Tom Westman, Season 10 (Palau
): The New York City firefighter was one of the most dominant men to play the game. Shortly after his victory, Tom took retirement from the Fire Department to take up motivational speaking. Following that, he was reported to be selling life and disability insurance, which seems like a step down from firefighting but (in a sad commentary on our times) probably pays a heck of a lot better. He returned for "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains
" in 2010 but was rightly perceived to be a threat and voted out fifth. He continues to live on Long Island with his wife and three kids and uses his "Survivor" fame for the benefit of worthy causes such as firefighter organizations.