Famous Celebrities With Surprisingly Normal Jobs
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By Joan Carmichael YEET MAGAZINE | Updated 0439 GMT (1239 HKT) March 12, 2022
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Johnathan Taylor Thomas - Writer Charlie Korsmo - Lawyer Nikki Blonsky - Makeup artist and hairstylist on film sets Kirk Cameron - Pastor Frankie Muniz - Race car driver and drummer Dylan Sprouse - Brewmaster Hayden Christensen - Producer, farmer, owner of a clothing line Freddie Prinze Jr - Author
While some celebrities grew up in celebrity families and experienced nothing but a life of glitz and glamour, most of them started out the same as you and me. They came from ordinary families . Had ordinary lives , and they held down ordinary jobs .
Many former celebrities have a traditional professional activity just like us. Whether this separation from the cameras is temporary or permanent, the stars on this list have all decided to leave the limelight for a normal job.
Although they had to compromise on their income, the main advantage of a traditional job is to escape the pressure of Hollywood and the treacherous world of show business. Without further ado, here are the former celebrities who work today like everyone else and whose daily routine is synonymous with metro-work-sleep.Advertising
1. Erik Estrada
Known For: CHiPs
Currently: Reserve Police Deputy
Net worth: $4 million*
Actor and former activist Erik Estrada currently works as a reserve deputy with the Idaho police. Growing up, Estrada knew he wanted to be an actor, but it wasn't until he starred in the movie The Cross and the Switchblade (1970) that he was able to join the TV world. . Estrada is best known for playing Frank Poncherello (aka "Ponch"), a police officer on the CHiPs series.Advertising
Erik Estrada @JulieatSyracuse | CHiPs @GroovyHistory / Twitter.com
This much-loved series was a flagship program of NBC (owned by Comcast ). Estrada starred in it from 1977 to 1983. After that, he began working on Spanish telenovelas, reality series, infomercials, and voice dubs on Adult Swim. It wasn't until 2009 that he became a deputy sheriff in Virginia. In 2016, he moved with his wife and became a reserve police officer in Idaho. Like his character in CHiPs, he officiates on a motorcycle.Advertising
Known for: “I Think We're Alone Now” – 80s popstar
Currently: Clothing store owner
Net worth: $4 million
Tiffany was a singing icon in the 80s, best known for her song "I Think We're Alone Now." She also performed "I Saw Him Standing There", which was a cover of the Beatles song "I Saw Her Standing There", but had the lyrics adapted.Advertising
Tiffany “I Think We’re Alone Now” Singer (1987) @espofootball / Twitter.com
Tiffany's single reached No. 1 on the Billboard chart and was used in a former advertisement for Apple . Although Tiffany has not given up on singing, today she mainly devotes herself to running her small business, a clothing store. She also regularly tours cafes and festivals, riding on her past notoriety to promote her clothing business.
3. Freddie Prinze Jr.
Known For: She's All That
Currently: Producer for WWE
Net worth: $19 million*.
Freddie Prinze Jr. is famous for his films like I Know What You Did Last Summer , where he met his future wife, actress Sarah Michelle Gellar. Prinze Jr. remained in the world of show business, but this time crossing over to the other side of the camera as he became a producer for WWE .Advertising
Freddie Prinze @DEADLINE | Jr. She’s All That @wahleci / Twitter.com
Although Prinze Jr. is no longer an actor (he runs their joint venture, Foodstirs, with his wife), he occasionally lends his voice to animated series. He thus "dubbed" the character of Kanan Jarrus in Star Wars Rebels, a Disney XD series. Jarrus' disembodied voice also appeared in The Rise of Skywalker.
4. Charlie Korsmo
Known for: What's up, Bob?
Currently: Law professor
Net worth: $500,000*.
Charlie Korsmo is a child actor who starred in the Disney comedy What's Up, Bob? He then decided to take a more academic direction and pursued law school, leaving behind his Disney days . Korsmo received his undergraduate degree in physics from MIT in 2000.
Charlie Korsmo @cineporloscodos | What About Bob? @Rebecca Shah / Pinterest.com
He received his JD (Juris Doctor) from Yale Law School six years later. In 2011, he was nominated by the President to be a Fellow of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education Foundation. Although he devotes most of his time to his studies, he did, however, act in a film in 2019, where he appeared in the (secondary) role of Herr Director in the drama film Chained for Life .
6. Geena Davis
Known For: Thelma & Louise
Net Worth: $30 million*.
Geena Davis is a former actress and model. She started her career playing in the movie Tootsie in 1982. She then starred in The Fly , a thriller that made her big break but it was her role in Beetlejuice that really made her famous on the international scene. Some filming followed, but her career slowed down in the 1990s. She then turned to directing and business. She founded her own organization, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.Advertising
Geena Davis @Tribeca | Thelma & Louise @OscarRunnerUp / Twitter.com
Fans of Grey's Anatomy and The Exorcist (the TV version), however, have noticed that she hasn't completely retired from performing. She indeed reprized her role as Doctor Nicole Herman during the 2018 season of Grey's. In 2019, she starred in Glow , a Netflix series, as Sandy Devereaux St. Clair, a former showgirl turned manager of the Fan-Tan Hotel & Casino.
7. Angus T. Jones
Known For: Mon Oncle Charlie
Currently: Management in a media company
Net Worth: $15 million*.
Angus T. Jones' best-known role is that of Jacob David ("Jake") on the sitcom My Uncle Charlie . He got his first acting role at the age of five, with an appearance in the 1999 film Simpatico. He also acted in films like The Rookie , George of the Jungle 2 , Bringing Down the House , See Spot Run and The Christmas Blessing
Angus T. Jones @WATNCelebrity | Two and a Half Men @CinemaBlend / Twitter.com
After announcing his retirement, Jones decided to join the private sector, although My Uncle Charlie and his other works are still streaming on platforms like Amazon and Hulu. He is currently employed by Tonite, a multimedia company that finances and provides various communication services.
8. Macaulay Culkin
Known For: Mom, I missed the plane!
Currently: Publisher of the Bunny Ears website
Net worth: $15 million*.
Macaulay Culkin rose to fame as a child after his role in the comedy Missed the Plane! He also starred in the 1991 film " My Girl" and was, at the height of his career, one of the most popular child actors on the planet.
Macaulay Culkin ©Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com | Home Alone @Geniu / Twitter.com
After experiencing some difficulties in his personal life, everything went back to normal and since then his presence on Twitter has skyrocketed, making him one of the favorite tweeters on the social media platform. Today, Macaulay Culkin owns and operates the satirical site Bunny Ears, which produces content and cross-promotes, with some memorable collaborations with RedLetterMedia to his credit.
9. Lauryn Hill
Current profession: Film narrator
Net worth: $10 million
Rapper Lauryn Hill was part of the Fugees before embarking on an even more successful solo career. Her album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, is one of the classics of the last fifty years and, although she hasn't really released any new music, she is still often quoted in music.
Lauryn Hill ©A.PAES / Shutterstock.com | @RighteousToad / Twitter.comAdvertising
Lauryn Hill had a tough time following the release of her album. She got into trouble with the taxman and was able to resume a recording and performing career, although she wasted it because she showed up for shows hours late. Hill is currently working as a voiceover and narrator.
10. Julia Stiles
Known For: Save the Last Dance
Net worth: $8 million*.
In the late '90s and early '90s, Julia Stiles rose to fame as a teen actress in hit movies like Save the Last Dance and 10 Reasons to Dump You . After a few years, she voluntarily began to be more discreet in the cinema, to concentrate on her philanthropic activities.
Julia Stiles ©Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com | @Movieclips / Youtube.com
Rather than being in front of the camera, she preferred to work closely with charities like Habitat for Humanity and Amnesty International. After many years away from the cameras, she made her screen reappearance in 2017 in Riviera .
11. Josh Saviano
Known for: The Favorite Years
Net worth: $500,000*.
Another actor-turned-lawyer is Josh Saviano. This New York native played the role of Paul in Les Années Coup de Cœur, a sitcom that aired between 1988 and 1993. He stopped acting after the series ended, but returned to television to play a lawyer in a few episodes of Law & Order: SVU .
The Wonder Years @historydailypix / Twitter.com | @80sThen80sNow / Twitter.com
After his stint on NBC , Saviano attended Yale, where he majored in political science. He was president of the Sigma Nu fraternity there. After graduating, he worked as a legal assistant before earning a JD from Cardozo School of Law. He joined a law firm in 2000 and founded his own firm fifteen years later.
12. Keanu Reeves
Known For: Matrix
Currently: Founder, Arch Motorcycle
Net worth: $258 million*.
Keanu Reeves is arguably one of Hollywood's most famous names thanks to his roles in films like The Matrix and the John Wick franchise . The action movie hero has managed to amass quite a fortune during his career, but that hasn't stopped him from carrying out other activities on the side.Advertising
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In partnership with Gard Hollinger, Reeves started Arch Motorcycle Company in 2011, a manufacturer of motorcycles popular with enthusiasts. If Keanu has not given up on the acting profession, he nevertheless remains very busy outside the sets. Movie star by day, CEO by night.
13. Taran Noah Smith
Known For: DIY Dad
Currently: Owner of a vegan food company, Technical Manager of Community Submersibles.
Net worth: $300,000*.
Taran Noah Smith played the role of Mark on Daddy's House, a hit '90s sitcom, proof of which is Tim Allen's $1 million-plus-per-episode rake. After the series ended, Smith retired from performing. He said in an interview that he just "didn't feel like" performing.
Taran Noah Smith @hotcountry1035 / Facebook.com | Home Improvement @StarCrushCeleb / Twitter.com
Smith founded his own company, Playfood, which makes non-dairy cheese. Playfood has not been as successful as expected, and you won't find it at Whole Foods or Trader Joe's. Smith, a vegan himself, also opened a vegan restaurant of the same name. He currently works as a technical lead for Community Submersibles, an educational project around piloting submarines.
