In the past, there have been some reputable actors and actresses who have expanded their horizons outside of the performing realm. Famous household names have gained much success on the big screen and further success off of it. This article will talk about big-time actors and actresses who have doubled as entrepreneurs.


George Clooney


Clooney, well known for his performances on the big screen has made an even bigger impact in his business ventures. George Clooney paired up with entrepreneur Rande Gerber to form a liquor company called Casamigos. In 2013 Clooney added Mike Meldman to the roster and launched the company. Clooney ended up selling the company for nearly one billion dollars in 2017. The liquor company continuously rises in sales and Clooney is expected to remain present in future endeavors.


Robert De Niro


Two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro has had his hand in other business ventures for a long time. De Niro is a co-founder of a sushi chain called Nobu and also co-owner of an Italian restaurant called Ago. Both restaurants have locations around the United States with Nobu breaking international borders. De Niro has no plans of letting up with his investments and expects profits to soar over the next few years for both restaurants.


Jessica Alba


Known for her great performance in The Fantastic Four and Sin City, Jessica Alba launched her business for nontoxic products in 2011. The Honest Company sells over one hundred nontoxic products ranging from diapers to household cleaners. The Honest Company sells products in big-name stores like Target and Walmart. Alba is still very active with the company and is always looking for other business opportunities.


Reese Witherspoon


Reese Witherspoon has started several companies in the last few years. She founded Pacific Standard in 2012 and Hello Sunshine in 2016. Hello Sunshine is geared towards producing material for film and TV based on female-centric literary properties. Reese Witherspoon also owns her own clothing line called Draper James. Draper James is planning on hitting the shelf of Nordstrom in the near future. Currently, there are two novels in the works to be published by Hello Sunshine and Reese shows no signs of slowing down when thinking about her next business venture.