Starting From The Bottom: 17 Celebrities Who Were Poor Before Reaching Stardom

Fame, fortune, and success. What we read about celebrities in gossip magazines and in the Internet, is an enviable life of luxury and glamour. But for some of them, it was not always like that.

Without food or a roof above their heads, and living off of government’s assistance, these celebrities lived a completely different childhood from the extravagances they enjoy today.

With determination, hard work, and a little bit of luck, some of the most famous faces in the entertainment industry beat the odds and became successful despite their meager origins. These musicians, authors, actors, and TV hosts are now some of the most influential personalities of our time.

Their dreams have taken them far.

These are some of the celebrities who lived in poverty before reaching stardom in Hollywood.


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