14. Geoffrey Owens
Known for: The Cosby Show
Currently: Director of the Brooklyn Shakespeare Company
Net worth: $300,000*.
Geoffrey Owens starred on The Cosby Show in the 90s. He also made guest appearances on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia , That's So Raven , Lucifer , and more. He made headlines in 2018 after the Daily Mail published photos of him working as a cashier at Trader Joe's.
Geoffrey Owens @ajplus / Twitter.com | The Cosby Show @Paulette / Pinterest.com
People rallied to Owens' defense, pointing out that show business was a volatile world and that Owens should feel no shame working at competitor Whole Foods . This hype eventually landed Owens roles, including one in a ten-episode series of Tyler Perry. Currently, in addition to these small roles, he is the artistic director of the Brooklyn Shakespeare Company, which he also founded.
15. Gene Hackman
Known For: Ruthless
Net worth: $80 million*.
Gene Hackman left the acting profession after a long career to turn to a career as a novelist, which he still pursues. The nonagenarian won two Oscars, a SAG Award, two BAFTAs and four Golden Globes during his six-decade career that began in 1956. He went on hiatus in 2004 before returning in 2016.Advertising
Gene Hackman @CescFrancB | Unforgiven @magnanisima / Twitter.com
He officially retired in 2017. Now Hackman is a novelist. He has written three books of historical fiction, a western and a crime thriller. Her thriller, Pursuit, was released in 2013 and is her most recent book. It got a 4/5 star rating on Amazon . Her first novel, Wake of the Perdido Star, was published in 1999.
16. Kate Hudson
Formerly: Almost Famous
Current occupation: Fabletics Estate
value: $80 million*
The Almost Famous and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days actress was practically born into the industry, her mother being none other than Goldie Hawn. In recent years, however, the stunning blonde has taken a step back from the limelight, choosing to work in the retail industry instead.
Fabletics - Kate Hudson @retailwire / @RealMattGannon / Twitter.com
With his sportswear brand Fabletics, Hudson has tapped into a trend that has revolutionized the way we dress. Years before leggings were entirely acceptable outside the home, Kate Hudson was planning for her brand's success.
17. George Foreman
Known For: Two-time world heavyweight boxing champion
Current: Sportscaster (boxing) for HBO
Net worth: $340 million*.
Former boxer George Foreman was one of the best punchers in the 60s and 70s. He retired in 1977 after a loss to Jimmy Young. After what he later described as a "religious epiphany," Foreman became a Christian pastor before returning to boxing in 1994.Advertising
George Foreman ©Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com | @RetroNewsNow / Twitter.com
The boxer, a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, has earned millions from his advertising rights to the grill bearing his name. This one has sold over 100 million units worldwide. In 1999, Foreman sold his commercial rights for $138 million, securing his future, before moving on to HBO , where he is currently an in-ring boxing match analyst.
18. Susan Boyle
Formerly: Britain's Got Talent
Current occupation: Manager of a betting shop
Value of the estate: 40 million dollars
Susan Boyle caught the eye after her appearance on Britain's Got Talent, when she wowed the judges with her stunning and very unexpected audition. She sang the song "I Dreamed a Dream" and was immediately admitted to the next level, thanks to her operatic voice. She continues to release music, her most recent album being Ten.
Susan Boyle © landmarkmedia / Shutterstock.com | @itshaarr / Twitter.com
Mrs. Boyle also worked as a manager of a betting shop. She worked there before she became famous, and she didn't quit her job, despite her hit albums, I Dreamed a Dream, The Gift, Hope, etc. She still resides in the UK.
19. Mara Wilson
Known For: Matilda
Net Worth: $500,000*.
Mara Wilson was born in 1987 in Burbank, California. She became famous from childhood for her role as Natalie in Madame Doubtfire , when she was only six years old. She also starred in Miracle on 34th Street , Matilda, and Thomas and the Magic Railroad . Her last film appearance dates back to 2000, when she announced her retirement.
Mara Wilson @etnow | Matilda @Thrillist / Twitter.comAdvertising
Today, Wilson is a writer and podcaster, and has a huge following on Twitter . She wrote a play for the NY International Fringe Festival, titled Sheeple , although she has turned to writing instead now. Her book, Where Am I Now ?, which is about fame as a child , was published in 2016. In addition to her work as an actress and writer, she has worked for Publicolor, a non-profit organization that teaches design to underprivileged or struggling children.
20. Sarah Michelle Gellar
Known For: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Currently: Cookbook Author/Business
Owner Net worth: $20 million*.
Sarah Michelle Gellar made her debut in the 80s at the age of four, appearing in the film Intimate Trap . It was only a few years later that she would break through, thanks to the role of Kendall in The Force of Destiny, then in Buffy against the vampires .
Sarah Michelle Gellar @foodsirs / Facebook.com | @yvonne_witzel / Pinterest.com
Since then, Gellar has left comedy behind to launch her own brand, trendy, around the kitchen. In 2015, she officially launched her own business and published her first best-selling cookbook. You can find his brand, Foodstirs, at stores like Whole Foods and Giant Eagle .
21. Phoebe Cates
Known for: It's hot at Ridgemont High School
Currently: Owner of a clothing store
Net worth: $35 million*.
Phoebe Cates starred in several '80s films, including Gremlins and It's Hot at Ridgemont High School . She later said in an interview that she didn't really like acting, nor the movie business, and that she only did it "for the money".
Phoebe Cates @johnnyangel10 | Fast Times at Ridgemont High @247razz / Twitter.com
True to those words, Cates now works as a clothing store owner. She has her own store and small business, called Blue Tree, which is located on Madison Avenue in New York City. Unlike large conglomerates like Levi Strauss , his company is private.
22. Jeff Cohen
Known For: The Goonies
Net worth: $4 million
Jeff Cohen was born in Los Angeles and was an actor in the 80s and 90s before retiring in 1991. He was a child actor who was best known for his role as Chunk in The Goonies , a Steven Spielberg film. Cohen retired to devote himself to studies. He received his doctorate from UCLA Law School in 2000.
Jeff Cohen @ScottHughesUK | The Goonies @WATNCelebrity / Twitter.com
He became an entertainment attorney in Los Angeles, using his show business connections to find clients to defend. He founded his own firm, Cohen & Gardner, in 2002. He was featured in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter in 2008 as a Hollywood "Influencer". Cohen has also published a book, The Dealmaker's Ten Commandments, which is sold on Amazon .
23. Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Known For: DIY Dad
Net worth: $18 million*.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas rose to fame through his role as Randy in Home Improvement . He also did voice dubbing in 1994 in Disney's The Lion King, before playing Pinocchio two years later in New Line Cinema 's The Adventures of Pinocchio . He retired in 2006, but made brief appearances between 2013 and 2016.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas @mrwaterone | @enews / Twitter.comAdvertising
Then, he decided to continue his studies after his acting career. Graduating from a preparatory school in California in 2000, he then enrolled at Harvard, studied in Scotland before earning a general studies degree at Columbia. He is now a director, although he appears on the FOX show C'est Moi le Chef!
Current occupation: Founder of Ivy Park
Net worth: $500 million
Beyonce may be a mega-celebrity with a legion of fans ready to do anything for her, but today she works as a business manager, rather than a musician, which made her famous. She got her start with Destiny's Child and then embarked on a lucrative solo career.Advertising
Ivy Park Beyonce ©s_bukley / Shutterstock | @MrsMillerton / Pinterest.com
Today, the pop phenom is spending less time in the studio making music, and more time in the design studio working on her lucrative activewear brand, Ivy Park. Brand new lines sell out in minutes.
25. Peter Ostrum
Known For: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Currently: Large Animal Veterinarian
Net Worth: $500,000*.
Peter Ostrum only had one major role. He played Charlie in the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, released in 1971. He was scouted for the film by agents when he was only twelve years old. He refused to sign a three-film deal after the first film was completed, and he didn't even want to talk about the role.
Peter Ostrum @LASTEXITshirts | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory @classicsman70 / Twitter.com
Ostrum has chosen to focus on another of his passions: animals. As a child, he was always interested in horses, and he attended veterinary school. He graduated from Cornell and practices large animal veterinary medicine in Lowville, New York. Ostrum has only made one other on-camera appearance, in the documentary Role Model: Gene Wilder, which you can stream on YouTube .
26. Jack Gleeson
Known for: Game of Thrones
Currently: College student/theater owner
Net worth: $6 million*.
Jack Gleeson is another actor who, like Peter Ostrum, only had one major role. The former actor won critical acclaim and gained international fame playing Joffrey in Game of Thrones , HBO's hit series which aired between 2011 and 2014. After leaving HBO , he attended Trinity College in Dublin, in Ireland.Advertising
Jack Gleeson © Markus Wissmann / Shutterstock.com | @TeleTheatre / Twitter.com
Mr Gleeson currently owns his own theater company, called Collapsing Horse, which is based in Dublin and which he founded while a student at Trinity. He and his co-owners were members of the DU Players group. Although Gleeson initially announced that he was retiring from acting to pursue college projects, fans will rejoice to hear that he has been cast in the upcoming series, Out of Her Mind .
27. Mark Ruffalo
Formerly: Avengers: Endgame
Current occupation: Environmental activist
Net worth: $35 million
Mark Ruffalo has been a major actor and performer in Hollywood since the late 80s, starring in many well-known films. However, more recently, Ruffalo decided to pursue a career in activism, specifically environmental activism. That's no surprise, as the actor starred in the movie "Dark Waters," which raises awareness about the public health crisis related to PFAS.
