Celebrities live such lavish lives. Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that many of them didn’t grow up eating with silver spoons. In fact, some of our favorite stars actually grew up poorer than you can imagine. Some of them couldn’t always afford food while others found themselves homeless. Some celebs even had to get jobs to help their families make ends meet. We have some of the most inspiring rags to riches stories in Hollywood – and many of them might come as a surprise. Because everyone loves a good success story, here are 9 celebrities who grew up dirt poor!
Eminem’s was born into a poor, working class family. His mother was only 15 when he was born and his father was 18. Six months after his birth, his father left and never returned. Eminem spent the majority of his formative years living in a lower-middle-class neighborhood in Detroit. He and his mother were one of three white households on their block, which meant that the now-world-famous rapper was often a target for violence.