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The 10 Most Successful Celebrity Brands

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Being a celebrity, you don’t exactly need an additional business as a financial safety net. Still, many stars choose to star their own fashion, beauty, fragrance or appliance brands. But what celebrities have the most successful brands on the market? Celeb founded scents and makeup brands are the way of the future — here’s who’s slaying the game today.

1. Kim Kardashian

It’s safe to say that multiple Kardashians and Jenners will be on our roundup. First, let’s start with the mogul herself, Kim. Kim started Skims, and her role model is Elizabeth Taylor, who is a glam queen of Hollywood as well as a female entrepreneur herself. With KKW Beauty and shape-wear brand Skims, Kim K has skyrocketed to retail success, and has even expanded to the work from home market with her luxurious looking loungewear.

 

2. Kylie Jenner

Everyone remembers that famous article where Kylie was outed as a “self-made billionaire” and most of that is due to Kylie Cosmetics. She recently sold a majority stake of the brand to Coty, which is a big reason why. Kylie launched Kylie Cosmetics at the age of 17 in 2015. For the first batch, she sold out of a whopping 15,000 lip kits in under an hour, which crashed her site! Now she has a YouTube show called “Inside Kylie Cosmetics” where she shares her love for makeup. She’s also certainly capitalized on her social media, and Kylie Skin launched a couple years back.

3. Iman

Legendary Black supermodel Iman invented her line of makeup because nothing would suit her skin-tone. In the early 90s, she launched Iman Cosmetics, which paved the way for Fenty and other inclusive beauty brands. This was the first of its kind for WOC, and the brand was about diversity more than wanting to become a beauty mogul. Then, she debuted her HSN clothing and accessories line, which was wildly popular back in 2007. By 2019, Iman Cosmetics had become a business that raked in $25 million.

 

4.  Gwyneth Paltrow

Of course, Gwyneth Paltrow has been a favorite actress of many for years, and it’s no doubt that talent runs in her blood. However, that talent also expands to the worlds of wellness, which is why her brand Goop is so popular. It might be more expensive that other celebrity brands, but also has the science to back it, and Paltrow has become a holistic trendsetter around the world for her precious products that “you can’t get at a lower price point.” From clean beauty to skincare and vibrators, you’ll want everything you scroll through on the Goop site.

 

5. Jessica Simpson

From high heels to underwear, Jessica Simpson branded looks are something we would be proud to wear. A key focus that’s helped made Simpson’s brand so popular is her size inclusivity. As she told “Sunday Morning” on CBS, “If I make a shirt, I’m gonna make sure every size is available. Because I have been every size, trust me.”Her brand is Jessica Simpson Style (it also includes fragrances) and since launching back in 2005, it’s raked in quite a bit of cash. In fact, the annual sales are over $1 billion, and now they’re expanding to home good in various department and ex-commerce stores.

 

6. Jessica Alba

Another Jessica has faced quite a bit of success beyond acting in Hollywood, and that’s Ms. Alba, who runs The Honest Company. Co-founded with 3 partners in 2011, The Honest Company shared diapers and baby products that were clean, chemical-free, and only had healthy components. As a mom herself, these products were a priority, and now, the business has expanded to clean skincare and beauty.  In 2015, it was declared that the brand was worth $1.7 billion, and that number has only climbed since then.

7. Elizabeth Taylor

Liz Taylor is a major inspiration for all modern celebrities, and was a revolutionary in terms of celeb-founded businesses. In 1987, her first perfume was launched (Passion) and 4 years later, she launched her second one called White Diamonds, which became a best-seller and had a now-iconic TV commercial, starring the glamorous goddess of mystery herself. Her fragrance empire served as a template for many other stars, as we can see today.

