Most U.S. presidents follow a pretty standard path to the highest office in the land. They rise in the ranks of a political career, from local service to state office and maybe a time in the Senate or the vice presidency. Military service is common, with some presidents boasting wartime achievements in place of local political experience – and, of course, many presidents had early careers in law. But a few have taken less traditional paths – including our incoming president-elect, who turned a career in real estate and celebrity branding into reality-show stardom before running for president without ever holding political office. Here are nine presidents who worked colorful nonpolitical jobs in their early days.