Top 10 radical career changes

Feeling trapped in your job by this ersatz excuse of an economy we’ve been slumming with for half a decade? You’re not alone, but you’re also not as cornered as you think. If you have the drive and passion but just need a little inspiration, there’s still plenty of opportunity to get a job that suits you. Here are a few examples of people who made major changes midway into a career. Sometimes you just have to say screw it and pursue what makes you happy.

10. Pugilist Heavyweight to Grill Master
George Foreman carried the title of Heavyweight Champion of the world a couple of times, first in his twenties in the 1970s and then again at age 45 in 1994. Since retiring, George has found a new calling in cooking and creating his own line of home grilling appliances. He’s also authored a few books on barbecuing, sprinkling in a little religious proselytizing for special zest.

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