10 Shocking Facts About Government Assistance


1) Many Famous Folks Used Assistance                                          (1 of 10)


1) Many Famous Folks Used Assistance                                           (1 of 10)



The list of famous people who have been on public assistance is long and includes everyone from actors to U.S. presidents.

Here is a list of some of the celebrities and politicians who lived on government assistance at some point during their lives:

– President Barack Obama

– Dr. Ben Carson

– State Senator Barbara Buono

– Moby

– Kelly Clarkson

– Taraji P. Henson

– Viola Davis

– Bruce Springsteen

– Oprah Winfrey

– Tobey Maguire

These are just a handful of the celebrities who once relied on food stamps or welfare benefits. Financial difficulties affect all demographics, and many people do not discuss their past poverty.