Who says an athlete’s career has to end when they exit the field for the last time? In this age of marketing, sponsorship deals, and a plethora of new media outlets looking for “jock” analysis, former stars are discovering ways to continue receiving income well after the final whistle blows. Here are some of the athletes that are living a healthy retirement life. Retirement is a loose word in this case.
1. Michael Strahan
Income: $14 million
After being one of the NFL’s most fearsome pass rushers, Michael Strahan has created a second career for himself in the media. The co-host of ABC’s daily program “Live! with Kelly and Michael,” Strahan is quite the on-air personality. But don’t worry guys, he’s still involved with football. You can find him on FOX’s NFL pregame show every Sunday during the season. The 43 year old is also the face of numerous marketing campaigns. Examples include Vaseline, Subway, and Pizza Hut.