After retiring from NASA, Buzz Aldrin, second man on the moon, fell into a deep depression and ended up working as a used car salesman.
The average NFL career lasts about three years; nearly 80 percent of players are bankrupt within three years of retirement.
78% of former NFL players are broke or under financial stress 2 years after retirement. 60% of former NBA players are broke 5 years after retirement.
On average, happiness drops from around the age of 21 and doesn’t pick back up until the age of retirement.
60 % of former NBA players and 78% of NFL athletes go bankrupt within a few years of retirement.