In the late 90s, when Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher starred as teenage love interests on the popular sitcom, That 70’s Show, no one could have predicted that they would later pursue a relationship off the screens much less get married. But all that they did and the couple now have one of the most beloved romances in the annals of Hollywood. While most of their peers hide their relationship in order to avoid troubles, Kutcher and Kunis proudly display their love for all to see without any qualms.
One reason behind their success is the fact that they practice equality. They also support each other’s careers and this has helped them to prosper financially. Kunis has featured in several movies and TV series over the years. She has also scored several endorsement deals and launched a production company. All of this has helped her build a massive fortune but it is overshadowed by her husband who not only has a lucrative acting career but has reinvented himself as one of the foremost in the world.
Ashton Kutcher is Two Times Richer Than His Wife
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are both big names in their own right but when it comes to the wealth they have amassed, there is a clear winner and it is the actor with a net worth of $200 million as against Kunis who is worth a respectable $75 million. Kutcher first amassed his wealth from his acting career which has seen him feature in several movies and TV series over the years. One of his notable projects is the sitcom Two and a Half Men. Kutcher joined the show in 2011 and was paid as much as $700,000 per episode for the next four years.
Away from Hollywood, Ashton Kutcher is a respected investor and venture capitalist. The actor has plowed his Hollywood earnings into several tech start-ups and has made good money in the process. He invested about $1 million in Skype in 2009 and doubled it 18 months later when Microsoft bought the company. He also invested $500,000 in Uber in 2011 and his stake is now worth over 100 times what he put in. Kutcher now co-heads an investment portfolio that is worth more than a quarter of a billion dollars and has invested in thriving apps such as Airbnb, Spotify, Pinterest, and Shazam.
While Kutcher is tearing up the script in the world of venture capital, his wife Mila Kunis remains firmly rooted in the acting business. Popular for her comedic bent, Kunis has featured in several movies over the years, including No Strings Attached, Ted, Oz the Great and Powerful, Black Swan, Bad Moms, and The Book of Eli. She has also appeared in several TV series, including the animated series Family Guy. Kunis has voiced one of the major characters on Family Guy since 2006 and reportedly makes from $175,000 to $225,000 per episode.
Another avenue through which Kunis makes big bucks is her production company, Orchard Farm Productions. The actress also has endorsement deals with several companies and has received sumptuous paychecks for them. Kunis has been a global spokesperson for bourbon brand Jim Beam since 2014. She has also repped other brands such as Gap, Dior, and British jewelry company, Gemfields.
Kunis is Five Years Younger Than Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher was born on the 7th day of February 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This makes him about five years older than his wife who was born on the 14th day of August 1983. Mila Kunis originally hails from Ukraine and was born in the Soviet country. Her parents did not see any future for them there, so they immigrated to the United States when she was seven.
They didn’t have much on them and had to take low-paying jobs. Their daughter also found it hard navigating school as she knew not one word of English. The entire family toughed it out and Kunis soon proved to be talented in her after-school drama classes. She landed roles in commercials for several companies and by the age of 11, landed a spot on the soap opera, Days of Our Lives. This was in 1994 and from there she scored a series of other minor roles before getting a starring role in the Fox sitcom, That 70’s Show. Ironically, that show proved to be the first professional role for Kutcher who didn’t have it easy as well while growing up.
Born to middle-class parents, Kutcher was working on construction sites by the age of 10 with his dad. He then proceeded to hold a series of odd jobs in high school, including janitor, butcher, and factory worker at General Mills. In college, the young boy sometimes had to sell his blood plasma to make ends meet. Things however improved after he won a modeling competition. This served as his entry point into modeling and ultimately acting where his first professional role was in That 70’s Show.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Have Been Together Since 2012 and Tied the Knot in 2015
As earlier stated, Kutcher and Kunis first got to know each other via the fox sitcom, That 70’s Show, which they both co-starred in. They became pals but did not get romantically involved in any way. That reality would persist for several years until they reconnected in 2012. At that point, both of them were single and decided to embark on a no-strings-attached romance. That causal relationship lasted for about three months before the actress realized that she had developed genuine feelings for the actor. She understood that this was not part of their agreement but worked up the courage to speak up. Luckily for her, Kutcher reciprocated these feelings and they moved in together immediately.
The couple got engaged in February 2014 and by October that same year, welcomed their first child, a daughter named Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher. They later tied the knot in July 2015 in a private garden ceremony and welcomed their second child, a son named Dimitri Portwood Kutcher, in November 2016.
At the time of tying the knot, Kutcher was 37 years of age while kumis was 32 years of age. This age difference of course did not raise any eyebrows which is in stark contrast to the actor’s first marriage. Kutcher was previously married to award-winning actress Demi Moore, and by the time they tied the knot in 2005, she was 42 while he was 27.
As you may expect, the fact that the actress was about 15 years older than him raised a lot of dust. The couple couldn’t care less though as they stayed married for about six years. They later separated in 2011, ostensibly as a result of Kutcher’s infidelities. Moore has since come out to reveal some other unsavory things that happened in the course of the union, including Kutcher pushing for threesomes and making her break her alcohol sobriety. The actor has refused to respond to these allegations as he believes his family is more important than anything else.
How The Couple Stack Up Against Each Other
|Mila Kunis||Ashton Kutcher|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63m)||6 ft 2½ in (1.89m)|
|Birthplace||Chernivtsi, Ukraine||Cedar Rapids, Iowa|
|Birthname||Milena Markovna Kunis||Christopher Ashton Kutcher|
|Net Worth||$75 million||$200 million|
|No. of Movie Appearances||33||25|
|Total Movie Gross||$2.7 billion||$1.3 billion|
|Awards||Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Award for best supporting actress||Teen Choice Award for choice movie actor romantic comedy (3x)|