Gwen Stefani, the lead vocalist of the band No Doubt, as a solo artist, she has won several music awards, including one Grammy Award, four MTV Video Music Awards, one American Music Award, one Brit Award, and two Billboard Music Awards. Stefani has won three Grammy Awards. Gwen Stefani has achieved impressive success in her career. Stefani is called “the only true female rock star left on radio or MTV” by Rolling Stone.
Gwen Stefani’s musical talent and creativity have made her a global musical icon, but she is also a successful businesswoman in the fashion world. Stefani is famous for her fancy, colorful and dramatic style, but she said that at the core of the L.M.B.A. women’s collection is comfortable to live in. “It’s easy to make a cool, weird, fancy dress, and then you wear it once and it’s over,” She says. “I have been trying to make the clothes I want to wear every day.”
(Designer Gwen Stefani and her son Kingston Rossdale walk the runway at the L.A.M.B. Spring 2011 fashion show)
By chance, Designer Andrea Lieberman introduced haute couture clothing to Gwen, which inspired Stefani to launch her own fashion collection called L.A.M.B., named for Love Angel Music Baby, her debut solo album. The L.M.B.A. series was first launched in 2003. The design of the series has been influenced by many aspects of fashion, including Guatemalan, Japanese and Jamaican styles. Once the series was launched, it was very popular among celebrities and was worn by stars such as Teri Hatcher, Nicole Kidman and herself.
Stefani says she has been fashionable since her mother taught her how to sew when she was a child. She says “I’m not going to be running around doing cartwheels on stage for the rest of my life,” But L.A.M.B. is something that can be lasting and something she will continue to do.
The L.A.M.B market is not limited to the production of clothing, but also includes shoes, accessories, bags, watches and perfumes. Stefani not only wears and sports all her product lines at launches or promotional events, but also wear them all the time. Why is this important? Because it has shaped the authenticity of her brand. She is not only selling items, but also promoting her own lifestyle and brand life. She even incorporated her clothing line into her music. In Harajuku Girls, she sings “Just wait ’til you get your little hands on L.A.M.B.”
The success of LAMB has allowed Stefani to expand his fashion empire to include Harajuku Lovers, inspired by Japan ’s famous fashion, and her newest brand Design With Purpose (a chic ready-to-wear collection). While many artists are involved in the fashion world, Stefani’s brand is an apparel powerhouse, distributed in hundreds of stores around the world. For the past decade, Gwen has earned $90 million for the No Doubt singer every year (estimated by Business Insider).
Gwen Stefani has done a great job in building her personal brand. From her music career to her fashion collection, she has integrated her own unique voice. Not only is she impressive in business, but the brand effect continues into her own life. Living your brand is easy to do when it is authentic!
2. Robyn Rihanna Fenty
Rihanna is famous for her wonderful singing. Her albums such as “Her Umbrella”, “Diamond” and “Work” are loved by people, but she is also known for her beauty and fashion. No wonder at 31, Rihanna’s net worth is already estimated at $260 million—and counting! What is the secret of Rihanna’s business success? Work, work, work, work, work, work!
In the past 15 years, the singer Rihanna has proved her ability to go beyond breaking popular music records. Her makeup products, a fashion line with PUMA, jewelry collections, show collaboration and size-inclusive lingerie line, all show her entrepreneurial muscles.
Rihanna ’s efforts have dramatically expanded her business empire, with a combined brand value of $ 600 million in wealth, making her the richest female musician in the world, surpassing Madonna ($ 570 million) and Celine Dion ($ 450 million) and Beyoncé ($ 400 million) and others.
(Rihanna launched new fashion brand in Paris with LVMH)
Most of that comes from her beauty brand. Rihanna and LVMH, the French luxury goods giant run by billionaire Bernard Arnault, jointly own Fenty Beauty. Fenty Beauty was launched on another LVMH brand, Sephora, in September 2017 and was launched online on FentyBeauty.com, with immediate success. Fenty Beauty reportedly reached $100 million in sales in its first few weeks, fueled by Rihanna’s fame and 71 million Instagram followers. After 15 months in business, Fenty Beauty’s revenue in 2018 was estimated at $570 million. Conservatively, the entire operation is worth more than $3 billion. Forbes estimates that LVMH owns about 50 percent of Fenty Beauty, while Rihanna owns about 15 percent of it.
