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From Rags to Riches: 10 Famous People Who Were Homeless Before Stardom

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From Rags to Riches: 10 Famous People Who Were Homeless Before Stardom

Need some financial inspiration? Check out this list of 10 famous people who were homeless before they got discovered. The ultimate “rags to riches” story is Cinderella. But that’s a fairytale! It can’t happen in real life, can it? , it can. Several of the world’s wealthiest celebs started out incredibly poor or even lived on the streets. Read on to find out 10 famous people who were homeless but turned their life around.



10. Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald had a horrific childhood. She was abused by her stepfather, became homeless and had ties to the Mafia. All before gaining the nickname the “Queen of Jazz”.

After tough beginnings, they put her in a reform school for girls. The segregated school was no break from cruelty, as she and other African Americans were beaten regularly.

She ran away and lived on the streets. In 1934 she got her big break and rapidly went from homeless to rich. She won several Grammy Awards for her Silky Voice and Jazz Music.   NEXT (below) for the next famous person who was once homeless.

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