4. Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry dropped $12,000 on his first play titled I Know I’ve Been Changed. Unfortunately, the play was a bust during its first several runs. He was forced to live out of his car, but Perry still worked on the play. Luckily, it finally became a hit in 1998 and helped launch his $600 million dollar career.
5. Jennifer Lopez
At the age of 18, Jennifer Lopez had big dreams of being a dancer. Due to an unfavorable relationship with her mother, she moved out of their home. “My mom and I butted heads. I didn’t want to go to college – I wanted to try dance full-time. I was homeless,” she told W Magazine. Lopez slept in her dance studio every other night.