The celebrity lifestyle gives you access to everything you could ever want, including great investment opportunities. While we hear all too often about those in the spotlight who’ve lost fortunes to drugs, Ponzi schemes and all kinds of failed ventures, there are definitely a handful of celebrities out there that still manage to rake in the dough. Some do it by sticking only to what they know they do best, and others take chances and diversify in ways that most people would have never thought they could…and one guy in particular may even go broke once his skills in the ring deteriorate.
Nevertheless, it is in honor of these rich celebrities who are only getting richer that we present to you 11 Celebrities With Business Smarts. Each of these individuals are at the top of the top in their respective industries, and they’ve all capitalized on the opportunities presented to them as a result of their fame and success. Here’s the list.
10. Will Ferrell
Funnyman Will Ferrell has made a killing throughout his career playing all kinds of childish and outlandish characters drenched in college style humor albeit in movies that make us bust a gut laughing. He’s played a 40 something-year-old step-brother and college student, he’s played a redneck NASCAR driver and an absolutely off-the-wall sports announcer whose popularity in San Diego is unmatched, or at least it was unmatched back in the 70s of course. With a laundry list full of ridiculously hilarious roles that will never win an Oscar award, it might come as a surprise to you that Ferrell is serious business when it comes to money.
What shouldn’t surprise you is that his main business venture is still built around comedy. We’re talking about the social media video sharing website Funny Or Die. The website allows users to post their funny content and let the audience decide whether their content is funny or worth snubbing. The first video posted on the website featured Ferrell explaining why he had fallen behind on rent payments to a two-year-old beer drinking and cussing landlord. The video quickly garnered more than 70 million hits, helping the website attract the attention of notable venture capitalists.