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10 Celebrities Who Branched Into Business

BOSTON ( MainStreet) -- Not content with just being big stars, some celebrities feel the need to be big in business.

From baby products to booze, a growing number of celebrities are cashing in their cachet to become captains of industry.

It really shouldn't come as a surprise to see famous faces financing companies or brainstorming business opportunities. The mix of wealth, drive, a supportive entourage and plenty of downtime between projects and while on set provides a perfect petri dish for entrepreneurism.

Mark Wahlburg is opening Wahlburger restaurants. Will Ferrell started the comedy Web site Funny or Die. Portlandia mayor Kyle "Agent Cooper" MacLachlan owns a winery, as do the Smothers brothers and famed director Francis Ford Coppola.

We took a look at 10 celebrities who are taking a stab at being job creators.

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