1. Manny Pacquiao’s sparring partner
Meet Rashad Holloway, the former sparring partner of the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. Holloway himself is no slouch, with a record of 12-2-2.
2. Navy SEAL Trainer
These guys don’t become some of the most badass special forces units on the planet by accident — to train the best, you have to be the best of the best.
3. President Of The U.S.
In charge of the world’s largest economy? Check. Head of the world’s most powerful military? Check. One of three branches of the federal government? Check. Lifetime Secret Service protection? Yup. Access to all of the government secrets, including who killed J.F.K. and what’s up with Area 51? Yes indeed. You are badass, sir.
4. Stuntman for Michael Bay movies
If you’re going to be a stuntman, it should definitely be for the guy who likes the biggest explosions. Michael Bay’s stunt work is epic — can you handle it?
5. Game tester for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare
Sure, being a game tester means sitting around all day playing video games. But when that game is the most realistic combat simulator the world has ever known (aka the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series), it takes on a bit of edge. To be a tester for these games, you’ve got to be the cream of the crop of first-person shooters. Not the Navy SEALs, exactly, but not half bad.
6. Novak Djokovic’s hitting partner
Meet Jack Sock, possible future tennis star, recent high school graduate, winner of last year’s junior U.S. Open and hitting partner for #1 ranked tennis champ Novak Djokovic. Expect to see a lot more from this kid in the future.
7. Commandant of the Swiss Guard
Since the late 15th century, the courts of Europe have relied on the vigilance of these specialized Swiss troops for security and bodyguard duties, most famously at the Vatican, where the Papal Swiss Guard (the only remaining regiment) ensures the safety of the Vatican City and the Pope. The Commandant serves by the appointment of the Pope — since 2008, this position has been held by Daniel Anrig.
8. Police dog trainer
Training smart, deadly animals to be smarter and more deadly? Sounds dangerous. K-9 trainers not only have to teach the dogs how to attack and defend, they have to be attacked themselves. Must love animals.
9. Experimental jet test pilot
Kind of the original badass job — it was good enough for Green Lantern’s Hal Jordan! — it still has a good ring to it. Not only are you a jet pilot, already plenty cool, but you’re willing to risk your life flying experimental craft and pushing them to the limit.
10. Fight choreographer for Christopher Nolan
Buster Reeves is a former stuntman and boxer who’s choreographing what we can only imagine will be some of the biggest brawls in comic book movie history between Batman and Bane for the upcoming Dark Knight Rises movie, where he’ll also be the stunt double for Tom Hardy/Bane. He’s done stunt work on everything from Game of Thrones to Mission Impossible III. Badass.