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Global icon, Priyanka Chopra is an actor, singer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, producer and whatnot. She is counted amongst some exceptionally talented actresses who dared to move out of their homes and make a huge name for themselves. From her career in the 2000s to entering Hollywood and now representing her country globally, Priyanka's journey is inspirational for all girls. Apart from her outstanding on-screen presence, she is also loved for her humble nature and incredible fashion sense.
However, here we will talk about the gorgeous Pee Cee's biggest businesses and investments which gave the 2000 Miss World title owner another recognition of an ultimate entrepreneur. Ever since then, she is constantly expanding her portfolio day by day. For the unversed, she is married to popular singer, Nick Jonas and they are parents to a beautiful daughter, Malti Marie Chopra Jonas. However, even though Priyanka is seen taking up all kinds of motherly responsibilities and acing them. On the other hand, she is also never turning her back from working hard and keeps marking her presence in almost every field.
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Priyanka's one of the most initial form of business was when she had started writing a memoir. It was in February 2021, when the memoir, Unfinished came up in the huge market of booksellers. And within a span of time, it became one of the best-sellers to make its place on The New York Times list easily.
Undoubtedly, it covered Priyanka's entire journey from the start of her acting career, giving light on her struggles in the industry, her pathetic nose surgery, and many more insights from her life. Thus, the actress-turned-author was already in business ventures where she could easily succeed.
Priyanka's next business venture was an Indian film production company, Purple Pebble Pictures, which she had established in 2015 in the city of dreams, Mumbai. Initially, the production company focussed on small-budget films, regional Indian films and television shows with her main aim “to bridge the gap between emerging talent and the myriad opportunities that the world of entertainment has to offer”. And it was founded by the actress along with her mother, Madhu Chopra.
Under this production house, we have also seen two blockbuster releases. One was a Marathi comedy-drama, Ventilator, in 2016, starring Ashutosh Gowariker. And the other one was a Hindi romantic drama, The Sky Is Pink (2019), featuring Priyanka along with Farhan Akhtar.
Afterwards, Priyanka announced her haircare brand, Anomaly in the US in the year 2021. It was mainly based on vegan hair care products incorporating traditional practices of natural oils, shampoos and other products made from natural resources like castor, coconut and others. In addition, the bottles are made of plastic trash. However, in August 2022, she also launched her haircare brand in her homeland, India.
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Priyanka had also made a huge business venture in the year 2021 by opening an Indian restaurant, Sona on East 20th Street in New York. The only aim she had in her mind while launching the restaurant was to have an embodiment of timeless India and the flavours with which she had grown up. Moreover, she wanted to take the South-Asian flavours to a global platform, and in this, her entrepreneur friend Maneesh Goyal has been her partner.
After launching her Indian restaurant on foreign grounds, she also rolled out a homeware brand, Sona Home in June 2022. Once again, it was a joint venture with her friend, Maneesh Goyal, that launched a homecare brand featuring Indianness in everything. Be it a 45-piece collection set including dinnerware, linens, gilded bottle coolers and candelabra to Rajasthani decorated aesthetic cups and many more, their homecare brand, though is a bit pocket-heavy but has a collection of everything.
It was in the year 2014 when the dating app, Bumble was launched. However, in 2018, Priyanka decided to mark her presence in this field of money-making too. And thus, she joined as an investor in the startup and became its face.
The same year 2018, saw another big investment from the actress. She was seen investing in a computer science school founded in Silicon Valley, The Holberton School for Software Engineering in the US, to bridge the gap between aspiring women engineers and the education system. From data accessed by GQ, it was the coding education startup which had bagged her investment. So she could also join the Board of Trustees and invested in the school. As per multiple reports, she was also successful in inspiring many young women aspirants.
Year 2020 when the entire world was dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, Priyanka had become the first-ever creative advisor of a soda water brand, Bon V! V in 2020. The brand launched with a beautiful aim to fight poverty and empower women all over the world. Moreover, the brand launched a fabulous summer brunch box which was available at a very low price and helped people also have separate meal boxes amidst the coronavirus spread. Undoubtedly, Priyanka once again became a crucial part of it.
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In 2021, Priyanka made another tech investment in the US-based rental marketplace, Apartment List. In addition, she joined the board of directors, which also included popular singer, Lizzo, NBA star, Andre Iguodala and baseball player, Alex Rodriguez.
Following this, Priyanka made an investment in the virtual avatar enterprise, Genies in the same year, 2021. The company, which makes digital cartoons of celebrities, can also see other investors along with Priyanka, including Camila Cabello and Paris Hilton.
Well, here comes the latest investment made by the actress in July 2022. This was also her first investment, along with her darling hubby, Nick Jonas in a luxury ski wear brand, Perfect Moment.
In addition, Priyanka is currently serving as the Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF and representing her country on many more global platforms. Well, we are already mesmerised by her business ventures and huge investments. So which one did you like the most?
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