If you want to make it in Hollywood it turns out that you might need to be able to do more than entertain! Hollywood celebrities may spend a lot of time trotting on red carpets for premiers, but many of them also try to stay busy behind the scenes. Utilizing fame and fortune to cultivate a business can go a long way toward ensuring financial longevity. We pulled up ten actors and actresses who used their fame to leverage a side business and continue making that big money, many of which without getting a business degree!
Brad Pitt was working as an extra long before he ever got his big break in Showbiz, so he certainly didn’t come to Hollywood with some kind of online business degree. Brad Pitt got a nice break in the Tarantino penned film, ‘True Romance’, before eventually blowing up into the A-List Oscar nominee that we fell in love with. Pitt, who most recently starred in ‘World War Z’, also owns a production company by the name of Plan B Productions. Plan B has produced several hits including: ‘Eat Pray Love’, ‘Moneyball’, ‘Kick Ass’, and the aforementioned ‘World War Z’. While Pitt is a big timer on his own, his marriage to Angelina Jolie puts them into the ‘most powerful couple in Hollywood’ conversation. Jolie is a power house actress with huge production and directorial credits to her name.