Apr 28, 2016 05:16 AM EDT

From Diamond Mines To Stripper Poles, Here Are Some More Unknown Celebrity Side-Businesses That Might Surprise You

Usually, a lot of celebrities license their names for certain products and services. There may be loads of reasons why they do that, but most people assume that it all boils down to more money - that or they could just be trying to expand their skills or simply just love all the things that come with being an entrepreneur. Jessica Simpson, for example, has earned herself billions of dollars for her various fashion lines, and the Kardashians are known to slapping their faces on anything from make up to clothing. Although, there are other celebrities who have more unique type of ventures other than what we usually see. Here are some of them, as compiled by the Business Insider.

1. Carmen Electra and Kendra Wilkinson both sell stripper poles.

Both PlayBoy veterans themselves, Electra and Wilkinson have ventured into a business where their previous career was immensely familiar with; stripper poles. Apart from that, Electra has also released a DVD collection for naughty aerobics called "Striptease".

2. Elizabeth Hurley has a line of organic snacks and beachwear.

After her stint in modelling and acting in movies like "Austin Powers", Hurley decided for a change of scenery and moved to a 400-acre organic farm in Gloucestershire, England. Harrod's, an upscale department store in United Kingdom, is Hurley's partner in launching her new line of organic snacks and food that are produced on her farm.

3. Venus Williams has an interior design company.

V Starr, which started in 2002, is a commercial and residential interior design company by the Tennis champ Venus Williams. It has offered decorating services for everyone - from NFL players and athletic facilities to production studios.

4. Kevin Costner's company has helped clean up the BP oil spill and also owns a casino.

The actor/director began developing oil separation machines from a patent he purchased from the government in 1995. Showing his love for the environment, Costner purchased the company Ocean Therapy Solutions for $24 million, which specializes in centrifugal oil-water separations.

5.  Akon only wears diamonds that come from his own mine.

Whenever he is asked about how he has acquired the land, he would only answer, "It's real complicated. You can just know that I own it."

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