Successful Celebrity Entrepreneurs

Paul Newman
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Paul Newman

The Academy Award winner left behind a legacy of philanthropy with Newman’s Own, a food company that gives up 100 percent of post-tax proceeds to charity. Offering up a wide selection of dressings, pasta sauces, popcorn, salsa, wines and juices, the company claims to have donated more than $300 million since it was founded by Newman in 1982. In 1993, the actor’s daughter, Nell, started Newman’s Own Organic, a spinoff of the company that sells organic pet food, coffees and snacks.