Celebs have long been known for utilizing their many talents to cross over into various sectors of success. Many singers may try their hand acting, and vice versa. Athletes may end up starting fashion brands or actors testing out their luck with creating high-end fragrances. Several celebrities are starting successful businesses that are almost as, if not more, successful as their original professions. These celebrities have been able to generate millions, some even billions, of dollars of revenue, and make amazing strides in various industries outside of just the entertainment world. Check out these 8 amazing celebs with their own prospering businesses.
George Clooney has appeared in several blockbuster films in his career and has established himself as a veteran actor in Hollywood. In 2013, Clooney decided to take up an interesting venture: owning a brand of tequila. He started his company Casamigos with Cindy Crawford’s husband Rande Gerber and a property manager Mike Meldman. It was one of the fastest-growing premium brands of tequila and was bought by Diageo, owner of Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker, for a whopping $1 billion.
Jessica Alba made the cross over to entrepreneurship back in 2012. She founded Honest Company, an all-natural product line that makes natural baby products. Her business has been successful, with products available across the US and Canada, and is valued at $756 million as of 2017.
There may not be a better example of an entertainment personality turned business mogul than the legendary Oprah Winfrey. With an already successful 25-year career as a talk show host, Oprah Winfrey decided she wanted her own chunk of the network game and started the OWN network in 2011. Her 25.5% stake in the company is worth over $65 million.