While you might be on top of the world one day with millions in your bank account, sometimes luck can change, and after you realize it, there won’t be a way back. The same goes for some superstars. Regardless of the reason, these celebrities have swapped fame for an ordinary job and now are earning money in a different way than they used to.
Tara Reid found her first taste of incredible success when she appeared in popular films like American Pie and The Big Lebowski. However, now Reid is working as a restaurant proprietor and has released her apparel line and perfume.
Once the best basketball player, Shaquille O’Neal has managed to develop a surprisingly productive career off the basketball court. After quitting sports, Shaq received an MBA and a Ph.D. in education. O’Neal also expressed a high interest in working in the police and was engaged in law enforcement.
Unlike his two brothers, Kevin Jonas has left the spotlight behind for life as a regular man. When Kevin was at the top of his short-lived star career, he met his wife, Danielle, who gave birth to their two daughters. Now Kevin works in New Jersey, where he controls JonasWerner Homes, a house-building company.
Chuck Norris is a famous actor and once a favorite action star of all teenagers across the globe. After he’d gone off the screen, he started a Kickstart Kids Foundation to teach children karate and help them strengthen their personalities.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar received international recognition when she played the leading role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Later, however, she turned to a new experience that had nothing in common with acting. As a businesswoman, she has founded a company called Foodstirs and is now working on releasing a cookbook.
Vanilla Ice was an extremely successful singer in the ’90s, widely known for his hit song “Ice Ice Baby,” the first hip-hop single to top the Billboard chart. When his music career waned, Vanilla Ice decided to enter the real estate industry. Luckily, he succeeded in this business and now runs his show called The Vanilla Ice Project.
Amanda Bynes was once the superstar of teen TV. However, following a series of legal issues and some scandalous tweets to Drake, the former celebrity calmed down and reviewed her behavior. She dedicated her life to education and started her tuition in California’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
Dylan Sprouse was a child when he became famous for his acting alongside his twin brother Cole. After the final episode of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Dylan founded his meadery called All-Wise Meadery, based in New York.
Geena Davis starred in numerous films like Stuart Little, A League of Their Own, and others. In the early 2000s, Davis became an activist and, in 2007, she set up the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media to focus on a balance in the ratio of male and female characters in media.
Steven Seagal became famous after appearing in a series of popular action films. He decided to increase his fame and launched his own reality show. Unfortunately, it was canceled right after the start. In the 2010s, Steven Seagal visited Russia and was named a special US-Russian representative.
Jack Gleeson woke up famous for his role in one of the most popular TV series ever, Game of Thrones. His character turned out to be very memorable, but it looks like this will be the only role we’ll remember. Jack decided to quit acting in order to finish school and attend Trinity University later.
Susan Boyle instantly became a superstar after appearing on Britain’s Got Talent. Despite her rising popularity, Susan never intended to hold the stage and disappeared from the public eye. They say that she now works as a cashier.
Everybody remembers MC Hammer for one of the most energizing songs of the last century, “You Can’t Touch This.” The rapper worked in the entertainment industry for some time, but he quickly became bankrupt. After recovering from bankruptcy, he decided to fulfill his tech plans and currently works as an investor and advisor in the tech industry.
Ronda Rousey is one of the most superior UFC fighters, but few people know she has other talents and hobbies, including her passion for writing. In 2015, Ronda published her book called My Fight, Your Fight.
After Nikki Blonsky became renowned for her breakthrough role in the Broadway show adaptation called Hairspray, she decided to take up a new job. In 2011, Blonsky obtained a special license and began working as a hairstylist and make-up artist.