16 Celebrities Who Left Hollywood to Start a Business

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An entrepreneurial streak can happen to anyone, including celebrities with no prior business training. But when you have a great product and a solid name to market it, business opportunities can be a solid next step for celebrities looking to solidify their place in the market.

Some celebrities do so well in their business ventures that we oftentimes forget they had a career before they became a business owner. Take Dr. Dre and Paul Newman for example. Beats by Dre is now a household name and you cannot walk down ANY salad dressing aisle without seeing Paul's face on a bottle of Newman's Own.

Chances are, there's a celebrity-founded company in your house somewhere, whether it's headphones, beauty products, clothing or food kits. Here are some of our favorites.