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Celebrities Who Run Successful Side Businesses

Celebrities are generally famous for a specific career choice, whether that's acting, singingĀ or just being themselves. But sometimes, they also veer into a totally different direction career-wise at the same time that they're working in the entertainment industry. Might as well diversify, right? When you have money to invest, the world tends to open up in some interesting ways. Here are some celebrities who managed to have super successful side businesses that differ from the job that made them famous.

You've probably heard of some of these companies and brands before, but did you know they were owned by celebrities? Celebrities like ...

1. Drew Barrymore

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Drew Barrymore has a makeup line called Flower Beauty. She's so committed to offering great products at affordable costs that she actually promotes the line herself instead of paying for advertising. 

2. Beyonce

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Beyonce actually runs a vegan food delivery business called 22 Days Nutrition. The singer has said that it is "a great program to get people motivated to make better nutritional choices."

3. Jessica Alba

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Jessica Alba runs the very successful Honest Company, which offers natural and safe products for the home and family. Think cleaning products, lotion, supplements, etc. 

4. Jessica Biel

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Jessica Biel opened a West Hollywood restaurant called Au Fudge. The restaurant is unique for being extremely kid-friendly with nannies and play areas for kids to hang out in while their parents eat. 

5. Karlie Kloss

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Model Karlie Kloss has a cookie line called Karlie's Kookies for Momofuku Milk Bar. The cookies are dairy-free and gluten-free, plus they raise money for the charity FEED. 

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7. Drake

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Rapper Drake has his own whiskey brand called Virginia Black Whiskey. He also has a clothing line called OVO, which is the same name of his Toronto-based record label. 

8. Sandra Bullock

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Sandra Bullock opened a restaurant called Bess in Austin, Texas. The eco-friendly food spot was open for nine years before closing down in 2015. 

9. Lenny Kravitz

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Lenny Kravitz has a design line called Kravitz Design Inc. that he started back in 2003. More recently, he partnered with CB2 to launch the line and reached a large customer base. 

10. Venus Williams

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Tennis superstar Venus Williams started her own interior design company called V Starr Interiors. She started the company after falling in love with fashion and design, and the brand creates beautiful interior spaces for commercial businesses. 

11. Ellen DeGeneres

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Ellen DeGeneres has a line called Ed by Ellen which offers women's clothing, accessories, and furniture for the home. Everything in the line reflects Ellen's personal style and values. 

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12. George Clooney

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George Clooney has a tequila company called Casamigos Tequila. He started the line with his friend Rande Gerber (who is married to Cindy Crawford). The name of the brand means "House of Friends."

13. Elizabeth Hurley

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Elizabeth Hurley owns a farm that produces and sells organic fruit bars and organic beef jerky. She also owns a hotel in London called Number 11 Cadogan Gardens. 

14. Kevin Costner

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Kevin Costner owns a company called Ocean Therapy Solutions which makes equipment that is effective at cleaning up oil spills in the ocean. He actually got the company from the government, and BP purchased a machine from him at one point. 

15. Raquel Welch

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Raquel Welch has a line of wigs and hair extensions called HairUWear. She specializes in hair products that look natural and fun, and says her mission is to make "every woman even more beautiful." 

As you can see, it's pretty common for celebrities to start successful side businesses. Be sure to SHARE this with your family and friends!

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