“It’s a pretty awesome place to be homeless”: Chris Pratt Loved Being a Weed Smoking Hobo in Maui Before Marvel Gifted Him $80M Fortune

Chris Pratt Loved Being a Weed Smoking Hobo in Maui Before Marvel Gifted Him $80M Fortune
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Chris Pratt was born in Virginia, Minnesota. Initially, he concentrated on television roles but later transitioned to the film industry. Pratt’s career took off with the horror short Cursed Part 3 in 2000, inspiring him to pursue acting full-time. In 2002, he landed a role in the TV show Everwood. 

Chris Pratt in Parks and Recreation
Chris Pratt in Parks and Recreation

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The Jurassic World star is now a highly popular and wealthy actor residing in a grand mansion. His fame and fortune result from his magnetic presence and knack for playing varied characters. Yet, before gaining recognition, Chris Pratt endured hardships. In 2014, he disclosed an image of himself during his impoverished period, residing in a van while in Hawaii. Despite these challenges, he persisted and realized remarkable achievements within his acting profession.


From Scooby-Doo Van to $15.6 Million Mansion

In 2014, Chris Pratt, the star of Guardians of the Galaxy, shared a photo from his homeless days in Hawaii when he lived in a van resembling Scooby-Doo’s, adorned with a large sticker of Scooby and Shaggy. He expressed amazement at finding the picture, holding the script of the movie that paved his way out of Maui. Despite his challenging circumstances, living in the van remained one of his cherished memories. 

Chris Pratt in Guardians Of Galaxy Vol.3
Chris Pratt in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3

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According to Pratt, during his time in Maui in 2000, he lived a practically homeless lifestyle, sleeping in a tent or van on the beach. He fondly remarked that despite the challenging situation, Maui was an amazing place to be in such circumstances. He contrasted it with the harshness of living on the streets in a city like Chicago, emphasizing that they enjoyed a more carefree existence, spending their days drinking, smoking w**d, and working only 15-20 hours per week to cover necessities like gas, food, and fishing supplies. In his eyes, it was a charming and memorable period of his life.


Currently, the actor possesses a wealth of $80 million and thoroughly enjoys splurging on extravagant gifts and luxurious properties. He has also acquired a splendid mansion worth $15.6 million in the exclusive Pacific Palisades neighborhood.

Chris Pratt’s Ascension to Hollywood Stardom

While working as a waiter at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Pratt had a significant encounter with actress Rae Dawn Chong. This conversation proved to be life-changing, as Chong cast him in her directorial debut, Cursed Part III. As a result, Pratt decided to leave behind his days of living in a van on Maui.

Chris Pratt in Jurassic World
Chris Pratt in Jurassic World

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Once sharing stories of setting up camp on a beach and pursuing his dream, Chris Pratt is now a recognized actor celebrated for his exceptional acting skills. Among his notable achievements is his portrayal of Peter Quill in the popular Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. Aside from his appearances in numerous Marvel films, Pratt has showcased his talent in other successful films including The Tomorrow War, The Lego Movie, Moneyball, and several more.

Source: Nicki Swift


Written by Rumman Habib Rahman

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