Where would we be without entrepreneurs? It would be a grey and boring world if the big corporations were the only ones allowed to have fun creating stuff, building up slow and safe investment portfolios and running things, and change would be very slow indeed; just about every innovation and step forward our humanity has ever taken has been the result of one lone man indulging in alternative investments (or woman, but let’s face it, it’s usually been a man), one man thinking outside the box, developing a new idea, and then going out and actually doing it. He’s usually shown great resilience, courage, conviction and tenacity, as well as large dollops of blindness and stupidity in making some crazy investments, to ensure that he sees his plan through to the bitter end. Some have ended up with all the fame and plaudits and financial success that they deserve, while others have ended up with egg all over their faces. We celebrate them all. And we love crazy investments, alternative investments, and alternative investment portfolios.
NB If you know of any stories of crazy investments and people who have ‘interesting’ investment portfolios who are worthy of featuring on this list, please send your suggestions in to us.
We salute the great men (and a few women) who have toiled and labored, lost their minds, friends and marbles, often invited ridicule and derision, and also risked being labeled as mad due to them making some crazy investments or managing to persuade others to pump money into their ‘alternative’ ideas, but who ended up changing the world as we know it. They went from zeros to heroes and are now known as famous inventors rather than crazy lunatics.
We will be constantly updating this list as we deem more and more inventors worthy to be included on it, which is purposely set out in no particular order, and we welcome any nominations by you, so please feel free to suggest anyone you don’t see on this list of famous inventors.
Some celebrities just love to invest. They have lots of money, they have lots of people advising them on what to do with that money, and they have lots of entrepreneurs who understand all too well the kind of positive publicity that can be attained by the mere fact of inviting celebrity investors into their business. While most celebrities will invest a little bit here and there, half-heartedly building up an investment portfolio, some become practically addicted to it, seemingly spending more time investing in start-ups and the stock market than they do actually acting, singing, or taking part in inane reality TV shows. We follow the most passionate serial celebrity investors and track their progress as they try to build up an investment portfolio and navigate a world more treacherous than Hollywood… there are no part-timers on this list, just the serious players.
Some people are crazy and make crazy investments, or maybe we should just call them alternative investments. Some make money, some don’t. But they’re all fun, and it’s always good to peruse some of the more interesting investment portfolios. Read on… and if you know of any wackier examples of alternative investments, please send your suggestions in to us.
Celebrities love investing; some because they’re business savvy, some because they like to believe they are, others because they’re bored and have nothing else to do in-between reading scripts, appearing on talk shows and waiting for offers, others still because they fear for their career and are trying to safeguard their future in an alternative way by building up an investment portfolio. They become celebrity investors. Sometimes it pays off, sometimes it doesn’t. We gather and relate some of the more interesting celebrity investors stories, for either positive or negative reasons, and invite you to laugh, rejoice or jeer along with us as we look on in admiration and envy, or just unbridled derision. Who knows, in time, some of these, if they build up an interesting and successful investment portfolio, may even make it onto our Celebrity Watch section.