by Guest Poster . January 13th, 2015
By Kate Wilson
Kate Wilson works at JetFeeds and writes about small business and marketing.
After all, our interests are what make up our character. They help us express our individuality physically, emotionally, and even spiritually. Hobbies help us unwind from the stresses of the day. They connect us to people we would never meet otherwise. Sometimes we forget that our heroes and celebrities have other interests aside from their career, too.
Here’s a list of 15 familiar stars and their hobbies.
Aside from knowing the ins and outs of rap music, Jay-Z can be found hard at work in the business world. He’s the cofounder of Rocawear clothing, shares ownership of the Brooklyn Nets NBA team and of the 40/40 club.
He also donates his money to several good causes – In 2006, he raised over $250,000 for PlayPumps International by holding a concert in New York City.
That’s right, you probably remember his breakout hit “Switch” back in 2004. In fact, he’s released 4 solo albums since 1997. Before that, he collaborated with DJ Jazzy Jeff.
According to Natives, Diaz says, “I love speed and adrenaline. Snowboarding is an amazing escape for me – riding from the top of the hill to the bottom without ever touching the ground is so exciting.” She’s broken several bones snowboarding though, including her nose and wrist.
Most people would assume basketball is Kobe’s favorite sport. Wrong! He picked soccer over everything else. He grew up in Italy, and from age 6 to 14, he played soccer almost every day. He frequently attends matches and isn’t opposed to showing off his skills, either.
It’s reported that his collection is worth about $15 million – and he likes to keep it secret. It’s estimated that he has 46 cars, but we might never know how many! He even rented a hangar at the Santa Monica Airport during the 1990’s to store some of the Porsches.
The Wimbledon champion is leading a new wave of stamp collectors. She said to the London Evening Standard, “I always try to collect stamps from every place I go. I am hoping one day that I will be able to hand my collection over to my kids.”
She has her own yacht, called “Triumphant Lady.” It’s 152 feet long and it can house 14 people comfortably in 5 cabins.
He’s so into politics that in 1994, he created a five-month political campaign for the election to be Governor of New York. Among his goals, he aimed to reinstate the death penalty, improve traffic flow by rearranging tolls, and make road work at night instead of daytime.
The No Doubt singer started her own clothing line in her kitchen, which grew to be a global business. The Line is called Love Angel Music Baby, or L.A.M.B. for short.
Her favorite composers are Chopin, Beethoven, and Mozart. She studied classical piano since she was 7. When she was 12, she enrolled in the Professional Performing Arts School majoring in choir.
As soon as a movie shooting stops, Sarah knits off-set. Her ‘Sex and the City’ co-star Kristin Davis taught her how to knit, and Sarah has apparently taught a lot of her friends.
Although he believes he was doomed to fail at football, Ramsay had a trial with Rangers, the club he loved as a child, in 1984. He seriously injured his knee, and he could no longer play. At least he’s recognized for his other passion, cooking.
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