I got one for you. John Layfield. Son of a minister and after a failed attempt at professional football, he became a professional wrestler(best know as Bradshaw then later John Bradshaw Layfield(JBL)). During this time, he invested his money wisely and became a self made millionaire. Today he owns his own company.
I listen to him and Wayne rogers (Trapper john on M.A.S.H) on the evil FOX channel occasionally.