20 Celebrities Who’ve Made Millions of Dollars Outside of Hollywood
Will Ferrell invented a comedy goldmine.
Ferrell founded Funny Or Die, a website that produces and distributes comedy videos and has features contributors like Judd Apatow, James Franco, and Zach Galifianakis.
Since its founding in 2007, it’s raised money from the major Silicon Valley firm Sequoia Capital and made a partnership deal with HBO. Some of its shows, like “Drunk History” and “@midnight” have made the jump to being fully-fledged television shows.
It’s also had some hard times. While Funny or Die was valued at around $200 million in 2015, it recently went through a round of layoffs.