They lead the fashion trends, while some of them make the fashion trends. Since times immemorial, celebrities have been leading the fashion cycles around the world, but did you know, some of them own it too. Many celebrities went off the curtain to explore and create something of their own, something that we can call as successful companies.
So, do you want to find out whether your favorite Hollywood celebrity is on the list or not? Keep scrolling.
Kimberly Noel Kardashian, popular as Kim Kardashian, is an American celebrity recognized as a model, and businesswoman. She made her first step into the business world with a mobile game Hollywood that became a hit within 5 days of its release, fetching $1.6 million. Three years later, in 2017, she launched her beauty brand and a fragrance brand with the name KKW Beauty and KKW Fragrance respectively. Then, in 2019, she moved on to launch her shapewear business named ‘Kimono’ later renamed ‘Skims’ after criticism. After the official launch of the brand, it reportedly earned $2 million within minutes.
Kate Garry Hudson, the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, is an actress and businesswoman. Initiating her entrepreneurial journey in 2013, Fabletics was her first brand. Fabletics is a membership-fueled activewear brand. She expanded it with numerous branches like FableticsEU, Fabletics MEN, and FableticsFIT. Following Fabletics, she set a step into the liquor space doing craft vodka with the name King St. Vodka. Kate also went into the beauty and wellness industry with InBlooM, selling plant-based products that are Earth-friendly and herbal.
The well-known beauty Rihanna is a successful entrepreneur running numerous business lines under her. She started a high fashion clothing line with LVMH called Fenty that didn’t do well and closed operations in early 2021. A co-owns a cosmetic company named Fenty Beauty that generated hundreds of millions of revenues in 2020. Rihanna is also into a lingerie business called Savage X Fenty Lingerie. Today, this lingerie business is a billion-dollar company. These businesses play a big role in its huge net worth of Rihanna.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah is a super-talented entrepreneur selling all her favorite things under one roof, from shoes to accessories to fragrances. In 2014, she launched her footwear brand as SJP Collection with three main business pillars: delivering quality products, using color and sparkle as a neutral, and giving the single sole a new heartbeat. The next brand by Sarah is LOVELY which is a fragrance business. Sarah, as she says, is very fond of fragrances since childhood. Since then, the business has launched and sold multiple distinct yet lovely fragrances, making it a global brand for decades. She also owns a wine business under the name INVIVO X with international accessibility.
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Jessica Simpson first launched a brand called Dessert Beauty, the first-ever line of kissable and taste-able beauty products. The products included body wash, shampoo, fragrances, body mist, lip gloss, and a lot more. The brand got dissolved slowly after multiple lawsuits and allegations against the company. Today, Jessica is running a successful billion-dollar business under the tag Jessica Simpson Collection. This is a clothing and lifestyle brand, selling shoes, accessories, swimwear, activewear, and a lot more. Simpson started this venture with her mother Tina and also sold a major share to a company called Sequential, which she bought back later. At the present time, she has complete ownership of the brand.
The famous American singer, songwriter, and actress, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, launched Haus Laboratories in 2019. Haus by Gaga, as it is popularly known, is a vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics brand. She says that the cosmetics by Haus encourage the users to be the personality they are, rather than trying to be like Lady Gaga. There are worldwide praises for the gel pencil eyeliner of this brand that is said to be a remarkable flexible formula for eyes. One can use it as an eyeliner, as it is meant to be, and also blend it around the lids and edges to make it look like an eye shadow. Since it’s a vegan brand, it aims to create high-tech, high-pigment, and high-performance make-up for all.
Working as a swimsuit model and exploring the fashion industry, Candice brought together all her know-how to create a business Tropic of C. The unique characteristic of this swimsuit line is the sustainable practices and green technology strategies that are incorporated in production and distribution. They sell ethical and stylish one-piece and two-piece bathing suits. They make bralettes too. Tropic of C introduced a concept of carbon-neutral shipping, making a contribution towards combatting carbon emissions created by the shipping industry.
Will Smith and Jaden Smith
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Willard Carroll Smith II, known by his stage name Fresh Prince, is recognized for his acting rapping, and film production, while Jaden Smith is a famous American Rapper. Smith is a successful business owner Jaden Smith was barely a teenager when he launched Just Water with Will Smith. Just Water is an eco-friendly water start-up. It all started when the young boy saw a plastic bottle floating next to him in the Pacific water while he was learning to surf. Will told the press that the company was born out of a child’s love for the ocean. The company has thousands of stores in North America, Japan, and many other countries.
The recipient of numerous accolades, Reese Witherspoon is consistently ranked among the world’s highest-paid actresses. Following her passion, she also became the head of a production company. In 2015, she came up with the idea of Draper James, an affordable clothing and homewares brand. With time, the brand has made collaborations to create numerous branches of clothing, expanding its operations and the styles they serve. Mostly catering to the Southern-style, Draper James also creates pieces for plus-size women.
Known for her leading role Jane Villanueva in Jane the Virgin, Gina Rodriguez is an American actress and television producer. Gina became a co-founder and partner in Naja to help women and the environment. Rodriguez’s decision to employ single moms in the business became an effective selling point for Naja. The major hook of this brand production is the vertical integration of the production process that shortens the times up to 80% and saves cost. Naja is developed by nature fans who aim to serve the planet in all possible ways. A major collection by Naja includes synthetics fabricated from recycled plastic bottles that help them in repurposing the waste.
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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, the famous American actress, singer and songwriter is not a stranger to the business world. Beyoncé started a fashion business line called House of Deréon with her mother. In 2016, she expanded the line with the activewear and athleisure clothing business under the popular name Ivy Park. In the present-day scenario, she possesses complete ownership of the business.
Kendall and Kylie Jenner
Back in 2015, the sisters came together to start an accessories brand with the name: Kendall + Kylie. But, does that mean only celebrities can buy it? No, Kendall + Kylie sells trendy and affordable pieces along with some super expensive ones on the side. The business also sells ready-to-wear clothing that’s modern and quirky.
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The influential presence of Selena is said to be one of the major reasons behind the success of her business venture Rare Beauty. Rare Beauty is a vegan and cruelty-free makeup brand. As the name includes the word ‘rare’, the brand aims to bring out the rare trait in every human and help them to shine out with their unique characteristic. The brand also serves a message of mental health wellness and sustainability. In terms of packaging, production, and bottling, the brand aims to protect the environment as much as possible.
As you can see, the popular faces from Kylie Jenner to Lady Gaga, so many of them run their own businesses. Have you tried out any of these brands? If not, give them a try and rate them.