Those who know him through his work as an actor appreciate his appearances in shows like That 70s Show, Dude, Where’s My Car, and his work as the replacement of Charlie Sheen in the classic sitcom, Two and a Half Men. However, his career as an actor is one of the few notable things about him. With just over 30 movies and TV shows to his name, Ashton Kutcher’s net worth is a massive $220 million and he earned a major bulk of this wealth through his career as a venture capitalist and a product engineer.
Today, although he continues to make appearances in front of the camera as an actor, he is more likely to be found pursuing his endeavors as a philanthropist and a businessman, which has made him one of the richest actors in Hollywood.
How Ashton Kutcher Achieved a Net Worth of $220 Million
Based on the foregoing, you already know that Ashton has a net worth of $220 million. Most actors who are worth such a significant sum have earned it through their status as A-list actors with several box office successes to their name.
However, the story is slightly different for Ashton Kutcher, who despite starting his career in the movie industry has diversified to other career paths like being a Venture Capitalist and a product engineer.
His career as an actor began in 1998 with That 70s Show, a show that brought him and his wife, Mila Kunis to the limelight. Before starring on the show, he had a short career as a model after he won an Iowa modeling competition and decided to drop out of college where he was studying biochemical engineering.
Since he got his big break via the show, he has fashioned an acting career that has made him one of the highest-earning actors in Hollywood. He reportedly earned about $750,000 per episode for his time on Two and a Half Men. With just over 35 movies and TV shows to his name, Ashton Kutcher has proven to be a decent box office success, with the actor’s filmography earning over $1.9 billion at the global box office and the majority of them coming from movies wherein he played the lead role. This is a pretty standard path for wealth in Hollywood but it’s not enough to turn him into a mega-millionaire.
Ashton Kutcher ultimately achieved the rest of his net worth of $220 million through his career as a venture capitalist. He partnered with Guy Oseary and together, they own A-Grade Investments, a venture capital firm established in 2010. The company has over 70 investments in its portfolios that include major businesses like Uber, Airbnb, Shazam, Pinterest, Spotify, Skype, and several others.
The investment firm famously invested $500,000 in Uber and their investment is currently worth $50 million. Majorly through the VC firm, Ashton Kutcher achieved his net worth of $220 million by transforming their investment portfolio of $30 million to $250 million within six years.
His investment prowess has made him one of the leading business minds in the world, causing several financial magazines, including Forbes, to write articles about his brilliance as an investor. With his investment firm expected to keep up with its growth in the future, Ashton Kutcher is bound to be worth a lot more.
How Ashton Kutcher Spends His Money
Unlike some of his peers in the entertainment industry, you are less likely to find Ashton Kutcher pouring his wealth into multiple luxurious expenses. Nonetheless, he owns a vacation home in Carpentaria, California that is believed to have cost him $10 million. He also owns a Beverly Hills mansion where he lives with his family; it is believed that he equally parted with $10 million to have the mansion.
Aside from his investments in real estate, he owns a couple of luxurious cars such as a $200,000 Ferrari and a $15,000 Harley Davidson.
Having achieved a net worth well beyond $200 million, Ashton Kutcher pours a significant amount of his fortune into philanthropy through his human rights organization, Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children. The establishment is meant to combat the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography.
Ashton and his wife Mila Kunis have achieved a combined net worth of over $270 million but only a small fraction of it will be going to their children as they have pledged to give a majority of their wealth to charity.