Celebrities who were poor before fame found them
Keith Urban shares a story from the early days of his career
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With all the glitz and glamour we've come to expect from stars like Tom Cruise and Jennifer Lopez, it's hard to believe that some of the most famous people came from an early life that was quite the opposite. There are a lot of celebrities who were already rich before becoming famous, but even more interesting are the ones who came from little to nothing.
Keith Urban revealed where he was when he first heard his own song on the radio. Being a country music artist, he was naturally in Nashville, driving in his terrible "rust bucket" of a car. He stopped to get gas which he could barely afford, when he heard his song playing on the gas station speakers. This moment is a rite of passage for any musician, but you imagine they'd be in slightly better circumstances when it happens!
Click through to see which other celebrities went from rags to riches.