Christopher Ashton Kutcher is an American actor and investor who has won a collection of Teen Choice awards in various categories, and been nominated for a lot more. Ashton Kutcher was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on 7 February, 1978.
Ashton has an estimated net worth of $200 million, a lot of which comes from his acting career and his investment ventures. He set up his company, A-Grade Investments through which he invests in startup companies.
Ashton has invested in more than 60 companies and reports say that Ashton and his colleagues invested a total of $30 million and reaped $250 million in the form of assets. He is the owner of Dolce, a restaurant in Los Angeles, California, and also Katalyst Films, a film production company.
Ashton Kutcher Acting Career
Ashton showed interest in acting when he was a teenager. He made his TV debut on That ’70s Show playing the role of Michael Kelso. He was so comfortable acting in this Fox sitcom that he stayed on for the 8 years it took to film the entire series.
The early 2000s saw the beginning of his movie career and he has been seen in movies such as The Butterfly Effect, Just Married, Where’s My Car? And Dude. He is well known for acting in romantic movies.
Ashton’s big break in producing came in 2003 when he produced and hosted Punk’d, an MTV hidden camera show that became an instant success. Through his company, KatalystFilms, Ashton went on to produce other reality and game shows.
In August 2011, Ashtonwas taken on to replace Charlie Sheen in the popular sitcom Two and a Half Men. Ashton was paid about $800,000 for each episode, making him the highest paid TV actor.
Ashton Kutcher Other Ventures
In 2009, with his wife-at-the-time, Demi Moore, Ashton set up the DNA Foundation, which later changed its name to Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children. This is an international human rights organization that speaks out sharply against the practice of children being sexually exploited and being used for child pornography.
With two colleagues, Ashton started a digital media company, A Plus in 2011. It focuses on producing original social and video content that is hoped will roll out further to bring about positive social change and promote personal growth.
The site receives about 50 million unique visitors monthly and Quantcasthas ranked A Plus as one of the top 50 sites in the US. Times magazine has listed Ashtonas one of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World” in the artists category.
Ashton Kutcher Early Life and Family
Ashton’s father, Larry was a factory worker while his mother, Diane worked at Proctor & Gamble. He has a twin brother Michael and an older sister, Tausha. Michael was born with cerebral palsy and that has always caused Ashton a lot of stress. While growing up, Ashton used work to keep his mind off his brother’s condition.
When Ashton was 16, his parents divorced and that greatly affected him. He went into a life of crime, culminating in his being convicted of third degree burglary and sentenced to 180 hours of community service.
After graduating from Clear Creek Amana High School, Ashton joined Iowa University, majoring in biochemical engineering. However, he dropped out to pursue a career in modelling.
In 1998, he signed with Next Modelling Agency and enjoyed a stint on the runway and print media modelling for Calvin Klein.
Ashton Kutcher Marriage and Children
After dating actress Demi Moore for two years, Ashton married her in 2005. There was a fifteen years difference between them which did not seem to be a problem, and they were married for eight years. Citing irreconcilable differences, they got divorced in 2013.
After a three year courtship, Ashton married Mila Kunis. They have 2 children, Dimitri and Wyatt.
Ashton Kutcher Awards and Achievements
Ashton has been nominated for many awards and has won the 2006 Hollywood Film Award, the People’s Choice Award of 2010, the Ultimate Teen Award in 2013, and the Teen Award seven times.
Ashton Kutcher and Social Media
Ashton is an avid Twitter user and in 2009 his followers reached one million, making him the first person to get a million followers.
Ashton Kutcher Nationality and Ethnicity
Ashton Kutcher is an American citizen and holds a US nationality. His ethnicity is mixed Czech, German and Irish.
|Biography & Facts|
|Born:||7 February, 1978|
|Ethnicity:||Czech, German and Irish|
|Profession:||Actor / Investor|
|Net Worth:||$200 million|
|Salary:||$800,000 per episode|
|Height:||6ft 2.5in or 1.89m|
|Weight:||176lb or 79.8kg|
|Married to:||Mila Kunis|
|Children:||2 (Dimitri & Wyatt)|
|Education:||University of Iowa dropout|