If you’ve ever feared stepping on a scale after a particularly unhealthy stretch, then this is the scale for you. The Shapa smart scale looks like your standard, unassuming scale, except there’s no screen displaying your weight.
Not only that, the scale won’t tell you a number at all, even as it’s designed with your health in mind. The scale naturally connects to an app on your phone, which will then tell you via a color coded scale that tells you if you’re either on track or need to work a little bit harder.
The app will encourage you to step on the scale at least twice a day in order to encode information about your health, however, the designer of Shapa knows that it’s fruitless to count on a number to say whether or not you’re losing or gaining weight in the long run. The idea behind the incessant notifications is to keep users motivated to stick to their diet and fitness goals.
Shapa will also help inspire you with small goals each day that will help to keep you on track. Shapa takes it one step further by employing AI to tailor your goals by learning your habits. Your “missions” will quickly be based on which activities you tend to do most, as well as which tasks you’re best at, while also giving you fewer missions that you aren’t completing.
The creators of Shapa understand that health is about far more than just the number you see on the scale. This smart scale is capable of sussing out both muscle mass and bone density, which is integral to understand your weight.
These mechanisms will also help determine whether or not you are losing muscle versus losing fat when during your weight loss journey. While it’s not clear if stepping on a scale twice a day is mentally healthy, the Shapa is certainly a great innovation in the world of health tech.
All good things come to an end, and this also applies to celebrities’ careers. There is one thing though that all of these retired/inactive celebrities have in common: they have huge net worths.
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Daniel Day-Lewis – $50 million
Whether you like or dislike his movies, Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the most well-respected actors of his generation. Famous for truly becoming the character he portrays, the method actor has built up a healthy net worth from his roles in movies such as Gangs of New York and Lincoln. In 2017, Day-Lewis decided to call time on his acting career. However, many are skeptical about how true his retirement actually is, seeing that Daniel has taken long breaks between films in the past.
Next: He recently came out of retirement for one big voice role!
Carl Reiner – $70 million
While many casual moviegoers recognize Carl Reiner these days for his role in Ocean’s Eleven as Saul Bloom, he is just as beloved by diehard fans for his role back in the ’60s on The Dick Van Dyke Show. It should come as no surprise that at 97 years of age, Rob Reiner’s father is happily retired and will only do sporadic jobs if it makes sense to. While Reiner spends most of his time writing, he recently had a voice role as Carl Reineroceros in Toy Story 4!
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Tina Turner – $250 million
When you think of accomplished singers over the last 50 years, it’s impossible to ignore Tina Turner. The talented singer eventually rose from the ashes of her singing duo Ike and Tina to make an even bigger name for herself in the world of music. With classic songs such as “Simply the Best” and the theme song from Goldeneye, Turner’s stamp is all over pop culture. She recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award and even had a musical made about her life and career!
Next: This actor finally called time on his 60+ year career…
Robert Redford – $170 million
It’s amazing just how long Robert Redford has been working in the acting industry. While he is probably best known for his roles in movies such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Redford only just retired from acting, making an announcement in 2018. “Never say never, but I pretty well concluded that this would be it for me in terms of acting,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “[I’ll] move towards retirement after this ’cause I’ve been doing it since I was 21.”
Next: This former child actor now lives in Paris!
Macaulay Culkin – $15 million
One of the most iconic child actors of all time, there is no doubt that Macaulay Culkin has had a rollercoaster ride of a career. Originally famous for his roles in movies such as Home Alone and My Girl, Culkin descended into a life of partying and bad behavior. Between 1994 and 2003, Culkin didn’t do anything film-related. These days, the retired actor lives in Paris, of all places, and has been in a relationship with fellow actress Brenda Song since 2017.
Next: At 103 years old, he is happily enjoying his retirement…
Kirk Douglas – $60 million
It should not come as too much of a surprise that the 103-year-old Kirk Douglas is a happily retired man. In fact, the star of movies such as Spartacus stepped away from the world of acting over a decade ago, with his last role having come in the 2008 TV movie The Empire State Building Murders. Of course, Kirk’s legacy lives on in his son Michael Douglas, who is also a huge Hollywood film star in his own right.
Next: This actress isn’t doing much now, but her family are!
