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7 Celebrities Whose Parents Double as Entrepreneurs

7 Celebrities Whose Parents Double as Entrepreneurs
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Most celebrities owe their fame and fortune to their amazing talents, but where do they get their business sense? For stars with entrepreneurial parents, business is already in their blood.

Imagine being able to have lunch courtesy of Lady Gaga's parents, wear a new outfit designed by Beyoncé's mom, or even have your website created by Ariana Grande's dad. It may surprise you, but this doesn't have to be just wishful thinking — all of these are real businesses owned by some of your favorite celebrities' parents.

Here are seven celebrities whose parents are also successful entrepreneurs.

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Fred and Lisa Levine aren't just parents to "The Voice" star and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, they're also successful business owners. Along with Fred's sister, Mardi Fox, the family owns M. Fredric, an apparel store for men, women and kids. M. Fredric has been around since 1980 and has 10 locations throughout California as well as an online store, which you can visit at MFredric.com.

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21-year-old former Nickelodeon star and pop singing sensation Ariana Grande is the daughter of Edward Butera, a well-known Florida graphic designer, artist and photographer. Butera owns ibi designs, a full-service creative studio in Boca Raton. The studio offers advertising, graphic and Web design, photography, videography and e-marketing services, and you can find out more about the company at ibidesigns.com.

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Tina Knowles, mother to Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and actress Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (and celebrity sister Solange), is no stranger to entrepreneurship. In 1990, Knowles opened a Houston beauty salon called Headliners. When Destiny's Child (Beyoncé's former music group) rose to fame, Knowles designed clothes and costumes for the group's members, and eventually published a book about it. In 2004, she launched her first clothing line with Beyoncé called House of Dereon, and in 2010, Knowles launched her latest venture, another clothing line, called Miss Tina by Tina Knowles, on the Home Shopping Network and at Walmart. [10 Best Jobs for People Who Love Celebrities ]

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You know Jon Bon Jovi (born John Bongiovi Jr.) as the frontman to the rock band Bon Jovi, but the "Living on a Prayer" singer is also the son of a businessman. His father, John Bongiovi Sr., now owns Bongiovi Brand, a pasta sauce company. Bongiovi Brand also donates a portion of its proceeds to the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, a charity organization founded by his rock star son that helps families and individuals dealing with poverty and homelessness.  You can shop online or find a retailer at BongioviBrand.com.

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The Internet seems to be a little obsessed with the royal family, but did you know that the former Kate Middleton, duchess of Cambridge, is the daughter of a stay-at-home-mom turned entrepreneur? Kate's mother, Carole Middleton, launched Party Pieces, a Berkshire, England-based party supply business, back in 1987 and was eventually joined by her husband, Michael, who quit his job to help her run the company. Party Pieces sells everything from kids' party supplies to wedding decorations and stationery, and even offers catering supplies. You can shop online at PartyPieces.co.uk.

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Fans of eccentric pop star Lady Gaga can sometimes find the "Born This Way" singer spending time on the Upper West Side at her parents' restaurant, Joanne Trattoria. Owned by Gaga's father, Joe Germanotta Jr., and mother, Cynthia, the restaurant is known for its warm, homey atmosphere and its Italian-American fare. Joanne Trattoria has been open since 2012, and you can check out their menu at JoanneNYC.com.

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Meghan Trainor has taken over the pop charts recently with her hit song "All About That Bass," but Trainor's parents are more than just the proud parents of a celebrity daughter. Gary and Kelli Trainor are also the proud owners of a full-service handcrafted jewelry store in Nantucket called Jewel of the Isle. Their store has been open since 1987 and offers a beautiful selection of beachy Nantucket-themed jewelry as well as abstract pieces and diamond rings. See some of their selection at JewelOfTheIsle.com.

Brittney Helmrich
Brittney Helmrich

Brittney M. Helmrich graduated from Drew University in 2012 with a B.A. in History and Creative Writing. She joined the Business News Daily team in 2014 after working as the editor-in-chief of an online college life and advice publication for two years. Follow Brittney on Twitter at @brittneyplz, or contact her by email.