Menu IconA vertical stack of three evenly spaced horizontal lines. Ask anyone off the street whether it’the role of the family in the upbringing of the child presentation worth it to be a starving artist and they’re likely to say no.
It’s these exact people and that precise fear, that causes so many fledgling talents to ultimately take sensible career routes, leaving their dreams behind to become regular Dick and Janes. Others choose to follow their passion, but go their whole lives without striking success. For a rare few talented individuals, taking a risk to follow their dreams has paid off, and for the stars in our list, paid off in a big way. These celebs not only fulfilled their life’s greatest devotion, but more significantly, escaped their threadbare beginnings. Others, like Celine Dion, counted themselves lucky to have a loving family, despite rough times. I grew up in a very, very, very small house,” Dion told Vanity Fair in 2012.
We were given love and affection and support. Stick with us as we go down memory lane with these 10, mega-rich superstars. Chic and polished celebrity Leighton Meester was actually born in a Texas prison while her mother served time for drug smuggling. Though Meester’s mother was allowed to spend 12 weeks in a halfway house with newborn Leighton, she was soon sent back to jail, and Meester lived with her grandmother in Florida until her mother was released. 160 a week to support his 16-member family. Her big break came when she and her family sent a self-composed song to music manager Rene Angelil.
Moved to tears by her voice, he mortgaged his house to pay for her first record, and continued coaching her all through her life. The young Shania Twain was raised in a violent household in bitterly cold Timmins, Ontario, where she grew up with three siblings, impoverished and often suffering from hunger. When Twain turned 21, her mother and stepfather were in a fatal car accident, and Twain sang in local resorts to support her three younger siblings. After her siblings were old enough to move out on their own, Twain’s showcased her songs and singing abilities and caught the attention of a few labels, including Mercury Nashville Records, which would go on to sign her and give her the platform she needed to become a star. It may just be Jim Carrey’s world-famous sense of humor that kept him going during his tough beginnings. Born and raised in Canada, Carrey dropped out of high school when his father was laid off to help pay the bills. Carrey worked as both a janitor and a security guard, but his family eventually lost their home despite his efforts, and were forced to live in a van.
When Carrey moved to the U. Los Angeles before breaking it big in his first television show, “In Living Color. Cruise was raised in Ottawa, Canada, and became involved in drama during the fourth and fifth grade, but moved the to the U. Cruise’s upbringing wasn’t without difficulty however. While Celine Dion describes her beginnings as happy, Cruise recalls growing up in near poverty and being abused by his father, whom Cruise now describes as a bully and coward. Demi Moore was born is Roswell, New Mexico, and raised in a trailer park by her alcoholic mother and stepfather. She witnessed domestic violence at home, and had an unstable upbringing, moving more than 30 times because of her stepfather, who frequently changed jobs.