A lot of A-list celebrities started looking into side businesses and most of them are doing quite well. Their fame helps their companies grow fast, even explode, but a good company needs more than fame alone. Here is a list of surprising side businesses celebrities went into.
In partnership with her nutritionist, Beyonce wants to promote healthy eating so they started 22 Days Nutrition. They provide healthy vegan meals delivered anywhere.
Rapper-singer Drake got into the distillery business and created Virginia Black Whiskey.
Drew Barrymore always wanted to affordable beauty products. The easy solution? Start her own makeup line! Called Flower Beauty, she promotes the brand herself.
Ellen Degeneres launched her own home furnishing and clothing brand called ED. She is heavily involved in the design of the products they launch.
George Clooney and good friend Rande Gerber (Cindy Crawford’s husband) are the proud owners of Casamigos Tequila, a tequila line they started together. Interestingly enough, “Casamigos” literally translates to “House of Friends.” George Clooney is somewhat of a homo universalis anyway, as besides acting, he is making a name for himself as a well respected director. He currently is estimated to have more than $180 million in the bank according to Muzul’s Net Worth Index
Jessica Alba is one of the founders of The Honest Company which aims to provide safe and organic products for the public. This company has already grown and hit the USD 1 billion mark.
Jessica Biel is the proud owner of Au Fudge, an LA restaurant that provides healthy food and is kid-friendly.
Sweets are a no-no for models but Karlie Kloss is an exception. A mean and avid baker, she supplies Karlie’s Kookies to Momofuku Milk Bar. These cookies are not all that sinful; they are gluten-free and dairy free. What’s more, part of the profits goes to FEED.
Lenny Kravitz’s artistry is not just limited to music and acting. It also spans in creative design. He founded Kravitz Design Inc and signed a partnership agreement with CB2 to expand the reach of his market. Aside from interior design, he sells home furnishings.
Paul Newman used his popularity to good use. He started a line of food products and the profit all goes to charity. Unfortunately Newman has passed away recently, but your folks might still know him old classics like Cool Hand Luke. Here is his bio.
It was love at first sip in the case of Ryan Reynolds. After one sip, he was hooked and is now one of the owners of Aviation gin.
Who would have thought pingpong is such a popular game and sport? Actress Susan Sarandon opened a chain of pingpong clubs called SPiN in different US cities and Canada.