Retired Actors Who Are Living the Luxury Life
Some of these stars' retirement from showbiz probably has gone unnoticed to you, but others were already in need of a much-deserved break. Some have gone from A-class actors to shoemaking and farming; others have just chosen to dedicate themselves to family. One thing's for sure, looking at the size of their fortunes, they will definitely have no money problems whatsoever.
Andrea Barber: $2 Million
Despite her role as the original Carrie Brady in the soap opera "Days of Our Lives," Andrea Barber is best known for her award-winning portrayal of Kimmy Gibler on "Full House" in the 90s. That was Barber's last acting role before deciding to quit showbiz to focus on her family. In 2010 she released a book about her Hollywood life.
Amanda Bynes: $4 Million
If you're a 90s kid, then you'll probably remember Amanda Bynes from the Nickelodeon shows "All That" and "The Amanda Show." The award-winning teen idol actress went on to appear in several hit movies such as "Big Fat Liar," "What a Girl Wants," and "Hairspray." She retired in 2010 and has since dedicated herself to fashion design.
Eva Amurri: $5 Million
It mustn't be easy to have to live up to your parents' star status. That was one of the things that led Eva Amurri, Susan Sarandon's daughter, to quit showbiz. After a few TV roles, the actress decided it was time to move to Connecticut to focus exclusively on her family and her lifestyle website, "Happily Eva After."
Rick Moranis: $10 Million
After winning an Emmy for his performance in the Canadian comedy TV show "Second City Television," Rick Moranis went on to appear in the "Ghostbusters" and "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" movie franchises. The death of his wife in 1991 made him quit showbiz to focus on his kids. Despite some occasional voice work, he's kept mostly away from the spotlight.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas: $16 Million
We used to know him as Randy Taylor, one of Tim Allen's kids in the 90s sitcom "Home Improvement." Around that time, Jonathan was also regularly found on posters decorating teenager's rooms. He left showbiz in 1998 to go to school and came back years later to focus on a new career as a director.
Shirley Temple: $30 Million
Shirley Temple is one of the most recognizable child-actors of all time. After appearing in movies such as "Curly Top," "Heidi," and "Poor Little Rich Girl," Shirley retired from acting in 1965 to focus on a career in politics. She was a US Ambassador and Chief of Protocol from 1974 to 1992. Shirley died in 2014 at 85 years old.
David Caruso: $35 Million
David Caruso became known for the roles he played as a law enforcement officer in shows such as "CSI: Miami" and "NYPD Blue." Lieutenant Horatio Caine and Detective John Kelly (a role which earned him a Golden Globe in 1994) will be forever engraved in our memory. Caruso retired in 2012 to become a painter and focus on his family.
Elizabeth Hurley: $35 million
Although her first moments of fame were as Hugh Grant's model girlfriend, Elizabeth Hurley quickly made a name for herself by starring in movies like "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" and "Bedazzled." Her modeling and acting days are long gone, ever since she retired to focus on running a birthing farm for pigs, sheep, and cows.
Robert Redford: $170 Million
The founder of the Sundance Film Festival started his career with a role in the movie "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." He went on to build a successful 59-year-old career as one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood but also as an award-winning director. A fierce advocate for independent cinema, the iconic actor/director announced his retirement from showbiz in 2018, after the release of the movie "The Old Man & The Gun." “I pretty well concluded that this would be it for me in terms of acting, and (I’ll) move towards retirement after this ’cause I’ve been doing it since I was 21,” he said.
Bill Murray: $140 million
Bill Murray is one of the funniest actors out there but also one of the most enigmatic. From comedies like "Groundhog Day" and "Caddyshack" to blockbusters like "Ghostbusters" and Indie dramas like "Lost in Translation," Murray, sure has had an eclectic career. Although he has announced his retirement a couple of times, he's still acting now and then. “I’ve retired a couple of times. I just say, ‘I’m retired.’ It keeps a certain kind of person away from you — the kind of person that you really don’t want around. The people who are really interested in you will find you eventually,” he said in 2016.
Jack Nicholson: $400 Million
Here's another iconic actor that will forever be remembered for his intense and flawless acting. With movies like "The Shining," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," and "As Good as it Gets," it's no wonder that Nicholson is the most award-nominated actor in history. The actor has kept away from acting since 2018, mainly due to his memory loss problems.
Some of these former stars' fortunes sure are impressive, but considering their successful career, it really shouldn't amaze us that much. Which one of these Hollywood stars are you more sorry for having retired? Let us know all about it in the comments section, and don't forget to share the article!