5 Hollywood Celebrities Who Run Their Own Business Empire


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Many models, TV personalities, movie stars, talk show hosts, etc have branched out from the medium that made them famous and started their own successful companies.

Lets see 5 Hollywood personalities who run their own business empires.

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Simon Cowell

The X Factor creator used his production company, Syco Entertainment, to produce the smash competition series. Both Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment own 50 percent of the company, which later produced another successful franchise: America’s Got Talent.

Justin Timberlake

Tequila, jeans, basketball. The pop star has acquired his wealth not only from his music career, but largely from his business investments, including his fashion line William Rast. Timberlake also holds ownership stakes in two of his passions: the Memphis Grizzlies and his co-branded tequila, Sauza 901. “I believe in it because I made it,” Timberlake told the Wall Street Journal in May 2014.

Will Smith

The Fresh Prince founded his production company, Overbrook Entertainment, in 1997. “Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity,” the optimist told CBS News in a classic interview. “Why would you be realistic? What’s the point of bein’ realistic? I’m gonna do it. It’s done. It’s already done. The second I decide it’s done, it’s already done. It’s just now we just gotta wait for y’all to see.”

Kate Hudson

The Almost Famous actress cofounded the activewear line Fabletics in 2013. While it was initially launched as an online-only brand, they opened more than 25 retail storefronts by 2018. Hudson later stepped into the liquor space, launching King St. Vodka in 2019. In honor of Valentine’s Day 2021, the craft vodka released a special “Love Fern” collaboration with Urban Stems, paying homage to Hudson’s How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days character.

Rihanna

Forbes ranked the Grammy winner among the top ten highest-paid celebrities in 2012 and 2014. In 2020, the publication placed her on their list of richest self-made women, clocking her net worth at an estimated $600 million. Rihanna launched her Fenty fashion line in May 2019, two years after founding Fenty Beauty. She followed up her two massively successful businesses with Savage X Fenty lingerie in 2018 and Fenty Skin, a skin care brand, in 2020.

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