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Jessica Alba is now a billion dollar businesswoman as the CEO of The Honest Co., and Forbes is taking notice.

Always admired for her stunning looks, Jessica wants to be taken seriously as a successful entrepreneur. And how could we not? As the cover star of the latest issue of Forbes magazine, Jessica opens up about trading in her bikini for business:

“People just saw me as this girl in a bikini in movies kicking butt — maybe not the brightest bulb,” she said. “It took three and a half years of condescending nods and pats on the back of ‘good luck’, or ‘go back to endorsing things or go do a perfume.’”

Three years in, The Honest Co., a line of non-toxic, eco-friendly products, is now worth $1 billion dollars. Feeling inspired, and possibly on a #GirlPower kick, we decided to pay homage to other celebrity women who have used their star power to build million dollar business empires.

Click through the gallery below for more.

SOURCE: Forbes | PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram

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Jessica Alba & 19 Other Celebrities Who Are Self-Made Businesswomen  was originally published on vidatoday.com