Recently Jennifer Lopez noted that she was homeless at one time before achieving stardom. Here, from Time magazine, is a fascinating list of ten celebrities who were also homeless for a time before hitting it big:
I’m fascinated by the list because it proves, to some extent, that even when you’re at your most down and out, there is a chance you can pull yourself up and make something of your life.
Sadly, I suspect these are the only few examples of the extreme exceptions to the rules, people who were down and out and turned it around completely. There are others, of course, who may try and never can get out of extreme poverty.