It looks like some people have it all in life: power, fame, influence, and money. Most of us often look up to them and dream about becoming just like them. What would you say though if we told you that some of the most famous celebrities and successful people struggled more than your average Joe. In fact, some famous people were actually once Homeless. Today, we are going to highlight 6 of the richess and famous celebrities Who Were Once Homeless. These celebrities give new meaning to the saying “everything comes with a price,” and used their struggles in life as their main inspiration to achieve their greatest goals.
Jennifer Lopez celebrity who were once homeless
The Latina superstar might today be an absolute sex symbol and one of the most admired music stars with an estimated net worth of $250 million, but many of you might not know about her hard-knock life before money and fame.
Way before J.Lo became a fashion icon and a role model for girls around the world, she was sleeping on a sofa in her dance studio because her mom, Guadalupe Rodriguez, didn’t always agree with her career choices and the arguments between them often forced Lopez to find shelter where she worked. Her mom wanted Jennifer Lopez to go to college while the famous star wanted to pursue a dancing career. Who said mama is always right?
Charlie Chaplin star who were once homeless
The most famous actor of the first half of the twentieth century Charlie Chaplin and without a doubt the king of the silent era had a really tough time growing up. His father died when Charlie was still young and his mother (from whom he inherited his bipolar disorder) was often hospitalized in different asylums leaving Chaplin to work and sleep on the cold streets of London before he was even ten years old.
Kelly Clarkson famous celebrities who were once homeless
Kelly Clarkson is the “Original American Idol,” thanks to winning one of America’s favorite reality-TV music talent competitions at the end of its first season. Since then many winners and stars have emerged from the same show but none have managed to achieve or match Clarkson’s commercial success and album sales.
However, before her hit singles dominated the charts and brought her millions in record sales, Clarkson spent a lot of time trying hard and being homeless. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles her new apartment burnt down and the singer; who was unemployed and broke at the time, had to live in her car or at shelters before she auditioned for American Idol.
Daniel Craig famous celebrities who were once homeless
The current James Bond made over $20 million ($17 million plus bonuses for certain box-office milestones) from his last Bond film (Skyfall) alone; enough money to feed him and his family for the rest of his life. A good thing too since in an interview, Craig stated that he has done some pretty awful things in order to survive. Taking this statement into account we’re not surprised to learn that he slept on park benches while trying to make it big as an actor
Sylvester Stallone famous celebrities who were once homeless
There’s no doubt that the earnings of only one of the many Rocky and Rambo films alone would be enough for any of us everyday people to have a great life without having to work for the rest of our lives, but for Stallone’s delicate and expensive taste, one film could never be enough.
Against all odds Sly managed to become one of the most commercially successful action movie stars of all time and a pop icon of our era despite the fact that as a young man he had to spend about three weeks sleeping at the Port Authority bus station. It was then when he came across an ad for an adult film that was paying about $100 a day and the rest is history.
What comes to mind first when you hear the name Steve Jobs? Let us guess: money, money, money, and more money, correct?
What if we told you that the co-founder, former chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. was once broke and homeless?
According to his own claims the father of the IPhone didn’t have a dorm room as a student and had to sleep on the floor in friends’ rooms. He also returned Coke bottles for the nickel deposits to buy food, while he would walk seven miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple.