The celebrities you see in the movies and television seem to have everything that money can buy, you say it, and they have it. From big mansions to luxury cars and villas in every corner of the world, they have a lot to their name. While we're busy counting their net worth, we often find ourself ignoring their struggles.
Some of the most famous and wealthiest people in the world weren't born this way; they were so poor that most of them have lived a big part of their life homeless on the streets.
Celebrating their success story, we at WittyFeed have compiled the list of famous people who were once homeless and needy.
Have a look!
You must have seen a lot of transition in Chris Pratt's acting career from the films like 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Jurassic World.' But the actor has gone through some saddening transformations in his real life as well.
At the age of 19, Chris was a poor homeless teenager who used to live in a mice-infected van in Hawaii.
According to his biography "Jim Carrey," the actor lived in a VW camper van which he used to park at different locations in Canada. Other days he used to live in the tent on the lawn of his sister's house.
Before selling the rights to his famous film, The Terminator for just $1, director James Cameron used to live in a car.
Halle once had to live the life of a homeless when she was in her 20s. When she fought with her mother and moved to New York, her mother decided that not sending her money would solve the problem. But Halle was stubborn, she struggled and lived like a homeless girl before making her way in Hollywood.
Daniel aka James Bond of the modern times has slept on the benches in London while he was struggling to get a significant break in films.
At the age of 18, Jennifer Lopez wanted to be a dancer, but her mother asked her to go to the college instead. Jennifer was so upset with this decision of her mother that she moved out of her home and started to live in the dance studio, where she used to sleep on sofa.
America's famous psychologist and a talk show host, Dr. Phil Mcgraw was homeless at the age of 12 and lived with his father in car.
Before becoming the most excellent singer of jazz, Ella was arguably one of the most infamous ladies of the town who had ties to mafia and was homeless. She worked on her way to the top and ended up singing for Ronald Reagan in the year 1981.
Imagine growing up in a household where your French-Canadian parents have 15 children but not enough amount of money to offer them enough amount of food. She wasn't any less than a homeless girl.
The fact that Eminem comes from an impoverished background is not a shocking factor to anyone. Even his film, '8 Mile' which is based on his life, proves that the rapper has seen a very hard time in his childhood.
It is a fact that Sylvester Stallone was tired of struggling as an actor and out of frustration and financial crisis he sold the dog he loved the most only to get some money which he could invest in his film, Rocky. Later, Stallone brought back the dog by paying $15,000.
Oprah claims that there was a time when she begged for money on the street to eat food. But she didn't quit, worked hard on her art and soon got a chance to perform a gig on a chat show. Today, the lady has worth in billions.
J.K. Rowling, who lives in England as a single mom and one of the most loved authors of our time isn't all about being a famous writer. She was consecutively rejected by many publishers who called her book Hary Potter gibberish.
Arnold hailed all the way from Austria to America in search of a job that could help him send some money back home. He started off with a bricklaying business and soon got into bodybuilding competitions where his luck struck, and he turned into an actor.
That's all, folks!