In May, 2018, LVMH and Rihanna announced Fenty, a new clothing house that makes high-end clothes, shoes, accessories and jewelry. She also owns the Savage X Fenty lingerie line, which cooperates with Los Angeles-based online fashion firm TechStyle Fashion Group. Rihanna has earned millions of dollars from her professional singing career; all of these make up the rest of her fortune.
How to be a boss succeed in business and in life? Rihanna shared a few treasures of wisdom from her journey to the top of the fashion world. Rihanna said, she had been trying to slowly evolve in the fashion world before agreeing to work on a fashion line with brands. She says that she is a very hands-on person, so she wants to take it slowly and gain respect as a designer.
Money can be a motivating factor to be successful, but it’s not the only one for Rihanna. She says, “The money means that I can take care of my family. The money means that I can facilitate the businesses that I want to. I can create jobs for other people.”
“Never fail. It will always be a lesson.” Rihanna took this sentence as her motto, and tattooed this sentence on her body, inked backwards so that she could read it in the mirror. She’s keenly aware that her new venture may bring failures but said you should always be willing to learn the lesson. Rihanna says, “How you gonna learn without making mistakes?”
3. Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter
Who will come to your mind when talking about classy, savvy, beautiful, talented female entrepreneurs? It doesn’t get much better than Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, otherwise known as Beyoncé. She is an American singer—also a global brand. Even people who don’t know her as a performer may recognize the Beyoncé name from fashion labels and cosmetic lines. Beyoncé’s professional singer career started as being the lead singer of the rhythm and blues group Destiny’s Child, one of the world’s top-selling girl groups throughout the 1990s. Over the last three decades, Beyoncé has won 23 Grammy’s and has been nominated for 43 others.
According to Forbes, Beyoncé ranked as the 35th highest-paid celebrity in the world in 2018. That same year, Forbes estimated Beyoncé net worth totaled $355 million. Beyoncé has worked with and supported 31 charities. She donated a lot of time and money toward natural disaster. In April 2020, BeyGOOD partnered with Twitter founder Jack Dorey to donate $6 million to mental health efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. No wonder fans call her Queen Bey. Beyoncé is a charismatic role model for children, women, and minorities all across the world. But you might not know is this success is not just the result of her incredible musical talents and beauty–it is directly connected to the way Beyoncé approaches business and the BRAND she’s built.
Beyoncé doesn’t just succeed in the music world. She has stakes in a number of business ventures including Ivy Park, an athleisure clothing line, Parkwood Entertainment and 22 Days Nutrition, a vegan-based meal service.
In 2015, Beyoncé set up an on-demand meal delivery service called 22 Days Nutrition which was completely based on vegan food culture.
Beyoncé’s obviously no stranger to the fashion world, either. In 2005, the singer and her stylist mother Tina Knowles Lawson launched House of Deréon, a women’s clothing line that later included shoes and a junior collection. Although this line was discontinued in 2012, just two years later, Beyoncé partnered with Topshop to launch her Ivy Park athleisure line.
In 2019, Beyoncé announced that she would be collaborating with Adidas to to develop their athletic brand called Ivy Park where along with the athleisure clothes, she would also release footwear and new clothesline. In November 2018, Beyoncé bought out Topshop head Philip Green’s 50% share of Ivy Park, making her the sole owner of the clothing line.
Beyoncé says, “I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed. Being ‘Number One’ was no longer my priority. My true win is creating art and a legacy that will live far beyond me. That’s fulfilling.”
