53 Celebrities Who Have Been Homeless  

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List Rules List of notable homeless celebrities

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.

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Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 53 Celebrities Who Have Been Homeless
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Long before she was a country music superstar, Shania Twain struggled with homelessness.  When she was a child, Twain stayed at a Toronto shelter with her mother and siblings.  Later, when Twain was just 16, she took shelter by squatting in a vacant house and sleeping on buses.

Age: 53

Birthplace: Windsor, Canada

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Tyler Perry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 53 Celebrities Who Have Been Homeless
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Tyler Perry has gone on to become one of the most successful film makers in Hollywood, but he lived out of his car when he was a struggling playwright in Atlanta.

Age: 49

Birthplace: Area code 504, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Louisiana, + more

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Carmen Electra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 53 Celebrities Who Have Been Homeless
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Carmen Electra had just finished touring with Prince when a boyfriend stole her money and left her with nowhere to go. The Playmate spent a couple of years homeless in Los Angeles before she nailed auditions for "Baywatch" and "Singled Out."

Age: 46

Birthplace: Sharonville, Ohio, United States of America

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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 53 Celebrities Who Have Been Homeless
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Carrey opened up about his experience with homelessness in an interview with “Inside the Actors Studio” host James Lipton. Carrey recalled, “My father was a musician who got a 'regular job' to support his children. When he lost his job, that's when everything fell apart. We went from 'lower middle class' to 'poor.' We were living out of a van. I quit school at age 15 to begin working to help support my family as a janitor.”

Age: 57

Birthplace: Newmarket, Canada

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