It seems like about everyone, no matter how hard you try, has a side project or hustle to eventually bring in extra cash.
Known as the’ Side Hustle Generation’ due to the massive growth of post-recession side-hustling professionals, individuals earn real money outside their daily careers.
While this is thought to be just the reality of everyday people looking to raise their money, actors, as well as the rich and famous alike, often receive their fair share of extra coins from their own offshoot projects.
Let these stars be your mentor if you’re new to the side hustle market. You would swear from clothing chains, alcohol firms, and haircare labels that these actors, artists, and celebrities had more than 24 hours a day.
These 5 celebrities earn big, while like the rest of us they are side-hustling.
It’s hard to believe that only two years have passed since Cardi B’s debut single’ Bodak Yellow ‘ topped the charts of the Billboard. The singer and actress has since continued to expand their career scope and recently taped into the fashion design world. Cardi partnered with fashion retailer in 2018, releasing Fashion Nova with the company her first exclusive collection. She was asked to release a second album by 2019, shattering a sales record of $1 million within day one.
While online Drake might be called the “Champagne Papi,” when it comes to his business ventures, he’s more of a bourbon guy. The 33-year-old, musician, artist and Grammy nominee is also theproud co-ownerof his own brand of bourbon, Virginia Black, which was released in 2016 officially. Drake meets fellow entertainers such as Jay-Z (D’usse), Sean “Diddy” Combs (Cîroc) and 50 Cent (Le Chemin du Roi) who also own or co-own alcohol companies in the world of celebrity-owned drinks.
Known for its grace, spirituality and iconic sounds, Erykah Badu is one of our generation’s most outstanding singers. Badu has been a licensed doula for more than 15 years, helping deliver babies and helping new mothers across the world. She has been counting Slick Woods model among her customers in recent years. Back in 2001, having shared her enthusiasm for conception with the International Doula Institute, Badu insists that all her interests derive from “a place of love” and feels that her job as a doula is “like being the welcoming committee” to a completely new life.
Gabrielle Union has become a staple in television and films around the world and is now taking her name and likeness to the Napa Valley vineyards. Recent NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade has collaborated with JaM Cellars ‘ John Truchard and celebrity-wine matchmaker R.C. as of 2014, Union along with son. Mills, Vanilla Puddin ‘ Chardonnay, to launch their wine brand. Disgusted with quality wine prices, Union shared that she wanted to create a delicious, affordable wine that could be enjoyed by everyone.
Rocker Lenny Kravitz is a recognized star with a career spanning more than a couple of decades. Yet make no mistake, music is not limited to his tastes. Kravitz, known for his eccentric bohemian style, looks pretty much at interior design. In reality, Kravitz founded Kravitz Design in 2003, specializing in commercial and residential design, marketing and product development. His company has just completed the first building in New York City in November 2019.