Rich Retired Celebrities
As 'Home Alone' star Macaulay Culkin hints at his retirement we look at the stars who have been raking it in since quitting their day job.
1. Macaulay Culkin announces he's officially retiring from the big screen.
The former child star, who has kept a low profile since shooting to fame aged ten in 'Home Alone', said he has no plans to make another movie or TV show and is retiring at the age of 35. He told New York magazine: "I'm a man in his mid-30s who’s essentially retired. I kind of go where the wind takes me a little bit.” The former child star, who has an estimated net worth of $15 million, says he now spends his time painting and writing.
2. Gisele Bündchen will be strutting her stuff all the way to the bank!
Since making her catwalk debut at just 16 years-old, the world's highest paid model model Gisele Bundchen is set to retire the runway this year. The Brazillian beauty has earned a hefty net worth of $320m since beginning her career due to a number of high profile modelling campaigns, lucrative endorsements and running a number of businesses which will keep the pounds rolling in well into her retirement.
3. David Beckham's lucrative endorsements are rolling in the dough.
The retired footballer was one of the word's most celebrated players, but it seems that David Beckham is set to earn more since hanging up his boots after raking in a reported £50m last year despite having quit the sport in 2013. Forbes magazine have listed the former England Captain the second highest earning retired athlete due to a string of lucrative endorsement deals, putting him hot on the heels of basketball legend Michael Jordan.
4. Tyra Banks has built a TV empire.
She made her way to fame flaunting her curvaceous bod' on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine and for the likes of Victoria's Secret, but since retiring the catwalk Tyra Banks has been built a very successful TV empire. Using her modelling know-how to co-produce and judge on her very own show 'America's Next Top Model' it's seen spin-offs in a string of countries! Tyra earned an estimated $16m in 2014, bringing her net worth up to a whopping $90m!
5. Michael Jordan's basketball legacy makes him the highest paid retired athlete.
Whilst Michael Jordan may be known for his lengthy basketball career, it's his incredible success with Nike's Jordan brand which has allowed him cash a cheque from every piece of apparel sold under the label, now worth an estimated $2 billion! Forbes claims the five-time MVP has amassed $90m in earnings since retiring in 2003.
6. George Foreman's finances are lean and mean just like his grilling machine!
Retired American professional boxer George Foreman, has an estimated net worth of $250 million, but can you believe over half of his fortune came from his lean mean grilling machine? His big pay day came in 1999, just two years after he hung up his gloves, when he bagged $138 million for selling naming rights to grill manufacturer Salton.
7. It's not a simple life for Paris Hilton...
Since making her way to fame on 'The Simple Life' with former best mate Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton has retired her reality TV crown and built a successful career as an international DJ. In fact, she is so popular on the deck she commands up to $1 million for a gig, making her one of the top five highest earning disk jockeys in the world!
8. It's been happy days for Ron Howard since giving up acting.
Whilst most may recognise this face as Richie Cunningham in 'Happy Days', it's safe to say that Ron Howard's $140 million fortune is down to his successful directing career since ending his six year stint on the sitcom in 1980.