Albert Einstein and 8 other famous people who could have been plumbers

“If I could do it all again, I’d be a plumber.”

This quote, according to Goodreads and many other quotation websites, comes from famed German physicist, philosopher and Nobel Prize winner Albert Einstein. Was he actually considering trading in all the fame, fortune and deep-thinking for some innovative work on pipes, plumbing and drainage systems? Could he have pushed the industry forward with the help of his brilliant mind?

Einstein got us thinking; if one of the most notably ingenious men of all time had aspirations to be a plumber… who else did? In this gallery, let’s take a look at eight other celebrities who aspired to be plumbers, considered the industry or worked with plumbers at some point.

Know of any other celebrities who worked in the plumbing industry at some point? Shoot us a line at [email protected].


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