Most Actors, Musicians, and Personalities are forced to work hard, struggle for recognition and often survive through a virtually penniless existence. Some celebs will tell you they ate macaroni and cheese for months at a time in their tiny apartments while some didn’t have an apartment at all, living homeless until they caught their big break. From world-famous actors being homeless on the streets to the founder of the iPhone not being able to afford food! We take a look at 10 homeless people who went on to become super rich and famous.
Mr. KFC is without a doubt one of the most recognizable and rich food businessmen in history. But before that, he used to be filthy poor and homeless. His father died when he was only 5 and mother quickly remarried. When he was 10 he decided to leave home as he could not take his step father’s constant beating and abuse. He remained homeless for a really long time and did many jobs in his life until he came up with his own secret recipe and became the father of KFC. He didn’t even have his own house until he was 40 years old.
Besides from a movie based on his life staring will smith, he has 2 new York times best seller books under his belt. But before his career was shared with the world, Gardner was living on the streets with his young son. At the time he was trying to pursue a career in finance despite not having any experience or even a college degree. Gardner’s childhood was marked by poverty, depression, alcoholism, sexual abuse, and family illiteracy.
According to Forbes, David Letterman us one of the richest and influential TV host and comedian in America and makes an estimated 50 million dollars each year from his talk show alone. But he had to start pretty hard, almost 40 years ago when the media guru landed in Los Angeles he used his 1973 chevy pickup as his home.
Jennifer Lopez moved out when she was 18. Lopez wanted to be a dancer but her mother wanted her to go to college, and they couldn’t see eye to eye. she moved out and started sleeping on the sofa of her dance studio. A few months later she landed a job dancing in Europe and when she came back she booked in living color for the fly girl which proved to be her big break. Today the 45 years old singer, actress, producer, and designer is worth an estimated 300 million dollars.
What comes to mind first when you hear the name, Steve Jobs? I would probably guess…money! But, what if we told you that the former chairman, founder, and CEO of Apple 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 friend’s room. He also returned coke bottles for the nickel deposits to buy food, he would walk 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal at the Hare Krishna Temple.
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