Lisa Bonet – $16 million
While she’s not officially retired, Lisa Bonet hasn’t had an acting role since 2016. Ultimately though, Bonet is more than happy to have taken a step back from the limelight, especially since pretty much everyone close to her is a star in their own right. Her ex-husband, Lenny Kravitz, is still making music and living it up. Her daughter, Zoe Kravitz, is also a rising star in Hollywood while her husband Jason Momoa is starring in huge blockbusters such as Aquaman.
Next: This ’90s actor is a happy stay-at-home dad…
Freddie Prinze Jr. – $19 million
Freddie Prinze Jr. might not be officially retired, but he has pretty much completely stepped away from the world of acting to focus on his family life. He is still happily married to fellow semi-retired actress Sarah Michelle Gellar and together, they have two kids to worry about. This hasn’t stopped Freddie though from having a significant animation role, voicing the character Kanan Jarrus on the popular series Star Wars Rebels. He has also published his own cookbook.
Next: This 92-year-old is still benefiting from his riches…
Sidney Poitier – $25 million
He might not have been in a film since 2011, but 92-year-old Sidney Poitier is still benefitting from his $25 million net worth. When you are the first African-American actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, we would expect nothing less. There is no denying that Poitier is an extremely important figure in Hollywood history. Not only has he made a lot of money from his production company, which he founded back in 1969, but Poitier is also an author and has worked as a diplomat.
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Agnetha Fältskog – $200 million
It has been a long time since Agnetha Fältskog was traveling around the world with ABBA and blessing audiences with classic numbers such as “Dancing Queen” and “Waterloo.” After the classic pop band broke up in the ’80s, Fältskog relocated to a remote island in Sweden and according to her, she didn’t sing for 13 years at one point. Despite this, the retired singer still has a stunning $200 million fortune. In 2013, she came out of retirement and released her fifth solo album A.
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Joe Pesci – $50 million
You might be wondering whatever happened to Joe Pesci. At one point, the star of movies such as Goodfellas and Home Alone was the guy that every director wanted to work with. However, by the time 2010 came around, Pesci was happy to enjoy his private life and retire from the world of acting. Since then though, Martin Scorsese managed to persuade Pesci to come out of retirement one last time, to star in the critically-acclaimed Netflix gangster epic The Irishman.
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Cameron Diaz – $140 million
Cameron Diaz shocked fans and critics alike when she announced her retirement in 2014. “I’ve given more than half of my life to the public,” she said, “I feel it’s OK for me to take time for myself now to reorganize and choose how I want to come [back] into the world.”
Next: This retired actor became a best-selling author!
Kirk Cameron – $20 million
While he’s best known for his role as Mike Seaver in Growing Pains, Kirk Cameron ultimately lost his passion for acting as the years went on. Instead, he was more interested in writing and became a respected author. Then, he decided that he wanted to become a religious activist. Cameron’s time and Growing Pains wasn’t sustainable because, as a born-again Christian, he didn’t agree with a lot of the script choices. These days, he appears on a variety of Christian documentaries.
Next: She traded in her acting career for something even bigger…
Meghan Markle – $5 million
While it’s a bit of a stretch to say that she is “retired,” Meghan Markle surrendered her rights to be an actress when she decided to tie the knot with Prince Harry. Markle was at one point, one of the most popular figures on the hit law drama Suits. However, her commitment to the British royal family meant that she needed to put her old life to one side. “I don’t see it as giving anything up. I just see it as a change,” she said.
Linda Ronstadt – $130 million
Arguably one of the most respected singers of her era, Linda Ronstadt’s singing career came to an unfortunate end. This came in light of her Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, which prevented her from singing. Although she has been retired since 2011, there is no denying that Ronstadt’s legacy will live on for a very long time. With a long back catalog of albums and a recent documentary called Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, fans will always want to listen to her beautiful voice.
Joni Mitchell – $100 million
One of the most well-respected musicians of the last 50 years, Joni Mitchell has earned her right to take a step back and look back on her career. With classic albums such as Blue, there is no denying that the Canadian singer’s legacy will live on for a long time. Things have been fairly quiet over the last few years and Mitchell’s health issues haven’t help that. In 2018, she attended the event Both Sides Now – Joni 75, a Birthday Celebration, where a number of singers sang covers of her songs.
