As obsessed as society is with celebrities, the public also likes to mock famous people. Fans idolize celebs for being filthy rich and walking the red carpet at events. However, these same “fans” will turn on celebrities in an instant, when a star makes a “mistake” like dating the wrong person or choosing an unflattering hairstyle. Of course, there are also times when celebrities don’t make the wisest choices with their money, and the public tends to have a lot to say about that, as well.
However, there are also celebrities who have a pretty great business sense. These are often not the stars you’d expect to have great marketing or promotion acumen, but they’ve got innovative ideas. Most people don’t think that celebs who are known for being goofy (or for the goofy roles they play) know much about money or investments. After all, today’s actors and musicians are realizing that acting roles and best-selling albums may be a thing of the past one day. That’s why it’s important to have other streams of income that will stand the test of time, after a star’s fans are no longer interested.
Whether these stars are partnering with other lucrative companies to generate income or are exploring the idea of being business owners themselves, there’s no denying that these celebrities are making the right money moves. Here are 12 goofy celebrities who are actually business geniuses.
12 Sammy Hagar
11 Will Ferrell
10 Robert DeNiro
9 Gwen Stefani
8 Ashton Kutcher
7 Carrot Top
5 Paris Hilton
4 Adam Sandler
3 The Olsen Twins
2 50 Cent
1 Donald Trump
Yes, Donald Trump comes off as an insensitive and grossly uninformed jerk, but part of his reasoning behind his terrible behavior is that it makes him money. Also, Trump doesn’t have a huge share in the Trump brand anymore. He stepped down as board chairman when the housing bubble burst and only owns 10 percent of the company now. So, Trump has had to figure out a way to make money, and it seems that the more ridiculous he sounds, the more people pay attention to him. He’s boosted NBC’s ratings so much that the network gave him a $65 million raise after the presidential debate. The same network that dropped him for calling immigrants stupid criminals is willing to pay him to keep their viewership. Business at its finest.
Sources: huffingtonpost.com, neatorama.com, techtimes.com,
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