4. Katy Perry
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), best known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and judge on a television show. Perry became famous in 2008 with his second album “One of the Boys”, which is a popular rock record that includes singles “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot n Cold”. Perry has won various awards, including four Guinness World Records, five Billboard Music Awards, five American Music Awards, an All-British Music Award, a Juno Music Award and thirteen items Nominated for the Lamy Award. From 2011 to 2019, she has been listed by Forbes as the highest paid woman in the music industry. She is one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold 18 million albums and 125 million singles worldwide.
Katy has always been known for her colorful image and has 100 million followers on Twitter, so the brand’s mass base is good enough. “People have been asking me for years, ‘will I be in fashion? ‘music will always be my roots, but I also have a creative side business, and I like things that are very feminine.”
Perry has been in the beauty and fragrance business for years. According to the information, in November 2010, Katy Perry launched his own perfume collection Purr by Nordstrom. In 2012, us perfume giant Coty bought the rights to Katy Perry’s perfume from 16-parfums. She has since introduced Meow, Killer Queen, Royal Revolution, Mad Potion and Mad Love. In April, Katy Perry teamed up with CoverGirl to launch her first makeup collection, Katy Kat.
In 2016, Katy Perry brought her signature sparkly style to her shoe collection. Katy Perry recently announced an exclusive partnership with Global Brands Group Holding Limited to create her own shoe brand, which will be launched to the public in February next year. The collection, which includes sandals, sneakers and heels, is designed for women and costs from $59 to $299.
Perry, who claimed to have researched the shoe industry for years in order to find like-minded companies, eventually turned her hand to the Global Brands Group Holding Limited. Global Brands Group Holding Limited, which has licenses for Rachel Zoe, Frye, Coach and other shoe companies, knows Perry’s thinking best, her attention to detail, and the ambition and resources to help her expand internationally.
In 2019, the celebrity couple Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, along with three other investors brought the world’s top apple cider vinegar producer, Bragg Live Food Products. Katy says, “My mother introduced me to Bragg products, and it’s been a staple since my childhood in Santa Barbara and continues to be a wellness remedy in my professional vocal career.” Katy and Orlando own 50% of the Bragg. Since Katy’s shareholding, Bragg sales have been increasing. According to a website analysis, this apple cider vinegar business can earn at least 100 million US dollars a year, which is equivalent to selling 10 million albums and opening a full-year tour concert.
5. Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham began her singer career as a Spice Girl when she received an AD for young women who were “street smart, extrovert, ambitious and able to sing and dance,” that was placed in British industry magazine “The Stage” in 1994. Her the nickname ‘Posh Spice’.
In 1999, after she is selling more than 85 million records with the pop band and marrying the famous football star David Beckham, she later reinvented herself as a fashion star. Victoria is a strong independent woman with her own passions and goals and did not live in the shadows of her husband’s career. Victoria began her career as a singer, but her true passion lied in fashion. She featured on an April cover of British Vogue in 2008, before debuting her fashion line in New York in September that year.
Since the launch of her womenswear line in 2008, Victoria’s collection of easy dresses and slim separates has been complete. The former pop star Victoria Beckham with expanding aesthetic continues to impress critics, helping her brand evolve into a global fashion brand that now includes handbags, sunglasses and shoes.
Beckham has attracted a lot of attention from social media, with over 24 million followers on Instagram, her brand keeps expanding into a global clothing, accessories and beauty brand. Victoria set up an ecommerce site in 2013, and a year later, she opened a flagship store on London’s Dover Street. The brand’s turnover has been rising steadily, doubling to 30 million between 2012 and 2013 to reach over £30 million (about $46 million). This strong performance is expected to continue. In 2017, the brand raised £30 million from private equity firm Neo Investment Partners in a deal that valued the company at £100 million.
Unlike most products designed by other celebrities, Beckham personally supervises all production and design aspects, and successfully builds her personal profile into a high-quality fashion brand. Victoria Beckham says, “I want to get bigger and bigger. I definitely want an empire.”
