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.
During her youth, actress, writer, and former adult film star Traci Lords spent nights sleeping under a bridge with other runaways.
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, + moresee more on Traci Lords
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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Before she married Sir Paul McCartney, Heather Mills slept outside the Waterloo train station when she was a struggling teen.
Birthplace: Aldershot, United Kingdom
Profession: Model, Actor
Credits: Dancing with the Stars, Dancing on Ice, The Generalsee more on Heather Mills
Talk show host and author Don Imus slept between dryers at a laundromat when he fell on hard times.
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States of America
Profession: Talk show host, Comedian, Radio personality, Writer
Credits: Imus in the Morning, Imus at Nightsee more on Don Imus