Famous Moms Who Are Now More Known As Mom Entrepreneurs
These famous moms and mom entrepreneurs are thriving, even with the world in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The world that we knew has shifted. Most people are now working from home and retail outlets are closed.
We have been forced to do much more online. Meetings, shopping and even educating our kids.
This means that moms the world over need to be creative and find ways show their sensational entrepreneurial skills.
Being a mom often means identifying unique life problems. As mom entrepreneurs these famous moms have not only seen these issues, they have provided solutions to them.
Our 8 Famous Moms Who Then Became Mom Entrepreneurs
Reality Show Famous Mom – Kim Kardashian West
As far as famous moms go, no one is bigger than Kim Kardashian. This was initially thanks to her family’s highly successful reality show Keeping up with the Kardashians.
Due to the success of the show, Kim moved into a successful modeling career and became a social influencer.
Kim married Kanye West in 2014 and has 4 children aged between 6 and 1.
During this time this supremely famous mom launched 3 very successful ventures that firmly entrenched her as the #1 mom entrepreneur.
Having produced fragrances early in her career, she launched KKW Beauty in June 2017. She followed that with KKW Fragrances in November 2017.
She also launched Skims (formerly known as Kimono) in 2019.
With her famous mom status and unique mom entrepreneur skills, all brands have expanded their product lines.
Kim Kardashian West is absolutely killing it in the world of beauty and shapewear.
Kim is reportedly worth $370 million.
Mom Entrepreneur and Cosmetic Queen – Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner is the younger sibling of famous mom entrepreneur Kim Kardashian West.
Kylie found fame very young in Keeping Up With The Kardashians but showed her entrepreneurial skills long before she became a mom.
She started her first venture at age 14 to create a clothing line with her sister Kendall Jenner.
The Kendall & Kylie Collection has released several lines in collaboration with clothing brand PacSun.
The magic started for this now famous mom in 2015 with the launch of Kylie Lip Kits.
Kylie Lip Kits has been re-branded to Kylie Cosmetics and expanded its cosmetic and beauty product lines.
Its success has made Kylie Jenner the world’s youngest billionaire, reported by Forbes in 2019.
Forbes magazine also featured her in their Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2017.
Being already famous this mom has embraced motherhood while continuing to hone her mom entrepreneurial talents.
Media personality, socialite and businesswoman Kylie also released a mobile app that reached number one on the iTunes App Store.
Famous Mom and Model – Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen is the type of mom entrepreneur that we want to be friends with because man that girl can cook!
It also helps that her dishy husband John Legend is her sous chef on her Instagram feed!
She is a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and appeared on the 50th anniversary cover.
This famous mom has 2 children, Luna 4 and Miles 2 who also regularly appear in her Instagram cooking videos.
As a mom entrepreneur Chrissy has hosted many shows: Lip Sync Battle, Bring the Funny and recently Chrissy’s Court.
Our favourite venture she has undertaken as a famous and entrepreneurial mom is as an author.
Her first cookbook, Cravings: Recipes for All of the Food You Want to Eat was published in 2016. It was the second-best selling cookbook for the year.
The success of her recipes shows this famous mom cooking up a storm on Instagram every day.
Since then this beautiful mom entrepreneur has launched a clothing line and a second cookbook, Cravings: Hungry For More.
Recently she has also collaborated with target to bring out a housewares collection called The Cravings Collection.
Grammy Award Winning Mom Entrepreneur – Gwen Stefani
One of the original mompreneurs on our list, Gwen married Gavin Rossdale in 2002.
She started her successful clothing brand L.A.M.B in 2003. This expanded to include an optical line after Gwen herself had to start wearing glasses.
Harajuku Lovers followed in 2005 and was inspired by Japanese fashion and culture.
From then until 2014 this famous mom entrepreneur gave birth to 3 boys and released 2 award-winning albums.
In 2014 she announced the production of an animated series which was all about her and her Harajuku girls.
It was as a famous mom in 2016 that Stefani released her first solo album to reach number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
Famous Mom of the Big Screen – Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba has been a star of numerous box office hits since 2003.
