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.
When Jewel Kilcher was 18, she lived out of her VW van.
Birthplace: Payson, Utah, United States of America
Profession: Record producer, Poet, Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Actor, + more
Credits: Valentine's Day, The Craft, Clueless , Return to Me
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Sylvester Stallone spent about three weeks sleeping at the Port Authority bus station when he came across an ad for an adult film that was paying $100 a day. Stallone worked for two days on the film - long enough to get himself out of the bus station.
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more
Credits: Rocky, The Expendables, Rambo, Cliffhanger
#60 on The Coolest Actors Eversee more on Sylvester Stallone
When Kelly Clarkson first moved out to Los Angeles, her apartment burnt down in a fire. With little money and no contacts in LA, Clarkson lived out of her car and at shelters.
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America
Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, + more
Credits: Love Actually, Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas, Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
#98 on The Best Singers of All Timesee more on Kelly Clarkson
After a young Kurt Cobain's parents got divorced, he was tossed around between extended family members until he ended up homeless, living under a bridge. The Nirvana frontman also spent time sleeping in hallways, waiting rooms, and even porches.
Age: Died at 27 (1967-1994)
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Washington, United States of America
Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer, Artist
Credits: Moulin Rouge!, Jerry Maguire, The Big Short, Jarhead
#21 on The Best Rock Vocalists
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