Tiffany Haddish says she was living on $500 a month in 2016 so she could pay off a house: 'I was always afraid of being homeless again'

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  • Tiffany Haddish said she lived off $500 a month to pay off her first house.

  • "I was always afraid of being homeless again," she said.

  • Since then she's bought more property as she wants to build "generational wealth."

Before Tiffany Haddish made it big in Hollywood, she was homeless. So when she began making money, she knew she wanted to build "generational wealth."

"The fastest way to do it and the first way you should go about doing it is buy some land," she told Cosmopolitan for the magazine's latest cover story.

"So before we even got into season 2 of 'The Carmichael Show,' I bought a house," Haddish said, referring to starring on the NBC sitcom opposite Jerrod Carmichael from 2015 to 2017. "Everybody told me I should wait, but I didn't care. I just knew I was going to have to always make enough money to take care of me and the house, and that's what I did."

Haddish said that between starring on "The Carmichael Show" and landing a role in the Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key 2016 comedy "Keanu," she was able to pull it off.

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Tiffany Haddish in her breakout role as Dina in 2017's "Girls Trip."Universal

"Between that show's next season, the 'Keanu' movie, and making sure I can live comfortably off of $500 a month, I was able to pay off half the house," she said.

"The 'Girls Trip' check was the final check," she added, noting her breakout 2017 movie that Haddish told HuffPost in 2020 she earned $80,000 for. "People told me to spend it in other ways, but I used it to pay off the house because I was always afraid of being homeless again."

Since then, Haddish hasn't had to worry as much about money as she's scored lead roles in comedies like 2018's "Night School" and 2020's "Like A Boss." However, she told the magazine she's still "afraid of being poor again."

"Every movie I made, I would just buy another piece of land or a house," she said.

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