While the main job of these celebrities is acting, singing, or just making appearances, their millions of dollars make it possible for them to pursue their interest in athletics. For high prices, these celebs are part owners of famous sports teams, although some are more involved than others.
Crowe has always been interested in rugby, and once he had the means he bought into his favorite team: the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Unlike some of the other celebs on this list, Crowe is actively involved with his team. He often attends practices and offers coaching advice, and is spotted wearing Rabbitohs gear around town.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
While they were still married, these 2 Latino greats bought a small share of the Miami Dolphins football club. Is it so they can sing their rendition of the National Anthem anytime they want? We just hope J-Lo doesn't make the decisions of draft picks.
It seems Jessica Simpson drove Nick to baseball. At first he tried to buy into the Cincinnati Reds, but when that didn't work out, Nick bought 1/3 of the Tacoma Rainiers. Tacoma is the Triple-A farm team of the Seattle Mariners.
It is probably because of this great rapper that the Nets are now in Brooklyn. The Nets are a strong team. It's because they have Jay Z rapping them into winning seasons. Will their new name be the Jay Z Nets?
Bill, who has acted in some great movies, is now a psychologist. Yep, he is part owner of the minor league baseball team, the Saint Paul Saints, and he is team psychologist. I can hear Bill now, "Son, you just aren't striking the ball well; lay down on that couch and tell me about it."
Conspiracy theorists would claim that the Black Eyed Peas singer was just trying to get close to Marc Anthony by buying into the Miami Dolphins. Fergie also bought a small portion of ownership of the Dolphins football team who hasn't really done much in years. Maybe since the team hasn't done well, the coaches can learn to sing for their meals.
The great singer and performer, Sir Elton John has always loved soccer. In 1976, Elton bought the English Futball club, Watford FC. He did sell his share in 2006, but Sir Elton is still the President. The Pozzo family now owns full shares in Watford.
Everyone in America knows that Will Smith was born and raised in Philadelphia, so when it came to buying into a sports team, there was no question as to where the team would be based. Although Will and Jada only own a small portion of the Philadelphia 76ers, they love basketball and attend many games. Do you think he may consider moving them to Beverly Hills?
In 1997, David bought into the Rahal racing team. Bobby Rahal once won the Indy 500, and Letterman assumed he was moving up in the IRL racing league. After joining, Rahal gracious changed the team name to the Rahal Letterman Racing team. They have done well, but they have lacked sponsors. C'mon, help Dave out and sponsor his racing team.
Jon Bon Jovi
We know Bon Jovi has rock, but he wanted some soul. Is that why when the arena football league really started moving, he helped with financially starting The Philadelphia Soul? Yes, Jon bought his Soul instead of selling it.
Usher is not just a great entertainer, he is also a superb businessman. He joined an investment group that bought the Cleveland Cavaliers, which made Usher part owner. Usher's job is to make the game time entertainment the best.