 

8. Rihanna

Rihanna is one of the only stars to effectively penetrate the beauty and fashion world without being a fad. Not unlike Iman, she focuses on color diversity and inclusivity in her skincare lines, and her lingerie brand Savage X Fenty similarly prioritizes size inclusivity. Within Fenty Beauty’s first year of business, it exceeded $500 million in sales for Rihanna, who happens to be the next wealthiest entertainer after Oprah Winfrey.  The singer is also the first black woman to be in charge of a luxury fashion house, which also goes by the name of Fenty.

9. Kate Hudson

We don’t think athleisure will ever go out of style, and unlike Goop, Kate Hudson is all about bringing that ever-popular genre of comfy fitness-wear to women at an affordable price point with her brand Fabletics. She wasn’t impressed with the triple digit yoga pants on the market back in 2017, and hence, Fabletics was founded. The line features bright and relaxed looks, and earned a valuation of approximately $5 billion in 2021.

 

10. Kanye West

Kanye’s celeb brand isn’t exactly known as being accessible, but people flock to it because of that exclusive vibe. The Air Yeezy 1s, specifically, have set a new world record when it comes to how much a sneaker costs. At auction, a single pair went for a whopping $1.8 million. His Yeezy partnership with Nike and Adidas have earned billions, and even the matching fashion line has a solid reputation with stars and fashionistas alike. As Kanye puts it himself, they’re the “Lamborghini of shoes.”

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Johnny Depp Wished to Write ‘Pirates 6’ With Disney to Give Jack Sparrow a Correct Goodbye

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Jack Sparrow is one of the most beloved characters, and many think that Pirates of the Caribbean 6 won’t be the same without Depp.

Johnny Depp reveals that he wanted to help write Pirates of the Caribbean 6 to give Jack Sparrow a proper ending before Disney fired the actor over the domestic abuse allegations.

Depp during the  defamation trial against Amber Heard  was asked if would return to the Pirates franchise after being hacked.

To this, the Fantastic Beasts actor replied that he won’t, even if he is offered $300 million. It was reported that the actor has earned that much by playing the role of the pirate in the first five films. His firing was criticised by fans and even more so now, as fans believe he is innocent.

I didn’t quite understand how after that long relationship and quite a successful relationship, certainly for Disney, that suddenly I was guilty until proven innocent…” Johnny Depp said. “I, in fact, had been approached to take part in writing Pirates 6…” he revealed. “My feeling was that these characters should be able to have their proper goodbye, as it were,” Depp added.

“A franchise can only last for so long, and there’s a way to end a franchise like that. And I thought that the characters deserved… to end their franchise on a very good note. I planned on continuing until it was time to stop,” he continued.

Not just Pirates of the Caribbean 6, Johnny Depp‘s role as Geralt Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise was also sacked and went to Mads Mikkelsen. His general career in Hollywood also took a dip, especially after 2018 op-ed written by Amber Heard.

Now, as per the insider, Disney wants Johnny Depp to return as Jack Sparrow in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 6’.

Disney is reportedly in talks with Johnny Depp to return to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise as Captain Jack Sparrow.

The entertainment media giant has even offered $300 million to the Edward Scissorhands star as they are looking forward to the actor’s forgiveness, claimed insider.

Jack Sparrow is one of the most beloved characters, and many think that Pirates of the Caribbean 6 won’t be the same without him.

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Johnny Depp Once Did a Movie He Felt Wouldn’t Be Successful Just to Work With Christopher Walken

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Nick of Time was a 1995 characteristic starring Johnny Depp as an unwitting pawn in a plan to assassinate a distinguished political determine. His Nick of Time function was a little unconventional for Depp given the films he often picked on the time. Depp was principally recognized for taking part in characters that stood out from most individuals in society ultimately. However Nick of Time had Depp taking part in the straight man.

In a 1995 interview with The Washington Submit, Depp asserted that he took the function with this status in thoughts.

“I favored the script,” Depp mentioned. “I believed it was a good time to make a change. I figured I’d do one thing else after being accused by everyone of taking part in weirdos. It was a possibility to play the straight man. It’s actually a problem to do this — you’ve acquired to hold the man attention-grabbing. It’s harder.”

