51 Celebrities Who Have Been Homeless People
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51 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. Bobby Driscoll lived a tragic life. Once an Oscar winner, Driscoll was found dead of a heart attack in a vacant building where he was squatting.



    Born: 1937
    Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America
    Profession: Actor, Voice acting
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  2. When he was just a teen, Djimon Hounsou slept out on the streets of France near the Eiffel Tower.



    Born: 1964
    Birthplace: Cotonou, Benin
    Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Voice acting, Dancer
    Height: 6'2"
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  3. Producer Robert Evans had a brief stint of homelessness when he was kicked out of Havana and ended up in Key West.



    Born: 1930
    Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
    Height: 5'8"
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  4. Brett Butler had a hit sitcom with "Grace Under Fire," but after the show ended, Butler struggled with addiction and ended up homeless.  Charlie Sheen recently reached out to Butler to offer he a small role on his TV show "Anger Management."



    Born: 1958
    Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States of America
    Profession: Comedian, Actor, Writer
    Height: 5'8"
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  5. Director John Woo became homeless as a child when his family home in Hong Kong was burned down in a fire.



    Born: 1946
    Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
    Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Actor, Film Director
    Institution: Delia Memorial School (Matteo Ricci)
    Height: 5'4"
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