Forbes US 2023 Recap: The Best Celebrity Interviews of the Year – Forbes France

Bad Bunny, Kendall Jenner, and Pharrell Williams, all of these celebrities were interviewed Forbes US it year. A look back at the best celebrity interviews of 2023!

Article by Marisa Dellatto for Forbes USA – translated by Flora Lucas

The year Taylor Swift became a billionaire and the movie Barbie dominated the box office, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry gave exclusive interviews Forbesshare the secret of your success.

The Rock talked about the XFL and how he hopes to score points with the new league, while Machine Gun Kelly gave a speech about building a business empire at the 30 Under 30 ceremony hosted by Forbes this fall in Cleveland. Finally, actresses Jamie Lee Curtis and Catherine O’Hara looked back on their decades in the entertainment industry.

Influencers and content creators also revealed the secrets to their success. Dylan Mulvaney, who was at the center of controversy earlier this year over a campaign she ran with Bud Light, said Forbes how the incident changed his thinking in the business world. And Khaby Lame, the most watched person on TikTok, shared what it’s like to get more views on one video than a Super Bowl show.

Many famous companies also do favors for others. For example, Ben Cohen of the ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s created the non-profit organization Ben’s Best Blnz, which donates 100% of the profits from its sales. As for Bad Bunny, he took the stage during the 30 Under 30 ceremony to present the $300,000 prize to the winner of the Latin American Presentation Competition.

Here are celebrity interviews made possible by readers Forbes touch the stars in 2023.

Bad Bunny talks exclusively about his burgeoning sports, fashion and entertainment empire

Author: María Gracia Santillana Linares

To understand the force of nature that Bad Bunny is, there’s no better way to see him perform in his native Puerto Rico. That’s exactly what Forbes journalist Maria Gracia Santillana Linares did this fall when she profiled the 29-year-old superstar. Bad Bunny is more than just an artist: he’s also a young mogul who extends his influence from music to shoe design and supporting local sports. “It’s not always about the money,” he said Forbes on the selection of his collaborators. “It’s about how much I love the brand and how much they will respect my creativity. »

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From magazine covers to tequila shots: How model Kendall Jenner plans to build a spirits empire

By Kristin Stoller

After her sisters Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner made the cover Forbes at the beginning of the year. Launching her tequila brand 818, the 28-year-old model told the magazine how modeling helped her find herself. “With modeling, I was part of someone else’s vision,” Kristin Stoller said Forbes. “Becoming the founder and owner of my own business allowed me to rediscover myself. » And she’s not worried about the crowded celebrity tequila market. “It pushes us to improve. »

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Pharrell Williams and his billion-dollar project for black and Hispanic entrepreneurs

Author: Jabari Young

In November, Jabari Young visited musician Pharrell Williams for the third annual day for his Black Ambition Foundation. The organization has distributed more than three million dollars to approximately thirty businesses in the black and Hispanic community. “We need real change,” said Pharrell Williams. “We can’t wait any longer. Equality was the top priority for our parents and their parents. And for us, equality is absolutely on the list, but justice is more powerful than equality. »

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Whiskey tasting with Michael Bublé

By Adam Morganstern

Michael Bublé was inspired to start a spirits business by his Italian grandfather, who made homemade wine in his cellar. The singer’s Fraser & Thompson whiskey brand is named after two rivers in his home province of British Columbia, where Michael Bublé spent his childhood camping where the two rivers converge. Hear his stories about craft whiskey and hear about the time the singer was nearly eaten by a polar bear.

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Dylan Mulvaney wants to reinvent the concept of celebrity

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Creator Dylan Mulvaney first gained popularity on TikTok through his series Girls days, in which she describes her gender transition. The 26-year-old quickly experienced the ups and downs of fame as she found herself at the center of a marketing controversy. Dylan Mulvaney credits her agent for giving her the advice she follows when it comes to business: “Don’t react. Reply. »

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How Halsey went from music star to makeup mogul

Author: Alex York

Singer Halsey spoke about her make-up line, about-face, to a journalist from Forbes Alex York. She was approached to launch the Gen Z-friendly brand in 2019 after spending years frustrated with mediocre products on the market while doing her own makeup for her concerts. As the brand’s creative director, Halsey (29) devotes as much time to the line as to her music. These commitments have borne fruit: the company reached a turnover of 50 million dollars in 2022.

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Success Welcome to Schitt’s Creek in perspective: the importance of the second city for Catherine O’Hara

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In an interview with Moira Forbes last May, actress and comedian Catherine O’Hara discussed the decades of success she’s enjoyed in the entertainment industry. “Comparing yourself to anyone is just deadly,” she explained. Catherine O’Hara recalled the time early in her career when she was jealous of Second City member Andrea Martin and what she learned about herself and how she overcame that jealousy. She also explained how she feels about parents putting filters on their children’s photos: “What the hell is that? It’s so scary. »

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