15 Celebrities Who Started From the Streets And Now Own Big Mansions

Entertainment | By Cole Damon | March 9, 2018

The world really isn't short of success stories. We have seen many developing in front of us and can take inspiration from them. Here we take a look at some of the celeb success stories and take some inspiration from these stars. This list contains some celebs that went from living on the streets to living in big mansions after they achieved success.

Jim Carry

Jim Carry really does not need any introduction when it comes to the world of entertainment. He is one of the most successful stars in the world and has earned a lot of money for himself. He has appeared on screen for some really entertaining scenes.

Started from the bottom

Jim Carrey started his career from the bottom of the pit and has gone through a lot of financial crises. He and his brothers would scribble floors and t oilets to get to earn money for making ends meet.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry can be seen on screen as the cheerful actress that has achieved a lot of awards. But, life wasn't all cozy for her at all times, as she had her own share of horrible days. Her father was violent and she went through a lot.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey surely is one of the biggest media moguls we have nowadays. She is a star and is even considered to be in the race for the next POTUS. She didn't find life that easy for her and had to go through some tough times.

Potato Sacks

There were times when Oprah had to wear potato sacks as dresses. She also had a very violent family, where her grandmother would be adamant on beating her with a stick at all times. She is now a billionaire.

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone is really a big name going around nowadays, but he had a horrible childhood where one of his facial nerves was damaged and he had slurred speech. That didn't stop him from following his dream though.


Madonna may come across as the carefree singer and model, but she had to go through a lot in her life during the earlier days. She has now built an illustrious career, but went through sexual harassment through the earlier days in her life.

Ella Fitzgerald

Referred to as Lady Ella for her amazing voice, Lady Ella really is the queen of Jazz. She had immense success as an artist, but had to go through grief when her mom died during her childhood and she had to become an overseer in a brothel.

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt really does make your heart beat a little faster due to his good looks. He had to go through a lot of hard times, when he lived in his own van and worked as a stripper in a local bar. Going was really tough for him.

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin is really a hero of the days gone by. He had a great career as an actor and a social worker. Young Charlie didn't find going easy and had to work as a newspaper deliverer and doctor's helpers among many odd jobs.

Michael Oher

Michael Oher is a professional NFL player and has had a great career. He is even had a movie made on his life, where it has been shown how young Michael had to go through foster families and other struggles to make ends meet.

Christopher Gardner

If you ever want to know the struggle that Christopher Gardner went through in his life than Will Smith's Pursuit of Happiness is the movie you need to watch. Gardner is now a millionaire, but has gone through a lot in his life.


On the top is the house where Eminem grew up and on the bottom is one of his mansions currently. Eminem really has become a star in life and there is nothing in life that he would want to experience more.

Tough Going

These celebs may be seen living the life you desire, but things weren't really easy for them. They had to go through a lot of hassle in life and because of this they realized the value of upping their game.

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