Jared Leto Lost His Father, Survived on Food Stamps, and Lived in a Colorado Commune by the Age of 10


Hollywood actors often share their tales of childhood hardships, poverty, and broken families. And it’s usually those challenging times that inspire people to rise above their upbringing and circumstances. Jared Leto is no stranger to rough times, nor did he let those obstacles stop him from becoming an artistic powerhouse.

See how he lived on food stamps, in a Colorado commune, and without his dad — all by age 10. It helps explain Leto’s unusual approach to performing, investing, and living.