11 Black Celebrity Side Gigs

October 13, 2010  |  

Celebrities are no longer one dimensional. Artists may be as talented in front of the camera as they are behind the mic, but more than a few are venturing out beyond the borders of professions that made them famous. More and more artists have “side gigs” unrelated to the world of music, sports, or cinema. Here’s a list of just a few of the celebs who’ve made business sense.

Laila Ali

Adding to her father’s legacy, Laila Ali made a name for herself in the boxing ring.  The woman known to the world as a champion athlete added businesswoman to her collection of titles. Ali recently signed a deal with International Beauty Brands and will be championing her own line.  She is launching  a line of skin care products, hair care products and two fragrances Laila by Laila Ali and KO a men’s fragrance.

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