Hayden Christensen – $12 million
What else can be said about Hayden Christensen? Things seemed to start so well for the retired actor. Having gained critical acclaim for his role in the movie Life as a House, the Canadian actor landed the role of a lifetime, as Anakin Skywalker in Episodes II and III of the Star Wars prequels. However, fans and critics alike slammed his performance and it seems like Christensen never fully recovered from it. These days, he runs his own farm and launched his own clothing company.
Vanilla Ice – $18 million
When you think of one-hit wonders, you can’t help but think of Vanilla Ice. Responsible for one of the most iconic singles of all time in “Ice Ice Baby,” Robert Van Winkle seemed to have it made after topping the charts with a perfectly used Queen sample. However, Ice was never able to push on with his rap career. Since then, Van Winkle has walked away from rap and transitioned into real estate. He even started his own home renovation show called The Vanilla Ice Project.
Frankie Muniz – $40 million
There is no denying that Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz has had some bad luck over the years. Despite having serious memory loss in recent times, Muniz has also pursued other career options outside of acting, having worked as both a drummer and as a racecar driver. He even opened up a specialty store called Outrageous Olive Oils and Vinegars. Muniz hasn’t had a major acting role for a few years now and it looks like it’s going to stay that way.
Sarah Michelle Gellar – $20 million
It’s hard to believe the direction that Sarah Michelle Gellar’s career has gone in over the years. With that said, it seems to have been completely her choice to take a step away from acting in order to focus on her family. Of course, Gellar rose to prominence through her role as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as a number of other notable roles during the ’90s. Since then, she has founded a startup company called Foodstirs, which sells baking kits to kids.
Dylan Sprouse – $8 million
Truth be told, former child star Dylan Sprouse never quite hit the acting heights in adulthood that his brother Cole did. Despite roles in the movie Big Daddy and the TV show Grace Under Fire, it seems like Dylan’s career options would lie elsewhere. In fact, Sprouse has since become something of a businessman. Ever since graduating with a degree in video game design from NYU’s Gallatin School, Sprouse has ended up establishing his very own business – a meadery called All-Wise.
Rick Moranis – $10 million
Many fans of Rick Moranis are upset that he has been retired for so long, having enjoyed his roles in films such as Honey I Shrunk the Kids. However, there is actually a pretty sad reason as to why he stepped away from acting. Back in 1997, Moranis lost his wife to cancer and as a result, he chose to be a full-time dad. “I applied all of my creativity to my home life, to my kids, to my family,” he said.
Ali MacGraw – $20 million
Ali MacGraw hasn’t acted for a long time. Having been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress back in the ’70s for her role in the movie Love Story, MacGraw never quite pushed on beyond that and hasn’t acted in over two decades. However, this hasn’t stopped her from having an active career as a philanthropist, as well as a yoga practitioner. In fact, many believe that she is one of the most influential figures in the history of yoga in the U.S.
Bill Withers – $25 million
You can’t truly call yourself a music fan if you don’t know some of Bill Withers’ hits. With classic songs such as “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Just the Two of Us” under his belt, it’s understandable why the classic soul singer has a net worth of $25 million. His fame had a bit of a resurgence after the release of the 2009 documentary, Still Bill. However, now in his 80s, Withers is happy to stay out of the limelight. He has been retired since 1985.
Paul Simon – $45 million
While he’s still not technically retired from music, it is clear that Paul Simon has been on his way out for a number of years now. In 2018, the former half of Simon & Garfunkel wrote in an open letter that he would stop performing after one last tour. However, the talented musician has since gone back on his word numerous times, having released his most recent album In the Blue Light in 2018 and doing a one-off performance in 2019. We guess we could call him semi-retired.
Terrence Howard – $6 million
While he is certainly an enigmatic character, there is no denying Terrence Howard’s acting chops. Not only did he receive rave reviews for his performance in Hustle and Flow, but Howard was originally Rhodey aka War Machine in the first Iron Man installment. In recent times, Howard has announced that he was in the process of retiring from acting, hoping to pursue other ventures in life. This would happen after his final season on Empire came to an end. According to him, he was “tired of pretending.”
