Bring in the Bucks
Ziggy played guitar, or so goes the famous David Bowie song. Now he's making loans and quoting CD rates. At least in name. David Bowie, an online pioneer, has quietly launched his own bank, BowieBanc.com. Want more of the Thin White Duke? Then get Bowie photo checks. You can get all the standard bank services -- just don't expect Bowie himself to approve your loan.
The bank is actually USABancShares.com, with a Bowie front end. Robert Goodale, whose company Ultrastar runs Bowie's online service, BowieNet, says a bank is one more way to create online community. It's part of the "complete private label Internet presence" many celebs seek.
Bowie previously dabbled in banking in 1997, when he sold bonds against his future earnings to raise $55 million.
Go to BowieBanc.com