5. Vinnie Johnson
The New Job: Founder of Piston Automotive
Fans of the Detroit Pistons will remember Vinnie Johnson well, and the role he played in that teams successes over the 80s, specifically their two championships in 1989 and 1990. Given his connection to the Motor City, it makes sense that at the conclusion of his career he founded Piston Automotive, which is a company that supplies automotive parts. Currently, the business employs 200 people in the Detroit area.