, автор: Быстрова А.

Gone forever: actors who left the screen for a successful business

From Jessica Alba to Ashton Kutcher - find out who else from the stars successfully changed their profession and have no plans to return under the spotlight.

Источник фото: Getty.

Jessica Alba.

Джессика Альба в к/ф "Фантастическая четвёрка" (2005).

Источник фото: Twentieth Century Fox.

When her last film came out, no one will really remember. In 2010, the actress founded the environmentally oriented company Honest. Jessica offers consumers household goods made of natural materials, baby diapers, cosmetics for face and body care, etc. In 2017, sales totaled $250 million, and the business itself was estimated at $1 billion. Recently, Alba told me that she used to not look back at others, improve herself, first of all, try something new and not be afraid to fail. Now her fortune is $ 350 million.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

Эшли и Мэри-Кейт Олсен в к/ф "Мгновения Нью-Йорка" (2004).

Источник фото: Warner Bros.

The Olsen sisters may be two different persons, but with so many joint projects, it can be difficult to "separate" them, especially with regard to business. They started their artistic career at the age of a few months, but after receiving a Star on Hollywood Boulevard of Fame in 2004, they decided that they had had enough and switched to more interesting activities. Back in 1993, they founded the company Dualstar, which until 2007 produced films, TV shows, video games and magazines. After that, as a result of cash failures, Olsen's business stalled, but in 2013 it was reoriented to the production of perfumes. In addition to Dualstart, the sisters have their own, very successful clothing brand The Row. In 2012 and 2015, they even received the title of "Designer of the Year" according to the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Gwyneth Paltrow.

Гвинет Пэлтроу в к/ф "Железный человек" (2008).

Источник фото: Paramount Pictures.

Another Hollywood star who has retired, hopefully temporary. Of her recent works, only the TV series "The Politician" can be recalled. Gwyneth herself says she doesn't miss the set at all. In 2008, she founded Goop, a lifestyle brand, as she called it. It all started with a weekly newsletter, but quickly turned into an e-commerce format, within which Paltrow established cooperation with manufacturers of fashionable clothing, sports goods, owners of fitness centers, etc., conducting "wellness summits", publishing a magazine and opening temporary stores. In 2019, Goop achieved its biggest success to date in the form of a deal with Netflix to produce documentaries. Not without criticism, the Oscar winner was accused of promoting goods at inflated prices and unqualified medical recommendations. However, this did not stop her from making money, now Gwyneth is the owner of $ 60 million.

Ashton Kutcher.

Эштон Кутчер в к/ф "Джобс: Империя соблазна" (2013).

Источник фото: IF Entertainment.

Recently, the Coachman does not shine with bright roles in movies, and appears less and less on television. In 2013, he played Apple founder Steve Jobs and not by chance. In addition to the simularity in appearence, they are united by a "high-tech vision". Ashton is well versed in modern technologies and even used to work at Lenovo as a product engineer, where he participated in the creation of the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro tablet. In addition, he has a nose for promising startups. For example, at one time he invested in Ooma, Katalyst Media, Skype, Airbnb, Foursquare and Spotify. As a result, he now has about $200 million in his accounts.