7 Celebrities Bitten by the Entrepreneurial Bug
Dan Aykroyd/Crystal Head Vodka
Lots of entrepreneurs get started by trying to solve a personal problem. For Dan Aykroyd, the actor and former member of Saturday Night Live, that problem was vodka. Many commercial vodkas are made with chemical additives, making them oily to the taste and with a perfume-like smell. Aykroyd founded the company Crystal Head Vodka, which uses a more natural process. He is not just a spokesperson. As the majority founder, he is the main boss and communicates with the staff on a daily basis. He is involved in every major decision involving production and sales, including recently getting involved with international import rules governing alcohol sales.