Anita Baker – $80 million
It would be an understatement to say that Anita Baker has had a successful singing career. Having been nominated for multiple Grammy awards and having numerous platinum and gold albums to her name, Baker’s name is definitely etched in R&B history. In January 2017, after her final tour came to an end, Baker announced her retirement from music and even posted a tweet with the hashtag “#retired.” However, she has performed since then and is currently semi-retired.
Karyn Parsons – $1.5 million
Unsurprisingly, Karyn Parsons hasn’t exactly hit the same sort of heights that her former co-star Will Smith has over the last few decades. However, there was a time when she was just as popular during her time on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Around the turn of the century, Parsons was no longer interested in acting and wanted to shift her focus elsewhere. Since then, she has become the executive director at Sweet Blackberry. She also recently published the novel How High the Moon.
Nikki Blonsky – $625,000
You can’t help but feel like Nikki Blonsky’s career trajectory has been completely ironic. Everything seemed so promising when she landed the role of Tracy Turnblad in the movie adaption of the popular musical Hairspray. Having the chance to star alongside John Travolta was surely a dream role. However, Blonsky’s newfound fame was fairly short-lived and these days, she actually works in her hometown as a hairstylist. She has also had jobs as a cosmetologist and as a shoe salesperson.
Lark Voorhies – $500,000
While Saved by the Bell was laden with big personalities, including the likes of Dustin Diamond’s Screech, one of the standout performers of the classic sitcom has to be Lark Voorhies. Although she had many fans during her time on the show, Lark ultimately decided to switch gears once the show was over. Ever since calling time on her Hollywood career nearly a decade ago, Voorhies has become a respected author, with books such as Reciprocity, Trek of the Cheshire and A True Light.
Michael Schoeffling – $500,000
There is no denying that Michael Schoeffling is best known for starring with Molly Ringwald in the classic, albeit dated, ’80s flick Sixteen Candles. The man behind the popular character Jake Ryan didn’t last too long in the acting industry, and decided to move on from Hollywood in 1991. This was in no small part due to the fact that he struggled to find new opportunities. Since then, Schoeffling has been providing for his family as a carpenter, building his own furniture.
Mara Wilson – $500,000
You might not recognize Mara Wilson. This is because the last time you saw her, she was much younger! Wilson was originally a promising child actor, having breakout roles in movies such as Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire. Ultimately though, the young woman retired from acting long ago because she was sick of all of the scrutiny she received from her peers. “I realized, I don’t fit their idea of what a Hollywood actress looks like,” she said. These days, she’s a comedy writer.
Elton John – $450 million
While he seems to be as active as ever, there is no denying that there is a hint of sadness in Elton John’s current performances. This is due to the fact that the “Candle in the Wind” singer is currently in the middle of his official farewell tour. While his biopic starring Taron Egerton made a decent splash both critically and commercially, John was forced to cut a performance in New Zealand short in February 2020 after suffering from walking pneumonia. Sadly, the end of his career seems nigh.
Gene Hackman – $80 million
It’s been over 15 years since Gene Hackman said goodbye to the Hollywood lifestyle. Originally famous for his role in 1971’s The French Connection, as well as playing Lex Luthor in the early Superman movies, Hackman has built up an impressive fortune over the years that he is still benefitting from. These days, Hackman is enjoying his life as a writer, having had many best-selling novels to his name. He has written a wide variety of novels, from thrillers to westerns.
Next: This child actor’s new-found faith made him leave his show…
Angus T. Jones – $15 million
One of the youngest celebrities on this list, Angus T. Jones certainly has his reasons for retiring from the world of show business. Originally playing Jake Harper in Two and a Half Men, Jones still has an impressive $15 million to his name, despite saying goodbye to the series after he found faith. In fact, the former actor explained that the content of the popular sitcom was in direct conflict with his own beliefs. He has since worked for P. Diddy’s son Justin’s events company, Tonite.
