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Top 10 Celebrities With Their Tech Investments

Who said that celebrities only know how to smile? They also have business sense. Or, they pay a lot of money to sho...

Top 10 Celebrities With Their Tech Investments

Who said that celebrities only know how to smile? They also have business sense. Or, they pay a lot of money to show they have it. Either way, we hereby present to you a list of ten celebrities who have developed their own line or brand.


 

1. Ashton Kutcher, Lenovo

The television superstar, Ashton Kutcher, signed up with Lenovo in 2013 as their product engineer and spokesperson, working on the Lenovo Yoga Tablet line. Kutcher is also known for investing in tech start-ups like Skype and Spotify.

 

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2. Lady Gaga, Polaroid

Pop sensation Lady Gaga became Polaroid's Creative Director for a specialty line in 2010. Gaga designed Polaroid's Grey Label camera sunglasses, designed for real-time sharing, as well as a throwback digital camera – both of which she showcased at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show.

 

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3. Robert Downey Jr., HTC

The “Iron Man” recently became the face of the smartphone manufacturer HTC in a two-year contract to boost the company's marketing. However, that campaign, named "HTChange," was considered to be dull and useless. Just look:

 

 

4. will.i.am, Intel

Will.i.am and Intel Corporation teamed up in 2011, and the music artist was named Director of Creative Innovation, engaging in a multi-year, hands-on creative and technological partnership.

 

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5. Justin Timberlake, New MySpace

With the rise of social networks like Facebook or Twitter, MySpace was slowly forgotten by, well, almost everyone. However, singer/songwriter/actor Justin Timberlake purchased MySpace for $35 million in June 2011, redesigning it to be focused entirely on music.

 

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6. Leonardo DiCaprio, Mobli

The Israeli-based photo and video sharing company, Mobli, added Leonardo DiCaprio as investor and advisor.

 

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7. Gwen Stefani, HP

Singer and fashionista Gwen Stefani launched her $300 million global marketing campaign with Hewlett-Packard, promoting HP's creative print at home solution, Print 2.0.

 

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8. Dr. Dre, Beats

The Beats purchase by Apple has been a huge buzz lately, and it only shows that musicians just can't stay away from technology. The American record producer, rapper and entrepreneur, Dr. Dre, co-founded Beats in 2008, and in 2012 the company owned 51% of an estimated one billion dollar headphone market.

 

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9. Bono, Elevation Partners

The lead singer of U2, Bono, is a managing director and co-founder of Elevation Partners, the $1.9 billion American private equity firm. Bono has a $100 million stake in Yelp, a consumer business review website, a $325 million investment in smartphone maker Palm, and he also has invested in the social platform Facebook and cloud service Dropbox.

 

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10. Will Ferrell, Funny Or Die

The comedian Will Ferrell established the FunnyOrDie website, where high-profile celebrities appear and the videos are always viral.  

 

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