Hello, everyone and welcome back to our weekly #GEMChats! This week, we'll discuss the results of the poll on whether #celebrities make successful #entrepreneurs!

Let's begin, shall we?

#startup #womenentrepreneur #business #showbiz
So recently @KylieJenner sparked a heated debate on how celebrities are successful at entrepreneurship when she was announced to become the youngest self-made #billionaire ever.


Some feel strongly that she only dethroned #MarkZuckerberg from that position because she is part of the #Kardashian and her #entrepreneurial venture has multi-level of safety net and it allows her to #scaleup at an exponential rate.
However, @KylieJenner #KUWTK seems to be directly involved and #invested in her #business ventures. She personally promotes her products and while there are safety nets in place, it can be said that she has innate #entrepreneurship skills.

So let's look at more examples.
@jessicaalba co-founded The Honest Company, a USD$1-billion company which recently secured a USD$200 million investment.

Fortune: "Since Alba founded the eco-friendly Honest Co. in 2011 (sic), they expanded from selling natural baby products to home cleaning and beauty items".
#Male #celebrities like @RyanReynolds, George Clooney and @Drake have been known to venture into the #alcohol industry with Aviation Gin, Casamigos Tequila and Virginia Black Whiskey.

All three show #Entrepreneurship talent in addition to being #superstars in #showbiz.
Some #superstars also display #Entrepreneurship talent from investing in #startups and #tech. @JaredLeto is one such celebrity who has been found making well-timed bids for companies like Uber, Snapchat, and Spotify.

And @JaredLeto isn't alone. Scores of celebrities have done the same. @LeoDiCaprio recently invested in @MindMazeSA and @iamwill is also a keen investor in #tech #startup!

Ashton Kutcher @aplusk once wrote a piece on how and why he invests in #startups. You may read it here:

Locally in #Malaysia, a few #selebriti have also been known to have a knack for #business

One such example is Dato' Rosyam Nor, who is the first and only #artist to own and run a grocery store, ST Rosyam.

Other #artist #tempatan have been known to show #keusahawanan and #entrepreneurial talent through #businesses ranging from #clothing like @altimet and @SazzyFalakCLPT as well as show companies like @REALFAFAU and @faizalfbi76
Want to know more about #Malaysian #artists and their #entrepreneurial ventures? Tune in to eFM for the morning and evening BMO slots with @NanaMahazan. Tomorrow, Nana shares her own #entrepreneurship venture with #beauty products.

Be sure to head over to efm.live/live-stream/
So while we can say #celebrities may have their #Entrepreneurship journey easier than others, most show genuine interests and aptitude for #business. Some even take it up a notch by becoming #investors to other companies.

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