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. Drew Carey lived out of his car when he was a struggling comedian.

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    Age: age 57
    Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
    Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Game Show Host, Screenwriter, Actor + 2 more
    Schools: Kent State University, James Ford Rhodes High School
    Children: Connor Carey
  2. Colonel Harland Sanders lived out of his car as he tried to sell his famous fried chicken recipe to restaurants across the country.

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    Age: Died at 90 (1890-1980)
    Birthplace: Henryville, Indiana, United States of America
    Profession: Entrepreneur
  3. Nick Stahl has fallen on troubled times. The Terminator 3 actor frequently goes missing, but he has been seen on Skid Row in Los Angeles.

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    Age: age 36
    Birthplace: Harlingen, Texas, United States of America
    Profession: Television producer, Actor
    Children: Marlo Stahl
  4. John Paul DeJoria is now a billionare, but he spent his 20s struggling and living out of his car.

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    Age: age 71
    Birthplace: Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    Profession: Businessperson, Film Producer, Actor
    Schools: John Marshall High School
    Children: Alexis DeJoria, Michaeline DeJoria, John Paul DeJoria II, John Anthony DeJoria, Justin DeJoria + 1 more
  5. Willie Aames had early success with the TV show "Eight is Enough."  Unfortunately, after experiencing troubled times, Aames found himself broke and homeless.

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    Age: age 55
    Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    Profession: Television director, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director
    Schools: Edison High School
    Children: Harleigh Jean Aames, Christopher Aames
  6. When Jim Cramer first graduated from college, he lived out of his car.

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    Age: age 60
    Birthplace: Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    Profession: Commentator, Businessperson, Journalist, Investor, Author + 4 more
    Schools: Springfield Township High School, Harvard Law School, Harvard College, Harvard University
    Children: Emma Cramer, Cece Cramer
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