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
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.