Johnny Depp as soon as shared he solely did ‘Nick of Time’ so he’d get to work with Christopher Walken

Years later, Depp elaborated a bit additional about why he determined to tackle the function. Regardless of his status for taking part in bizarre characters, the actor didn’t need to add films to his prolific filmography the place he felt like he’d bought out. Which was why he was hesitant on taking extra commercially interesting tasks. Nick of Time was the exception.

“I’ve tried issues up to now the place folks thought I attempted to promote out. For instance I did this movie Nick of Time with [director]John Badham. I don’t know if the movie was notably good,” he as soon as mentioned in an interview with Gainesville.

However Depp was keen to brush apart his reservations for the movie if it meant performing alongside one in every of Hollywood’s biggest actors.

“I did that movie not for cash, or not to promote out. I didn’t suppose it was going to achieve success in any respect. I didn’t care. I did it as a result of I needed to work with Christopher Walken and I needed to work with John Badham. The script was very very like an old style Hitchcock movie. All of these parts had been intriguing to me so I took it,” Depp mentioned.

How Johnny Depp responded to followers accusing him of promoting out with ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

Within the early 2000s, Depp hooked up himself to the Pirates of the Caribbeanfranchise. He would quickly lead the Disney journey movie into changing into a multi-billion greenback collection. However equally to Nick of Time, some Depp followers would additionally accuse Depp of promoting out due to its huge success. It was an accusation that Depp didn’t respect.

“I wouldn’t change something, no. As a result of I feel I went into it innocently, and it grew to become what it grew to become,” Depp as soon as instructed The Guardian of his determination to do Pirates. “And now they need to tear me down. Immediately, as quickly as I did Pirates II, they are saying: ‘Oh, he’s promoting out.’ What the f*** does that imply, promoting out? What if I did Ed Wooden II, is that promoting out? I imply, it’s not like I used to be ever wanting to develop into franchise boy, I used to be by no means wanting to develop into something like that. I simply latched on to a character I cherished.”

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Johnny Depp Increases Trouble For Amber Heard As He Now Aims At Turning Around The $2 Million Damages Ordered Against Him?

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Johnny Depp and his lawyers fire back at Amber Heard’s latest appeal at the court against the verdict in Virginia court. Read the details now!

Johnny Depp has been embroiled in a legal battle ever since ex-wife Amber Heard accused him of domestic violence. While there remain numerous pieces of evidence that may prove his abuse, many of them have been questioned and even termed fabricated. During the latest trial, he was ordered to pay $2 million in damages after his attorney called the allegations a ‘hoax.’ Scroll below for the latest update on the matter.

As most know, Amber lost the Virginia trial and was ordered to pay damages worth $10.35 million to her ex-husband. She has since then sold her California property and is currently living peacefully in Spain with her baby and girlfriend Bianca Butti. It is said that she doesn’t have that kind of money and may go bankrupt!

Amber Heard has appealed the verdict of the Virginia trial saying the trial shouldn’t have taken place in the first place as the Aquaman actress’ opinions in The Washington Post op-ed were subjective. Her attorneys also claimed that the trial taking place at Fairfax County was unfair to her as it limited her ability to get witnesses to testify for her.

Now, the attorneys of Johnny Depp are firing back at the appeal made by Amber Heard. They claimed that the one account on which the actress was declared victorious was not really related to Depp. It was his attorney who made the remark against the actress and the superstar should be held liable for it.

A report by The Hollywood Reporter claims that the documents stated, “If clients cannot control the details of their attorneys’ work, it makes little sense that clients should nonetheless be held accountable for their attorneys’ tortious actions.”

With Johnny Depp and his lawyer claiming that the superstar should not be at fault, it is now to be seen if the verdict will see a turnover and create further issues forAmber Heard.

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