Victoria Beckham has made huge success in doing something she interested in, her name and her fame as a pop singer, or being the wife of David Beckham may have got her everything she needed, but her drive and brand marketing skills are what has made her empire. She is one of the most photographed women in the world, her face has been on magazines globally, she has her own fragrances, clothing line and sunglasses as well as modelling for other brands such as Emporio Armani and Marc Jacobs. She is successful being a singer in the band, a model, businesswoman, fashion designer and still managed to raise four children.
“Beautiful,” “desirable” and “classy” were the words reviewers used to describe that first collection and more than 20 years after starting her pop career, she has morphed into a fashion icon with an eponymous clothing label that ships to more than 100 countries
6. Drew Blythe Barrymore
Drew Blythe Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress, producer, director, writer, model, and entrepreneur. She is a member of the Barrymore family of actors and the granddaughter of John Barrymore. She became famous for her role as a child actress in ET (1982). She has received numerous awards, including a golden globe, a screen actors guild award and a BAFTA nomination.
In 1995, Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen founded flower film production. The pair completed several projects in which Barrymore appeared. In 2013, Barrymore launched a line of cosmetics under the “flower” banner that now includes cosmetics, perfumes and glasses. her other business activities include various wine and clothing lines. in 2015, she released her second memoir, wildflowers. Barrymore received a star on the Hollywood walk of fame in 2004.
Barrymore launched its women’s fashion line in the fall of 2017 with Amazon.com’s Dear Drew , which features a pop-up store in New York City in November.
Barrymore launched its cheap cosmetics under its Flower brand exclusively at Walmart in 2013. Now, she says, she is in talks with overseas retailers to sell cosmetics in places like China, South America, Australia and Britain. She will also launch her own e-commerce business later this year. Barrymore doesn’t want to use her name as a brand name because she knows the dangers of sticking celebrity names on her products.
Barrymore, a mother of two, has found a successful niche in the beauty industry. Unlike other cosmetic brands that spend a lot of money on advertising, Flower spends most of its money on recipes and packaging. This, she says, can lead to superior makeup quality. Molly Blakeman, a Walmart spokeswoman, said Flower Beauty, which is available in 1,600 stores, is now available in 2,500 stores. Barrymore and Walmart did not provide sales figures.
The Flower Beauty line includes fragrances ranging in price from $5 lip gloss to $14 foundation. Barrymore’s messages are about self-empowerment and inner beauty, such as “happiness is the best makeup look. “Drew Barrymore has taken over women’s vanity with her nearly four-year old Beauty brand, Flower Beauty. Then, she’s about to conquer ladies’ closet with a new fashion collection that starts today.
Barrymore’s first line, Dear Drew, is available at Amazon Fashion. “And will feature a variety of costumes, jewelry and accessories from $28 to $248, reflecting the actress ‘free-spirited style. According to the press release, “the brand’s mission is to provide a voice of positive inspiration and tone for all women.”
7. Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker (born 25 March 1965) is an American actress, producer and designer. She knew her role as Bradshaw in the HBO series sex and the city (1998-2004), which won her two Emmys, four golden globes for best actress in a comedy and three screen actors guild awards. The character gained widespread popularity during the series and was later recognized as one of the greatest female characters on American television. She later starred in the films sex and the city (2008) and sex and the city 2. (2010).
Parker returned to television in 2012 for the first time since “Sex and the City” and played Isabelle Wright on the three-part FOX series “Glee. She is currently nominated for a golden globe for her role as Frances Dufresne in the HBO series “the divorce” (2016-present). Since 2005, she has run her own production company, Pretty Matches, which has been producing content for HBO and other channels.
In 2000, Parker hosted the MTV movie awards, which featured 14 different costumes during its run. Through her work in various advertising campaigns, she has also become the face of many of the world’s largest fashion brands. In August 2003, parker signed a lucrative deal with Garnier to appear in court to promote their Nutrias hair products in television and print ads.
