Stars Who Were Once Homeless Before Making It Big

Long before these celebrities found their calling, a lot of them faced some hard times. Most of them have used their struggle as inspiration to help realize their greatest potential. A surprising number of actors, musicians, and businesspeople have experienced homelessness at some point in their lives.

Their stories are breathtaking, and it’s a reminder that it’s all about perseverance and doing what’s best for yourself. Before these celebrities were household names, they were struggling to even find a place to call home.

Steve Harvey Was Homeless For Three Years

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The Family Feud host lived out of his 1976 Ford Tempo, washing up in public bathrooms. Harvey told People in 2013, “Even in my darkest days I had faith it would turn around.”

He got his big break on Showtime at the Apollo and is now so wealthy that he and his wife established the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation to mentor youth and award scholarships.