- In a few weeks, Richard Hutchins went from homeless to hosting his own art gallery show at Beverly Hills
- Richard is an artist who spent years living on the streets in Los Angeles after his art studio burned down
- On Easter Sunday, he bumped into 2 Chainz’ former manager Charlie Rocket at a grocery store in Los Angeles when things turned around completely; he's already got an acting offer.
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In a matter of weeks, Richard Hutchins went from homeless to hosting his own art gallery show in Beverly Hills, and now he has already got a Hollywood acting offer for a role as an artist.
Richard spent years living on the streets in Los Angeles after his art studio burned down.
On Easter Sunday, he bumped into 2 Chainz’ former manager Charlie Rocket at a grocery store in Los Angeles when things turned around completely.
Charlie discovered Richard is an uber-talented artist, who in his heyday, had been commissioned to do work for Muhammad Ali, Richard Pryor and Marvin Gaye, among others.
Richard had been down on his luck for years but fasted forward to last week when he was lauded as he strolled into his own gallery featuring his work at the Sofitel. Around 500 people attended the shindig, including Damon Dash.
After Charlie got to know Richard and his artistic skill, he helped set up Richard's art website to sell prints.
According to Richard, he's hauled in more than KSh 20 million through the website.
"In fact, 2 Chainz was one of the first customers, and Steve Harvey also bought a painting for a cool KSh 300,000, he said."
Richard says he's already got an acting offer for a role as an artist, and he is willing to give back now that he has the resources.
John Cena: Rags to riches
WWE legend John Cena has given fans a sneak peek of his past life before stardom, revealing he was once homeless and had to live in a car after his move to Los Angeles in search of greener pastures.
According to the celebrated wrestler, he endured a rough patch on his way to fame, revealing he had to sleep in the back seat of the car.
“I slept in my car for a while, which happened to be a very roomy 1991 Lincoln Town Car. I had my clothes in the trunk and I slept in the back seat," he divulged.
Homeless man reactions after receiving shelter
Meanwhile, when Terrica Smith first dreamed of starting a business in real estate, nearly 100 people demotivated her and despite the financial setback, she just kept moving forward.
As the owner of Cachet Real Estate, agent with Real Broker LLC and managing partner for Salt Capital Equity Group, she had an idea of bringing to life the Madeline Cove project, a housing development planned for Madeline Avenue on the city’s north side.
Now that funding is in order, the plan is to break ground in six months on the $14 million development that will feature 30 affordable homes, 60 townhomes, a 50-unit senior complex, and a retail building.
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