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Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen – $100 million
It seems like an eternity since Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen burst onto the scene and stole millions of hearts during their time on Full House. However, it was just a matter of time before the twins left the acting world, specifically in 2004. These days, they are enjoying more success as the founders of their own fashion line, The Row. Despite this, their younger sister Elizabeth is proudly carrying the Olsen acting torch, playing Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Next: This actress might be retired, but she keeps coming back…
Portia De Rossi – $20 million
It doesn’t really feel like Portia De Rossi is retired. After all, she has been more than happy to reprise her role as Lindsay Bluth when all of the Arrested Development crew got back together. Of course, De Rossi also made a name for herself in shows such as Ally McBeal and Scandal. However, just before she turned 45, the actress went on her wife Ellen Degeneres’ show and shed some light on her retirement. She is interested in starting her own business.
Next: This rom-com actress decided in 2018 that enough was enough…
Meg Ryan – $45 million
With classic roles in movies such as When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle, it makes sense that Meg Ryan is still benefitting financially from her reputation as the Queen of rom-coms. Since 2018 though, Ryan decided that she was done with acting. “I didn’t really aim to be an actor,” she said. While Ryan has enjoyed trying her luck in filmmaking in recent years, she is more than happy to kick back and watch her son Jack Quaid become a promising TV actor.
Next: He’s been retired since 2010, and is loving every minute of it…
Jack Nicholson – $400 million
It should not come as too much of a surprise that Jack Nicholson is still swimming in a pile of cash, despite being retired since 2010. The star of movies such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Shining and Batman is in his 80s now and has earned the right to enjoy the rest of his life, work-free. These days, The Departed star loves nothing more than going to basketball games with his son and simply relaxing.
Next: This child actor traded Hollywood for Harvard…
Jonathan Taylor Thomas – $16 million
Through his work on the hit series Home Improvement, as well as his voice role as Simba in Disney’s The Lion King, Jonathan Taylor Thomas built up a pretty impressive net worth during his formative years. However, he decided to trade in his acting life for education, going on to study at both Harvard and Columbia. Despite being officially retired, Thomas has had some minor acting roles since then and is looking into a potential career as a director.
Next: Rumor has it that no one wanted to work with this actor anymore…
David Caruso – $35 million
There was a time when David Caruso was one of the most recognizable faces on TV, for his roles on NYPD Blue and CSI: Miami. Fans wondered why he just decided to retire back in 2012. However, there are rumors that maybe he was kicked out of the acting world. NYPD Blue creator Steven Bochko claimed that the cast and crew didn’t really like Caruso. When he asked for $100,000 per episode and made other crazy demands, the crew had enough of him.
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Phoebe Cates – $5 million
There was a time when Phoebe Cates was the poster girl of the 80s. Famous for roles in movies such as Gremlins and Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Cates has kept her distance from acting ever since tying the knot with fellow actor Kevin Kline. Together they had two kids and for the last three decades, Cates has been happy dedicating most of her time to her family. However, there are rumors that the retired actress might return to acting.
Next: This TV actor retired after all the hate he got from fans…
Jack Gleeson – $8 million
Anyone who has watched HBO’s Game of Thrones knows how hateable Jack Gleeson’s character Joffrey Baratheon was. The young Irish actor ended up getting a lot of abuse from the public for his villainous role. After his departure from the show in 2014, Gleeson still couldn’t avoid all the hate from members of the public, so he decided to quit acting altogether. “I’ve been acting since age 8. I just stopped enjoying it as much as I used to,” he told Entertainment Weekly.
Next: He’s been retired for over a decade, but his net worth is still huge…
Sean Connery – $350 million
There was a time when Sean Connery was arguably one of the most recognizable faces in the world. The first actor to play James Bond on the big screen, Connery made an absolute fortune from his iconic role as 007 and his incredible performances paved the way for other actors like Daniel Craig to carry on the torch. In 2007, Connery announced his retirement from acting. When producers begged him to come back for a role in the fourth Indiana Jones film, Connery turned it down.
Next: She was the next big thing, but retired at 24…
Amanda Bynes – $4 million
With roles in movies such as Hairspray and Easy A, there was a time when many believed that Amanda Bynes was destined for greatness in Hollywood. However, at just 24 years of age, Bynes announced her retirement from acting, citing self-image and substance abuse as reasons for her decision. “I literally couldn’t stand my appearance in [certain movies] and I didn’t like my performance,” she said. “I was absolutely convinced I needed to stop acting after seeing it.” Bynes has since pursued a career in fashion.