Many celebrity moms aren't content with their careers as singers or actresses. And somehow they have the bandwidth to add another big project to their lives, moonlighting as vintners, fashion designers and doulas.
Here are 20 stars who have started their own companies, many of which are bringing millions (and even billions!) more than the careers that made them famous in the first place.
1. Melissa McCarthy: Seven7 Clothing Line
Actress Melissa McCarthy is fulfilling a childhood dream—becoming a fashion designer. She's collaborating with Seven7. "Every element is rooted in something special to me," McCarthy says of her collection. "From my kid's drawings to special pieces I've picked up on my travels; all these little gems find their way into my line and nothing goes without my personal stamp on it."
2. Beyoncé: 22 Days Nutrition Meal Delivery
Beyoncé partnered with her trainer Marco Borges to create a vegan delivery meal service that is part of her trainer's 22 Days Nutrition program. The all-plant meal plan is GMO-free, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free, and includes dishes such as ratatouille pasta with pesto, curried fried rice with veggies and a blueberry breakfast loaf.
Jessica Alba is now the poster girl for celebrity mom entrepreneurs. Her Honest Company, which sells diapers, baby wipes, dish soap, shampoo, vitamins and so, so much more, is valued at over $1 billion (yes, that's a billion).
4. Drew Barrymore: Barrymore Wine
Drew Barrymore apparently really likes her "mom juice." In conjunction with the vintner Carmel Road, Barrymore puts her name on a Pinot Grigio that has tones of lemondrop, Asian pear and honeydew melon. "I am passionate about wine," Barrymore says. "There is so much to discover and experience and my travels help me do that. Barrymore Pinot Grigio is made from Monterey-grown grapes which is adjacent to the beautiful Blue Grand Canyon section of the Pacific ocean, where extreme winds and deep, cold water create the perfect mix of fog and cool temperatures, ideal for growing the perfect grape."
5. Drew Barrymore (again!): Flower Beauty
It's not just wine, that's really a side business to Drew Barrymore's other big side businesses. First there's Flower Films, her production company that produced the "Charlie's Angels" movies, "He's Just Not That Into You" and, most recently, "How to Be Single." Also with the name Flower, her beauty line creates cosmetics from eye shadow to foundation to nail polish.
6. Jessica Biel: Au Fudge
Jessica Biel, actress, new mom and wife of Justin Timberlake, has embraced the family lifestyle with the opening of her high-end kid friendly eatery, Au Fudge. They serve up classics such as Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup ($16), a Grass-fed Beef Burger ($20) and Rainbow Pasta with Magical Butter Sauce ($15). They also have a "creative space" where kids can play and take the occasional class.
7. Miranda Kerr: KORA Organics
If you are envious of model Miranda Kerr's complexion, then you might consider her KORA Organics skincare line that's made in Australia. Among her companies vast offerings, there's a Calming Lavender Mist, a Clay Purifying Mast and Rejuvenating Foot Balm.
8. Amy Poehler: Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
Amy Poehler and BFF producer Meredith Walker founded Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, where they "emphasize intelligence and imagination over "fitting in," and where they "celebrate curiosity over gossip ... a place where people can truly be their weird and wonderful selves." The site was acquired by Legendary Entertainment in 2014, but Amy and Meredith are still involved.
9. Reese Witherspoon: Draper James
Reese Witherspoon embraced her Southern roots with the fashion line Draper James, which has a store in Nashville. Witherspoon says of her company (and the name): "I started this company to honor my Southern heritage and in particular my grandparents who were, and still are, the greatest influences in my life: my grandmother Dorothea Draper and my grandfather William James Witherspoon."
10. Gwyneth Paltrow: Goop
Gwyneth Paltrow is like the Martha Stewart for a younger generation and with way fewer carbs. Goop is also way more Hollywood. Her lifestyle blog of the same name continues to be a popular destination for those looking for healthy recipes, spendy style tips or city guides. You can also order things directly from the website, such as high heel sandals for $1,095, a Stella McCartney keychain for $165, or a nut milk maker for $110. She also recently launched the Goop skincare line by Juice Beauty.
11. Kate Hudson: Fabletics
Kate Hudson's Fabletics, the clothing line she does with JustFab, is focused on stylish workout gear for women and men that's delivered on a monthly basis. The company has already shipped over a million orders worldwide.
12. Sarah Michelle Gellar: Food Stirs
Sarah Michelle Gellar (who will always be Buffy in our book) traded in stakes for spoons in her new venture Foodstirs, a subscription box service that delivers baking kits. (They also sell stand-alone sets.) "We believe the act of preparing and enjoying food together has incredible power," the company writes on its website. "In this increasingly connected world, we find that we are actually losing connection with each other. Foodstirs was founded with the mission to help create memorable experiences through baking."
13. Nicole Richie: House of Harlow 1960
Nicole Richie doesn't just love fashion, she creates it. Her House of Harlow 1960, which is available in stores such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Bergdorf Goodman, makes boho inspired ready-to-wear, handbags, sunglasses, jewelry and more.
14. Gwen Stefani: Harajuku Lovers and L.A.M.B.
Gwen Stefani is one busy lady. She has three kids, a new love life, a musical career and not one, but two, clothing lines: Harajuku Lovers and L.A.M.B. She also has a popular fragrance line.
15. Alyssa Milano: Touch by Alyssa Milano
Alyssa Milano loves sports—baseball, basketball and football. But she found that merch for the female fan was lacking. "I was cold and I went into the stadium shop to look for a hoody or something, and I couldn't find anything that wasn't pink," Alyssa Milano says. "And I'm really offended by the pink." Touch by Alyssa Milano was born. She also makes plus size and maternity sports apparel.
16. Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham clothing
This one-time Spice Girl isn't just doing a vanity line of clothing, she is doing a line of high end ready-to-wear that shows during fashion weeks and appears in mags like Vogue and Elle.
17. Jessica Simpson: Clothing Line
Jessica Simpson doesn't need to make albums or tour anymore; her clothing and shoe line has brought in over a billion dollars. And she's been at it for a while—her line recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.
18. Sarah Jessica Parker: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker
Carrie Bradshaw would for sure approve: Sarah Jessica Parker had created a line of shoes named SJP. "I'm very clear about why I have the opportunity to have a
shoe line. If I hadn't played Carrie Bradshaw, there would be no
reason in the world someone would say to me, 'Yeah I'll invest in
your idea,'" she told Page Six. "I'm enormously aware of how I
find myself here, but by the same token, I work my ass
19. Erykah Badu: Certified Doula
While fellow celebs are bringing hand bags and bangles into the world, singer Erykah Badu is bringing in babies. "It's wonderful being the welcoming committee for new lives coming in, " she Badu told B.E.T. She has helped deliver more than 40 babies. Erykah doesn't just assist in the start of life, but also the end. She also helps out with hospice patients.
Hello Giggles, the lifestyle website started by actress Zooey Deschanel and pals, gets about 17 million visitors per month. Last year, they were sold to Time Inc. and, if they meet their goals, could earn them $30 million.
21. Fergie: Ferguson Crest Winery
Black Eyed Peas member and solo artist Fergie created a wine label with her dad called Ferguson Crest Winery. Located in Solvang, in the Santa Ynez Valley in Central California, their vineyard produces such varietals as Viogniers and Syrahs.