We have compiled a list of celebrities that we believe are some of the Top Investors of 2023 (or at least well worth keeping a close eye on). These celebrities have done a ton more than what they were originally known for from investment funds to consumer-facing companies, they all have diverse portfolios and companies which have earned them the additional title of investor, aside from their celebrity status.
Ashton Kutcher is an actor, producer, and investor who co-founded a venture capital firm called Sound Ventures in 2015. The firm focuses on investing in technology and consumer-facing companies. Some of its notable investments include Airbnb, Spotify, and Uber.
Actor Will Smith is a co-founder of a venture capital firm called Dreamers VC, which focuses on investing in companies that are led by underrepresented founders. The firm has made investments in companies such as online furniture retailer Interior Define and mobile banking app Chime.
Rapper, entrepreneur, and investor, Jay-Z is the Co-founder of Marcy Venture Partners, which has invested in companies such as Uber, JetSmarter and Robinhood.
Tennis star Serena Williams is a co-founder of a venture capital firm called Serena Ventures, which focuses on investing in companies founded or led by women and people of color. The firm has made investments in companies such as personalized hair care brand Function of Beauty and meal delivery service Munchery.
Rapper Nas is a co-founder of a venture capital firm called QueensBridge Venture Partners, which focuses on investing in technology and consumer-facing companies. The firm has made investments in companies such as online video platform Vimeo and online payment company Square.
These celebrities have used their fame and fortune to not only entertain, but also support and invest in the growth of new businesses. At Mates, we are obsessed with the way celebrities have the ability to make a lasting impact on the companies and brands they create, which is why we allow celebrities, their followers, and shareholders to all become partners in building a brand. Sounds interesting? Learn more about Mates and who we are.