Mark Ruffalo ©Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com | @shaymin223 / Pinterest.com
In 2011, Ruffalo founded Water Defense, a New York-based nonprofit that works to ban fracking in that city. The organization is dedicated to clean water and its mission is "to use technology and public engagement to preserve our waterways and drinking water sources from contamination and industrial degradation."
28. Andrew Shue
Known For: Melrose Place
Currently: Website Owner
Net worth: $100 million*.
Andrew Shue was born in Delaware. He attended Dartmouth College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in history. He starred in the hit 90s series Melrose Place , where he portrayed the role of Billy Campbell from 1992 to 1999.
Andrew Shue @SpacewomanR | Melrose Place @Oluwaturndown / Twitter.com
After retiring from the FOX series , Shue served on the board of directors of the foundation he started called Do Something, which is a non-profit organization aimed at inspiring young people to get involved in their community. Currently, Shue owns and operates CafeMom, a social networking site for moms.
29. Karyn Parsons
Known For: Prince of Bel-Air
Net worth: $1.5 million*.
Karyn Parsons is an actress and comedian. She became famous for her role in the Prince of Bel-Air series , where she played Hilary Banks, the eldest daughter of the family, from 1990 to 1996. She also starred alongside Damon Wayans in the film Major Payne released in 1995.
Karyn Parsons @ChrisMcPhersn | Fresh Prince of Bel Air @Pholoho / Twitter.com
Currently, Parsons is a writer. Although she had roles in other films, such as the SNL Studios film , The Lady's Fallen, she eventually turned to writing. She wrote an animated series called Sweet Blackberry , about unsung black heroes. She also published a middle school/high school novel titled How High the Moon, based on her mother's childhood under Jim Crow laws in the southern states.
30. Chrissy Teigen
Current occupation: Author of cookbooks
Net worth: $75 million
Chrissy Teigen got her start as a prolific model, but she owes her durability to her fun presence on Twitter, which made her endearing to the masses, at least until a 2020 joke about expensive wine. quickly make the illusion of endearing disappear.
Cookbooks - Chrissy Teigen @resisttaskforce / Twitter.com | @theskincareedit / Pinterest.com
Today, the model and mother of a family devotes herself to a second career, that of author of cookbooks. Co-authored with Israeli author Adeena Sussman, Teigen's most popular cookbook, Cravings: Hungry for More is all about comfort food.
31. MC Hammer
Known For: Track “U Can't Touch This”
Net worth: $1.5 million*.
MC Hammer is considered one of the pioneers of commercial hip-hop. He was signed to Death Row Records in the mid-'90s, with Suge Knight spotting his potential after the release of Feel My Power, Let's Get it Started, Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em, and Too Legit to Quit, among others. He collaborated with Tupac, Big Daddy Kane, Deion Sanders and others when he was at the height of his career.
MC Hammer @classichitradio / Twitter.com | “U Can’t Touch This” Singer (1990) Krazee4uvidz / Youtube.com
After retiring from music, he became a preacher. In the late 90s he had his own show, called MC Hammer and Friends , which aired on Trinity Broadcast Network . He also produced his own reality TV show, Hammertime , which aired briefly in 2009. He remains timidly active on the music side, focusing mostly on preaching.
32. Rick Moranis
Known For: Honey, I Shrunk The Kids
Currently: Stay -at-home
dad Net worth: $10 million*.
Rick Moranis rose to fame in the 1980s by appearing on the Second City Television (SCTV) show , before appearing in such films as Ghostbusters , Little Shop of Horrors, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Spitting Image of a model family , etc. He has since retired from acting and has chosen to step back to focus on raising his children as a single stay-at-home dad.
Rick Moranis @CashJuliee | Honey I Shrunk the Kids @RadioDingo / Twitter.com
Moranis has said that he totally shut the door on Hollywood in the future, but even two Ghostbusters reboots weren't enough to bring him back, at least until the year 2020. Rick Moranis has indeed signed for a sequel to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, where he will reprise his role as Wayne Szalinski. The sequel, which is called Shrunk, ended a twenty-three-year movie hiatus for Moranis.
33. Lisa and Louise Burns
Formerly: The Shining
Current occupation: Lawyer and scientist
Estate value: $3 million (combined)
Lisa and Louise Burns rose to fame as the terrifying twins in Stephen King's film The Shining. The Burns sisters starred as the Grady twins in this horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick. They have become icons of pop culture and one of the most defining images of this era.
Lisa and Louise Burns @Decervelage | The Shining @choiisooyyounq / Twitter.com
The Burns sisters, who share a Twitter account called "The Shining Twins," retreated from the spotlight following the film's release. They later said they had been "pushed out" of Hollywood. Today, they are very far from the spotlight. Lisa works as a lawyer, while Louise is a research scientist, though they continue to attend horror conventions from time to time.
34. Jennie Garth
Formerly: Beverly Hills, 90210
Current occupation: entrepreneur
Value of estate : $8 million
Jennie Garth played the role of Kelly in the series "Beverly Hills, 90210" from 1990 to 2000. She also had a role in the series "What I Like About You" from 2002 to 2006, as well as a role in her own reality TV show, called "Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country", which airs on CMT. In addition to these roles, she also modeled in the press and in commercials before founding her own company in 2017. Advertising
Jennie Garth ©Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com | Beverly Hills 90210 @herowallpaper / Facebook.com
She started a company called MomGiftBox.com which is an online subscription box of grooming products for moms. A portion of box proceeds are donated to charity. She also founded a partnership with Dune Jewelry. Garth began dating David Abrams, an actor, after they went on a blind date in 2014. They got engaged a year later, and married in 2015. After just two years of marriage, the couple decided to go their separate ways, filing for divorce in 2018. However, since 2019 the two have reconciled, and they have dismissed the proceedings.
35. Keith Thibodeaux
Formerly: I Love Lucy Currently: Executive Director of a dance company Net worth: $1 million
“I Love Lucy” wouldn't have been the same without little Ricky. The short character was played by Keith Thibodeaux who was only five years old when he was cast in Lucille Ball's hit series. After appearing on the show, the actor branched out into music and had great success with David and the Giants.
Keith Thibodeaux - I Love Lucy @LucilleBallFan3 | Keith Thibodeaux ©s_bukley / Twitter.com / Shutterstock.com
After battling addiction in the early 70s, Thibodeaux turned to Christianity, which helped him in his rehab. Today, he is the executive director of the international dance company Ballet Magnificat! It was his wife Kathy Denton who founded the company in 1986.
36. Jay North
Formerly: Dennis the Menace
Current Occupation: Corrections Officer Estate
Dennis the Menace may be known to kids today as a cartoon character, but back in the '60s he was a flesh-and-blood dunce. Jay North had already been in the business for quite some time before landing the lead role in the CBS sitcom. Like many child actors, North found the industry and his on-set treatment too much to bear.
Jay North - Dennis the Menace @MKupperman | Jay North @TisTheSeasonTV / Twitter.com
When the series ended, the star continued to work until he was given no more roles. After a stint in the navy, he returned to comedy with little success. Now 68, North no longer auditions, but works as a corrections officer in Florida's juvenile justice system.
37. Angela Cartwright
Formerly: The Danny Thomas Show
Current profession: photographer
Value of the heritage: 5 million dollars
Angela Cartwright rose to prominence playing one of the von Trapp children in the hit 1965 musical "The Sound of Music." When she wasn't singing alongside Julie Andrews, Cartwright spent her days playing the role of Linda Williams in "The Danny Thomas Show" and also played the role of Penny in Lost in Space.
Angela Cartwright - The Danny Thomas Show @Classic hollywood / Twitter.com | Angela Cartwright © DFree / Shutterstock.com
After marrying Steve Guillon in 1976, Ms Cartwright moved behind the camera and started her own photography business in Studio City, Los Angeles. The extraordinary photographer has not retired from the screen, however, and can be seen in the role of Dr. Smith's mother in the new version of Lost in Space, broadcast on Netflix.
38. Jerry Mathers
Formerly: Leave It To Beaver Current occupation: Loans officer (retired) Estate value: $7 million
Sioux City native Jerry Mathers started his professional career when he was just two years old, but he wasn't that passionate about it. In fact, when he auditioned for the role of Beaver Cleaver, he told the producers he didn't want to be there. And they hired him on the spot.
Jerry Mathers - Leave It to Beaver @garymonterosso / Twitter.com |Jerry Mathers @thejerrymathers / Facebook.com
Mathers joined the United States Air Force as a teenager before taking a job as a commercial loans officer. In 1978 he retired from the industry but did not stay out of the limelight for long, playing many guest roles. Now 71, the actor was spotted just last year promoting Leave It To Beaver on MeTV.
39. Lauren Chapin
Formerly: Father Know Best Current occupation: dog groomer (retired) Estate value: $6 million
Lauren Chapin may have played a character whose home life was laid bare in the 1954 film Father Knows Best, but her reality was quite different. The actress had an extremely difficult childhood which she later revealed in her biography. When the show was canceled, Chapin found himself unable to find a job.
Lauren Chapin - Father Knows Best @johnsemper | Lauren Chapin @HerbieJPilato / Twitter.com
By 1981, she had worked as a flight attendant and dog groomer to make ends meet. Today, the former actress leads a live version of Father Knows Best, which performs at different events as well as on cruises. And if that fails, she can always fall back on her evangelist license!
40. Quinn Cummings
Formerly: Family Current profession: writer/businesswoman Net worth: $4 million
When she played the role of Annie in Family, Quinn Cummings was already an Oscar-nominated actress thanks to her role in The Goodbye Girl. Despite an obvious talent, Cummings said goodbye to acting for good in 1991. She then founded HipHugger, a baby carrier company which she sold in 2006.
Quinn Cummings - Family @GroovyHistory / Twitter.com | Quinn Cummings @Quinn Cummings / Facebook.com . From The Underwire, she has also published The Year of Living Dangerously and a collection of essays, Pet Sounds. His latest book went on sale in 2013.
