While some celebrities enjoy fame and fortune, others prefer to take the cash and then return to their normal lives, or pursue a different dream. Whether this departure from the limelight is temporary or for good, these former A-listers are now working day jobs that more closely resemble our own.
Being a famous actor or a famous athlete might seem glamorous from the perspective of us outsiders, but there’s no denying that there is a good deal of uncertainty in the industry (especially if you aren’t a household name like Brad Pitt or Meryl Streep). At least, with a proper nine-to-five, be it at McDonald’s or something more lucrative, there is a surefire paycheck coming your way bi-weekly.
While the lifestyle switch might be a touch less luxurious, with far fewer perks, a big benefit of working a normal job is saying farewell to the high-stress, time-consuming pressure of jobs in the public eye in favor of more privacy. From former sports stars to singers and everything in between, these guys have switched career paths and don’t regret a single thing.