Idris Elba Joins $24 Million Fundraising Round for Plant-based Meal Startup
Jonathan Ross, Grace Beverley, and Idris Elba all put $24 million into Huel, a company that makes plant-based meals. The UK company, which sells drinks, powders, and meals online, will use the new money to grow its retail business and get a bigger share of the US market.
The investment puts a value of about €540 million ($569 million) to the company. Elba added, “I’ve been a Hueligan for a few years. I started my adventure while getting ready for my role in Thor.”
“I agree with their mission to provide food that is both healthy and sustainable. I’m looking forward to our next projects to promote food that is healthy and low in carbon.
Huel has places of business in Hertfordshire, Birmingham, and London. The company said that the current financial move was made because sales for the year ending in July 2022 went up by 40% to $170 million.
Celebrity Net Worth says that Elba, who is 50 years old, is worth $40 million. He sings and makes movies, but acting is his main source of income. The father of two owns a home in Hackney that is worth $2.8 million.
A well-known soccer player could move to the GCC. Weeks will tell. The UK newspaper Daily Mail says that the Saudi Arabian football team Al Nassr is close to signing Cristiano Ronaldo for €200 million ($210.5 million) per season.
The 37-year-old was let go by Manchester United. The soccer star is focused on the FIFA World Cup, but Spanish media say the deal has already been made. The deal should be in place until 2025.
If he got the deal, Ronaldo would make more money than Lionel Messi. Forbes said that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner would make $115 million on and off the field in 2022. The article says that he has a net worth of $1.24 billion.
Off the field, CR7 sells glasses, underwear, and shoes. Ronaldo makes a lot of money from Nike, Herbalife, and Clear shampoo because he has 690 million social media followers.
Business Insider said that the deal was for a lifetime and worth $1 billion. The article says that a single post on social media could earn him $1.6 million. Ronaldo has put money into hotels, haircare, perfumes, clothing and fragrance brands, and tech startups.
Notable is a $40 million investment in four boutique hotels from the Pestana Hotel Group, a partnership with the fitness company Crunch, and the hair transplant business Insparya.
This year, he started the football community app ZujuGP with the son of his longtime business partner Peter Lim. He has also worked with the Latin American football fantasy league Draftea.
Gwyneth Paltrow, who started the company Goop, is one of a group of famous people who have invested in ResortPass. This company gives people access to high-end places to relax, like hotel beach clubs.
In the $26 million Series B funding round, other investors include William Morris Endeavor, actress Jessica Alba, and Brian Kelly, also known as “The Points Guy.”
With ResortPass, hotel brands can make more money from amenities like the pool, spa, or fitness center, even if guests don’t stay there overnight.
Since its start in 2016, the company has worked with over 900 hospitality brands around the world, including the Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt Hotels, Fairmont, W Hotels, and Westin.
Since it started in 2016, the company has sent more than 1.6 million people to the hotels it works with. Celebrity Net Worth says that Gwyneth Paltrow, who has won an Oscar, has a net worth of more than $200 million.
The most money she has made in Hollywood has been from Shakespeare in Love, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Se7en. Paltrow is the CEO of Goop, a lifestyle company.
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The lifestyle newsletter from 2008 has grown into a website, podcast, print magazine, and pop-up shop. It sells candles, beauty products, and things to keep women clean.
Goop was able to raise $50 million for Series C at $250 million in 2019. Celebrity Net Worth says that her share of the company is worth $75 million before taxes.
Together with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Carla Harris, and others, she invested in Evernow earlier this year. Evernow is a telemedicine company that helps menopausal and perimenopausal women find personalized prescription treatments and doctors.
Paltrow owns homes in London, New York, and Los Angeles. She makes up recipes.
A competitive swimmer named Michael Phelps has joined an angel fundraising round for a bagel startup called PopupBagels. Other investors include actors Paul Rudd and Patrick Schwarzenegger.
The company wants to get PopupBagels into the hands of bagel lovers everywhere, starting in the Northeast during the coronavirus pandemic. They plan to do this by using small storefronts and restaurant kitchens that aren’t being used to their full potential.
Celebrity Net Worth says that Phelps’s net worth is $100 million. The 37-year-old athlete got money from Visa, AT&T, Speedo, Subway, and Under Armour through sponsorship deals.
Phelps, who was known as the “Baltimore Bullet,” is one of the few retired athletes who still has a lot of endorsements.