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IN Celebrities ON 14 Apr, 2016
Hollywood is a crazy place. While celebrities on one hand make millions of dollars, there are some celebrities who didn't have a crazy amount of money to begin with. There are several celebraties in Hollywood who come from humble backgrounds and had to work their asses off to make ends meet. Check out the list of celebrities who were homeless once:
His childhood was marked with poverty, domestic violence, alcoholism, family illiteracy and sexual abuse.Chris used to live in the street with his young son. He is now the CEO of Gardner Rich LLC and a motivational speaker.
Daniel Craig of James Bond fame, graduated from London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is used to sleep in park benches as a struggling actor and now his worth is $65 million.
America's sweetheart Dr. Phil was once homeless and living with his father in a car in Kansas City. He later obtained his bachelor's, master's and Ph.D.
When Halle Berry moved to New York City, she ran out of money and her mother refused to support her. She had to stay at a homeless shelter. She said: "It taught me how to take care of myself and that I could live through any situation, even if it meant going to a shelter for a small stint, or living within my means, which were meager. I became a person who knows that I will always make my own way."
Hilary grew up in a trailer park. She moved to California with her mother to pursue acting and lived in a car before landing roles.
Miss Lopez moved out of her home when she was 18. She wanted to be a dancer but her mother wanted her to go to college. She used to sleep on the sofa of her dance studio and is now the biggest and the most successful artist around the world.
Jewel had been homeless for a month and almost died in a parking lot. She said "I ended up homeless because my boss propositioned me and when I wouldn't sleep with him he didn't give me my paycheck."
The Mask actor Jim Carrey stayed at a VW Camper van with his family in Canada. His family parked the van across several locations in Canada. His family then moved into a tent in front of his sister's house and parked their van in the driveway. Jim says it's tough situations like these that helped him develop a sense of humor.
When he was just starting out as a comedian in the late 1980s, one or two gigs fell through and he suddenly found himself homeless. He stayed in his Ford Tempo for about 3 years. He used to wash gas stations, bathrooms and swimming pool showers. His net worth today is 100 million dollars.
American author, financial advisor, motivational speaker lived in her van for 4 months in 1973. She could not afford to move out till she moved to Berkley, California. She is one of the celebrities who were made rich by Oprah and is now a bestselling author.