The celebrity life can get pretty stressful at times. You have tons of money piling up and so few places to spend it. What better way is there to dispose of all that extra cash than by bankrolling a restaurant?
Snarkiness aside, owning and operating a restaurant is an extremely difficult endeavor — especially when it’s located in a different country. If this list had been written just a few years ago, it would look almost entirely different, as eateries are constantly closing as new ones open. And even if the business succeeds, sometimes celebrities end up selling their shares. (Case in point: Planet Hollywood, which was once owned by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, and Demi Moore — none of whom are still with the brand.)
Still, you can always count on a fresh crop of celebrities popping up and buying an existing restaurant or opening up a new one, which accounts for the 13 international locations listed herein. Read the article quickly though, as you never know when it will suddenly become outdated.