10+ Celebrities Who Also Have Successful Side Businesses

Most celebrities aren't a one-trick pony.

Some have wisely used their main avenue of talent — singing, acting, modeling — to launch a side business.

Some are even quickly becoming empires (looking at you, Rihanna!).

Ready to learn about some brilliant minds? Here are 10+ celebrities who also have successful side businesses.

1. Ashton Kutcher

He may not be leaving any money to his kids, but Ashton sure has a lot of it.

In 2010, he founded A-Grade Investments, a venture capital firm. He has invested in Uber, Spotify, and Airbnb, among others.

2. Jessica Alba

After having her first child at 26, Jessica began investigating just how dangerous household cleaners really were.

"I wondered, What are phthalates and endocrine disruptors? And what are they going to do to my child over time?" she told Good Housekeeping.

After trying some green brands and not seeing good results, she decided to launch the Honest Company.

It's a good thing she did since the company is now worth $1 billion and they have more than 100 products and 400 employees.

They even launched Honest Beauty, a beauty line, in 2015.

4. Snoop Dogg

If you noticed that the rapper has done a lot of Ask Me Anything's on Reddit, it's because he's part-owner of the viral internet company.

He's not the only celeb to cash in; Jared Leto is also a part-owner.

5. Steve Carell

As if you needed further proof that the actor is one of the nicest guys in Hollywood, he purchased a general store in Marshfield, Massachusetts to ensure it stayed in good hands.

The town is special to Steve since it's near where he grew up.

It's also where he met his wife Nancy. The family still vacation nearby!

When you drop by, you just might see Steve.

Items you can buy include candy, arts and crafts, and, of course, The Office merchandise.

6. Karlie Kloss

The model has used her love of cookies for a good cause.

She launched Karlie's Kookies in collaboration with Momofuku Milk Bar. It's a vegan, gluten-free cookie that sells for $22 for six cookies.

Portions of the proceeds go towards the FEED project.

She may be a supermodel, but she isn't afraid to eat her cookies.

"Before a workout I love a cookie! I go for one of my cookies for some energy," she told People.

Meanwhile, the singer has been praised for bringing a refreshing take to beauty.

She uses mannequins with normal bodies, for instance, promotes racial diversity, and recently used plus-size models in her Fenty fashion show.

When she released Fenty Beauty, she made sure to have a large selection of foundation colors.

7. Rihanna

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If you're wondering why it's taking forever for RiRi to release an album, it's because she's busy building her Fenty empire!

She has turned her beauty, jewelry, and clothing line into a profit of over $3 billion.

He's even released a book of photography called *The Sun's Coming Up Like a Big Bald Head*.

“I always think an image put out, whether purposefully or not, should invoke conversation. I’m not really that interested in whether they are sold or liked. But I’d like to hope people look at them and try to feel something," he told Feature Shoot.

8. Drew Barrymore

Things are certainly blooming for the actress.

In 2013, she founded Flower Cosmetics, a cosmetic line that sells affordable makeup exclusively at Walmart. This has branched into an eyewear and home décor line.

10. Robert Downey Jr.

The actor mixed business with pleasure when he paired up with his wife to form their production company, Team Downey.

Their first feature film was The Judge.

“It was the least likely first Team Downey project, but there was something in the process that was so provocative," he told Vanity Fair.

9. Norman Reedus

Whenever he's not fighting zombies on The Walking Dead, Reedus works in his side business as a professional photographer.

If you wanted to see the actor's talented photographs for yourself, some are on his website, Big Bald Head.

11. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard

In addition to being #CoupleGoals, the married couple is #LandlordGoals! Yep, they are landlords in their spare time.

Together, they own Pringus Property LLC, a company that owns two residential buildings. They even helped their tenants during the coronavirus pandemic.

In March, TMZ shared the email that the company sent out to all of its tenants, waiving April's rent to help with any income loss.

This kind gesture was praised online by fans who wished that more landlords would follow suit.

"With the [home] line comes the love of home, and design, and lifestyle — those are natural branches to that tree," she told Business Insider.

The actress also has her own production company called Flower Films.

12. Ryan Reynolds

The actor owns his Aviation Gin company, which you've probably seen him promote online.

Back when Peloton's Christmas commercial failed miserably, he brilliantly took advantage of this by hiring the ad's actress to promote his alcohol.