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21 celebrities who've made millions of dollars outside of Hollywood

INSIDER Logo By Jacob Shamsian of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 22: 
  Celebrities make money from more than their Hollywood roles.
  
  A lot of them have side gigs. Kim Kardashian West rakes in
  millions from her makeup line, George Clooney sold a tequila
  company for $1 million, and Linkin Park has a venture capital
  fund.
  
  Here's how they rake in the cash.
  

  Actors, athletes, and
  musicians can get paid a lot of money. And while
  it's easy to buy a couple of extra
  yachts or a crystal-studded bathtub, the smartest ones know
  when to invest.

  Often, they'll invest in a business they already know. Brad Pitt founded Plan B productions, which
  produced the Oscar-winning "12 Years a Slave" and "Moonlight."
  But they can also invest in unrelated companies and use their
  fame to get publicity and open doors in the business.

  Sometimes, the investments are a massive failure, like Ja Rule's Fyre Festival.
  Other times, they can be huge successes, like the projects on
  this list.

  Here are 21 celebrities who've made tons of money outside of
  their usual line of work.

  • Celebrities make money from more than their Hollywood roles.
  • A lot of them have side gigs. Kim Kardashian West rakes in millions from her makeup line, George Clooney sold a tequila company for $1 million, and Linkin Park has a venture capital fund.
  • Here's how they rake in the cash.

Actors, athletes, and musicians can get paid a lot of money. And while it's easy to buy a couple of extra yachts or a crystal-studded bathtub, the smartest ones know when to invest.

Often, they'll invest in a business they already know. Brad Pitt founded Plan B productions, which produced the Oscar-winning "12 Years a Slave" and "Moonlight." But they can also invest in unrelated companies and use their fame to get publicity and open doors in the business.

Sometimes, the investments are a massive failure, like Ja Rule's Fyre Festival. Other times, they can be huge successes, like the projects on this list.

Here are 21 celebrities who've made tons of money outside of their usual line of work.

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