41. Danny Bonaduce
Formerly: The Partridge Family Current occupation: radio host Net worth: $5 million
The Partridge Family was a staple of 70s television, starring young David Cassidy. While many fans swoon over the singer, it's Danny Bonaduce's character that often gets the most laughs.
Danny Bonaduce - The Partridge Family @DanielTomberlin / Twitter.com | Danny Bonaduce ©s_bukley / Shutterstock.com
Over the years, Danny has dabbled in nearly every aspect of show business. He had his own reality TV show on VH1, released his own album, became a professional wrestler, and is a top radio personality (perhaps his most famous). As if that were not enough, Mr. Bonaduce is also an ordained minister. He also faced singer Donny Osmond and lawyer Robert Shapiro in charity boxing bouts.
42. Lisa Loring
Formerly: The Addams Family Current occupation: Make -up artist Net worth: $500,000
The Munsters weren't the only morbid family to rule the '60s. The Addams Family were also busy making their mark in the world of television. Christina Ricci may be better known as Wednesday Addams to modern audiences, but the role first belonged to Lisa Loring.
Lisa Loring - The Addams Family @dmathches | Lisa Loring @Eston3333Eston / Twitter.com
Loring married her first husband in 1973, and had her first child when she was 16. She has since worked as a makeup artist and starred in soap operas such as As the World Turns and Search for Tomorrow in the 80s. In 2014 she divorced her fourth husband, Graham Rich, and continues to lead a life away from the spotlight. .
43. Jon Gosselin
Formerly: Jon & Kate Plus 8 Current occupation: DJ, meal preparer at TGI Fridays Estate value: $10,000
Jon Gosselin shot to fame with his wife, Kate Gosselin, when they created a hit reality TV show called Jon & Kate Plus 8. In the series, the couple showcased their unusual family situation, raising both sextuplets and twins.
Jon Gosselin @usweekly / Twitter.com | Jon & Kate Plus 8 Jon & Kate plus 8 / Facebook.com
As the show went on, their marriage began to suffer from notoriety, which made their ordinary life much more difficult. Jon and Kate eventually separated and the name of the show became Kate Plus 8. Since leaving the show, Jon has embarked on many different careers, discovering his passion for DJing along the way. eng.
43. Mike Vitar
Formerly: The Sandlot
Current occupation: firefighter Estate
The Sandlot is a hit movie about a group of baseball-loving kids. Mike Vitar who played Benny in the 1993 film has since retired from acting, leaving the industry on a high.
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Since leaving Hollywood, Vitar has taken paramedic courses, learning to provide emergency medical care. He used this training to land a job at a fire station in Los Angeles where he has worked since 2002, regularly saving lives.
45. Angelina Pivarnick
Formerly: The Jersey Shore Current occupation: paramedic Value of estate: $2 million
Another former celebrity who changed careers to serve others is former Jersey Shore cast member Angelina Pivarnick . Ms Pivarnick may have seemed like a leading lady on the show, who gained popularity by poking fun at New Jersey culture, but her career move proves she's more than meets the eye .
Angelina Pivarnick, The Jersey Shore @MeatBlankett / Twitter.com | Angelina Pivarnick ©Ron Adar / Shutterstock.com
Currently, Angelina works as a paramedic for the Staten Island Service. She brings needed help to the community by working on calls to respond to emergencies. She also got married recently and confessed that she was delighted to announce that she will be adding to her family very soon.
46. Kevin Jonas
Formerly: The Jonas Brothers
Current occupation: Manager of a social media marketing company
Net worth: $25 million
If, from the outside, we can think that Kevin Jonas suffers from the syndrome of the cadet, sandwiched between the brothers Joe and Nick, he seems to be doing wonderfully.
Kevin Jonas @mtvnews | The Jonas Brothers @JonasJonasJonasAYJonas / Facebook.com
After their Disney Channel show disbanded and their popular boy band split up, the Jonas Brothers took different paths, finding their way where they least expected. For Kevin, that meant getting married and settling in suburban New Jersey, while pursuing a successful career in marketing.
47. Ali MacGraw
Formerly: Love Story Current occupation: author and activist Estate value: $6 million
After starring in the devastating love story aptly named Love Story , Ali McGraw went on to a stellar acting career that spanned almost 20 years. After her time on the big screen, the stunning actress became a devotee of yoga, which is often credited with the growing popularity of this practice in America.
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After her time on camera, Ms McGraw shifted her career focus to focus on activism and working to raise awareness about how we treat animals. She's done public service announcements for PETA and even won awards for helping animals in need.
48. Dylan Sprouse
Formerly: Suite Life of Zack & Cody
Current occupation: Brewery owner Estate
value: $8 million
Dylan Sprouse found success at an early age starring on a Disney Channel show with his twin brother, Cole, a show where two rambunctious brothers live in a fancy hotel, and get into mischief there.
Dylan Sprouse - Life of Zack & Cody @JustinColumbus / Twitter.com | @AddieSinclair / Twitter.com
Since leaving show business to further his education, Dylan has attended New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and along the way decided to pursue a rather unusual career: making mead. Mead is a beverage similar to beer, but brewed from honey rather than barley or other grains. Sprouse has opened a mead brewery in Brooklyn, and is trying to make this old-school drink trendy again.
49. Jamie Walters
Formerly: Beverly Hills, 90210 Current occupation: paramedic/firefighter Estate value: $50,000
Jamie Walters shot to fame through his role on the hit TV series Beverly Hills, 90210. This teen drama, from the same creator as Sex and the City, has tackled a lot of risque topics over its ten seasons. Walters played the character of Ray Pruit for seasons 4 through 7, beginning as a recurring character and later becoming a regular cast member.
Jamie Walters @NoicheamiamoBeverlyHills90210 |
He began creating country music, before changing careers again. He eventually chose a career in helping people, training as a paramedic before joining the Los Angeles fire station as a firefighter.
50. Jimmie Walker
Formerly: Good Times Current job: radio host Value of assets: $800,000
Jimmie Walker won two Golden Globes for his portrayal of JJ Evans, the eldest son of the Evans family on the CBS series Good Times. More importantly, he coined a catchphrase that is still famous today: "Dy-n-omite!" » Advertising
Jimmie Walker - ©Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com | Good Times @gettv / Twitter.com
The Brooklyn-born star then ventured into the world of radio, hosting shows on WHIO, WOAI, WLS and KKAR. Walker published an autobiography titled Dyn-o-mite! But also a memoir in 2012 entitled Good Times, Bad Times, Out Times. As you read this, he continues to tour with his stand up show. Walker never married, but told Wendy Williams he had "many girlfriends".
51. Vanilla Ice
Formerly: “Ice Ice Baby”
Current profession: Jet-ski driver
Value of the estate: 10 million dollars
Vanilla Ice opened the rap genre in 1989 with their irritating and catchy track, "Ice Ice Baby." The song broke records by becoming the first hip-hop single to top the charts, bringing the style to the mainstream for the first time.
The American rapper toured uninterrupted thanks to his success for three years, but fell into oblivion in the mid-90s. The following years were not kind to Robert Matthew Van Winkle who fought against drug addiction. He managed to recover, however, and became a world-class jet ski driver. Since then, Ice has had bit parts in TV shows and movies, and a biopic about his life is reportedly in the works, with Dave Franco in the lead role.
52. Nikki Blonsky
Formerly: Hairspray Current profession: beautician Net worth: $625,000
Young Nikki Blonsky rose from utter obscurity to global stardom in 2007 after being cast in the lead role of Hairspray. Alongside Oscar-winning actor John Travolta, Blonsky's performance was widely praised - and many predicted the teenage star would quickly become one of Hollywood's most enduring talents.
Nikki Blonsky - Hairspray @majtague / Twitter.com | @Good Morning Baltimore - Nikki Blonsky / Youtube.com
Fate, it seems, had another future in store for him. Today, Blonsky works as a beautician, although she occasionally appears on a sitcom. Maybe we'll see her again in a big blockbuster, but for now, Ms. Blonsky seems content to stay away from the cameras, in the hair and makeup department.
53. Danielle Fishel
Formerly: Boy Meets World
Current occupation: Works in health products Estate
value: $8 million*
Danielle Fishel (aka Topanga from Boy Meets World) had a rocky career after the most popular teen show of the 90s was canceled. She starred in forgettable shows that never really took off, then went launched into fashion journalism, before ending up working a 9 to 5 at a local Bloomingdale's.
Danielle Christine Fishel @Celebinfoz | Boy Meets World @EddieisCaligula / Twitter.com
But today, the former actress has a new passion that has proven lucrative: health products. She recently launched her own line of vegan hair products called Be Free. A fitting career path considering Topanga's iconic vibrant, flowing hair.
54. Jonathan Bennett
Formerly: Mean Girls
Current occupation: Spinning instructor Estate
The Mean Girls star has had a number of supporting roles in the years since the hit film's release. Although millennial moviegoers will always remember him, his acting career seems to have run out of steam for now (his last real role was in Big Brother).
Jonathan Bennett @JosphineMamdouh | Mean Girls @AJHJR / Twitter.com
But for anyone who wants to see the former teen idol in person, Bennett currently works as a spinning instructor in Los Angeles, likely helping other celebrities improve their features in search of momentary stardom. And so the cycle (pun intended) continues, and continues, and continues…
55. Danielle Spencer
Formerly: What's Happening!
Current occupation: Veterinarian
Value of assets: $500,000*
Danielle Spencer starred in the series What's Happening!! of ABC from the age of 13 until its cancellation in 1979. The young girl was greatly influenced by her stepfather, who sadly died after a terrible car accident that left Danielle hospitalized.
