23 Celebs Looking to Make It Big in Tech

Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian have tech interests
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2012 10:51 AM CDT
Updated Mar 17, 2012 8:48 AM CDT
Leonardo DiCaprio arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

(Newser) – Celebrities are increasingly getting their fingers in tech companies, including such well-known ones as Facebook and Foursquare. Huffington Post rounds up 23 Hollywood VIPs who dabble in tech on the side:

  • Leonardo DiCaprio: He invested $4 million in Mobli, a real-time visual media platform, last October.
  • Selena Gomez: The singer/actress contributed $750,000 to mobile app Postcard on the Run last November.
  • Justin Bieber: Gomez's boyfriend is also trying to do good with his investment: He contributed money to mobile app PhoneGuard, and also warned about the dangers of texting while driving for the company.

  • Kim Kardashian: She co-founded shoe-sharing site Shoedazzle in 2009, and it's gotten $60 million in funding since then.
  • Ellen DeGeneres: The talk show host backs Sojo Studios, a social gaming company whose Facebook game allows users to contribute to good causes while playing.
  • will.i.am: The Black Eyed Peas singer is Intel's director of creative innovation, focusing on "new technologies, music, and tech advocacy."
Click for the complete list, which includes a look at what MC Hammer is doing these days. (Read more Leonardo DiCaprio stories.)

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