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Shaq, Kobe and other pro athletes who became entrepreneurs

GOBankingRates Logo By Andrew Lisa of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 31: Talent, dedication, hard work and a little bit of luck are required to make it in both business and professional sports — and more than a few ambitious players have tried their hands at both. From boxers and hockey players to skateboarders and footballers, plenty of pros have moved beyond common athlete endorsements and launched second careers in business after their playing days concluded. Click through to see which stars pursued big bucks in business.

Talent, dedication, hard work and a little bit of luck are required to make it in both business and professional sports — and more than a few ambitious players have tried their hands at both.

From boxers and hockey players to skateboarders and footballers, plenty of pros have moved beyond common athlete endorsements and launched second careers in business after their playing days concluded. Click through to see which stars pursued big bucks in business.

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