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Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

founder & chief executive officer, goop
  • Why did you start goop?

    I started goop to answer my own questions about health, wellness, fashion, food, and travel. I was looking for a trusted source to point me in the right direction and I couldn’t find one, so I created it.

  • Go-to weeknight recipe?

    Roast chicken and butter lettuce salad with blue cheese dressing.

  • First job?

    My parents always made me have a job. Not sure how this was legal, but I worked after school at Penny Whistle Toys on Madison Avenue when I was 12.

  • Mentor?

    I have many. I have mentors I’ve never met who don’t know they are my mentors like Ginni Rometty. Barry Michels. Habib Sadeghi. But mainly Bruce Paltrow.

  • Goopiest moment so far?

    I’m all goop all the time, baby. For better or worse.

  • Where can you be found on Thursday mornings?

    Being stalked by Elise in my kitchen. And stressing her out with my last minute changes.

  • What would you put on your neon sign?


  • Wouldn't leave home without?

    My kids unless I had to, and then iPhone and wallet.

  • Essential beauty product?

    Anything by Juice Beauty.

  • Won't fly without?

    Water, face oil, Vitamin C, headphones.

  • Things you buy in bulk?

    Toilet paper and non-toxic cleaning products like Honest and Seventh Generation.

  • Favorite book?

    The Secret History.

  • Favorite movie?

    Sixteen Candles.

  • First celebrity crush?

    Keanu. Duh.

  • People on speed dial?

    Jake Paltrow.

  • Favorite City Hotel?

    Oooh that’s tough…Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong and the George V, Paris (renovated room please).

  • Favorite vacation hotel?


  • Favorite fabric?

    Organic cotton.

  • Favorite Chinese restaurant?

    Yauatcha in London.

  • Preferred form of exercise?


  • Drink of choice?

    Dirty vodka martini.

  • Proudest moment?

    When people compliment my children’s manners.

  • Perfect Sunday afternoon?

    Afternoon nap. Food. Laughs.

  • Favorite red state?


  • Favorite pasta dish?

    My slow cooked turkey ragu.