Some athletes aspire for gold not only for the glory of winning an Olympic medal but also for a generous monetary reward. However, for a select few, endorsement deals have already funded their trip to London and then some. According to Forbes, many of the top earning female athletes are Olympians, and whether the gold in their pocket is a result from the gold hanging around their necks or other career accomplishments, these women aren't too concerned with finding work after the 2012 games!
Since many Olympic athletes are out of the spotlight, you can't help but wonder what some of the most famous Summer Games medalists are up to after their glory days. From reality TV shows to Senate seat contenders, some of these Olympians have certainly kept themselves busy. Click on to find out what they have been up to post-Olympics!
- Growing up, she was always accomplished. Back in high school, she was on the debate team, dance team, and math club and was the president of the Spanish club. She also played piano and babysat.
- She got accepted to all 10 of the colleges she applied to. She picked Stanford.
- She was an overachiever in college, too. Her extracurricular activities included dancing in her university ballet's Nutcracker, volunteering at children's hospitals, and teaching in her junior year.
- She loves high fashion. Designer Oscar de la Renta once told Vogue that Mayer is one of his biggest customers, and she once paid $60,000 to have lunch with him.
The glamorous lives of celebrities don't come cheap, but thankfully they have their hefty paychecks to pay for their extravagant indulgences. What always amazes me is how much money A-list celebrities in their 20s have the potential to make. Curious to find out who tops the list of the highest-paid Gen Y celebrity? Forbes came out with a list today of young singers and actors who are raking in the most cash. Find out who tops the list.
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Julia Roberts is one of my favorite actresses, because her beauty, vitality, and classiness always radiate brightly. While she's been in a myriad of classics, here are five films where her characters teach us some important savvy lessons about negotiation, flexibility, and risk-taking.
Today, celebrities aren't just pretty faces who grace red carpets and endorse shoe lines. No, nowadays, hardworking Hollywood elite excel as business moguls, investing in their future while expanding their brand into fashion, restaurants, and film production companies. (We approve!) Jay-Z has his 40/40 club and the New York Nets, while Justin Timberlake owns a stake in Myspace and clothing line William Rast. However, some celeb ventures aren't so publicly marketed, and that's exactly how these following celebs want it; they would rather have their product speak for themselves. Which funny man owns a general store in Massachusetts? Which Oscar winner designed a line of soy candles? Click on to see six surprising small businesses and their celebrity proprietors.
Celebrity turned politician is not a new trend. From Ronald Reagan to America's sweetheart Shirley Temple, actors and athletes of yesteryear have used their celebrity to campaign for a coveted spot in our nation's government. With more A-listers marching up Capitol Hill to fight for fiscal and social issues nowadays, let's take a look back at some of the most successful stars, and see my predictions for future celebriticians and what office they could hold.