3 Celebrity Entrepreneurs Making Bank

Remember when we questioned Jessica Simpson's intelligence because she thought Chicken of the Sea was made of actual chicken? Well, she got the last laugh when she pivoted away from music, started a fashion brand and ten years later, pulls in about a billion a year selling everything from home goods to baby clothes. Today on the Buzz List Teresa Strasser has three more celebrities making bank in business.

3.  Reese Witherspoon

The Oscar winner started not one, but three companies. Her clothing line, Draper James, just closed a deal to sell in Nordstrom stores. Her production company, Pacific Standard, once bought the rights to a little book called Wild and another you may have heard of called Gone Girl. Her latest chapter is Hello Sunshine, a venture bringing more female-centric literary properties to tv and film.

2.  George Clooney

In July the actor sold his beverage company Casamigos he co-founded for $700 million cash and up to $300 million more if sales goals are met.

1.  Jessica Alba

The Honest Company, her brand since 2011, grew revenue to $300 million last year. The company is valued at $1.1 billion! Her secret? Being, in her words, "I am sort of relentless."

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