In early 2004, shortly after her final season on “sex and the city,” parker signed a $38 million contract with Gap. The multi-season contract, the first in the clothing company’s history, will see parker appear in upcoming fall commercials through spring 2005. This recognition caused much public criticism. Her character Carrie Bradshaw brings glamour to her brand as a cosmopolitan fashionista, ironically considering that the image maintained by Gap does not promote high fashion. Wendy Liebmann, President of strategic retail at WSL, says Gap “felt it needed iconic but modern faces to represent it. They may feel a bit insecure and a bit need to add some luster around the brand. But the campaign was a success, and Parker gave Gap a new look in many ads, online and print, and other promotions.
Pike launched her own perfume, called Lovely, in 2005. In March 2007, parker announced a collaboration with discount clothing chain Steve&Barry’s for his line “Bitten”. The line was launched exclusively at Steve and Barry’s on June 7, 2007, for clothing and accessories under $20. In July 2007, following the success of Lovely, Parker launched her second perfume, Covet. In 2007, Parker was a guest at the second Project Runway. In 2008, Covet Pure Bloom was released as a continuing series of Covet. In February 2009, Parker launched three new fragrances as part of his Lovely line, Dawn, Endless and Twilight.
On Feb. 28, 2014, Parker launched his shoe line, SJP, at Nordstrom. She infuriated her neighbors on Instagram by promoting the line beyond her chain-link residency on 66 Perry street to prevent crowding and unwanted visits to the famous address. In June 2015, she was named the new spokesperson for Jordache Jeans. In April 2018, Parker teamed up with Gilt to launch her ready-to-wear bridal collection for modern non-traditional brides.
8. Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba is best known as an actress, having appeared in films such as Valentine’s Day and the best of TV series the new Spectrum Original L.A. However, she has one important achievement: Alba is a very successful entrepreneur. An ailing childhood inspired actress Jessica Alba to start The Honest company, a pioneering business that helps families stay safer.
Alba said, “I was very sick when I was a child,”. She had severe asthma and allergies, and she spent a lot of time in the hospital. “If I have an attack, my airway starts to close — it’s really scary.” Jessica spent much of her childhood on steroids to control her asthma. “But as a teenager, I learned to control my health. I’ve noticed that every time I use a cleaning product or hairspray, I get headaches, itchy eyes, rashes or wheezes, so I stop using it and it makes my life a lot better. When I had my first child at the age of 26, I also wanted this new little person to lead a healthy life. I had a very lonely childhood and I didn’t have many friends. I don’t want that for my kids.”
Alba and her business partner Christopher Gavigan started The Honest in 2012. The Honest Company sells a wide range of household products to parents who want to use only natural, harmless products for themselves and their children. In addition to being sold online, the products are sold in many stores across the country, including Walmart and target.
The company has previously recalled baby wipes because of concerns about mold and recalled baby wipes because of concerns that baby talcum powder could infect skin and eyes. But, like a true entrepreneur, Alba touts the value of learning from mistakes. Self-made billionaires, including technology entrepreneur mark Cuban, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, also sometimes preach the importance of failure.
Alba says, “I think the most valuable lessons actually come from making mistakes and going down the wrong path. Now, making the same mistake three times, that’s when you’ve some problems. But, you know, figuring it out for yourself, sometimes you just have to go through it. You can’t always learn from other people.”
The company launched with 17 products in 2012, with sales reaching $10 million in its first year. In 2015, with more than 135 products (toothpaste, nipple balm, vitamins, detergent, etc.) sold both online and in 4,400 retail stores, plus the fall launch of HonestBeauty.com, sales passed $150 million.
Although the company has had its ups and downs over the years (a couple of lawsuits come to mind), Alba’s business has generally been brisk. In fact, she launched a new line of beauty products in the name of “Honest beauty” in 2015. In 2019, the company plans to further cement its success by expanding into Western Europe.
9. Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow was born into a family in Hollywood and dropped out of college to pursue an acting career. Her role in Shakespeare in Love won her an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a SAG Award. Since becoming a mother, Gwyneth has drastically reduced her film workload, appearing occasionally in films such as Proof (2005), for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. Paltrow p portrayed Pepper Potts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe from 2008 to 2019. Gwyneth Paltrow is an Oscar-winning actress turned entrepreneur. She is the chief creative officer of lifestyle platform Goop.
