15. Imran Khan
Shuler isn’t the only sportsman to enter the world of politics, though; cricketer Imran Khan formed his very own progressive party after retiring from the game. And although the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (“Movement for Justice”) has only won a few seats in Parliament since its inception, Khan reportedly remains one of his homeland’s most popular political figures.
14. Dave Whelan
When Dave Whelan broke his leg while playing for Blackburn Rovers aged 23, it signalled the slow decline of his soccer career. Eventually, however, Whelan was able to turn the rather paltry $600 sum he was eventually awarded as a retirement package by the British club into hundreds of millions of dollars. How? By transforming a humble fishing store into JJB Sports, one of the U.K.’s most successful sporting goods retailers.