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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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Traci Lords is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 53 Celebrities Who Have Been Homeless
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During her youth, actress, writer, and former adult film star Traci Lords spent nights sleeping under a bridge with other runaways.

Age: 48

Birthplace: Steubenville, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Pornographic actor, Nude Glamour Model, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Blade, Cry-Baby, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Serial Mom, Profiler, + more

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Harry Houdini is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 53 Celebrities Who Have Been Homeless
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Majician Harry Houdini ran away from home at the age of 12 and survived by staying in shelters and camping out on the streets.

Age: Died at 52 (1874-1926)

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Profession: Pilot, Stunt Performer, Historian, Film Producer, Actor, + more

Credits: Haldane of the Secret Service, The Man from Beyond, The Grim Game, Terror Island

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Heather Mills is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 53 Celebrities Who Have Been Homeless
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Before she married Sir Paul McCartney, Heather Mills slept outside the Waterloo train station when she was a struggling teen.

Age: 49

Birthplace: Aldershot, United Kingdom

Profession: Model, Actor

Credits: Dancing with the Stars, Dancing on Ice, The General

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Don Imus is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 53 Celebrities Who Have Been Homeless
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Talk show host and author Don Imus slept between dryers at a laundromat when he fell on hard times.

Age: 76

Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States of America

Profession: Talk show host, Comedian, Radio personality, Writer

Credits: Imus in the Morning, Imus at Night

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