Yes, we see them jump from buildings and dive into the deep blue sea with sharks on the silver screen! But have you given a thought of what your favorite Hollywood stars do in their real life when they are not busy shooting for their upcoming films? Despite their tight schedules and workout schedules, most of our loved celebrities invest their money into ideas or side-businesses that can help them earn a regular income. But these investments are not always fruitful! There also are many celebrities who failed to make the right decisions and ended up being bankrupt or losing millions. On the contrary, there are also many celebrities who decided to think out-of-the-box and invest their money smartly on newfound ideas and business strategies that actually helped them make it big in the business world.
Here are some of our most loved Hollywood celebrities who made their side-businesses grow big and are today, worth millions. They are not just beautiful but also smart!!
George Clooney – Casamigos Tequila
Known as one of Hollywood’s best pranksters, George Clooney is loved dearly by his fans and friends a lot. The actor founded Casamigos, a tequila brand that was meant only for his friends, but the product became super successful and was bought by Diageo at a whopping amount of $1 Billion.
In an interview with CNBC, Clooney said, “If you guys had asked us four years ago if we had a billion-dollar company, I don’t think we would have sais yes”.
Jessica Alba – The Honest Co.
The ever so beautiful Jessica Alba, is one such celebrity who made it big in the commercial market with her company The Honest Co. The company focuses on making eco-friendly household products as well as baby products that are allergy free and soft to the sensitive baby’s skin.
The company made a sale worth $250 million in the year 2016 and almost about to touch $ 1 billion in the year 2017.
Ashton Kutcher – A-Grade Investments (Skype, Foursquare and AirBnb)
For each one of us, Ashton Kutcher is still the same loving and funny guy from the 70s show. But, what most of us don’t know is that the actor has a fascination for technology and he has made several investments in different ventures, all related to the tech industry.
Ashton, along with Guy Oseary made a deal with Ron Burkle and created the A-Grade Investments. The team converted $30 million into a huge $250 million by investing money in some of the best projects. Skype and Foursquare, Airbnb are just some of the examples that have benefited from the A-Grade investments.
Robert De Niro – Greenwich Hotel and Restaurants
The legendary actor is a bit of a culinary expert apart from being the co-founder of the Tribeca Productions (1989) and the Tribeca Film Festival (2002). The actor has spread his legacy into hotels and restaurants.
The actor loved chef Nobu Matshuisa’s meals and saw it as a potential restaurant chain. This is how he opened his first Japanese restaurant, and later went on to open many more franchises across the globe. He is the owner of the Greenwich Hotel (Tribeca). No doubt, the actor has a net worth of $500 million.
Kevin Costner – Ocean Therapy Solutions
Kevin Costner is a brilliant actor, and also a kind-hearted human being! He is also brilliant with his ideas.. The actor established his own company, Ocean Therapy Solutions which specializes in separating oil from the ocean water.
The actor purchased the company at $24 million in 1995 and has since then developed the technology further to clean the oceans and help our planet survive the increasing pollution. The company was part of the ocean cleaning team during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster that endangered the Gulf of Mexico. This was one of the biggest highlights of Costner’s company.
Kate Hudson – Fabletics
The Academy Award nominee has always been appreciated by her fans for her talent. The actress however established her side-business named Fabletics, a women’s exercise wear brand. The company flourished and is doing extremely well with over 35 million customers from different corners of the world.