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    17 Celebs Who Were Totally Broke Before They Became Famous

    Jim Carrey lived in a tent with his siblings for eight months as a teenager.

    As per their nature, celebrities are famous for their rich and glamorous lifestyles, but many of them didn't always live this way.

    Leonardo DiCaprio/Halle Berry

    1. Mila Kunis

    Mila Kunis arrives on the red carpet outside the Dolby Theater

    2. Morgan Freeman

    Morgan Freeman presents onstage at the AFI Awards Luncheon

    3. Tom Cruise

    Tom Cruise during a press conference

    4. Selena Gomez

    Selena Gomez attends Los Angeles Premiere Of "Only Murders In The Building"

    5. Jim Carrey

    Jim Carrey arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere Screening Of "Sonic The Hedgehog 2"

    6. Demi Moore

    Demi Moore attends Paris Fashion Week

    7. Chris Pratt

    Chris Pratt attends Marvel Studios "Thor: Love And Thunder" Los Angeles Premiere

    8. Samuel L. Jackson

    Samuel L. Jackson attends 75th Annual Tony Awards

    9. Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash

    10. Halle Berry

    Halle Berry Poses at the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards

    11. Michael Caine

    Sir Michael Caine is awarded with the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema

    12. Mark Wahlberg

    Mark Walhberg at the Los Angeles Premiere of Max Payne

    13. Sylvester Stallone

    Sylvester Stallone attends the Paramount+ UK Launch

    14. Hilary Swank

    Hilary Swank attends the Opening Gala of the Red Sea International Film Festival

    15. Leonardo DiCaprio

    Leonardo DiCaprio at the World Premiere Of Netflix's "Don't Look Up"

    16. Joaquin Phoenix

    Joaquin Phoenix speaks onstage at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards

    17. Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah Winfrey arrives at the GRAMMY Foundation's A Starry Night Benefit

    What do you think of this list? Are there any other celebrities with rags-to-riches stories that I missed? Please let me know in the comments section below.