Danielle Spencer @tlp_vsu | Danielle Spencer - What's Happening!! @The107_hbcu / Twitter.com
After the series ended, Danielle paid tribute to her stepfather by studying to become a veterinarian, because that's what he always wanted for her. Although she still does occasional comedy, Spencer has largely retired from show business to tend to her veterinary practice in California.
56. Mary Badham
Formerly: To Kill a Mockingbird
Current occupation: Art conservator and college testing coordinator Estate
value: $1 million*
Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird translated perfectly to the screen in 1962. The film starred Gregory Peck and 10-year-old Mary Badham as Jean Louise "Scout" Finch. Her performance so impressed audiences that she was nominated for an Oscar, but where did she go after that?
Mary Badham @Newsweek | To Kill a Mockingbird @BuskFilms / Twitter.com
Mary Badham left the big screen behind to pursue other pursuits. Her last declared occupation was as an art restorer and college test coordinator. She shares two children with her husband, Richard W. Wilt, who is the dean of library and educational support services at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Pennsylvania.
57. Johnny Crawford
Formerly: The Rifleman
Current occupation: Conductor
Net worth: $1 million*
Most 12-year-olds are busy playing football with their buddies or focusing on their childhood, but not Johnny Crawford. Johnny Crawford spent his teenage years starring alongside Chuck Connors as Mark McCain on ABC's The Rifleman. However, it was not the actor's first role. Before that, he was a coveted Mouseketeer.
Johnny Crawford @johnnycrawfordlegacy / Facebook.com | The Rifleman @Piettruccio / Twitter.com
In the early '90s, Crawford traded acting for a vintage dance band conductor. Although it might sound a little weird, the California-based band has been very successful, performing at a lot of Hollywood events like award shows. They even released albums that were critically acclaimed.
58. Peter Ostrum
Formerly: Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory
Current occupation: Veterinarian
Value of the estate: $500,000*
Peter Ostrum starred as Charlie in the hit movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. After playing this role, he decided not to sign a contract that would have required him to act in three more films. Ostrum chose to pursue a career in the non-show business.
Peter Ostrum @LASTEXITshirts | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory @classicsman70 / Twitter.com
As a child, he was always interested in horses. He studied to become a veterinarian. He graduated as a veterinarian and now works as a large animal veterinarian. He practices veterinary medicine in Lowville, New York, where he resides with his wife and their daughter, Helenka. He graduated from Cornell University.
59. Linda Blair
Formerly: The Exorcist
Current occupation: Founder of an animal rescue charity organization
Net worth: $16 million*
Linda Blair's famed first role as a child actress led her to terrify the nation as the pea-soup-spitting devil's child in The Exorcist. Throughout her acting career, Linda Blair has stayed true to her roots in horror movies, but she has also developed a career in animal advocacy.
Linda Blair © Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com | Regan (The Exorcist) @ManiacsMonsters / Twitter.com
Blair recently appeared on Pit Boss, an Animal Planet show that aired from 2010 to 2012. Linda Blair works full-time on her charity. This organization is called the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation. The foundation, which was founded in 2004, rehabilitates and adopts rescue animals nationwide. Linda Blair is a long-time supporter of animal rights.
60. Mackenzie Phillips
Formerly: American Graffiti
Current occupation: Detox counselor
Net worth: $3 million*
In addition to her starring role in American Graffiti, which helped launch her career at the age of twelve, Mackenzie Phillips starred as Julia in the popular sitcom One Day at a Time. She also briefly joined the Disney family for a role in So Weird. But Mackenzie's life after fame has been pretty tough.Advertising
Mackenzie Phillips © CarlaVanWagoner / Shutterstock.com | Julia (American Graffiti) @talknaboutcars / Twitter.com
Phillips fell off the radar due to a long struggle with substance abuse issues, but luckily she overcame it all. She now works as a drug addiction counselor at the Breathe Life Healing Center in West Hollywood. She walked away from acting, except for a small cameo in Orange is the New Black.
61. Michael Schoeffling
Formerly: 16 Candles
Current job: Carpenter
Net worth: $500,000*
Among the many actors who represent the spirit of the 1980s, Michael Schoeffling manages to stand out from the rest. The star of hits such as Vision Quest, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken and – crucially – Sixteen Candles will forever be a part of American pop culture.Advertising
Michael Schoeffling @earth_to_annaa / Twitter.com | 16 Candles @Michael Schoeffling / Facebook.com
Decades later, the former star is enjoying a peaceful retirement with his wife (former supermodel Valerie Robinson), spending his days working as a carpenter. If you had half a million dollars in the bank, maybe you too would take up woodworking.
62. Danica McKellar
Formerly: The Wonder Years
Current occupation: Mathematician, writer
Net worth: $3 million*
Wonder Years fans grew up with Danica McKellar's character, Winnie, for almost half a decade in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Today, however, the former child star has thrown herself into in a radically different field: advanced mathematics and geometric theory.
Danica McKellar © Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com I Winnie The Wonder Years @staredcraft / Twitter.com
To date, she's published four bestselling books on the subject, which combine her own sassy perspective with advanced math to create an accessible view of the subject. Occasionally, McKellar does some comedy as well, but usually in the form of an animated dub.
63. Shaquille O’Neal
Current job: Deputy sheriff
Net worth: $400 million*
Shaq will go down in history as one of the most gifted NBA players of all time. This 2-meter giant has also always been a fan of law enforcement, even when he was playing in the NBA. He attended the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Reserve Academy and became a Los Angeles Port Police Reserve Officer.Advertising
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He is an honorary deputy marshal, and upon his transfer to Miami, he became a reserve officer in Miami Beach, with a salary of 1 dollar. Currently, he has returned to law enforcement after his NBA career. He is a reserve officer with the Clayton County Sheriff's Department in Georgia.
64. Al Green
Current job: Preacher
Net worth: $20 million*
Al Green is a former singer and songwriter who returned to the church after his celebrity career, even calling himself "The Reverend Al Green". He is famous for a string of hit singles in the 70s, including "Tired of Being Alone" and "Take Me to the River."Advertising
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Green's decision to become a pastor came from a tragic incident with his girlfriend, where she died. After this event, he found religion to deal with the situation. He resides near Graceland, Tennessee, and is a preacher at his own church, called The Full Gospel Tabernacle Church, which he founded in 1976.
65. Mike Maronna
Formerly: The Adventures of Pete & Pete
Current profession: Electrician
Value of the estate: 1 million dollars*
Mike Maronna's last roles as an actor date back to 2004. He is best known for his role in the Nickelodeon series, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, as well as playing Jeff in Home Alone and its sequel. He has also starred in Law & Order, Slackers and the movie 40 Days and 40 Nights.Advertising
Mike Maronna @dakine_beats | @OodiaBaba / Twitter.comAdvertising
After giving up acting, Maronna became an electrician. He's still working on film sets, handling the lighting and prop wiring to make sure everything is perfect. He has worked on films such as Sex and the City (as well as the series) and Be Kind Rewind. He lives in New York.
66. Lauren (Lo) Bosworth
Formerly: The Hills
Current occupation: Entrepreneur of Love Wellness Estate
value: $25 million*
Lauren "Lo" Bosworth rose to fame as a cast member of the reality television series The Hills, as well as Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. These shows depicted his life and that of his close friends (and enemies). After retiring, Bosworth decided to start her own business, called Love Wellness.
Lauren (Lo) Bosworth ©Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com | @rptva / Twitter.com
Love Wellness is a health care brand for women. Bosworth founded it in 2016 after struggling with chronic illnesses that traditional drugstore brands and prescriptions couldn't address. Bosworth is also a published author, having penned her autobiographical book, The Lo-Down in 2011.
67. Willa Ford
Current job: Interior
designer Net worth: $1 million*
Willa Ford is a former actress and singer. You might recognize her from movies like Friday the 13th or shows like Dancing With the Stars. Willa's career slowed after 2014 when she starred in four films (Any Day, Checkmate, The Nurse and Submerged). She was dropped from a film in 2015 after director Fabio Soldani said she was "a nightmare" to work with.Advertising
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Due to her personality, she gave up acting somewhat, and now works as an interior designer. Ford is also a mother of two children. She married former NFL player Ryan Nece, and the two have two children.
68. Crystal McKellar
Formerly: The Wonder Years
Current occupation: Lawyer
Net worth: $500,000*
Former child actress Crystal McKellar was born in California, and she appeared on The Wonder Years as Winnie Cooper. She won several awards for her acting, but didn't decide to pursue it as an adult. Instead, Crystal McKellar enrolled at Yale University for an undergraduate degree. She worked there as an editor for a magazine called Portia.
Crystal McKellar (as Becky Slater) @danicamckellar / Facebook.com | @RetroPAT_78 / Twitter.com
She then attended Harvard Law School, from which she graduated in 2003. She was an associate attorney in two law firms: Morrison & Foerster and Davis Polk & Wardwell. In total, her acting career spanned from 1984 to 1992, making it much shorter than her career as a lawyer.
69. Jeffrey Allen « Skunk » Baxter
Formerly: Steely Dan guitarist
Current occupation: Defense consultant, US Department of Defense
Net worth: $6 million*
Steely Dan guitarist Jeff Baxter has been in the music industry since 1968, but he's mostly dabbled in non-musical pursuits. He became a consultant for the Department of Defense almost by accident. He was researching new music recording technology when he came across software designed for missile programs.
Jeffrey Allen 'Skunk' Baxter @Mark Wilson / gettyimages.com | @Jahvae / Twitter.com
He then became a self-taught missile expert, writing a five-page document on converting the Aegis anti-aircraft missile to a different defense system. After delivering his document to a congressman, he was so impressed that he put Baxter in touch with professionals from the Department of Defense. And so his new career began.
