Originally Posted by Beingist
Business people to me are those people who specialize and take a special interest in business transactions. Arts, entertainment, sports people are not business people.
It's naive to think that arts, entertainment and sports people cannot also be business people.
If David Beckham was just a sports person and not a business person, he would stick to this:
... and not this:
There are numerous arts, entertainment and sports people who take their ability and fame in arts / entertainment / sports and spin it off, like a clever business person would, into a variety of other money-making avenues.
Sports stars become models; pop stars sell T-shirts; actors get ghostwriters to write their biographies; writers sell their book rights to movie directors; sports people make money endorsing perfumes, running shoes etc etc.
Magic Johnson selling chocolates
Madonna's ad for Louis Vuitton. Where's the music and dance, please?
JK Rowling's other source of income.
Brad Pitt selling watches.
Jessica Simpson now sells shoes and handbags - her own business.