Being famous can buy a lot of things…unfortunately good business sense is not one of them. Here are 6 investment fails made by otherwise sane celebrities.
1. WOODY HARRELSON – OXYGEN BAR
The air went out of this Hollywood hotspot once customers realized that they could breathe oxygen virtually anywhere…and they didn’t have to pay a dollar a minute to breathe it. Perhaps Woody’s idea might have fared much better if he had replaced the oxygen tanks with, say, bongs? Be on the lookout for his next undertaking to capitalize on natural resources; Harrelson’s Tap Water Tavern?
2. NATALIE PORTMAN – VEGAN SHOES
Natalie Portman’s heart was in the right place when she created a line of vegan-friendly shoes. Wait, that can’t be right. It’s gotta be a vegan restaurant, right? Nope. Just checked, it was definitely vegan shoes. No animals were harmed in the making of these shoes, which, at a cost of $200, were created without the use of leather, fur, or feathers. Shoes without feathers?!? No wonder it went out of business in 2008.
3. DAVID LYNCH – COFFEE
In 2008 the cult director invested a hefty sum of his own money to put out a brand of signature fully organic coffee. Though it had some early success, the venture went belly up when customers realized it was overpriced, and didn’t induce fever dreams that would reveal the meaning behind Fire Walk With Me.