List of Startups Funded and Owned By Ryan Reynolds

Roshni Tamta Roshni Tamta
Mar 29, 2022 5 min read
List of Startups Funded and Owned By Ryan Reynolds

Celebrities enjoy having their names adorned with a variety of titles. One of them is an entrepreneur. Celebrities have been investing in businesses and startups for a long time, and their fame and wealth help them gain a leg up on the competition. One of these celebrities is Ryan Reynolds.

Ryan Reynolds is a Canadian actor and producer, who started his acting career with small roles in TV shows, but became a household name after he got his role on the comedy show β€˜Two Guys and a Girl’ between 1998 and 2001. Since then, he has been in a number of movies and shows and has gained a lot of fame and wealth. He is most known for his hilarious yet powerful character, Deadpool. But this isn't about his performing accomplishments; instead, it's about his business experience.

Ryan is well-known for his astute investments in startups and innovative marketing strategies. He's made a name for himself as a business tycoon by investing in startups. It's the best bargain ever to have a megastar invest in and promote your company. The Deadpool actor enjoys investing in small businesses and making small investments before taking the company to the next level.

Let's take a look at all the investments of Deadpool actor, Ryan Reynolds.

Maximum Effort
Aviation Gin
Wrexham AFC
Mint Mobile
1Password
Wealthsimple

Maximum Effort

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Maximum Effort Logo

In 2018, Ryan Reynolds and George Dewey launched their own film production company and digital marketing agency. Maximum effort consists of two parts: Maximum Effort Production and Maximum Effort Marketing. Both are collaboratively involved in some really good films, TV shows, and other forms of video entertainment.

MNTN bought Maximum Effort Marketing in June 2021, appointing Reynolds as Chief Creative Officer and Dewey as Chief Brand Officer. Maximum Effort is responsible for all the marketing and advertising of Ryan’s other businesses.

Aviation Gin

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Aviation Logo

Ryan bought the company on February 21, 2018. Prior to that, the company was not well-known, and the majority of its growth occurred while it was under Ryan's management. Christian Krogstad and Ryan Magarian owned the company before Ryan Reynolds bought it. It was launched in 2006, and the gin was made in Portland, Oregon.

The marketing and promotion by Ryan and his advertising company, Maximum Effort, has helped the business a lot, and now it is one of the most successful alcoholic beverages on the market.

People just watch the commercials for fun because they are so creative and funny; they are no longer just old commercials; they are little comedy pieces that also work as commercials.

Wrexham AFC

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Wrexham AFC Logo

Wrexham Association Football Club is a Wrexham-based Welsh professional association football club. Wrexham AFC is Wales' oldest football club and the world's second-oldest professional association football team. It was founded in 1864.

In 2020, Ryan and Rob McEhelnney, a close Hollywood buddy and well-known actor, producer, and screenwriter bought the team. According to the new owners, the purpose of their leadership going forward is to strengthen Wrexham's ideals and repay the fans for their support and faith.


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Mint Mobile

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Mint Mobile Logo

Ryan Reynolds is the brand ambassador and owner of the telecommunications company after he acquired the ownership stake in 2019. Initially, the company was founded in 2015 by David Glickman and Rizwan Kassim and was a subsidiary of Ultra Mobile.

The company experienced immense growth and popularity after Ryan Reynolds joined in as the public face of the brand and his marketing company created hilarious yet captivating ad campaigns for the telecommunications company, which led to the business winning lots of awards and fan appraisal. The main motto of the brand is to provide affordable yet premium-quality phone and internet service.

1Password

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1Password Logo

1Password is a password management software company that was founded in 2006. The corporation received a total of 620 million USD this year, which attracted a lot of attention.

Many well-known celebrities and business leaders have invested in the company, including Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds. He recently became the company's face for its first-ever ad, which debuted on March 24.

Wealthsimple

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Wealthsimple Logo

Wealthsimple is a millennial-focused financial management company established in Toronto. Wealthsimple, founded in 2014 by Michael Katchen, is a trading platform where users may invest in socks, trade them, and even file their taxes.

In 2021, the company obtained a 750 million USD investment. Drake, Michael J. Fox, NBA stars Kelly Olynyk and Dwight Powell, NHL athlete Patrick Marleau, and Green Lantern star Ryan Reynolds are among the many celebrities who have invested in it.


Startups That Are Funded by Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio is a popular Hollywood actor and environmentalist. He always backs the startups which show concern for our environment.

Conclusion

Most celebrities choose not to be a part of the business world and keep their Hollywood career as their main source of income, but some love to get their hands into the business market and experience the corporate world themselves. Not all find success, but some make many smart and well-thought decisions leading to their successful businesses. One of them is Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds. He believes in making small investments and giving smaller companies a chance.

He owns a few startups and has funded many. With his sharp wit and great sense of humour, he has created a popular image for his companies that has helped in the success of the businesses.

FAQs

What companies are owned by Ryan Reynolds?

Ryan Reynolds is the owner of Mint Mobile. He also founded a film production company, Maximum Efforts.

What are Ryan Reynolds's investments?

Ryan Reynolds has invested in Mint Mobile, Aviation Gin, 1Password, Wealthsimple, Wrexham AFC and Maximum Effort.

How much of Mint Mobile does Ryan Reynolds own?

According to reports Ryan Reynolds owns 20% to 25% of Mint Mobile.

How much did Ryan Reynolds earn from selling Aviation Gin?

Ryan Reynolds sold his gin company called Aviation Gin for a colossal amount of 610 million USD.

What is the net worth of Ryan Reynolds?

Ryan Reynolds' net worth is estimated to be over $150 million in 2022.

When did Ryan Reynolds buy Wrexham?

Ryan Reynolds and Hollywood actor, producer and screenwriter Rob McEhelnney bought the company in February 2020 and the deal was finalized in 2021.

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