After retiring from professional football on the short list of its all-time greats, Emmitt Smith went into real estate. He joined forces with Roger Staubach, also a former Dallas Cowboys star, in 2005. The pair launched Smith/Cypress Partners, which works to spruce up properties in underutilized urban areas and install national chains as anchor tenants.
In 2013, he co-founded E Smith Realty Partners, a commercial real estate services firm, with Sharon Morrison. He left it in June to form a new venture, EJ Smith Enterprises. Details are slim, but it appears Smith will focus more heavily on construction and development in the newest role. Smith's net worth is hard to pin down, particularly because of his varied business interests; reports on his net worth vary from $18M to $50M. — Scott Klocksin