, American football playersee more on Michael Oher
Drew Carey lived out of his car when he was a struggling comedian.
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Game Show Host, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
Credits: The Price Is Right, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The Aristocrats, Fuck
#77 on The Most Beloved US Veteranssee more on Drew Carey
Colonel Harland Sanders lived out of his car as he tried to sell his famous fried chicken recipe to restaurants across the country.
Age: Died at 90 (1890-1980)
Birthplace: Henryville, Indiana, United States of America
Also Rankedsee more on Colonel Sanders