11. Jim Carrey
Jim was forced to work in a factory as a cleaner. When he was in 8th grade, his father lost his job and his family found themselves homeless. As part of a deal to get them housing, they agreed to take care of a factory, all of them. Because of school, Jim used to have to work the night shift, cleaning for 8 hours shifts at a time.
This gruesome schedule led to Jim’s school grades falling and eventually him dropping out of school at a very young age. Thankfully, he found joy when most people would have given up. His dad also encouraged him to explore his comedic side and Jim without a doubt would not have been as successful as he was if he hadn’t gone through all that turmoil.