There are only so many clothes, holidays and parties one can splurge on, so what do you think celebs do with all those hefty paychecks from the movies they make all year?
Turns out celebs are more than just a pretty face. When it comes to making money, they know what’s going to mint the moolah even years after their looks and fame fades. That’s why there seems to be a trend of celebrities from Hollywood and Bollywood investing beyond show biz. Many of these A-listers seems to have put their money in tech too. Here’s a shoutout to all those celeb tech investors.
The Wolf of wall street, more like the wolf of Silicon Valley, Leo has invested $4 million in Mobli, a photo and video-sharing network like Instagram. He also functions as their branding and marketing ambassador.
Iron Man’s all about the tech in the real world too. He was an early investor in Maker Studios, a network that creates YouTube video content like Epic Rap Battles in History and works with YouTubers like PewDiePie.
On home ground, the Shahenshah of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan too has invested $2.5 lakh in Ziddu, a Singapore-based online cloud storage and sharing solutions company.
Salman has not only financed Being Human, but has a fair share in tech too. He has invested in the online travel company Yatra.com and owns around 5 per cent of its stakes.
Talking about tech investors, there no one quite like this power investor. Apart from a bunch of investments in various companies, he with Ron Burkle and Guy Oseary own a venture fund called A-Grade Investments which has staked a claim in multiple tech firms like Spotify, Airbnb, Foursquare, Fab, Uber, Dwolla, and Path.
Ellen is also known to be a regular tech investor. One of her most profitable investments was Stamped, an app created by an ex-Google employee that lets users track and rate anything from music to restaurants. She also teamed up with Warner Bros to form a firm called the Ellen DeGeneres Venture that since has launched two games — Psych! And Heads Up! and the family-friendly video destination EllenTube, and Ellen’s Dance off.
We already know her dedication to fitness, so it comes as no surprise that when investing Gul has capitalised and cofounded MobieFit, a start-up focused on developing mobile apps based on health and fitness.