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Turned it around

11 homeless people who became rich and famous

Halle Berry, Charlie Chaplin, Jim Carrey and Daniel Craig all had to sleep rough before they made it big.

IT’S OFTEN HARD to imagine famous people ever struggling for money.

But many of them were not just poor — they were homeless.

Here are some incredible stories of people who at some point in their lives had nowhere else to sleep but on the streets.

They eventually turned their lives around and became an inspiration to anyone who dreams of a professional career despite starting from nothing.

11 homeless people who became rich and famous
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  • Charlie Chaplin

  • Harry Houdini

  • Michael Oher, the inspiration behind 'The Blind Side'

  • Halle Berry

  • Chris Gardner, the inspiration behind 'The Pursuit of Happyness'

  • Jim Carrey

  • Daniel Craig

  • Suze Orman, personal finance guru

  • Ella Fitzgerald

  • Frank O'Dea, co-founder of Canada's biggest coffee chain

  • Jewel

- Vivian Giang

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