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10 Female Celebrities Who've Conquered Business Beyond Hollywood

In an era where Hollywood triple-threats are synonymous with the Oscars, today's A-listers are reshaping their careers beyond acting. With production companies, brand partnerships, podcast hosting, and more, these high-profile stars are stepping into the world of business to stay ahead. The latest trend? Hollywood leading ladies launching their own multimillion- and multibillion-dollar businesses outside the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown.

1. Jessica Alba - The Honest Co.

Known for her roles on screen, Jessica Alba ventured into consumer goods with The Honest Co. in 2011. Initially offering nontoxic diapers, the company expanded into household cleaning supplies, beauty products, and more. Despite legal challenges, The Honest Co. has grown to include makeup and skincare, with reported revenue of $85 million in August.

2. Drew Barrymore - Flower, Beautiful

Drew Barrymore, an industry veteran since co-founding Flower Films in 1995, diversified her brand into makeup, hair tools, eyewear, and home decor. With Flower Beauty making $50 million in annual retail sales, Barrymore added Beautiful, a kitchenware line, in 2021.

3. Beyoncé - Ivy Park, Cé Noir

Pop diva Beyoncé's Ivy Park, initially a 50-50 venture with Topshop, became a multimillion-dollar brand with Adidas collaboration. Despite parting ways with Adidas in 2022, Ivy Park reported $93 million in revenue in 2021. Beyoncé's latest venture, Cé Noir perfume, showcases her business acumen beyond the music industry.

4. Shay Mitchell - Béis, Onda Tequila

Shay Mitchell, known for "Pretty Little Liars," launched Béis in 2018, a luggage brand raking in over $120 million in gross revenue. Co-founder of Onda Tequila, Mitchell also heads Amore & Vita Productions, further solidifying her business prowess.

5. Jennifer Garner - Once Upon a Farm

"Alias" star Jennifer Garner co-founded Once Upon a Farm in 2015, offering cold-pressed smoothies and organic meals for families. The Clean Label Project-certified brand is projected to hit $100 million in sales.

6. Selena Gomez - Rare Beauty

Selena Gomez's Rare Beauty, founded in 2020, focuses on 100% vegan and cruelty-free products. The makeup line, with its star product being a $23 liquid blush, reported $70 million in blush sales in 2022. Rare Beauty also supports mental health causes through the Rare Impact Fund.

7. Kate Hudson - Fabletics, King St. Vodka, InBloom

Co-founder of Fabletics in 2013, Kate Hudson's athleisure brand reached an estimated IPO valuation of $5 billion in 2021. Expanding to menswear, medical scrubs, and shapewear, Hudson also delved into the liquor industry with King St. Vodka and supplements with InBloom.

8. Kylie Jenner - Kylie Cosmetics, Khy

Kylie Jenner's cosmetic empire, Kylie Cosmetics, became a sensation with its lip kits. Valued at $900 million in 2018, Jenner expanded into skincare (Kylie Skin) and baby products (Kylie Baby), adding the clothing line Khy to her portfolio.

9. Kim Kardashian - Skims, SKKN

Kim Kardashian's Skims, valued at $4 billion, dominates the shapewear market. Expanding into loungewear and swimwear, Skims is set to make $750 million in sales in 2023. Kardashian also entered the skincare industry with SKKN after success of her cosmetics and perfume lines KKW Beauty and KKW Fragrance.

10. Gwyneth Paltrow - Goop

Known for its controversial products, Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop started as a newsletter in 2008 and grew into a $250 million brand by 2018. Facing criticism, Goop continues to explore wellness and lifestyle products.

These leading ladies of Hollywood are not just ruling the silver screen but are also crafting empires in various industries, proving that success knows no bounds. From beauty moguls to lifestyle influencers, these women redefine what it means to be a successful entrepreneur, transcending their initial stardom.


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