We love celebrity entrepreneurs, but celebrity MOMpreneurs? We love them too! Your favorite stars from film, television and music have founded businesses based on their experiences as mothers, combining two rewarding experiences into one. The next time you're looking for some inspiration, check out these celebrity mompreneurs.
Who doesn’t know about The Honest Company? A rare few. This company, owned by Jessica Alba, touts eco-friendly products. While it has been at the center of a few controversies, no one can say it hasn’t been successful.
This material girl wants to inspire creative dress in a material world with her Material Girl clothing line. Even more inspiring is the fact that this business is a collaboration between a mother (Madonna) and her daughter, 20-year-old Lola.
One of the less traditional entrepreneurs in the bunch, Erykah Badu is a certified doula! Having delivered over 30 babies, she welcomes them into the world and takes care of her own.
Au Fudge is a high end, kid-friendly dining establishment with a focus on the traditional kids menu. The menu features pasta, burgers and grilled cheese with an organic twist, and there’s a space for kids to play as well.
This successful actress is also a successful author, having created the "Freckleface Strawberry" book series and corresponding app. The series promotes the beauty of the red hair and freckles, something that she and her daughter have in common.
With five children, Tori Spelling is acutely aware of what kids need — especially when it comes to clothing. Teaming up with JC Penney, Spelling is relaunching her previous clothing line, Little Mavens, refocused on babies and toddlers.
Focusing on a less tangible (but potentially more helpful) business, Ali Landry is working on a review site for baby products. This actress, model and pageant titleholder is also working on a reality show for the SpokesMoms and Born by Moms brands.
Model, mom and host of "Project Runway," Heidi Klum isn’t at a loss for things to do. Despite this, her passion for motherhood and expertise in fashion lend to a natural collaboration with Babies R’ Us for Truly Scrumptious, which features clothes, room decor, bedding and furniture.
Melissa Joan Hart
Often times, mompreneurs create businesses out of the frustration of not being able to find what they want or need. This is no different for celebrities, and Melissa Joan Hart’s King of Harts clothing line was born out of this exact scenario. Focusing on functionality, this clothing line for young boys is expanding to girls’ clothing as well.
Soleil Moon Frye
The "Punky Brewster" child star has built several businesses including an app, party kits and a children’s clothing company. Moonfrye, P.S, XO and The Little Seed are all infused with creativity and look to be inspired by her three children.
Fashion maven Gwen Stefani is no stranger to producing successful clothing and accessory lines. On the heels of the success of her Harajuku Girls brand, this mom is launching a Harajuku mini line for boys and girls with Target, encouraging children to express their individuality and style.
Along with her sister Ashley, who is also a mom, Jessica Simpson has launched a self-titled collection for girls. With multiple successful clothing and shoe lines, who knows what she’ll come up with next!
Clothing lines are a popular celebrity side hustle, but Duff's line stands out thanks to its ability to mix and match pieces. Haylie Duff’s Little Moon Society focuses on comfortable designs and materials that allow for movement and growth.
While this mom wasn’t famous prior to writing her bestselling series, her continued success deserves to be recognized. With news of "Harry Potter And The Cursed Child" coming to Broadway, it seems like nothing will stop this mom of three from building off of the success of the Harry Potter franchise.
On the less traditional side of mompreneurialism, Danielle Jonas and her famous husband Kevin Jonas, teamed up with Dreft to release the first look pictures at their new baby. While this may not be a traditional way of capitalizing on motherhood, it sure is crafty!
Katie Klein is a blogger, former magazine editor, and ecommerce director. She’s passionate about supporting working moms (because she is one!) and navigating unusual career trajectories (because she’s had one!). She also loves funky shoes, flea market finds, and female empowerment. You can find her at her blog overlyambitious.com.
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