Nobody will ever forget when Susan Boyle appeared in “Britain’s Got Talent” back in 2008. After everybody laughed at her appearance, the woman left everyone in awe the second she started singing “I Dreamed a Dream”. Boyle won the contest and became famous overnight.
However, in 2014, after a few years of fame and good earnings, Boyle apparently had to resort to a minimum-wage job as a cashier in her hometown of West Lothian, in Scotland.
Dylan and Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit
Remember the extremely cute twins Nicky and Alex from "Full House"? Dylan and Blake Tuomy played Jesse and Becky’s adorable blond twins. After the show ended in 1995, however, the brothers left the acting world.
Blake became a firefighter in Atlanta, and Nicky landed some minor roles on TV but ultimately pursued a career as a sound technician. The two certainly admit to enjoying their short-lived fortune after the good old days of "Full House". Most recently, they returned to the screen for the Netflix reboot, "Fuller House".
Tom Selleck was a huge star in the 80s and 90s, starting with his hit TV show "Magnum PI", and going on to land roles in "Three Men and a Baby", "In & Out", the Jesse Stone film franchise, and others. He also had a role as Monica’s boyfriend for some episodes of "Friends".
After making bank and spending it accordingly, Selleck realized he’d blown through a big part of his fortune and decided to buy an avocado farm and live simply in California. Selleck spends his days clearing bushes, picking avocados, and working on tractors.
Mostly known for his role as Mike Seaver on the popular sitcom "Growing Pains", Kirk Cameron made very good money from 1985 to 1992. During the show, however, Cameron became a born-again Christian, and after the show ended, he became a Christian minister.
Cameron specializes in evangelism sermons, and together with a partner, he founded The Way of the Master, a ministry that has a weekly TV show. Cameron is the host. Nowadays, he’s not exactly financially solvent since he invested most of his money in the ministry.
We all remember the beloved Topanga character from the hit 90s series "Boy Meets World". Actress Danielle Fishel embodied the role for seven years and made quite the salary. When the show ended in 2000, Fishel left acting and decided to study journalism.
She came back to our screens in 2014 for the reboot series "Girl Meets World", but the show was canceled after three seasons. Nowadays, Fishel is left with her journalistic salary since she’s spent most of the other one.