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  • Rich and Famous Who Were Once Homeless

    Despite being worth millions now, television host Jim Cramer revealed he was once homeless. The host of "Mad Money" had to live out of his car after he graduated from Harvard Law School and was the victim of burglary. "I was living hand to mouth, and people would take me in now and then so I could get a shower, change, get a good night's sleep," Cramer told CNBC in an online article.
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    It's hard to imagine that the late Apple mogul once slept on the floor of a friend's dorm. He also returned bottles to make money for food and trekked seven miles across town once a week to get a free meal at the Hare Krishna temple.
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  • Rich and Famous Who Were Once Homeless

    Actor, writer, producer, and general funnyman Jim Carrey didn't always have it so good. At one point, Carrey--along with his parents, Percy and Kathleen, and siblings John and Rita--lived in a tent in the backyard of his older sister Patricia.
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  • Rich and Famous Who Were Once Homeless

    Kelly Clarkson knew that one day she would make it as a singer, and she moved from Texas to Los Angeles. But her apartment caught fire the day she and her roommate moved in, and they were forced to spend a few nights in their car and a homeless shelter.
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  • Rich and Famous Who Were Once Homeless

    Paul Mitchell CEO John Paul DeJoria took his his first job at age 9, lived in a foster home and ended up in a Los Angeles street gang. He was homeless by 22. He launched John Paul Mitchell Systems in 1980 with hairdresser Paul Mitchell. After leaving his wife, he ended up homeless <i>again,</i> sleeping in his car for two weeks.
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  • Rich and Famous Who Were Once Homeless

    She may be worth a cool $25 million today, but in 1973 young Suze--a new college who was working as a tree cutter in Berkeley, CA- lived out of her Ford van for four months.
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  • Rich and Famous Who Were Once Homeless

    Seen <i>The Blind Sid</i>e? Then you know that offensive lineman Michael Oher #74 of the Baltimore Ravens was living on the streets before eventually being adopted by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy (and not Sandra Bullock).
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  • Rich and Famous Who Were Once Homeless

    Film director John Woo was born in Guanzhou, Canton in 1946. In 1952--two years after moving to Hong Kong--his home burned to the ground and he and his family were homeless. At one point, he considered becoming a priest. Lucky for viewers, the movies Beckoned.
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  • Rich and Famous Who Were Once Homeless

    She may have won an Oscar, but at 21 Halle Berry moved to Chicago, ran out of money and lived in a shelter. She called her mother asking for help, but her mother refused. So Berry learned to fend for herself. She's done pretty well, we think.
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  • Rich and Famous Who Were Once Homeless

    Singer/songwriter Jewel Kilcher--aka Jewel--lived out of her van when she was starting out in the early 90s.
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  • Rich and Famous Who Were Once Homeless

    Aussie actor and "Avatar' star Sam Worthington reportedly sold all his belongings to pursue a Hollywood career, couch-surfing and living the life of a nomad. He has since bought property in Hawaii, where he has his very own couch.
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  • Rich and Famous Who Were Once Homeless

    Dr. Phil McGraw has made millions dispensing advice to America. But he and his Dad reportedly lived in a car until getting a room at a YMCA fo five dollars a week.
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  • Rich and Famous Who Were Once Homeless

    You may have seen Will Smith portray him in "The Pursuit of Happyness," the story of his rise from poverty and homelessness (he once slept in a subway station). Today, Chris Gardner is a highly sought after (and rich!) author and speaker.
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