7 Celebrities Who Transformed Themselves From Homeless To Superstars
Everyone has hopes and dreams. Be it for the money, the fame, or just the love of being the best at what you are passionate about – you want to win. A craving to succeed and be the very best we can be runs through the body like a life force, nourishing the ego and inspiring drive.
Oftentimes, people have a hard time accepting that the only thing keeping someone from their dreams is a lack of belief and will to reach them. These celebrities know what it means to see the lowest of low. They struggled to survive, slept in harsh climates, starved for the sake of their aspirations and guess what? They made it.
You might watch the Golden Globes or ogle at your favorite music video and bow down to the talent and status of your favorite high-profile personalities but the truth is, many of Hollywood’s A-listers made their way from nothing.
There is truly nothing like the struggle, the bottom of the barrel, the insistent rumble in your stomach and loss of all hope to inspire greatness. At some point the dream becomes the only way out and either you put in work and way for your relentless efforts to pay off to reap the limitless benefits or you accept failure and lose the will to thrive. In this fast-paced society there is no room to sit back and wait for things to happen. Be the change. Follow your dreams. Manifest your reality see what the power of positivity and perseverance will do for your future.
Let these celebrities inspire you to be the best you can be and make your way to the top of the food chain. Next stop? Just a few miles and a couple road bumps and you, too, can step off of the struggle bus and find yourself boarding that private plane!
#1 Daniel Craig
When you see him all dolled up as James Bond, it’s hard to picture Craig living on the streets. But before he made it as an actor, he was sometimes reduced to sleeping on public benches.
#2 Dr. Phil
At the tender age of 12, Phil McGraw lived in a car with his dad. The experience gave him the insight and compassion he needed to become Dr. Phil as we know and love him today.
#3 Halle Berry
Today, she wins Oscars. But when she was young and broke in Chicago, Berry ended up in a homeless shelter between acting jobs.
#4 Chris Gardner
This author and motivational speaker inspired the film “The Pursuit of Happiness.” Before he could help all of us achieve our goals, though, he had to struggle for his own. While he was in a training program, he had very little income, and ended up homeless with his son.
The singer stood up for herself as a young woman and ended up on the streets for her courage. Her boss hit on her, and when she refused to accept that, he fired her without pay.
#6 Jennifer Lopez
Before she was a Fly Girl, J-Lo really was just Jenny from the block. She slept on a sofa in her dance studio during a bout of homelessness when she was 18 or so.
#7 Harry Houdini
Celebrities and homelessness are nothing new. Even Harry Houdini, the greatest magician of all time, rode the rails and panhandled before he got his big break.