'Beyond Meat' Investors Chastain, Gates + DiCaprio Launch Best IPO To Date In 2019

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'Beyond Meat' Investors Chastain, Gates + DiCaprio Launch Best IPO To Date In 2019

Vegan brand 'Beyond Meat' was the first one in its category to IPO ever. It debuted in May at $25 per share, but rose to $65 by the end of the first day — a leap of 165 percent.

CNBC reported it was the best initial public offering of the year; Beyond Meat “left every other debut in the dust,” including Uber Technologies, which dropped more than 7 percent on its first day of trading.

Several prominent celebs, business leaders and athletes are investors in Beyond Meat, besides spokeswoman Jessica Chastain. Noteworthy moneybags include Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates and actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

A plant-based burger patty uses 99% less water and 50% less energy. And that's before we get to the methane fumes when your meat love is beef. TIME magazine writes that supermarket sales of meat alternatives surged 19.2 percent to $878 million for the year ended Jan. 5, according to data from Nielsen.  The TIME article reviews a lot of critical information about the competitive marketplace in meat alternatives brands.

Jessica Chastain Fronts 'Sisterhood of Leaders' Film In Ralph Lauren 'Woman' Fragrance #LeadLikeaWoman Campaign

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Star actor and Ralph Lauren ‘Woman’ fragrance ambassador Jessica Chastain presents ‘Sisterhood of Leaders’ as part of the brand’s ‘Lead Like a Woman’ campaign, launched in May 2018. The spot attempts to tear down what could be a male-conceived, self-serving belief that women do not support each other.

Starring powerful women from different industries, Chastain is joined by jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer, chef Dominique Crenn, producer Stephanie Allain, director Catherine Hardwicke and more outstanding women who discuss what happens when strong women support strong women. The short film also attacks the myth that women supporting women is atypical behavior.

Jessica Chastain Talks Patriarchy & Boys Club In 'Molly's Game' In WSJ Magazine's Talents and Legends Issue

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Jessica Chastain Talks Patriarchy & Boys Club In 'Molly's Game' In WSJ Magazine's Talents and Legends Issue

Actor Jessica Chastain covers the February 2018 issue of WSJ Magazine's annual Talents and Legends issue. Ludivine Poiblanc styles Chastain in elegant, draped looks from Proenza Schouler, Max Mara, Loewe and more, lensed by Annemarieke Van Drimmelen in a sepia-tone retro mood. 

Chastain is interviewed by Leslie Bennetts in 'How Jessica Chastain Is Changing the Hollywood Game'. One of Hollywood's most ardent feminists and a co-founder of the new 'Time's Up' campaign and foundation, the happily-married actor zeroes in on her incredible performance in 'Molly's Game'.

'Molly's Game' Star Jessica Chastain Covers Citizen K Winter 2017.18, Lensed By Frederic Auerbach

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Jessica Chastain is winning rave reviews and a Golden Globe best actress nomination for 'Molly's Game', where Chastain plays Olympic-class skier Molly Bloom, who becomes the mastermind behind an ultra-exclusive high-stakes poker game spanning New York and LA. As Bloom outsmarts her male dominant power players, her story -- and the movie -- becomes a timely tale of female empowerment. 

In these images Jessica Chastain is styled by Romain Liegaux in ladylike looks from Prada, Fendi, Lanvin, Gucci and more. Frederic Auerbach flashes the star for Citizen K Winter 2017.18 cover story. 

Eye: Jessica Chastain Tells ES Magazine She Will No Longer Be Paid A Third Less Than Men, Praises Salma Hayek

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Actor Jessica Chastain covers the December 1, 2017 issue of London's Evening Standard ES Magazine. Styled by Nicky Yates in ruffled, ruched and pleated looks from Alessandra Rich, Gucci, Givenchy, Prada and more, the 'Molly's Game' star is lensed by Camilla Armbrust

Chastain's rep has confirmed that she is one of the growing list of female actors confirming that they will be wearing black to the 2018 Golden Globes, as a symbol of protest against harassment in Hollywood. There are murmurings that the all-black protest will continue throughout the awards season. In addition, the female actors say they will not discuss the typical "who are you wearing?" red-carpet question and will insist that questions be focused on activism and a range of societal and cultural topics heavy on women's rights in America and around the world.