But sometimes stepping off the catwalk or leaving the camera behind allows a celebrity to discover other talents, and ways of making money.
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We take a look at the famous names who amassed even more how famous people made money after quitting what they were initially famous for. The real riches though have come sincemainly thanks to the Rock's flourishing Hollywood movie career.
Successful films such as the Fast and the Furious franchise and more recently Moana and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, have all raked in the cash for The Rock.
The first skater to perform a documented degree trick, Hawk has made a heap of cash from his post-retirement ventures, while also shining the spotlight on skateboarding.
Banks was a Victoria's Secret Angel from untilwhen she retired from full-time modelling.
Her TV career took off instantly. Not to mention his film and TV career.
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Jordan's ownership of the Charlotte Hornets has also boosted his post-retirement income, as will his recent formation of a Nascar team in partnership with Denny Hamlin and Bubba Wallace. However, the money really came rolling in when she expanded her business horizons.
Nicklaus retired from the Senior PGA Tour inwith a string of deals and endorsements waiting for him, but he chose a different approach to making more money. Nicklaus has made most of his cash from commentating gigs, book deals and his hugely successful golf course design firm, which has developed over courses in more than 45 countries. It continues to be his business acumen that brings in the cash.
The runway and cover star made a decent living from her modelling gigs but really started bringing home the bacon when she founded her brand marketing company kathy ireland Worldwide kiWW in Johnson has since become a TV personality and a successful businessman since retiring from playing in He has built an empire full of lucrative deals and smart decisions.
The 7-foot-tall former NBA player was known for breaking all sorts of basketball records before retiring from the sport in A great work ethic and a dominant personality on the court helped him gain attraction from advertisers outside basketball and soon opened a world of TV and film roles, sponsorships and deals that would help him net millions.
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Inhe purchased a Krispy Kreme franchise location in Atlanta and is also a global spokesperson for the company. He also has his own pizza with the chain — the Shaq-a-Roni — with some of its profits going to charity. While Prince Harry no longer receives his hefty Sovereign Grant, he and his wife aren't likely to be going broke any time soon