Mixing celebrity with business might just be the perfect combination for ultimate success and staying power. To go beyond fame and invest hard-earned money into business endeavors with ceaseless passion and interest is the next big step in the ladder of success for celebrities.
Corresponding to building their own empire is also the strategic use of logos bearing their names or representing best their products.
Here are some of the top celebrities who have become CEO not only in their own companies but also in running their lives:
10. The Honest Company
Jessica Alba may be Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman in Fantastic Four but she’s no invisible in advocating for a greener safer planet for the children. She created The Honest Company together with founder, Christopher Gavigan in 2012. The company provides non-toxic, pure organic baby products.
Gwen Stefani is the it girl in music and fashion, a mom and entrepreneur. Combining all these was the birth of LAMB, a luxurious collection of handbags, fragrance, clothing and shoes.
Mark Wahlberg’s empire is getting broader as his clan hits reality tv January 22, 2014 for A&E’s Wahlburgers. Wahlburgers is a family owned burger restaurant by the Wahlbergs.
7. Enyce, Sean John, Ciroc vodka, Blue Flame and Bad Boy
P Diddy’s empire is growing by the minute from clothing line Enyce and Sean John, to Ciroc vodka, to Blue Flame and Bad Boy firms. His next venture will be a cable channel Revolt.
6. Ryan Seacrest productions
Yes, he’s the guy from the American Idol, the one who hosts the show. You can also find him in E=news alongside Juliana Rancic. Hosting had opened wide, wide doors for Ryan, now he has his own production company: Ryan Seacrest Productions which has produced tv series like Keeping up with the Kardashians and Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.
5. Tony Hawk
From being a professional extremist skateboarder to a business mogul, Ton Hawk has almost win all awards in the skateboarding arena but that didn’t stop him from venturing into business associated with skateboarding. Now his company, Birdhouse Skateboards, which retails fashion and sports products is worth $120 million.
4. Papa Johns
Papa John’s pizza became a household name once Peyton Manning, a 4 time MVP quarterback purchased not 1 but 21 Papa John’s pizza shops in Denver.
3. William Rast
Justin Timberlake is multi-Grammy winner who owns a clothing line named William Rast, a tequila named 901, 3 California restaurants, golf course, and is a primary shareholder of the New Myspace.
2. Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson days as a pop star have long been over. Now the singer is multi-million dollar mogul thanks to her company The Jessica Simpson Collection. Back in 2004 her company hit a staggering $1 billion sales.
1. Oprah Winfrey Network
Oprah Winfrey is one of the top entrepreneur in the world. Her media empire and tv network combined net worth is 2.3 billion dollars, making her one of the richest woman in the universe.
We can’t help but admire these celebrities not only for their presence in showbiz but also for their efforts to be more than just a celebrity.
At the rate they are going seems like there’s no stopping them on staying on top.