70. Danny Lloyd
Formerly: The Shining
Current job: Professor of biology
Net worth: $400,000*
Danny Lloyd is best known for his role in Stephen King's horror film The Shining, where he played the film's youngest son, Danny Torrance. He appeared in the 1980 film and didn't do much else as an actor. Instead, he turned to teaching. The actor became a biology professor in Elizabethtown, KY.Advertising
Danny Lloyd @factsonfiIm | @factsonfiIm / Twitter.comAdvertising
He teaches biology at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College. He hasn't completely given up acting. He paid homage to his former role as Stephen King by appearing in another King film, Dr. Sleep, in a silent cameo as a spectator at a baseball game - his first role in nearly two decades.
71. Carrie Henn
Current occupation: Teacher
Net worth: $1 million*
Carrie Henn was famous for her role in Aliens in 1986. Along with Sigourney Weaver, she made history, as Aliens broke several records for science fiction films. Carrie Henn's last appearance in film or television was in 2006. Like several other people on this list, she found it too difficult to get regular work as an actress, and she chose to carry on studies.
Carrie Henn @DavidHughesTwit / Twitter.com | @solomorssault / Pinterest.com
Henn graduated in 2000, studying child development and liberal studies. Currently, she is a school teacher. She works in Atwater, California. From time to time, she makes appearances in interviews or comic-cons to remember the time spent on the set of the famous film.
72. Omri Katz
Formerly: Hocus Pocus
Current job: Hairdresser
Net worth: $1 million*
Omri Katz's acting career spanned from 1983 to 2002. He appeared in Hocus Pocus, Adventures in Dinosaur City, and Dallas, a soap opera in which he played John Ross III, the son of Sue Ellen and JR Ewing. This soap opera role turned out to be one of his longest, as he starred on the show from 1983 to 1991.
Omri Katz @DallasFanzine / @EvySagit / Twitter.comAdvertising
Currently, Katz is a hairdresser. He divides his time between his native Israel and Los Angeles. He occasionally gives interviews about his role in Hocus Pocus, which has become a cult Halloween classic. Its presence in a possible reboot is not confirmed.
73. Peter Billingsley
Formerly: A Christmas Story
Current occupation: Producer/director
Asset value: $10 million*
You might recognize Pete Billingsley from the number of movies and TV shows he starred in as a kid, including A Christmas Story, where he played Ralphie Parker. He also starred as Billy in the movie Death Valley and Jack in The Dirt Bike Kid. Billingsley also starred in well-known advertisements for Hershey's chocolate syrup in the 80s.
Peter Billingsley © s_bukley / Shutterstock.com | @ACSHouse / Twitter.com
He decided to move behind the camera, working more as a producer and director than a main star. He has produced well-known films, such as Elf, Iron Man, Couples Retreat, The Break-UP, Four Christmases, etc.
74. Barret Oliver
Formerly: The NeverEnding Story
Current job: Professor of photography
Net worth: $400,000*
Barret Oliver was a child actor who played the role of Balthazar in The NeverEnding Story. He also starred in Cocoon (and its sequel) and DARYL After finishing his acting career, his last role having been in the feature film Scenes of Class Struggle in Beverly Hills in 1989, he embarked on the photography.Advertising
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He discovered that he was actually quite good at it. He specializes in 19th century processes, such as Woodburytype and collodion. His work has found its way into museums, gallery exhibitions and films, and he even published a collection of his photos, titled A History of the Woodburytype.
75. Travis Tedford
Formerly: The Little Rascals
Current occupation: Inbound marketing specialist Estate
Travis Tedford is a former actor whose career spanned from 1994 to 2010. He's best known for his role as Spanky on The Little Rascals, and he's even done some very well-known commercials for Welch's Grape Juice, which paid handsomely, from the age of five. The actor's last role was in the movie The Final in 2010.
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Tedford is now a marketer, specializing in inbound marketing. He earned an associate's degree in liberal arts at Trinity Valley Community College in 2008, which helped him find a good job when he decided to quit acting. He lives in Texas.
76. Hank Aaron
Formerly: Baseball player
Current occupation: Owner of a fast food franchise
Net worth: $25 million*
Hank Aaron is one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He is a former MLB right fielder who played twenty-one seasons in MLB, for the Braves and Brewers. For more than three decades, he held the MLB record for home runs. He still holds several offensive records.
Hank Aarons ©Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com | @duffstufff / Twitter.com
After retiring, Aaron decided to go into business to keep his money close at hand. He worked for the Braves as an executive before becoming a fast food restaurant franchisee. He still resides in the Atlanta area, as he did when he played (except for two seasons in Milwaukee).
77. Cameron Diaz
Formerly: There's Something About Mary
Current Occupation: Stay- at-home mom, philanthropist
Net worth: $140 million*
Cameron Diaz has appeared in some of the most famous romantic comedies of the last ten or twenty years, including My Best Friend's Wedding, Something About Mary and Being John Malkovich. She was one of the highest paid actresses in the world, and she also wrote two books on health and wellness.Advertising
Cameron Diaz © Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com | @welivein90s / Twitter.com
She has retired from acting (for now) to focus on her family. She is married to rocker Benji Madden, and the two have one child together. Ms. Diaz is also a philanthropist. She works for the organization Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, which represents the interests of veterans and military families.
78. Hayden Christiansen
Formerly: Star Wars
Current occupation: Farmer Estate
value: $10 million
Hayden Christiansen became an actor after accompanying his older sister to interviews for an acting agency and being hired to do commercials. He then appeared, notably in the Star Wars films, where he played the role of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader.Advertising
Hayden Christiansen ©Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com | @HazenWESH / Twitter.com
Christiansen decided to take a step back from acting and bought a farm in 2007. The farm is located in Ontario, Canada, and he renovated the property himself in 2008. He turned also trained in livestock, agricultural machinery and crops. He launched his own line of clothing for farmers, in collaboration with the RW&Co brand.
79. Steven Seagal
Formerly: Under Siege
Current occupation: Deputy Sheriff Estate
value: $14 million*
Steven Seagal is a former musician, actor, and martial artist who holds American, Russian, and Serbian citizenship. Seagal retired (largely) from acting. He works as a deputy sheriff and is now involved in the arms industry. He has a huge collection of swords, and according to some sources, he gets a custom weapon made every month.
Steven Seagal ©Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com | @Ryan__Rigg / Twitter.com
Seagal is part of the Russian arms company ORSIS, of which he is the spokesman and which he represents in promotional operations. He announced that he would partner with ORSIS to release a long-range rifle that would bear his name.
80. Mark Feehily
Current job: Barista
Net worth: $100,000*
Irish singer-songwriter Mark Feehily is best known for his membership in boy band Westlife. He still releases music, although he hasn't been as successful as a solo artist and currently works as a bar waiter to make ends meet. However, as Westlife fans know, the band is in the process of reforming.
Mark Feehily @TodayFM | @ViviendoLaMusiq / Twitter.comAdvertising
The band headlined the 20 Tour, a tour in honor of the 20th anniversary of the band's founding and the release of 'Swear It Again', their first hit. Westlife also released a new single in 2019, "Hello My Love", which first aired on the Graham Norton Show.
81. Drake Bell
Formerly: Drake and Josh
Current occupation: Musician
Net worth: $400,000*
Drake Bell is a former Nickelodeon star who starred in the Drake and Josh series, opposite Josh Peck. He started acting when he was just five years old, and made a TV appearance on the hit sitcom Home Improvement. He also starred in several commercials and voice roles, including that of Peter Parker in Spiderman.Advertising
Drake Bell ©DFree / Shutterstock.com | @haylee_not_here / Twitter.com
Bell retired from acting and resumed work as a musician. He began writing and performing music in the 2000s, and is signed to independent label Surfdog Records. He is also famous for having a feud with Justin Bieber.
82. Christine Davis
Formerly: Sex and the City
Current job: Philanthropist
Net worth: $60 million*
Kristin Davis is an actress who has played, in particular, in the Sex and the City series and in the Sex and the City films. She has teamed up with the Belk company to create a line of women's clothing and accessories inspired by her role in the hit series. She cited her upbringing in the South as inspiration for her designs.Advertising
Kristin Davis © s_bukley / Shutterstock.com | @BelaNorok / Twitter.com
She is also a celebrity spokesperson for Maybelline, a cosmetics company, and several charities including Oxfam and the Humane Society. She has always loved animals and has also worked with the United Nations to promote women's rights in Congo.
83. Elizabeth Hurley
Current job: Charity Ambassador
Net worth: $35 million
Liz Hurley is a famous supermodel known for her association with Estee Lauder, a global cosmetics company she signed with when she was twenty-nine. She had little to no experience when Estee Lauder gave her a contract, and her net worth, thanks to that contract, is now in the millions.
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Today, Hurley continues to work as a model (and the press is always ready to photograph her), but she's now a full-time charity ambassador. She actively participates in Estee Lauder's breast cancer awareness campaign, creating her own lipstick, the proceeds of which are donated to breast cancer research.
84. Daniel Day-Lewis
Current occupation: President of the Charity Estate
value: $50 million
Daniel Day-Lewis' retirement has saddened fans around the world, as he's considered one of the greatest actors of his generation (and he's got the net worth to prove it). In 2017, the sixty-two-year-old announced his retirement from performing, saying he no longer felt pressured into accepting roles.Advertising
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Today, Day-Lewis is the honorary president of a charity called the Poetry Archive. The Poetry Archive is a UK registered charity. This is a free site with a huge (and growing) collection of English poets reading their works aloud. Day-Lewis donated his father's collection of poems to the association.
