Eleven Successful Entrepreneur Celebrities
Sure, there’ve been plenty of celebrity businesses and start-ups over the years – and many don’t get too far once the buzz dies down. Britney Spears opened up the Manhattan eatery NYLA in June 2002. The restaurant received terrible reviews – along with a few lawsuits – and eventually closed, with a $350,000 debt.
But there still are a couple of celebrity businesses from which entrepreneurs could learn a lesson. There are even a couple celebrities who are probably getting to be more well-known as entrepreneurs than as entertainers. The eleven we picked have all been highly involved in their businesses by creating unique ideas and designs (Gwen Stefani) or as USA Today reports, buying out their lawyer’s minority stake in their own company in order to attain full business control (the Olsen twins).
The 11 successful entrepreneur celebrities with their business are mentioned below:
- Ashton Kutcher – Katalyst Media (media production company)
- Gwen Stefani – L.A.M.B. and Harajuku Lovers (clothing label)
- Will Ferrell – Funny or Die (website)
- Sammy Hagar – Cabo Wabo Company (bars, restaurants, resorts and a thriving liquor company)
- Olsen twins (Ashley and Mary-Kate) – Dualstar (film and video game production company, clothing line)
- Paul Newman – Newman’s Own (food company)
- Robert DeNiro – investation in Manhattan, co-founded the Tribeca Film Festival, writes the Daily Mail, and co-founded the Japanese restaurant Nobu
- Iman – Iman Cosmetic and Global Chic Collection
- Dexter Holland – Gringo Bandito hot sauce
- Kate Moss – Topshop (clothing line)
- Andrew Shue – CafeMom (an ad-supported social networking website for mothers)
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