Friday, May 11, 2012

Surprising entrepreneurs

Surprising entrepreneurs


Surprising entrepreneurs, Think celebrities are one-dimensional? Think again These multitalented folks, as well as sports stars, teens and reality TV stars, are raking it in with various business ventures. Scroll through to see these surprising entrepreneurs.

Hank Aaron

About his business: The baseball great and his wife opened several fast-food franchises in 1995. The company has since grown
Brad Benson

About his business: The former offensive lineman started his own auto business in New Jersey in 1990.
Drew Brees

About his business: The New Orleans Saints quarterback opened a sandwich shop  in 2011 in Metairie, La.
Sandra Bullock

About her business: The actress and mom   owns several businesses in Austin, Texas, including an eco-friendly restaurant that serves up some comfort food favorites.
Rosevelt Colvin

About his business: The ex-NFL star  opened a popular shipping franchise in 2004.
Dave Dahl

About his business: This ex-con  learned his lesson. Once free, he started a successful bread business.
John Elway

About his business: The Denver Broncos quarterback  owns three upscale steak restaurants in Colorado.
Jarvis Green

About his business: The New England Patriots defensive end retired from football in 2010. After selling his liquor store and closing a restaurant, he is now vice president of marketing for a construction company he co-owns.
Robert De Niro

About his business: The legendary actor  has made an impact on and off the big screen. He has numerous businesses, including some popular upscale sushi restaurants
Javier Fernández-Han

About his business: When he was just 15, Fernández-Han created a system that uses algae to treat waste products and produce methane for fuel. He won a large award from the Invent Your World Challenge for his invention.
Bethenny Frankel

About her business: The former baby-sitter of a pair of famous heiresses has come a long way. The reality starlet made her debut on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list  in 2011 for her array of businesses, including her unique brand of products.
Sammy Hagar

About his business: A former singer with Montrose and Van Halen, Hagar  made millions by turning his homemade alcohol into a successful brand.
Cal Ripken Jr.

About his business: The baseball Hall of Famer  is president and CEO of a youth development baseball program, which he started in 2001. He also recently launched this new snack.
Bo Jackson

About his business: The Heisman Trophy winner opened a domed facility to allow people to play sports year-round.
Cameron Johnson

About his business: One of the most successful young entrepreneurs in the world, Johnson, now 24 years old, has had an array of successful businesses (read more), starting with his own greeting card company at age 9.
Magic Johnson

About his business: The L.A. Lakers star  has a hugely successful business that develops entertainment and dining centers in low-income areas. He also recently became part owner of this baseball franchise.
Kardashian family

About their business: From reality TV to modeling to clothing stores, this family has built a strong brand. Their latest venture is a home "kollection" for this department store.
Lourdes Leon

About her business: Madonna's daughter has a successful clothing line  with her pop star mom, and the duo recently launched a beauty line to go alongside it.
Jennifer Lopez

About her business: The singer and "American Idol" judge has a variety of business ventures, including a clothing line with ex-husband Marc Anthony.
Jillian Michaels

About her business: The "Biggest Loser" trainer  has worked hard to build her media company, which produces fitness videos, protein powders, vitamins and related products.
Ashley Qualls

About her business: In 2004, the 14-year-old from Lincoln Park, Mich., started a website providing MySpace layouts and HTML coding tips, bringing in a lot of money from advertising revenue.
Gale Sayers

About his business: The former running back, creator and owner of a successful information technology company, created a foundation in 2006 that provides after-school programs for kids.
Gene Simmons

About his business: The KISS frontman, who received a prestigious award in 2011, has a number of business ventures  as well as a long-running reality TV show.
Jessica Simpson

About her business: The singer-actress and "Fashion Star" mentor has created an extensive empire  selling branded clothes, shoes, handbags, hair extensions and beauty products.
Daniel Wilcox

About his business: The former Baltimore Ravens star launched a remodeling business  in 2009, working on residential and commercial renovation projects.

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