Ever wondered who's the richest of the rich?

While celebrities obtain their wealth and status from their famed career path, many have stepped out of the limelight to try their hand at business. Stars like Madonna and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen ventured into fashion, while Ashton Kutcher invested his acting profits into tech companies. These endeavors often end up accounting for more of their fortune than whatever it is that led them to celebrity status.

George Clooney and Rande Gerber recently walked away from the sale of their tequila brand, Casamigos, with $1 billion, but they're definitely not the first celebrities to reach profits in the billions from combined business ventures and successful careers.

Rande Gerber, George Clooney


Magic Johnson, Cookie Johnson

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Guy Oseary, Actor Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

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Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Elizabeth and James

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Sean Diddy Combs

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Bono, Elevation Partners

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Jessica Alba

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Tiger Woods, Celebs Golfing


Beyonce, Jay Z, 2017 Grammy Awards

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 Michael Jordan

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Madonna, Lourdes Leon

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will.i.am, Luke Wood, Ian Rogers, Dr. Dre

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Jessica Simpson

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A lot of these brands have become household names, like Air Jordan and Tidal, but stars like Magic Johnson and Bono have opted for a different route by starting investment companies.

Some of these stars gave up their famed career path completely in favor of their entrepreneurship, so their immense wealth may come at a surprise.

Whether it's the Jessica Simpson Collection, Beats by Dre or the Honest Company, you've probably come across these celebrity brands in one way or another, and even if you've never purchased, these savvy celebs are raking in the dough.  

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