We want to focus on her mom entrepreneur status.
Already famous for her many roles, she started The Honest Company after becoming a mom.
It is legendary how the brand started. Pregnant with her first child to husband Cash Warren her friends threw her a baby shower.
Unfortunately, Jessica had a reaction to the detergent she used to wash the new baby clothes and broke out in hives.
She had suffered many illnesses as a child and now recognises that most were allergies.
From her reaction she started to research the ingredients in cleaning and baby products.
It worried her that her child may have the same reaction as her.
“I wanted safe and effective consumer products that were beautifully designed, accessibly priced and easy to get.”
This famous mom entrepreneur spent years researching products and finding finance.
The Honest Company launched in 2012 with 17 products all focused on baby products that contained no nasty chemicals.
Using her famous mom status, the brand prides itself on creating products that are safe and eco-friendly.
Over the years it has expanded into beauty, cleaning products, body products and pre/postnatal
As with many mum entrepreneur companies, they have a strong charitable mission and donate products, revenues and labour.
Jessica is mother to 3 children aged between 11 and 2.
Eventual Mom Entrepreneur – Lauren Conrad
We say eventual mom entrepreneur because it has taken Lauren a while to have her ideas come to fruition.
Starting as an actress while still at high school with Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County she then starred in The Hills.
Lauren has expanded into a multitude of different entrepreneurial avenues while becoming a famous mom.
Married to William Tell in 2014, they have 2 sons “Liam” 2 and “Charlie” 7 months.
Her first branch away from acting was as a published author and she now has written 7 books.
The stylish famous mom also has done a huge amount of work in the fashion field.
Mainly with her brand LC Lauren Conrad she has also been involved in multiple collaborations.
Our favourite entrepreneurial venture this famous mom has done is her online shop The Little Market.
A non-profit fair trade shop which features ethically sourced, artisan made products with a focus on who created it! We love it!!
She also started a podcast in 2019 called Asking For A Friend.
Her most recent release has been her kids line Little Co by Lauren Conrad.
Actress, Producer and Famous Mom – Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon is a famous mom, outstanding actress and renowned entrepreneur.
She was named by Forbes magazine in the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2019.
Her list of starring roles in movies would take up this whole page so we want to focus on her other talents.
What many people don’t know about Reese is that she is about way more than just her acting.
Married to Jim Toth she has 3 children, Ava 20, Deacon 16 and Tennessee 7.
In 2012 Witherspoon started the production company Pacific Standard.
Their main goal is to produce movies with strong female lead roles.
She was tired of seeing most movies having a male focus.
This famous mom entrepreneur also created another media company Hello Sunshine.
Focused on stories centred on women this company puts women at the centre of every story they create and celebrate.
Draper James is her first entrepreneurial venture this famous mom has gone into outside of the movie world.
Inspired by her southern upbringing this clothing line aims to “emphasize her southern roots and personal style”.
We love the class and drive of this strong mom entrepreneur.
Ultimate Mom Entrepreneur – Gwyneth Paltrow
Famous mom Gwyneth is an Oscar Award winning movie star and has featured in many movies over her acting career.
She is an actress, singer, author, businesswoman and mom entrepreneur extraordinaire to Apple 16 and Moses 14.
Whilst starring in roles in many blockbuster movies and TV shows this famous mom also founded an eco-friendly company.
Her brand Goop started as a weekly lifestyle newsletter to her followers in 2008 and was just a passion project.
It’s motto was to “nourish the inner aspect”.
Since then this famous mom entrepreneur has expanded Goop into a web-based company.
It has collaborated with fashion brands and branched into e-commerce.
Goop also hosts pop up shops and wellness summits. It has a print magazine, podcast and a documentary series on Netflix.
This supremely famous mom has also released a number of cookbooks.
We hope you have been inspired by our list of famous moms who are now more well known as mom entrepreneurs.
These amazing ladies have found ways to combine juggling motherhood with sensational business acumen.
Do you have a “big idea” to make the world a better place and need to hone your mom entrepreneurial skills?
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