Celebrities typically gain prominence through their acting or music careers, but some of them also have unexpected side hustles that go beyond their glamorous lifestyles. From performing as wedding DJs to directing successful companies, these stars have found unusual ways to make extra money and follow their passions beyond their primary careers.
On top of her busy schedule as a Marvel queen and mom to two little girls, ScarJo has a surprising Parisian side hustle.
The sultry beauty set up a popcorn shop in the heart of the City of Love named ‘Yummy Pop’ in 2017.
The TV star and ex-wife of disgraced actor Armie Hammer is quite a busy businesswoman. The couple set up a family-run bakery in San Antonio, Texas, in 2012. ‘Bird Bakery’ hones in on the delicious recipes Chambers learned while growing up.
The Ghostbusters star has a penchant for vodka and has launched his brand, ‘Crystal Head Vodka,’ which comes in – you guessed it – a crystal head. Aside from its stunning skull-shaped packaging, this award-winning booze is filtered seven times and quadruple-distilled to guarantee a sharp, clean taste.
Another A-lister who loves a tipple. Funnyman Ryan Reynolds is a HUGE gin fan. So much so, he insists he’s tried every gin on the planet and took a particular shine to ‘Aviation Gin.’
He loves this particular brand so much he bought shares in the company.
The Sweet Home Alabama star founded ‘Hello Sunshine,’ a media production company, to help empower women creators.
Part of the company helps produce women-helmed movies, such as Where the Crawdads Sing, and includes the famous Reese’s Book Club.
As well as being a successful runway model, Missouri-born beauty Karlie Kloss is also a renowned entrepreneur. Karlie founded ‘Kode with Klossy,’ which offers learning programs to young women to help them build their confidence and skills in a tech-driven world.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Fashion lover, SJP, launched her footwear line that Carrie Bradshaw would be proud of. The line is called ‘SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker‘ and offers stylish, good-quality shoes at a more affordable cost than that of high-profile designers.
Actress Kate Hudson is also a fitness nut. So much so that she launched her very own fitness brand and membership program.
‘Fabletics’ predominantly offers stylish and comfortable exercise attire such as yoga, gym, or leisurewear for women.
The silver fox has a taste for tequila – who knew?!
‘Casamigos Tequila’ is so famous in America it has had a $300 billion turnover since its inception in 2017.
If you prefer wine over tequila, Kylie’s your gal! The Aussie songstress launched ‘Wines by Kylie Minogue’ in 2020, which offers nine different types of wine from around the globe, including France, Italy, and of course, her native Australia.
Unless you’ve lived under a rock, you’re undoubtedly familiar with ‘Fenty Beauty.’ Its founder is none other than Riri.
The company was launched in 2017 and has since won multiple awards.
The most surprising side hustle is actress Susan Sarandon’s ping pong gig. The Thelma & Louise star partnered with SPiN to supply ping pong tables to underprivileged schools.
She may be a scantily-clad writhing goddess on stage, but her part-time passion is writing children’s books. Madge has penned almost 20 kids’ books, three of which have been New York Times bestsellers.
The actress launched her own lifestyle and wellness brand from her very own kitchen back in 2008.
The controversial company, known as ‘Goop,’ is known for its interesting products.
Everyone’s favorite kooky actress has her very own makeup brand.
‘Flower Beauty’ is an award-winning collection of cruelty-free beauty products sold at an affordable price.
Another actress who cashed in on the beauty industry is the Sin City star, Jessica Alba.
The company, Honest Beauty, was inspired by Alba’s feelings that more sustainable and trustworthy products for our skin must be on the market.
The tennis pro is just as successful off of the court as she is on. The Wimbledon player coined the activewear brand, ‘EleVen,’ which is worth around $60 million.
As well as a lucrative acting career, Barbie star Ryan Gosling has his fingers in several other pies.
Not only does he own a Moroccan restaurant, ‘Tagine,’ in LA, but he also sings and plays guitar in a Halloween-themed band named Dead Man’s Bones.
Everyone’s favorite talk show host is also quite the bookworm. So much so that she launched her own book club in 1996. ‘Oprah’s Book Club‘ initially started as a discussion segment on her show. Still, it has since morphed into its own tangible business.
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