Many believe that the life of a celebrity is enviable; the fancy cars, the big houses, the adoring fans and their picture in all the papers and magazines. At times it even looks like they have every happiness money can buy and then some. They appear on TV and the big screen, cashing in staggering salaries and royalties. We may even imagine the types of lives they lead, maybe even the lives they led before making their big break. When we think about our favorite celebrities however, we do not tend to imagine them poor. It is hard to picture someone like Chris Pratt or Leonardo DiCaprio as anything less than wealthy and well-known, but many celebrities are not born into the Hollywood life. Some lived like ordinary, average people, while others struggled to survive.
In this video we will take a look at ten famous people who once were homeless. Rags to riches stories are not unheard of, but more often than not we think of Cinderella, not our favorite actors and actresses. As hard as it may be to believe, some celebrities began their lives in poverty. Growing up in tiny houses with no heat, no food and no foreseeable way out. For some, it was even worse than that; they did not even have a home to call their own. Some of today’s most successful Hollywood icons were once homeless, struggling to survive, before their big breaks came. If it can happen for them, maybe someday, it could happen for others as well.