53 Celebrities Who Have Been Homeless People
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53 Celebrities Who Have Been Homeless

List Criteria: List of notable homeless celebrities

List of Famous People Who Were Homeless, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. A surprising number of famous actors, 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 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 people 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.
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  1. Kelsey Grammer has had more than his fair share of tragedies in his life.  Several of the "Frasier" stars' family members died in terrible ways, and as a young actor Grammer slept in an alley, his motorcycle being his only shelter.
    about... age: 60
    birthplace: Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands
    profession: Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor + 4 more
    institution: Pine Crest School, Juilliard School
    height: 6'0"
  2. Lil' Kim lived with her mother in their car during her youth.
    about... age: 41
    birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    profession: Record producer, Rapper, Singer-songwriter, Model, Author + 1 more
    institution: Brooklyn College Academy
    height: 4'11"
  3. When Jim Morrison was a struggling poet/musician, he slept everywhere from rooftops to cars and even under the pier at Venice Beach.
    about... age: Died at 28 (1943-1971)
    birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
    profession: Film Score Composer, Poet, Songwriter, Musician, Screenwriter + 4 more
    institution: St. Petersburg College, University of California, Los Angeles, Alameda High School, Florida State University, George Washington Middle School
    height: 5'10"
  4. When Cary Grant was young, he would sleep out in alleys if he couldn't make enough money to stay at a flop house by working on the military docks.
    about... age: Died at 82 (1904-1986)
    birthplace: Horfield, United Kingdom
    profession: Actor
    institution: Bishop Road Primary School, Fairfield Grammar School
    height: 6'1"
  5. Hilary Swank lived in a car with her mother when they first moved out to Hollywood.
    about... age: 41
    birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America
    profession: Film Producer, Actor
    institution: South Pasadena High School, Santa Monica College, Sehome High School, Happy Valley Elementary School
    height: 5'6"
  6. Benjamin Franklin ran away from his home in Boston at the age of 17. He hitched a ride on a ship to New York and then walked to Philedelphia on foot.
    about... age: Died at 84 (1706-1790)
    birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    profession: Statesman, Librarian, Politician, Diplomat, Musician + 7 more
    institution: Boston Latin School
    height: 5'8"
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