85. Portia de Rossi
Formerly: Arrested Development
Current occupation: Philanthropist
Value of estate: $60 million*
Portia de Rossi is best known for her role in the series Arrested Development. The former model said she took a break from acting, but would make an exception for her role as Lindsay Bluth on the show if the producers of Arrested Development wanted to bring him back.Advertising
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Ms De Rossi, who is married to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, is now focusing on philanthropy. She is one of the main supporters of Locks of Love, which provides low-cost or free human hair wigs to cancer patients or people with alopecia. De Rossi also supports FXB International, an organization fighting AIDS in Africa.
86. Meg Ryan
Formerly: When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle
Current Occupation: NBC Director/Producer
Net worth: $45 million*
Another retired actress is Meg Ryan, who starred in a slew of romantic films in the 80s and 90s before deciding to step behind the camera and become a director. After a few roles in independent films from 2007 to 2009, Meg Ryan became a director. She has held this position since 2010.
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She has directed films such as Lives of Saints, Long Time Gone, Half the Sky, The Human Comedy, etc. Ryan has worked with famous actors and actresses like John Lithgow, Kat Dennings and Kevin Zegers. The premiere of his first film took place in 2015 at the Middleburg Film Festival.
87. Terrence Howard
Current occupation: Producer Estate
value: $5 million
Empire actor Terrence Howard announced his retirement after the hit show ended, saddening fans who had grown accustomed to seeing him on the big (and small) screen. Howard said he was "tired of pretending" when it came to acting, and felt his heart was out.
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Howard hinted that he was likely going to work as a producer. He has new movies coming up, including Cut Throat City, which is currently in post-production. He participates in the production, in addition to a small role in Le Saint. It remains to be seen what his next project will be behind the camera.
88. Taylor Momsen
Formerly: Gossip Girl
Current occupation: Musician
Net worth: $6 million
Taylor Momsen rose to fame for her role as Jenny on Gossip Girl, a popular television drama series that aired from 2007 to 2012. She also starred as Cindy Lou Who in the Christmas movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas, in the alongside Jim Carrey. Momsen retired from acting in 2012 because she felt her heart wasn't in it.
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Today, she has found her true passion: music. Momsen is the frontwoman and lead singer of The Pretty Reckless. This rock band has had four number one hits on the US charts. He was formed in New York in 2009.
89. Adam Lamberg
Formerly: Lizzie McGuire
Current occupation: Writer Estate
value: $1.5 million*
Adam Lamberg's time as a student and writer is soon coming to an end, as Disney Plus has announced that it will be reinstating him as Gordo in the new Lizzie McGuire series. Lamberg rose to fame for his role as Lizzie's best friend/lover on the 2001-2004 Disney Channel series.
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He also had this same role in the films associated with Lizzie McGuire. His other roles include Lionel in When Do We Eat? and Reggie in Beautiful Loser. After that, he stopped working in film and started focusing on writing independent films. He's reportedly excited to join McGuire's cast.
90. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
Formerly: Full House
Current profession: Designers
Value of assets: 400 million dollars*
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen captured America's hearts as the lovable little actresses of Full House. They then created their own company, Dualstar Entertainment, which featured the twins in many successful films, such as Passport to Paris, Winning London, Vacation in the Sun, Getting There, etc.Advertising
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The twins eventually decided to retire from acting. Mary Kate and Ashley co-founded luxury clothing company The Row. They then founded another luxury company, called Elizabeth and James. Their affordable clothing line is called Olsenboye, and they have another line called StyleMint. The designers are also members of the Council of American Fashion Design.
91. Bill Murray
Current occupation: Owner of a restaurant and a baseball team
Net worth: $140 million*
Since retiring from starring in films like Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and other hit comedies, Bill Murray has become very detached from the Hollywood scene. He no longer has an agent, and the only way to hire him is through a voicemail he rarely consults. Its inaccessibility, as he pointed out, is completely voluntary.
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Murray instead turned to more fun pursuits, including a restaurant and a baseball team. Along with his brothers, he owns the Caddy Shack, which has two locations. He is also a co-owner of the Saints, a St. Paul baseball team. Murray also has stakes in several minor league teams.
92. Frankie Muniz
Formerly: Malcolm in the Middle
Current Occupation: Owner of an olive oil shop
Net worth: $40 million*
Frankie Muniz's most famous role is as the title character of Malcolm in the Middle, a Fox sitcom that earned him an Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations. After retiring from acting, Muniz embarked on a racing career, competing in the Atlantic Championship and racing across America.
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Currently, he turned to business. He and his girlfriend, Paige Price, bought their own specialty olive oil store in Arizona. The store is called “Outrageous Olive Oils and Vinegars” and Muniz and Price have split the chores equally. He handles logistics, while she takes care of inventory and social media promotion.
93. Eva Amurri
Current occupation: Blogger
Net worth: $5 million
Film and television actress Eva Amurri is best known for her role in the series Californication. Daughter of Meryl Streep, she started acting early, with a film role in 2002. The New York native is currently expecting her third child in the spring of 2020 with her ex-husband Kyle Martino, who is a broadcaster for NBC Sports.Advertising
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Amurri took a step back from acting, but not permanently. She currently maintains her YouTube channel and a slew of blogs. It was on her vlogging YouTube channel that she announced her separation from Martino.
94. Ron Howard
Current job: Teacher
Value of assets: $160 million*
Actor and director Ron Howard has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for acting and one for director. His role in Happy Days made him famous as an actor, while his roles in directing films such as Cocoon, Apollo 13, Willow, A Beautiful Mind, Da Vinci Code, Cinderella Man, Solo: A Star Wars Story and other big hits have given him some impressive directing credentials.
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Howard is now a business owner, serving as co-chairman of Imagine Entertainment, which is a film production company. Howard is also a teacher. He announced in 2017 that he was going to teach at a film school.
95. Tom Selleck
Formerly: Magnum, PI
Current profession: Avocado culture
Value of the heritage: 45 million dollars
The handsome, mustachioed septuagenarian may still accept acting roles, but few know of his other, more modest livelihood. Since 1988, the actor has owned a ranch with a huge avocado farm on the property.Advertising
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The funny thing is that Selleck hates the taste of this creamy fruit. He even claimed to have choked on tasting one on David Letterman's show. Despite this, he loves to grow trees and cultivate them, even if he does not enjoy the fruits of his labor.
96. Rita Wilson
Formerly: Sleepless in Seattle
Current occupation: Editor of the Huffington Post
Net worth: $100 million*
Rita Wilson has an incredible background: the child of Greek and Bulgarian immigrants, she had a successful Hollywood career with roles in more than 37 feature films and a marriage of more than 30 years with the famous actor Tom Hanks.
Huffington Post Editor - Rita Wilson @Movieclips / Youtube.com | ©Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com
Apart from her on-screen role, Ms. Wilson has also proven herself in the journalistic field. She has contributed several times to Harper's Bazaar magazine and even served as the editor of a Huffington Post article devoted to the lifestyle of people over 50.
Formerly of: Popstar
Current profession: Author of children's books
Net worth: 850 million dollars*.
Madonna, born Madonna Louise Ciccone, has earned her title as "Queen of Pop" time and time again. The Michigan native and mother of six doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon, looking younger than ever on her Instagram feed.Advertising
Children's Book author - Madonna @bdworldnews / @beatles4llrb / Pinterest.com
Although she continues to make music to satisfy her legion of fans, Madonna has branched out into other creative endeavors. One such activity is writing children's books, especially those that explain Kabbalah, a type of Jewish mysticism.
98. Hill Harper
Formerly of: The Good Doctor
Current Occupation: Personal finance writer
Net worth: $12 million*.
The CSI: NY and The Good Doctor actor might not have one of the highest net worths on this list, but that doesn't mean he doesn't know a thing or two about finances personal. And he is ready to share this wealth of information in the form of his published books.
Personal finance writer - Hill Harper @bingteam / Pinterest.com | @WRadioColombia / Twitter.com
Harper has been on every episode of CSI: NY, all 197 to be exact. As such, he has built up a solid nest egg, and he has plenty of financial advice to back up. Ironically, while writing a book called The Wealth Cure, Harper was diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately, he underwent treatment and is now completely cancer free.
Formerly of: Popstar
Current profession: Fenty Beauty
Net worth: 600 million dollars*.
Rihanna may be the highest paid musician in the world, but she hasn't actually made or played music in years. Instead, the businesswoman has worked hard to create a beauty and fashion empire that achieves the impossible: being both chic and affordable.
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Rihanna noticed that makeup brands were lagging when it came to inclusivity, with major retailers still not offering enough variety of shades for dark-skinned women. She sought to remedy that with Fenty Beauty, a makeup and skincare line that spans from the lightest to darkest skin tones, and it has become a smash hit.
100. Tracee Ellis Ross
Formerly of: Black-ish
Currently: Pattern Haircare Estate
value: $16 million*.
Daughter of music legend Diana Ross and her manager, Tracee Ellis Ross was undoubtedly destined for great things. The actress started out as a model as a teenager, then worked in both TV and film and won numerous NAACP Image Awards.Advertising
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She found mainstream success with ABC's hit series Black-ish, which was hailed for its portrayal efforts, but also for being a hilarious series. intelligent writing and to the general public. Since then, Ross has ventured into the world of hair care, striving to create high quality products that are affordable for all women.
101. Rob Lowe
Formerly of: St. Elmo's Fire, The West Wing
Current Business: Skincare brand Estate
value: $100 million*.
Rob Lowe's career has seen more than one renaissance. After establishing himself as a member of the Brat Pack, his career needed reinventing in the 90s, which happened with his role as Sam Seaborne in Aaron Sorkin's acclaimed series The West Wing. by criticism.
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Lowe got another chance to reinvent himself when he was cast in the silly comedy series Parks and Recreation alongside comedy veteran Amy Poehler. Although he continues to play roles as they arise and also dabbles in directing, he has his eyes set on Profile, his men's grooming brand.
102. Nicki Minaj
Current job: MYX Fusions
Net worth: $80 million*.
