How Ashton Kutcher Spends His Millions

Last updated Aug 8, 2017 | By Ivana Stoshevski

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Before we knew Ashton Kutcher as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and investor, most of us thought of him as that good looking guy on That 70's Show and Punk'd.

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But don't be fooled by that pretty face!

The 39-year old actor has made a real name for himself in the startup world and he knows how to use his money to his advantage. 

Worth a reported $160 Million, he definitely has room to invest and well, basically do whatever he wants. 

Check out how he spends his millions.

Humble beginnings

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Ashton Kutcher may be known now as a man with $$ millions $$ but he started out as a regular kid in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, working odd jobs like mowing lawns, roofing, and skinning deer for a meat locker. 

The son of two factory workers, his parents Larry and Diane taught him how to earn and save money at a fairly young age.

Then, he earned $50 Million!

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When Kutcher earned $50 million as an actor in 2010, he started investing in small tech companies that had a lot of buzz surrounding them like Uber, Spotify, Skype, Airbnb, and Foursquare. 

According to The New York Times, his investments were between $50,000 to $100,000 per property in 2011.

Besides being an investor, Kutcher also wanted to be a founder.

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Way back in 2003, he started a production company called Katalyst Media as his first step into the business world. Katalyst brought us shows like Beauty and The Geek and Punk'd.

In 2011, he co-founded a venture capital firm called A-Grade Investments with two partners, billionaire investor, Ron Burkle, and entertainment manager, Guy Osery. The trio invests in technology start-up companies.

He also went on to start Sound Ventures in 2015.

But there were failures, too

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Not every investment has been unicorns and rainbows, though. 

Ashton invested in the internet phone service, Oooma, and the mobile app, Fashism, that went under in 2013 after a host of problems. 

Instead of dwelling on the failures and lost money, he learned from his mistakes and picked right back up on his other investments.

The Shark Tank Deal

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In 2015, Ashton appeared on the popular TV show Shark Tank. 

He was introduced to a product called the Beebo, a shoulder strap that holds a baby bottle for optimal bottle-feeding and got into a deal with Lori Greiner and the product's founder. 

He and Lori agreed to split a $200,000 investment for 15% each.

His philanthropist side

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Ashton also devotes his time and money to being a philanthropist and helping people. 

 In 2009, he co-founded a human-rights organization called Thorn to help fight sexual exploitation with the use of technology. 

As a well-rounded investor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, he was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2010.

Always building something new...

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In January 2015, he launched his media content website, A Plus, which became one of the 50 most popular websites in the US in less than a year. 

Considering how many websites exist in the world, that's a HUGE accomplishment!

Oh, yeah. He's into real estate, too!

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Ashton's first major home purchase was actually a house that we had already been renting. 

So instead of paying $50,000 a month to rent his Hollywood Hills mansion, he bought it for $3.64 million. 

 Fast forward to now and he's still in the real estate game. 

He and his wife, Mila Kunis, live in a 7,350 square foot property in Beverly Hills, California, that they purchased for $10 million in 2014.

Even as an adult, he's still mama's boy

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On top of it all, Ashton still finds the time (and money) to make his mom proud. 

 As a surprise thank-you gift, he remodeled her home using technology from the online design site, Houzz, to keep track of all the renovations. 

Not surprisingly, Ashton invests in that company, as well. 

 It's easy to see that with all of Ashton's successes in acting and business, he's able to spend and invest his millions pretty freely! 


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