Nowadays, celebrities don't just stick to one thing. They all seem to be "moguls" — they aren't simply an actor or musician, they're fashion designers, foodies, TV hosts, or even avocado farmers (seriously). After establishing themselves in their craft, they get antsy for a new challenge (or, um, money), and inevitably branch out to other, sometimes seemingly random, careers. We took a look at 13 of our favorite celebs and their second jobs that are more than just another means of income — they're passion projects. And some seriously inspiring ones at that.
Drew Barrymore, Flower Beauty Makeup & Cosmetics
Drew Barrymore must have picked up a few trade secrets during her Cover Girl days because she recently launched a cosmetics line of her own. Sold only at Walmart, Flower Beauty Makeup prides itself on offering high-quality products at low prices. Plus, she's always killed it in the beauty department. Consider this your in on Barrymore's secrets.
From Left to Right: Courtesy of New Line Cinema; Flower Beauty Makeup & Cosmetics.
Sandra Bullock, Bess Bistro
Who knew a foodie resided under all that Miss Congeniality glitz? The Academy Award-winning actress owns Bess Bistro in Austin, Texas, an eco-friendly restaurant serving up Southern favorites like fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, and of course, gumbo.
From Left to Right: Courtesy of Touchstone Pictures; Bess Bistro.
Justin Timberlake, Southern Hospitality BBQ
He sings, he dances, he acts, and he cooks?! Jessica Biel's landed herself quite the man. Timberlake co-created Southern Hospitality BBQ which boasts a menu that honors his hometown glory, Memphis, TN. Southern livin' means generous portions, and folks in New York City and Denver get to reap the benefits.
From Left to Right: Courtesy of RCA Records Label; Southern Hospitality BBQ.
Jamie Foxx, Owns An Avocado Farm
Jamie Foxx is like the Superman of Hollywood, so it totally makes sense that he has his very own super-food farm to eat from. The actor/singer/songwriter/standup comedian reportedly owns a small avocado farm in California, supplying the state with an ample supply of guacamole. Its name is shrouded in mystery, so could the next avocado you hastily dig into be one of his? Potentially, so why not just brag a little to your friends.
From Left to Right: Courtesy of Warp Film; PACHD.
Ashley Madekwe, Started Ring My Bell
She's always been the edgier one when it comes to style on Revenge
, and we've a feeling it stems from her killer fashion blog, Ring My Bell
From Left to Right: Courtesy of American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.; Ring My Bell.
Clint Eastwood, Tehama Golf Course
Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood loves golf so much that he owns his very own golf course located in California's coastal town of Carmel. Oh, and he also served as the nonpartisian mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea between 1986 and 1988. Awards, a massive resume, a golf course, and a role as mayor? We're lucky he's humble.
From Left to Right: Courtesy of Universal City Studios; Tehama Golf Course.
Bono & The Edge, Clarence Hotel
It's typically frowned upon when a rock band trashes a hotel room. However, if you own said hotel room, it might not be as bad. U2 bandmates Bono and The Edge co-own Dublin's Clarence Hotel, a four-star hotel situated at the heart of the city's River Liffey. So go ahead boys, rock on.
From Left to Right: Courtesy of U2; Clarence Hotel.
Jessica Alba, The Honest Company
Jessica Alba has never hesitated to praise her two adorable girls, but it seems that motherhood has affected her in a bigger way than most. After becoming frustrated in her search for non-toxic products to use on her growing family, Alba started The Honest Company. Dedicated to providing all natural products to families, The Honest Company offers products ranging from food, to hygiene, and even clothes. Brava, Jess, brava.
From Left to Right: Paramount Pictures; The Honest Company.
Nick Offerman, Offerman Wood Shop
Many people write off working in a woodshop as their hobby, but
Ron Swanson Nick Offerman does not mess around when it comes to whittling some fine pine. The Parks and Recreation actor spends his off-camera time building boats, and even released the instructional DVD called Fine Woodstrip Canoe Building With Nick Offerman. Or something we'd like to call How To Cultivate A Manly Musk: A Lesson In Woodcarving With Nick Offerman.
From Left to Right: Courtesy of NBC; OffermanWoodShop.com
Venus Williams, V*Starr
We knew Venus Williams had taste (have you seen her on-court manicures?) But we didn't know her eye extended beyond activewear to home design. Indeed, the tennis pro started her own interior design firm called V*Starr that has a client list ranging anywhere from commercial stores, set design, to high-end residential. A career grand slam for the ages.
From Left to Right: Courtesy of Venus Williams; Facebook / V*Starr Interiors by Venus Williams.
Melissa Joan Hart, Sweet Harts
Melissa Joan Hart continues to bring joy to the lives of those young and young at heart. After retiring from her days as Clarissa Darling and Sabrina Spellman, the veteran actress opened Sweet Harts, a candy and sweets store on Ventura Blvd. in Southern California.
From Left to Right: Courtesy of Nickelodeon; Facebook / Sweet Harts.
Robert De Niro, Hotelier & Restaurateur
Attention: Robert De Niro
is taking has taken over TriBeCa. Not only did he help start the neighborhood's highly successful eponymous film festival, the New York City native has also acquired many of its high-end restaurants. He already has Nobu, TriBeCa Grill, and Locanda Verde under his belt, and word is, he's always looking to expand his eatery portfolio. Oh, and he's got stake in the Greenwich Hotel, he's a hotelier, too.
From Left to Right: Courtesy of The Weinstein Company; The Tribeca Grill.
Train, Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co.
Train hit the nail on the head when they started their Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. Good music goes down best with good tunes. And why not kick back listening to "Drops of Jupiter" while literally drinking Drops of Jupiter wine?
From Left to Right: Courtesy of Facebook / Train; Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co.