Sometimes being in the limelight isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Many celebrities have quit the entertainment business in order to live out regular lives. Here are a few celebrities that have settled down and now work regular jobs.
George Foreman is one of the greatest boxers in boxing history. He is a 2-time heavyweight champion and an Olympic gold medalist. He even fought the greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali. He also went down in the history books by becoming the oldest heavyweight champion of all time when he won it the second time at 45. Foreman’s age had finally caught up to him after he retired from boxing at 48. He decided to find a new way to earn a living and became an entrepreneur.
People who are not boxing fans probably know George Foreman as the guy who sold grills throughout the 2000s. Salton inc asked Foreman if he would like to be their new spokesperson for their new fat-reducing grill in the early 1990s. He thought this was the perfect thing to do after retiring from boxing. He agreed and became even more successful as a businessman than he was a boxer. It is estimated that Forman made over $200 million during his time as the grills spokesperson which is a lot more then he made during his entire boxing career.
You might not know the name Jeff Cohen, but you definitely know his iconic character chuck from the Steven Spielberg hit movie The Goonies. Chuck might be best remembered for the dance he did in the film called the truffle shuffle. The Goonies was an immediate success and pole-vaulted Cohen into the spotlight. However, once Cohen hit puberty, film roles stopped coming. He had a few small TV appearances up until 1986 but decided to leave acting behind and focus on his education.
During Cohen’s time in college, he had a summer job working at film studios. He realized that most successful people on the business side of Hollywood had law degrees. Cohen decided to get a law degree and pursue a career as a lawyer. After graduating, Cohen became an entertainment lawyer in Los Angeles. He found great success in the field and even opened up his own law firm called Cohen & Gardner LLP where he still works today.
Sarah Michelle Geller
Sarah Michelle Geller was one of the biggest actresses in both television and film in the 90s and early 2000s. She is best known for her role in the 1996 TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer but she has also starred in many successful movies such as I Know What You Did Last Summer and in the 2002 version of Scooby-Doo. Geller took a 2-year hiatus from acting after the birth of her daughter in 2009 but returned in 2011. She still acts every now and again but not nearly as much as she used to.
Geller started to focus her attention on becoming an entrepreneur. She, along with 2 other entrepreneurs, started a company called Foodstirs in 2015. Foodstirs is a cooking and baking kit company that focuses on organic and non-GMO ingredients. The brand has taken off since 2015. During the beginning of 2017 Foodstirts products were available in only 400 stores. By the end of 2017, the brand’s products were featured in 8,000 stores. To top it all off, Foodstirs got a deal with Starbucks that allowed their cake mix to be sold at 8,000 Starbucks coffee shops nationwide. Geller also wrote a cookbook titled Stirring up Fun with Food in 2017 as well. You might see Sarah Michelle Gellar appear on TV every now and again but judging from her success in food products, it is safe to say she is on to new things.
Anyone who was around during the mid-2000s knows how big the Jonas Brothers were. They were the next big thing for Disney at the time and were everywhere from music, television, movies, and beyond. After the band broke up in 2013, Kevin Jonas decided to go his own way. After the breakup, Kevin appeared on a few reality shows like the Celebrity Apprentice but wanted to get away from the limelight for a while and do something different.
In 2014 Kevin decided to start up a real-estate development/construction company called JonasWerner. He also became the co-CEO of a company that deals with social media influencers called The Blu Market co. On top of all this, Kevin Jonas also created a food app called Yood and is a partner with the video-sharing app We Heart It. There is also a memoir the 3 Jonas Brothers have been working on titled Blood which was published in 2019. Needless to say, Kevin Jonas has stayed busy since the Jonas Brothers broke up. With so much going on, don’t expect him to jump back into the spotlight anytime soon.
Known for his song Ice Ice Baby, Vanilla Ice had a short but sweet taste of fame in the early 90s. The song might have been a one-hit-wonder but found huge success when it was released in 1990. Vanilla Ice became an overnight sensation but struggled to find the same fame later in his career. He started making hard rock albums after his rap career didn’t work out but they flopped even harder than his previous albums. After a few reality tv show appearances, Vanilla Ice decided to get out of the entertainment industry and focus his attention to real estate.
Believe it or not, Vanilla Ice started studying real estate in the mid-1990s as a backup plan for his music career. He ended up quite good at it and decided to make it his living in the mid-2000s. He was so successful that he received a TV show about flipping a house in 20009 called the Vanilla Ice Project. He also wrote a book about real estate in 2011. Vanilla Ice’s real estate career has made him a star in the real estate community. He still does a few concerts and tv appearances but his main focus is in real estate.