Born Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, rapper Nicki Minaj is one of the most prolific female rappers of all time, having more Billboard chart-topping singles than any other rapper, and more than any other musician except for Taylor Swift.
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Minaj has dabbled in comedy, lending her voice to films such as The Angry Birds Movie 2 and Ice Age: Continental Drift. She even served as a judge on a season of American Idol. Minaj's latest venture is a moscato wine called MYX Fusions, which she co-owns with a business partner.
103. Venus Williams
Formerly: Professional tennis player
Current occupation: V Starr Interiors Estate
value: $95 million*.
Venus Williams may be best known when talking about her younger sister Serena, but she has held tennis world championship titles on her own. Both sisters were raised tennis, training and competing from a young age, and having each other to train with.
Interior design firm V Starr - Venus Williams @nixonmelvin / Pinterest.com | @venuswilliams / Instagram.com
Although the eldest of the Williams sisters still plays, she devotes herself to other business activities, such as her interior design company, of which she is the CEO. This Florida-based company has designed the facades of many local stores, as well as sets for television shows and other miscellaneous projects.
104. Susan Sarandon
Formerly of: Thelma & Louise
Current profession: Owner of the SPIN ping-pong club
Value of the estate: 60 million dollars*.
Susan Sarandon may have gotten her start on a soap opera, but she's won critical acclaim for her roles in movies as diverse as Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Client. Since taking a step back from acting, she has devoted much of her time to philanthropic endeavors and political activism.Advertising
SPiN Ping Pong club - Susan Sarandon ©DFree / Shutterstock.com | @carolsadler792 / Pinterest.com
However, when Sarandon isn't making the world a better place, she runs a chain of ping pong clubs, with lounges in New York and Toronto. She started the business with her former romantic partner, and the two continue to run the business despite no longer being together.
105. Erykah Badu
Current occupation: Doula Estate
value: $9 million*.
Erykah Badu is a legend in the world of music, racking up successes since the release of her first album in 1997. Considered the "Queen of neo soul", the Texas native was discovered in her native state and made his debut performing with D'Angelo.Advertising
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Today, Badu has poured his energy into other creative endeavors such as acting, appearing in films such as The Cider House Rules and What Men Want. She also started helping women bring children into the world, working as a doula and advocating for what women want.
106. Drew Barrymore
Formerly of: ET
Current profession: Flower Beauty
Value of the portfolio: 125 million dollars*.
Drew Barrymore may be one of the richest actresses in the world, but part of that could be down to the longevity of her career. The former child actress started appearing on camera at just eleven months old, and has been acting ever since.Advertising
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Although she has immersed herself in the world of fashion and other artistic industries, one of Barrymore's most successful ventures is her makeup brand, Flower Beauty. The cosmetics line has even grown to include perfume and even eyewear.
107. George Clooney
Formerly of: Ocean's Eleven
Current profession: Casamigos Tequila
Value of the estate: 500 million dollars*.
George Clooney is one of Hollywood's favorite actors, and for good reason. The silver fox is a talented actor, who has led projects as diverse as Up in the Air and the Ocean's series. Today, however, he has taken a step back from acting to become a family man after his marriage to Amal Alamuddin.
Casamigos - George Clooney @DiageoLiam / Twitter.com | @ebaumsworld / Pinterest.com
Not only is he more of a family man, but he has also become a businessman. With a business partner, Clooney created Casamigos Tequila, which was a smash hit. The business duo sold the company for almost a billion dollars, ensuring an easy retirement.
108. Nick Offerman
Formerly: Parks and Recreation
Current occupation: Woodworker
Estate value: $25 million*.
Most of us know comedian Nick Offerman for his role as Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation, the hilarious answer to The Office that centers on a workplace in local bureaucracy. Offerman's character is grumpy and a bit of a misanthrope, constantly complaining about interacting with people.Advertising
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Turns out, Offerman might have a thing or two in common with his sitcom character. In any case, he shares a passion for woodworking, because in real life he has his own carpentry workshop, making everything from furniture to canoes.
109. Armie Hammer
Formerly: Call Me By Your Name
Current occupation: Bakery owner
Net worth: $180 million*.
Armie Hammer may never have needed to work, as he is heir to the fortune of oil tycoon Armand Hammer of Occidental Petroleum. Nonetheless, Hammer had a prolific film career, playing such memorable roles as that of the two Winklevoss twins on The Social Network.Advertising
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Along with his wife Elizabeth Chambers, Hammer in 2012 opened a bakery in San Antonio called BIRD Bakery. The concept was to serve baked goods from Chambers' grandmother's recipes.
110. Ryan Reynolds
Formerly of: The Proposal
Current business: Aviation Gin Asset
value: $150 million*.
Many don't know that Ryan Reynolds is actually a Canadian actor, although he had most of his success in the United States. He began his career on a Canadian teen soap opera, before finding success with Hollywood films, moving from romantic comedies to big-budget action films.Advertising
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Today, half of the Hollywood shock couple with Gossip Girl star Blake Lively are busy moving away from their former industry to break into the world of gin. Besides Aviation Gin, Reynolds also recently acquired a Welsh football team.
111. Reese Witherspoon
Formerly: Legally Blonde
Current profession: Hello Sunshine
Net worth: $240 million*.
Reese Witherspoon is one of the most popular actresses of all time, starring in films of all genres and showing great diversity. She has the ability to blend into any role, whether it's walking across the Pacific Northwest or becoming a lawyer against the odds.Advertising
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In recent years, to get more women's stories told, both in print and on screen, Witherspoon started her own production company called Hello Sunshine. She has already had several hits, including the HBO series Big Little Lies.
Current job: Kode With Klossy
Net worth: $40 million*.
Karlie Kloss has done what few other models have done before: used her platform to advocate for women's education in science and technology. Kloss was previously a Victoria's Secret Angel, but quit to go to college.
Kode With Klossy - Karlie Kloss @Klossy / Youtube.com | @kittybergeron / Pinterest.comAdvertising
She has since created the Kode With Klossy camp, which aims to teach girls how to code and become computer proficient, preparing them for later careers. This camp has been a great success so far, inspiring the girls to learn computer skills.
113. Jane Seymour
Formerly of: Live and Let Die
Current occupation: Open Hearts jewelry design Estate
value: $60 million*.
Bond girl Jane Seymour first rose to fame in the 007 film Live and Let Die, playing the character Solitaire. The English actress has had a massive slew of work both across the pond and here in America.
Open Hearts jewelry design Jane Seymour ©Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com | @lofvers / Pinterest.com
Besides acting, Ms. Seymour has also dabbled in fashion design, and has made waves in the world of jewelry design. Her "Open Heart Collection" was sold at Kay Jewelers, and the same year it was released, she wrote a book about keeping your heart open.
114. Gwyneth Paltrow
Formerly of: Shakespeare in Love
Current occupation: Goop Estate
value: $160 million*.
Gwyneth Paltrow wears many titles, from actress to author to businesswoman. She even won a Best Actress Oscar for her role as Viola in Shakespeare in Love, a period romance film. Daughter of veteran actress Blythe Danner, Paltrow has always had a way that lends itself to filmmaking.
Goop - Gwyneth Paltrow ©lev radin / Shutterstock @Miramax / Youtube.com
Though she's still taking on acting roles, even appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for nearly a decade, Paltrow has her sights set on her billionaire wellness company, Goop. Goop started out as a fringe wellness brand, but it has grown into a gigantic company, even with its own Netflix series.
115. Emily Ratajkowski
Current occupation: Enamorata swim Estate
value: $8 million*.
Emily Ratajkowski began her career as a model, also appearing in the music video for Robin Thicke's song "Blurred Lines." She appeared in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue in 2014 and 2015. She has also become something of an Instagram influencer, earning money from paid ads.Advertising
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Though she's landed acting roles and other showbusiness commitments, Ratajkowski has branched out, channeling her energy into her brand of swimwear, which she mostly models herself. Called Enamorata, a pun on its name, the swimwear brand features lots of frills and tiny but romantic silhouettes.
116. Lenny Kravitz
Current occupation: Kravitz Design, Inc.
Estate value: $80 million*.
Lenny Kravitz is a big name in the music industry, having won Grammy Awards for his music. He produces music in all its aspects, from writing and producing to singing. His music defies genres, with aspects of everything from R&B to reggae to rock.
Kravitz Design, Inc. Lenny Kravitz @tesiloo / Pinterest.com | @TherezDX / Twitter.com
While his music is famous for its style, few people know that Kravitz recently started a New York-based interior design company. He has several high-profile clients, including hotel groups like The Setai Resort and Residences as well as the Morgans Hotel Group.
117. Monica Lewinsky
Formerly: Political intern
Current occupation: Activist, Author
Net worth: $1.5 million*.
Monica Lewinsky may be known for the media scandal that unfairly centered her amid a public frenzy, but in recent years she's used that experience to advocate for better treatment of women in the media. The former political intern went to graduate school to study psychology, and came back armed with the knowledge to change the world.Advertising
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Today, Lewinsky gives TED talks and writes books and think pieces for major publications, advocating for victims of cyberbullying and other forms of public brutalization. She did what few people have the strength to do: channel their trauma to serve the common good.
118. Steve Burns
Formerly from: Blues Clues
Current profession: Musician
Value of the estate: 12 million dollars*.
Steve Burns went viral in early September 2021 for a video that surfaced in which he is seen addressing all the adults who watched him in Blues Clues as kids. The former host of the hit children's show said he was leaving for college when he abruptly quit to pursue music and get away from his children's show persona.
Steve Burns @camreedmaine and @crudfish44 / Twitter.com
In the heartwarming video, which aired on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Steve addresses the audience directly, saying, "After all these years, I've never forgotten you. Never. You speak of a tear-puller!
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