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Pete Wentz: Fall Out Boy’s Pop-Punk Entrepreneur

November 28, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

pete_bw.gifI’ve been developing something of a fascination lately with the sort of entertainment industry icons who’ve chosen to take advantage of their celebrity status by becoming entrepreneurs. Heavily tattooed musician Pete Wentz (see photo) is one such entrepreneur — he’s the 27-year-old bassist for the hugely popular emo band Fall Out Boy, and I swear I’ve seen at least a dozen articles in the past month alone in which the guy’s proclivity for creating new products and starting new companies is mentioned.

It probably goes without saying that the vast majority of entertainer-entrepreneurs don’t actually run the businesses that carry their names. And yet aside from maybe his band’s tour T-shirts, Wentz doesn’t seem to be simply licensing his name and likeness to other companies. On the contrary, he’s often referred to in magazine and newspaper profiles as one of the hardest working musicians in the pop-punk scene. Take a look at this Chicago Sun-Times story by Jim DeRogatis if you’re interested in reading up on Wentz’s varied business endeavors. And definitely read this AP story about Wentz’s entrepreneurial acumen; it comes complete with a few interesting audio clips.

To name just a handful of Wentz’s recent projects: He operates a punk-style clothing company known as Clandestine Industries, and he’s also the co-owner of Decaydance, a record label that the bands Gym Class Heroes and Panic! at the Disco both call home. He’s also a rather prolific writer; in 2005 he self-published a book that was based on his recurring nightmares. He owns a bar in New York City known as Angels & Kings. And let’s not forget, this guy also tours and performs regularly with a band that has sold literally millions of albums in this country alone. Not matter what your opinion is about Wentz and his music, you’ve got to admit: This is one amazingly motivated and hugely inspirational kid.

I have yet to find an article that explains how Wentz has managed to involve himself in so much business activity at such a young age. And frankly, I’m dying to hear his story. If any readers can point me in the right direction, I’ll happily re-post the information here.

  1. August 31, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    Nice Blog.. Keep up the good work guys..

  2. Jess & Jess Wentz
    May 4, 2009 at 8:32 PM

    GAH! PETE IS OURS! We own him….. grrrrr back off bitches….

  3. jared
    January 29, 2009 at 4:29 PM

    ola yo soy de mexico y me gusta como canta la banda d’ fat out boy son super………

  4. Kris
    December 3, 2008 at 10:05 AM

    rather interesting comments laddies =p
    but yes pete farking rox

  5. rachel stevens
    September 10, 2008 at 11:13 AM

    `pete is a cutie and i like his music

  6. rachel
    September 10, 2008 at 11:08 AM


  7. petelover's a lezzie
    September 10, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    u suck petelover

  8. rachel stevens
    September 10, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    he’s cute

  9. pete lover
    August 23, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    I love pete ashely I’d such a fag but pete need a real woman

  10. July 20, 2008 at 9:20 AM

    Ha HA HA I am 23 and cant get guys off of me so to bad bitches he is mine!!!

  11. July 20, 2008 at 9:15 AM

    Pete Looks great with Ash I here little kids saying they look horrible but they look awesome. You no it will never work out with you guys unless some how you are 23 and in Hollywood and super hot IT WILL NEVER WORK OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. July 17, 2008 at 10:52 PM

    Interesting ideas… I wonder how the Hollywood media would portray this?

  13. cyndal
    July 8, 2008 at 11:37 AM

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  14. sarahhh
    June 25, 2008 at 1:20 AM

    omfg…you are like my hero i loveyou soooooooooooo farken much mann you are soo sexxxy mann what i would give to meet you xxx….

    <333 <333 loves you

  15. Brittney
    June 24, 2008 at 11:05 AM

    OMG!!!!! Pete is like so HOTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. June 11, 2008 at 1:18 PM

    He is So hot ! 😀

  17. May 30, 2008 at 5:23 PM

    OMGosh Pete Is Like Awesome ..

    Congratz on u n ashley 🙂 x

    luv cayla xx

  18. dina
    May 23, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    woooowwwww he’s so totally cute….
    i really like him…

  19. krizia
    May 16, 2008 at 7:43 AM

    pete tas weno come to peru

  20. becky
    May 15, 2008 at 11:35 PM

    didn’t you know? he has sleeping issues, which is probably how he can find time to do so much

  21. May 11, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    Pete is my bitchhh

  22. LexI
    May 7, 2008 at 1:45 PM

    Wow!! Pete you are so awesome! i love ur music!! congrats to u and Ashlee

  23. me
    March 25, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    sexy boy sexy boy

  24. sxc biatch
    March 21, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    omg pete wentz iz soooo phittt. i would so not kick him outta bed. xxxxx

  25. p3t3w3ntziissxy
    March 18, 2008 at 8:29 AM


  26. Corina Lewis Kingston Wentz
    March 17, 2008 at 7:29 PM

    sorry my keybord mest up but when he started operating Clandestine Industries or something like that!

  27. Corina Lewis Kingston Wentz
    March 17, 2008 at 7:28 PM

    This is very good but you need to put more details in his life like when did he became the lkdsjf;ljd;lfjdas;lfjdas

  28. jessie wentz
    March 7, 2008 at 3:22 AM

    hey pete is mine back off u can have andy hurley lol hahahahhaha

  29. January 11, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    i learned alot but most of it i already new lol

  30. January 11, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    aww i love everything about you

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