Art & Culture

Companies You Didn't Know Were Owned By Celebrities

Marc Gordon
Mar 02, 2020

We know them, love them, follow them on Instagram and Twitter, and feel like we know them pretty well. But the truth is that some celebrities are more than just red-carpet, jet-setting stars. Some celebrities have ventured into starting their own business. From environmentally-friendly water to the workout wear you probably already own, here are the celebrities who have started their very own company.

The Honest Company: Jessica Alba

The Honest Company hosted a conversation with Founder Jessica Alba and First Lady of Los Angeles, Amy Elaine Wakeland, for the Getty House Foundation Women's Leadership Series

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Actor Jessica Alba started The Honest Company after she had her first child and found it difficult to find products for her baby that weren’t made from harsh chemical ingredients. The brand has now turned into a wellness brand that includes baby products, makeup, cosmetics, and home goods. 

Just Water: Jaden Smith

Actor and JUST Water Investor Jaden Smith speaks onstage at the EMA Impact Summit

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According to the official website, ‘Just Water’ is sustainably sourced from Glens Falls, NY, has packaging that’s 100% recyclable, 82% renewable and also refillable, with the bottle having a wide neck to make it easy to refill. “Every choice we make is considered, from where our natural spring water comes from, to the materials that are used to make our ocean conscious bottle,” the site claims. “When it comes to our environment, we know that one bottle might not change the world. But it’s a start”.

Calia: Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood celebrates the new CALIA By Carrie Underwood Mother's Day campaign at (R)evolve

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Carrie Underwood saw something missing in the activewear market when she was looking for clothes to suit her own lifestyle leading her to launch Calia in 2015. “Just as someone who leads an active lifestyle in general, I noticed a big gap in what was in the store…what things I could go buy,” she said. “Either things seemed to be super technical and unattractive, or…I don’t know, just not feminine.” Her wide-ranging product line includes workout wear, swimwear, jackets, and accessories in every size to fit every woman.

Flower Beauty: Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore stopped by a Bentonville, AR Walmart on June 15, 2017 to check out her exclusive line of FLOWER products

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Having been in the business for her whole life, Drew Barrymore knows a thing or two about makeup. That’s why the award-winning actress, producer, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and mother founded Flower Beauty. The website says, “Drew’s gift to everyone, FLOWER empowers women by developing products that help you look and feel great in your Own skin, and to embrace your individual beauty with the support of inspired, luxurious products made with you in mind.”