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As a child, they dreamed of someday becoming famous, making a successful career as actors and musicians. But when fame and respect were achieved, these people were able to realize their business potential. These celebrities spent their incredible energy on the creation of manufacturing and trading companies, fortunately, they did not have to find investors - the earned fees allowed them to do this. And now many of them can boast of a profitable business that brings pleasure. In this article, we will tell you about these stars, as well as how they manage to combine creative and entrepreneurial activities.
"Legally blonde" in real life also turned out to be a rather stupid lady. Already at the age of 24, she founded the production company Type A Films. The activities of the company were quite successful - it was she who was engaged in the production and filming of such notable films as "Four Christmases" and "Penelope". In 2012, it merged with Bruna Papandreya's company, and the firm changed its name to Pacific Standard.
It was under this brand that the Oscar nominees for the drama Wild and the detective thriller Gone Girl were released. The company also produced the TV series Big Little Lies. By 2016, Reese Witherspoon was fully in control of the business, incorporating the brand into Hello Sunshine, a multimedia company. This allowed the business to reach a larger market and get on Time's list.
The girl actively participates in various charity events, so it is not surprising that the offer to invest in the business of producing and distributing environmentally friendly goods aroused her delight. Jessica became the co-founder of The Honest Company, according to some sources she owns 15 to 20% of the brand's shares. In 2012, the celebrity opened a plant for the production of environmentally friendly diapers, then began to produce baby cosmetics and household chemicals.
Sociability and business acumen allowed the star to actively seek investors, as well as promote products in large retail chains. Now products of this brand can be bought not only in the online store, but also in the supermarkets Nordstrom, Buy Buy Baby, Costco, Target and Whole Foods. According to the results of the IPO for 2021, Jessica Alba's company was estimated by experts at $ 1.45 billion.
The actress does not get bored with ideas for improving her business. The Oscar winner admitted in an interview with the Vanity Fair tabloid that it is the problems of her establishments that help develop her design and marketing talents. Recall that the celebrity became the owner of two restaurants in Texas. After a while, one of them closed, but the second expanded, uniting a bakery and a flower shop under its roof. Her family is also involved in the business project. For example, the sister of the celebrity Gezina was engaged in the preparation of the menu.
If you don't know where to put your family photo album, then act like actor Till Schweiger. In 2016, the celebrity acquired a large premises in Hamburg, where he equipped a restaurant with 200 tables. For the interior of the establishment, Thiel chose a brutal rural style: wooden tables, cozy textiles, candles with the scent of forest herbs and, of course, many portraits of the Schweiger family.Also, the German star acquired a hotel, which was named Barefoot in honor of the film in which Thiel starred - "Barefoot on the pavement." It can be found on the picturesque coast of the Baltic Sea in the German community of Timmendorfer Strand. This is a small hotel with only 57 rooms, and the prices here do not bite too much by European standards - the cost ranges from 90 to 300 euros per day.
Not surprisingly, the British actress loves everything expensive, sophisticated and full of antiquity. The Royals star has invested in a hotel in the historic houses of Chelsea, London. No.11 Cadogan Garden Hotel evokes memories of the reign of Queen Victoria - heavy velvet curtains, portraits and mirrors in gilded frames, narrow staircases and secret rooms. The five-star hotel offers guests everything the most, from the finest bed linen to fine wines. But the business ideas of the star are not limited to this. The owner of the ideal figure breathes unevenly for swimwear and beachwear. She heads the Elizabeth Hurley Beach brand and designs swimwear and pareos.
The example of the famous actor once again proves that a talented person is talented in everything. The actor pays great attention to the startup market and supports them with his investments. So, his business instinct did not fail when he helped such projects as Uber, Slack and Snapchat get on their feet. During his visit to Russia, the actor visited St. Petersburg and met with representatives of the social network VKontakte. He prefers to do without helpers and independently respond to comments from fans on Instagram. However, the star is interested in everything that one way or another concerns his person.
He collaborates with Gucci Fashion House Creative Director Alessandro Michele. Designed by Jared Leto, costumes have consistently received accolades from the renowned couturier. In addition, the actor is the owner of the Adventures in Wonderland company, which specializes in organizing performances and concerts. The star also told reporters that he is also interested in developing a mobile application that will become a stylist assistant for users.
Once the famous musician admitted that he could not compose and sing his masterpieces on an empty stomach. Of course, he gives preference to organic food and delicious cooking. In 1996, at the insistence of his wife Trudy, the singer also acquired real estate in one of the most picturesque places in Europe - Italian Tuscany. He became the owner of a villa from the 16th century, and another 300 hectares of vineyards, olive groves and picturesque meadows. For the family, this became one of the favorite habitats - Trudy, who lived on a farm as a child, got the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and practice yoga, the singer's six children - the freedom of rural life, and the musician himself began to learn the rules of a real winemaker.
This business turned out to be successful: in 2007, for the first time "organic" wines made by Sting went on sale in stores in the US and UK, and professional sommeliers rated them as excellent. There is also a shop at the singer's villa where you can not only taste wines, but also buy locally produced products - olive oil, honey and salami sausages.
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