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Many celebrities have a hidden talent for lucrative investments and they have invested their wealth in various industries. Here are our top picks of actors who’ve made smart investments. The stock market debut of beauty start-up Nykaa on Wednesday was blockbuster in more ways than one - its market capitalisation crossed ₹ 1 lakh crore, propelling founder Falguni Nayar into the global rich list. Katrina Kaif, dressed in a peach suit for the listing ceremony, and Nykaa co-own a beauty brand and she was there as a business partner.
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Katrina Kaif launched Kay Beauty in October 2019 on Nykaa. Katrina currently stars opposite Akshay Kumar in Sooryavanshi, playing in theatres. Her upcoming releases include the third film in the Tiger series and Phone Bhoot. Nykaa's Bollywood connect includes two other big names - Janhvi Kapoor is an ambassador and Alia Bhatt is an investor in the start-up turned success story.
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In keeping with diversity in earnings, ‘Gully Boy’ star Alia Bhatt has also invested in Nykaa. The amount, like her previous StyleCracker investment, remains undisclosed. Bhatt is shrewd about her spends and a serial entrepreneur; she launched a kidswear start-up called Ed-a-mamma and is in talks over another one. Ed-a-mamma has reportedly already sold 70 per cent of the range in the six weeks since its launch – guess she’s doing something right.
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Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma is known for her smart money decisions; her productions on-screen – think ‘Pari’ and ‘Bulbul’ – have done well in the OTT space. Her off-screen projects are also in a good space; she invested Rs 5 million in a Bengaluru-based insurtech startup Digit Insurance.
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Deepika Padukone looks to the future – and proves it with her financial portfolio; she’s got a stake in Drums Food International, which owns Greek yoghurt brand Epigamia, space tech startup Bellatrix Aerospace and electric vehicle startup BluSmart. She’s also invested in learning and community platform FrontRow.
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Actor-turned-entrepreneur Suniel Shetty is another serial investor who’s got his name on upskilling business Sai Estate Consultants.
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Shraddha Kapoor may be representing the brand MyGlamm, but she is also the face of it. MyGlamm offers a range of over 600 cruelty-free products across makeup, skincare and personal care Plus, she’s an investor in Naturedge Beverages Pvt. Ltd’s brand Shunya which brings the age-old goodness of Ayurveda into modern-day life.
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He may be best known for his good works, but Bollywood actor Sonu Sood is also a good businessman. During the pandemic, he bought himself a stake in Spice Money, a subsidiary of DiGiSPICE Technologies Limited. He also became a non-executive advisory board member in Spice Capital.
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US start up Bumble, backed by actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas was launched in New York with a handful of really powerful women who are leaders in business across the world, back in 2017. It is the fourth-most popular dating app, since its launch in December 2018 in India. As of now Bumble has over 55 million users worldwide.
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Hrithik Roshan has been actively involved with startups even though it's not always been a direct investment in these companies. Hrithik invested into Curefit, a health and fitness start up. CureFit gives workouts a whole new meaning with a range of trainer-led, group workout classes with four categories : primary care, food, yoga and gyms. He is also the brand ambassador of the company. This company was founded by Flipkart executives Ankit Nagori and Mukesh Bansal in the year 2016.
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Aamir Khan invested in a Bangalore based, online furniture rental startup Furlenco. The company has about 4,000 monthly consumers purchasing furniture rental subscription. The company competes with the likes of Rentomojo and Pepperfry. Previously, Khan had been the brand ambassador of e-commerce site Snapdeal.
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Ashton Kutcher is the most active Silicon Valley investor in Hollywood. Kutcher has invested more than $3 billion into startups and participated in 177 funding rounds over the past decade. He follows three rules when investing, all focused on what he sees in entrepreneurs.
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Former Victoria's Secret model and famous American TV personality Tyra Banks has invested in The Muse, which helps people figure out what to do for a living, and video greetings card company VideoGram.
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Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio has spent his time off-screen accumulating a vast portfolio of business investments Leonardo DiCaprio's investment portfolio comprises an eclectic mix of ventures From virtual reality to online mattress firms.
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Pop star Justin Bieber has put money into music streaming service Spotify and selfie app Shots.
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Justin Timberlake has put some of his millions into the likes of social media platform Myspace and San Francisco startup Stipple, which has a platform that lets users tag people, places, and objects in an image.
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