When it comes to celebrity investors, names like Warren Buffet and Bill Gates often come to mind. But there are many celebrities and superstars that are successful investors. Not every person that is rich and famous was lucky enough to be born that way. Some people worked really hard and smart to become wealthy. We always hear about the industry that made them famous or how some of them blow their money on all types of things, while others do a lot of work for Charitable organizations.
Now here’s a switch, let’s delve into how they make their money work for them. Wouldn’t you love to know what type of investments they make and get inspired? In this article, you will learn about 10 Superstars and their successful investments.
10 Celebrities Investors and their Investments
- Justin Bieber
Most people are familiar with Justin Bieber’s successful music career. This Superstar is reportedly worth 285 million dollars as of 2022 and is 28 years old. He has not only been successful in the music industry but also with his clothing brands and fragrances. What you’re probably not aware of is that Justin Bieber made some key investments in companies like liquid IV, stamped and Spotify.
- Beyonce Knowles-Carter
Beyonce who is affectionately known as Queen Bey was a former Destiny’s Child Star and now a highly respected and loved pop icon. She knows how to diversify and be creative when it comes to investing which is great since her net worth is estimated at more 500 million dollars. In 2015 when she performed at a corporate event in Vegas she told over she wanted equity in the company rather than cash as compensation for her performance. Beyonce stock was valued at roughly nine million dollars when it went public.
- Jessica Alba
If you are a fan of the movies Sin City or Fantastic Four then you must be familiar with Jessica Alba as she is known for her roles in these movies. This beautiful actress has been busy in the business world. In 2011 she found it a household product company called Honest Company. She has made investments in a few start-up companies like managed by Q and headspace. Jessica Alba is estimated to have a net worth of 200 million dollars.
- Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest was able to earn a spectacular annual salary as the host on American Idol. This annual salary of 70 million dollars has a allowed him to increase his net worth. Headspace is a widely popular meditation app where many celebrities invested a combined 34 million dollars in 2015. This app is currently valued between 500 million and 1 billion dollars. It is difficult to predict which companies will be successful but it is safe to say that head space was a great investment.
- George Clooney
You may be wondering why George Clooney has not been on the big screen lately. Clooney and two of his friends founded and sold a tequila company helping him double his income from 2013 to 2017. As of 2022 George Clooney’s net worth is approximately 500 million dollars.
- Jay Z – Shawn Carter
Some may call him Queen Bey’s other half but he could very well be consider the better half. Shawn Carter home we affectionately known as Jay-Z is one impressive investor. She has made some smart Investments and worked hard and various Ventures such as champagne business call Armand de Brignac back in 2007, TIDAL which is a music streaming service he launched back in 2014. Are you ready for this? Carter purchased $2000000 in Uber stock which is currently worth an estimated 70 million dollars. Jay-Z’s net worth is estimated at 1.3 billion dollars.
- Bono – Paul David Hewson
Paul David Hewson what’s his birth name but we all know and love him as Bono. Most people know him as the lead singer of the popular Irish band called U2. Very few are familiar with the fact that he was a human rights activist. As of 2021 Bono’s net worth was estimated at seven hundred million dollars. Donald didn’t make all his money from music as he was a very smart investor and the most notable investment was made and Facebook back in 2009. Bono and vested with additional Partners however it is estimated that he has earned 43 million dollars in profits from their initial 86-million-dollar investment.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger at one point in his life was a broke actor but that is not the case now as he has amassed a Fortune exceeding 450 million dollars. America first fell in love with him as an actor but later was known as a former governor of California. Schwarzenegger has a history of being smart when it comes to real estate Investments but one of the most successful Investments and startups was a company called alphabet, which if you’re not familiar with is today’s Google.
- Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey you most definitely live under a rock if you don’t know who Oprah Winfrey is and at least a few of her Savvy business decisions. These smart business decisions and Investments have helped her attain a net worth of more than 2.5 billion dollars. In 2015 Oprah invested 43 million dollars in a weight loss company. She paid $7 per share for Weight Watchers Stock which soared to $101 per share. That 43 million investment left her with 427 million.
- Magic Johnson – Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr
In 1981 Magic Johnson scored a $25 million record breaking deal to play for the Lakers. He used his business skills and set up an investment company called Magic Johnson Enterprises. Magic has had deals with a multitude of well-known companies like T.G. I. Friday’s, Burger King, Best Buy and Pepsi-Cola just to name a few. He purchased a few local restaurant franchises and invested in some start-up companies such as Skurt and ShotTracker. In 2010 Magic made a deal to sell his 125 Starbucks stores and his stake in the LA Lakers. This deal netted him $100 million and as of 2022 he has a net worth of $620 million.
Making smart investments has helped many everyday people like you and I accumulate a fortune. We can make some of the same investments and do similar things that millionaires do to become wealthy. These superstars were willing to go beyond the extra mile and it most certainly paid off.