Paltrow said that despite growing up in an artsy household, where her father Bruce Paltrow was a film director and producer and her mother Blythe Danner was a Hollywood actress, she was always “very drawn to business.” Paltrow said, “I think it’s fascinating and very dramatic in and of itself. So, I just always read about it. I always loved it,”
In 2008, at the age of 36, Paltrow finally decided to start her own business. She began sending a weekly email newsletter called Goop to family and friends offering lifestyle advice. Goop later grew into a lifestyle brand, selling its own beauty products, health supplements and clothing. Goop also hosts health summits throughout the year in Los Angeles, New York and London. Goop’s biweekly newsletter reportedly had 8 million subscribers in 2018 and was worth $250 million.
Paltrow has taken a highly engaged approach to Goop since its inception. Paltrow did all the product recommendations, writing and creative direction before the brand became the far-reaching platform it is today. This gave her deep insight into the many dynamic parts of her business.
There were professional blunders as she found her position as an executive,, including a 2012 dust-up with the New York Times over an article that implied that Paltrow had used a ghostwriter for her first cookbook and a 2018 judgment of $145,000 in civil penalties stemming from misinformation about the benefits of jade vaginal eggs Goop was peddling.
Today, Paltrow feels as if the ship has returned to normal, she said, “At first, when we sold third-party products… We would restate claims that they made on their website that turned out not to have any basis behind them. These are mistakes we made early on, and we won’t make them again.”
Paltrow’s status as a celebrity has drawn criticism and even resentment from some over the years for the sometimes-controversial content and products on Goop. It hurt at first, but “I don’t think it bothered me at this point,” Ms. Paltrow said if she reads something now and it hurts, ” then I know that it’s a judgement I’m already holding against myself, because if I’m not holding that judgement then it’s just noise.”
10. Miranda Kerr
From a small farm in Australia to a coveted angel on the world stage, Miranda Kerr, 22, is Victoria’s secret’s first Australian angel. A few years ago, she was reportedly Victoria’s secret’s second-highest paid model. Miranda grew up on a farm in Australia and knew nothing about the modeling world. By chance, a friend asked her to enter a modeling contest when she was 13, and she won. From then on, Kerr never looked back. After a slow start in the modeling industry, she has shaken up the modeling world. From a super model to a mom to a savvy businesswoman, Miranda seems to have it all and do it all!
The experience of growing up in a small country town in rural Australia helped plant the seed for Miranda Kerr to launch her successful skincare company, Kora Organics. With a passion for Earth’s natural wonders, Kerr self-funded the business in 2006 making her one of the early pioneers for clean beauty.
The reason why Miranda built this company is that people are now not just excited about clean beauty but organic beauty. They have healthier options rather than filling their body with chemicals. Miranda says, “We’re conscious of the drinks we’re drinking, but what about what we put on our skin?”
That business is KORA Organics, Kerr’s certified organic skincare company launched in Australia in 2009. She funded 95 per cent of it herself, with the rest coming from a silent investor. Many models have attempted a beauty line, but few attained the success KORA Organics so quickly amassed, with sets up over 2500 stores in 25 countries. KORA Organics entered the US in 2017 through an exclusive partnership with the coveted beauty retailer Sephora, which has 420 stores in North America. This has driven strong revenue growth, with revenue up 190% in calendar year 2018 compared to 2017. KORA currently has 29 products and six more on the way.
As she builds her brand, she is no longer just known for her looks and high-profile relationships. She has cleverly used social media to enhance her reputation as a health professional. Her Instagram soon became a tool to showcase her passion for yoga, her juice-blending skills, and her enviable meditation background.
In the process of becoming a supermodel, mother and businesswoman, Miranda also found time to write two self-improvement books — Treasure Yourself and Empower Yourself. Kerr believes in the saying, ” Change your thought to change your life.” She advocates accepting forgiveness, saying ‘thank you’ and choosing her emotions. When she’s feeling down, she jumps up and down and thinks about all the things she’s grateful for.