The lure of the limelight might seem irresistible to most of us. After all, there’s fame, fortune and everything that goes with being a celebrity. However, many celebrities decided to leave everything behind to go back to a normal, everyday life.
These celebrities said goodbye to limelight and hello to a normal job.
GEORGE FOREMAN: THEN
Remember “Big George,” the professional boxer? Foreman is a two-time world heavyweight champion and an Olympic gold medalist! He’s not throwing punches anymore though. His boxing career was sealed after he lost a match to the boxing icon Muhammad Ali in the famous “Rumble in Jungle” match although it wasn’t his final match. He had a few comebacks but he never rose to the former fame. Since then, Mr. Foreman has changed his career altogether.
GEORGE FOREMAN: NOW
After his boxing days, this guy became the spokesperson for the George Foreman Grill, helping to sell over 100 million grills around the world!
Now a proclaimed businessman and an entrepreneur, Foreman has had several breakthroughs onto the public scene – he wrote several books, launched his own clothing line, and he even had his own reality show called “Family Foreman ” in 2008 but this venture was short-lived. If he had known he’d prove to be such a successful entrepreneur, he might never take up boxing but apparently, it was during a blackout after he was knocked down at a match that he had an epiphany about grilled meat. It seems that everything happens for a reason.