Beyond the glitz: 10 celebrities who have interesting side hustles you never heard of

Beyond the glitz: 10 celebrities who have interesting side hustles you never heard of
George Clooney, Rihanna and Dwayne Johnson are among the celebrities who've found success in their side ventures (Getty Images)

10 celebrities with unique side ventures you didn't know about

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Rihanna, Paul Rudd and Kendall Jenner are among the celebrities who have interesting business ventures outside entertainment (Getty Images)

Many celebrities have fascinating ventures outside of their main careers in entertainment. From candy shops to tequila brands, these stars have diversified their portfolios with unique and unexpected businesses. Here are 10 celebs with interesting side hustles:

1. Sandra Bullock - Walton’s Fancy and Staple

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10:  Actress Sandra Bullock attends a screening of
Sandra Bullock is the owner of Walton’s Fancy and Staple in Austin, Texas (Getty Images)

Sandra Bullock owns Walton’s Fancy and Staple, a flower shop/deli/bakery in Austin, Texas. Bullock sees her business as an investment and a passion project, separate from her acting career. She once told Vogue, "The acting thing is so beyond my control. Acting isn’t mine. You are like a tiny piece in this big corporate mechanism that needs chemistry and divine intervention. This [store] is mine."

2. Paul Rudd - Samuel's Sweet Shop

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 25:  Paul Rudd attends the premiere of Disney And Marvel's 'Ant-Man And The Was
Paul Rudd and his wife, Julie Rudd, are co-owners of Samuel's sweet shop (Getty Images)

Paul Rudd and his wife, Julie Rudd, co-own Samuel's Sweet Shop, a candy store in Rhinebeck, New York. They saved the shop in 2014 and have incorporated it into their community.

3. George Clooney - Casamigos Tequila

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 07:  46th AFI Life Achievement Award Recipient George Clooney attends American
George Clooney and his two friends sold their tequila company for almost $1 billion in 2017 (Getty Images)

George Clooney is not just a great actor. Clooney along with friends Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman, created Casamigos Tequila. The tequila brand was sold for nearly $1 billion in 2017.

4. Dwayne Johnson - Teremana Tequila

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 09:  Dwayne Johnson attends the premiere of Sony Pictures'
Dwayne Johnson aims to make 'Teremana a true, global tequila brand' (Getty Images)

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson launched Teremana Tequila in 2020, which has seen significant success. The brand aims to become a global tequila sensation. According to Forbes, the company reached a milestone of $1 million in annual sales earlier this year. Speaking to the outlet the Rock shared his dreams to "make Teremana a true, global tequila brand" in the future. 

5. Keanu Reeves - Arch Motorcycle Company

Keanu Reeves attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Lionsgate's
Keanu Reeves is the co-founder of Arch Motorcycle Company (Monica Schipper/Getty Images)

Keanu Reeves co-founded Arch Motorcycle Company along with Gard Hollinger in 2011, turning his passion for motorcycles into a business venture.

6. Ryan Gosling - Tagine

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15:  Actor Ryan Gosling attends
Ryan Gosling, 42, is the co-owner of Tagine in Beverly Hills alongside chef Abdessamad Benameur (Getty Images)

Ryan Gosling co-owns Tagine, a restaurant in Beverly Hills, showcasing his interest in culinary ventures. Tagine, serving up true Moroccan cuisine, is co-owned by celebrity Chef Abdessamad Benameur.

7. Tom Hanks - Hanx Writer

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26:  Tom Hanks attends
Tom Hanks turned his passion into a creative side hustle (Getty Images)

Tom Hanks, a vintage typewriter enthusiast, created the Hanx Writer app, providing a nostalgic typing experience. The Hanx Writer app for your phone, which recreates the look and sound of typing on a classic typewriter, is Hanks' creative side hustle.

8. Rihanna - Fenty Beauty and Savage x Fenty

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 11: Singer Rihanna attends the launch of her first visual autobiography
 Rihanna has proved herself to be a talented businesswoman (Getty Images)

Rihanna founded Fenty Beauty, celebrated for its diverse makeup offerings, and Savage x Fenty, a body-inclusive lingerie line. With its wide range of foundation shades and color palettes, Fenty Beauty has caught the attention of many beauty fans.

9. Susan Sarandon - SPiN

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 18: Susan Sarandon attends
Susan Sarandon, 76, has turned her love for table tennis into a franchise (Getty Images)

Susan Sarandon's startup company, SPiN, has established table tennis bars across the US and Canada. Having started her startup company SPiN in 2009, the actress now has an impressive nine bar locations around the world.

10. Kendall Jenner - 818 Tequila

Kendall Jenner walks the runway during
Kendall Jenner's 818 Tequila was launched in 2021 (Marc Piasecki/WireImage)

Kendall Jenner's 818 Tequila has gained international recognition for its quality and taste. The fashion model's tequila has won both the USA Spirits Rating and London Spirits Competition this year. 

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