Mykel Hawke went from homelessness to the U.S. Army to Host & Producer for 8 series and featured on over 50 different shows.
Born in 1927 South Carolina, Eartha Kitt became popular in Paris as a nightclub singer, then returned to the U.S. to appear in films and on Broadway. Her 1953 recording of “Santa Baby” is still a favorite today.
Following a troubled childhood, Ella Fitzgerald turned to singing and debuted at the Apollo Theater in 1934. Discovered in an amateur contest, she went on to become the top female jazz singer for decades.
Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain was born on February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. Nirvana made the leap to a major label in 1991, signing with Geffen Records.
Charlie Wilson is a American R&B singer, songwriter, producer and the former lead vocalist for The Gap Band. As a solo artist he has been nominated for eleven Grammy awards and six NAACP Image Awards (including one win), received a 2009 Soul Train Icon Award, and was a recipient of a BMI Icon Award in 2005.
Axl Rose is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and musician. He is the lead vocalist of the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses, a position he has held since its inception in 1985.
One of Canada’s most popular actors, Tom Jackson is also well known as a humanitarian. He founded the annual Huron Carole fund-raising concerts in support of the Salvation Army.
Steve Harvey is a three-time Daytime Emmy Award winner, and a 13-time NAACP Image Award winner in various categories. Now, between his gigs and television appearances, he is sitting on a $100 million empire.
Shania Twain was homeless twice, at age 14 then again at age 16. Quoted to say, “Ten hours later, we reached Toronto. Mom got out of the car to use a pay phone while we sat and waited in the car, returning a few minutes later with a piece of paper on which she’d scribbled the address of a homeless shelter.”
Grammy Award winner, Kelly Clarkson is best known for winning American Idol’s first competition in 2002.
Jim Morrison, Lead Singer of the rock band, The Doors. Inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. Listed in Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”.
Jewel was nominated for a Grammy Award 4 times. Best known for her debut album, Pieces of You, which is still one of the best selling debut albums of all time, going platinum 15 times.
Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as JLo, is an American singer. Lopez gained her first high-profile job as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color in 1991, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993.
Ed Sheeran began playing guitar at a young age and soon after started writing his own songs. When he was just a teenager, he moved to London to pursue his music, and his outpouring of creativity added up to several early EPs and hundreds of live shows.
Carmen Electra is best known for her role in the TV series Baywatch and MTV’s Singled Out. But let’s not forget Playboy magazine!
Homeless Entrepreneur’s Club
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Formerly Homeless Celebrities
Most people today know that Jim Carrey, Jewel and Halle Berry were once homeless, but few people know Nobel Peace Prize winners, Knights and Billionaires were homeless as well. You must check out this vast list!