Celebs who Made a Killing with Their Small Businesses
All celebrities know how to capitalize on their fame, but operating an actual business venture is rather complicated. But celebrities who have created and run small businesses while maintaining their entertainment careers, are rare. These business owners have every entrepreneurial trait in following their passions, staying true to their roots, and keeping track of small details.
The Oscar-winning actress is the owner of 2 businesses that are situated right across each other at her beloved town of Austin in Texas, a posh eatery called Bess Bistro and a florist/bakery/deli named Walton’s Fancy and Staple. Bullock was always involved in most details, from décor to dishes and her family recipes inspire the menu at both shops.
The seven-time Grammy Award-winner has numerous business ventures, including the Brooklyn Machine Works bicycles inspired by his deep love for BMX bikes. Using Pharrell’s design for unique bicycles, Brooklyn Bike Works fashioned the frame and a waterproof buffalo leather skin cover.
The country music star is most energetic at business. She started a wide-ranging boutique in 2012 called The Pink Pistol, at Tishomingo, Oklahoma. The store boosted the entire town’s economy and inspired a second Pink Pistol in her hometown at Lindale, TX. A recent venture is a bed-and-breakfast called The Ladysmith in Tishomingo.
The popular comedian in 2009 purchased and restored the Marshfield Hills General Store of 1853 vintage, preserving a local landmark in Massachusetts. He stocks it with both old-fashioned fare and modern needs, like penny candy. His sister-in-law handles the day-to-day operations, but Carrell is often spotted there as a handyman.
The former lead singer of the band Van Halen has a long history as entrepreneur and began real estate investment after earning with his first band. He started his own travel agency when he began touring. In the 1980s, his love of bikes saw him buying a Corte Madera bike store in California. In 1990, he started Cabo Wabo Cantina with several branches and a tequila brand with the same name.
The Lone Ranger and Social Network star owns a trendy bakery along with his Elizabeth Chambers, his wife, in her hometown, San Antonio. Since 2012, Bird Bakery is very popular with many recipes from his wife’s grandmother’s kitchen. They’re often follow the theme of the movie/show that Armie is currently in, selling cookies shaped as a Texas Ranger badge prior to The Lone Ranger premier. They’ve expanded and opened another bakery in Denver.
Like many entrepreneurs, the Clerks director love for comic books developed a successful small business. With knowledge of comic books and a large fan base, he purchased Comicology, a little comic book store in 1996 and renamed it Jay And Silent Bob’s Secret Stashwhich soon moved to Red Bank, New Jersey. Smith later developed a reality show Comic Book Kings at the shop, now in its fourth season on AMC.
This actor envisioned a one-stop shop for motorhomes to be used as dressing rooms on set, in Hollywood and went about setting up shop. Waggoner was with the hit show Wonder Woman from 1975-1979 and purchased a motorhome to lease to the show’s producers. This led to Star Waggons, with 700 custom luxury trailers, from cast trailers to wardrobes, leased to the entertainment industry. Waggoner, now 79, has retired but the business is run by his sons.
More in Investments & Savings
Kim Kardashian Fans Reveal the One Inspiring Quality that Made Them Admire Her Despite Her Past
Kim Kardashian has earned her fair share of haters and critics over the years. Fortunately, they’re balanced out by the many...July 2, 2021
Exclusive: Everything That Scarlet Johansson Splurges On
Scarlett Johansson is one of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry. She calls the shots on screen and off-screen with...July 1, 2021
All Those Paris Hilton Scandals Make Her Family Reconsider Her Inheritence
The media personality’s antics, that Paris Hilton was up to ages ago to come into the limelight, have had a huge...June 30, 2021
Super-Rich People Spend Money In Ways That Us Plebs Cannot Comprehend – I
We know the Lannisters pay their debts and Uncle Scrooge enjoys diving into his ocean of money. But how do super-...June 29, 2021
How do Celebs Celebrate Their Birthdays? By Being VERY Extra, Apparently
Have you ever wondered what birthday party you would throw for your friends and family if you suddenly possessed a large...June 28, 2021
All You Need to Know about the Fall and Return of Iceland’s Sole Billionaire
To be among the wealthy places you in an invincible position. Reviewing the wealthiest celebrities today, will any of them ever...June 25, 2021
The Newest Crowdfunding Success is the New Segway Ninebot Scooter. And We Wish We had One, Too!
The KickScooter F Series was fully funded within 10 minutes of its campaign launch on Indiegogo and an outstanding success not...June 24, 2021
These Historical Tours Broke All Records and Made Millions
The lives of musicians today are vastly different from before, due to the proliferation of streaming platforms and social media access....June 23, 2021
Want a Celebrity Endorsor to Boost Your Brand’s Value? Here are Things You Need to Consider First
To get a new company off the ground, the idea of getting a celebrity endorsement for your product or service can...June 22, 2021