Some of the world’s richest and most successful celebrities didn’t always have the lifestyle and big houses they own today. Many of them were once homeless and spend nights sleeping on the streets, on friend’s couches, or in their cars.
These people used their struggle to inspire themselves to follow their dreams and keep their focus to become successful. Everyone on the list below sometime in their life had no home at all or for some time. Their inspirational stories should motivate others to do the same thing.
Steve Jobs the legendary CEO of Apple and the mastermind behind the world-famous products like the iPod and iPhone did not always have a high-tech lifestyle. Before becoming billionaire Steve Jobs once face such a difficult time that he could not afford a dorm room, so he slept on the floors in his friend`s room.
During that time he returns coke bottles for 5¢ deposits to buy some food and sometimes he walks for almost 7 miles just to get one good meal at a Hare Krishna Temple.
The Grammy Award-winning singer Jennifer Lopez once tell in an interview that she did not want to go to college and she wants to pursue a career in show business. But her parents did not approve of this and after fighting with her mother Guadalupe Rodriguez she moved out of her home. During this phase, Jennifer Lopez was moving from one place to another sleeping on the sofa in the dance studio until she got her first big break as a dancer in Europe.
One of the most popular Hollywood superstars Sylvester Stallone hasn’t always had it so easy in his life. A few years before his fame days, Stallone had a tough life and was even evicted from his apartment. After this, Sylvester Stallone was forced to spend almost three weeks sleeping in an NYC bus station.
After some time things finally turned good for him and he got a small role in a movie and got the green signal to write the film script of a struggling boxer called Rocky which later changes his life forever.
Halle Berry an Oscar-winning actress hasn’t always lived an A-list lifestyle. In an interview, she said that when she came to New York to find work and run out of money she called her mother for some money but she said no. That time Halle Berry had to spend some time in a homeless shelter when she was only 21 years old.
One of the greatest comic actors alive today is Jim Carrey. This Canadian superstar experienced homelessness at and age 12 when his father lost his job. Jim and his family were forced to live in a van and according to Jim this time of his life was traumatic.
Jim Carrey has to quit high school at the age of 15 to take a job as a janitor to help support his family. But soon he was able to put all this time behind when he went on to star in Living Colour and which was the beginning of his acting career in Hollywood.
Joanne Rowling, who is popularly known as J.K. Rowling is a writer of the Harry Potter books series. Today this British novelist is worth millions and can live anywhere in the world she wants. After the death of her mother and while going through her divorce J.K Rowling was so depressed that she ended up homeless and forced to rely on state benefits.