5 Hollywood Stars With Successful Food Businesses
It is common knowledge that some of the most successful people on earth thrive in Hollywood, but not all success is earned from making movies. Some enterprising celebrities have ventured into different fields. Not too surprisingly, some of these businesses have grown to be amongst the best in their areas. Here are some Hollywood stars and their food ventures.
Paul Newman, Newman’s Own
Paul Newman is a household name when it comes to film, but what most people do not know is that he is just as successful in business. In 1982, Paul Newman and author A.E. Hotchner founded Newman’s Own, an organic food company that produces a wide range of options from popcorn to sauces and pasta.
The company is known for how it gives back to the community as it gives all of its after-tax profits to Newman’s Own Foundation, which is acclaimed for donating money to numerous charitable and educational institutions. While Newman’s Own has already established its niche as one of the more reliable names in organic food products, it has also donated more than $400 million to many different organizations.
Mark Wahlberg, Wahlburgers Restaurant
From being rapper Marky Mark to emerging as one of Hollywood’s hottest actors, it does not come much of a surprise that Wahlberg would also make it big in another industry. Mark Wahlberg owns Wahlburgers with his two brothers Paul and Donnie and created it in 2011. This establishment even has its own TV show, which you can tune in if you happen to want to know more about the Wahlbergs.
Mark Wahlberg also owns AQUAHydrate with P Diddy. This water business claims to have a higher than normal pH level which they say could be good for you.
[su_quote cite=”Mark Wahlberg” class=”cust-pagination”]“I realized what a great opportunity it would be to build a business with my family and pass it on to generations.”[/su_quote]
Sandra Bullock, Bess Bistro and Walton’s Fancy and Staple
From being one of Hollywood’s sweethearts, Sandra Bullock has grown to embrace another role in her life in a different career: food. Bullock owns two very successful restaurants in Austin, Texas. She opened a high class restaurant, Bess Bistro, in 2006. The resto eventually closed in 2015.
Later on, she founded Walton’s Fancy and Staple which is a bakery, deli, flower shop that also offers catering services. Her sister, Gesine, a seasoned pastry chef, created some of the items in their menu. Bullock attributes the success of both restaurants to their family’s cooking style.
Elizabeth Hurley, Organic Fruit Bars, Organic Beef Jerky
Liz Hurley has a fairly successful Hollywood career with appearances in “Bedazzled,” “Austin Powers” and “Gossip Girl” but she is set to conquer new challenges in her life after buying a farm and launching a line of organic food.
While most Hollywood beauties would go for a swimwear or fashion line, Hurley has a farm and even sold her products to A-listers such as Harrods and Waitrose. Her work in her farm began in 2003 until she gave it up in 2012.
Armie Hammer, Bird Bakery
You might think that most Hollywood stars would go for food businesses that a high profile, but there are also some that would be content with modest but successful enterprises. Armie Hammer could have one of the smallest enterprises on this list, but his business has grown to be a local favorite in its area.
After appearing in several movies, the “Lone Ranger” actor invested in a bakery in San Antonio Texas in 2011. Although Hammer enjoys being the taste tester, it is actually his wife Elizabeth Chambers who is hands-on when it comes to baking. Their bakery has a range of “Lone Ranger” themed cupcakes.
After entertaining us with their acting skills, it looks like these stars have taken their talents to another plane and have done really well. After all, food is also an expression of ideas and culture — just like movies are. It is not too surprising that some of the best food you might taste in your life were delivered by these Hollywood A-listers. Do you know of any other businesses owned by Hollywood stars? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below.
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