13. Alan Pascoe
Former 400m hurdler Alan Pascoe may have narrowly missed out on a gold medal at the 1972 Olympics, but he nevertheless went on to become a runaway winner in business. Indeed, in 1998 the former European and Commonwealth champion would sell his sports management company to American marketing giant Interpublic for a hefty fee. What’s more, Pascoe later founded an equally lucrative sports marketing agency. He is now said to be worth an impressive $30 million.
12. Alex Bernstein
Alex Bernstein spent four seasons in the NFL with the likes of the New York Jets and the Baltimore Ravens. But the former offensive lineman found his true calling after quitting the sport, when he actually became something of a tech giant. To date, his achievements include co-creating Oakland-based business incubator North Venture Partners and marketing software company North Social.