What is Ashton Kutcher’s Net Worth and Salary?
Ashton Kutcher has a net worth of $200 million and is an American model, actor, entrepreneur, and TV personality. Ashton Kutcher’s career has spanned the fashion catwalk, TV sitcoms, major films, and a highly successful hidden camera prank show. He rose to stardom after appearing on “That 70’s Show” and went on to have a reasonably successful film career. He is probably best known today as a technology investor. As we’ll see later in the piece, Ashton has made early investments in scores of successful companies through his venture capital firm A-Grade Investments.
Ashton Kutcher was born on February 7, 1978, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and studied biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa before dropping out to pursue a modeling career in New York City, which led to success in photoshoots and on the Calvin Klein catwalk. He was born with cerebral palsy and has a twin brother named Michael.
But, with larger goals than a career as a fashion model, he changed careers and relocated to Los Angeles to pursue acting. After a successful audition, he was cast as breakout character Kelso on the iconic FOX sitcom That 70’s Show, which catapulted him to prominence.
Kutcher became a sought-after comic sensation in Hollywood thanks to his work on That 70’s Show. He appeared in Dude, Where’s My Car with Sean William Scott in 2000, Just Married with Brittany Murphy in 2003, and the Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner remake Guess Who in 2005 during the span of that series. During this time, he appeared uncredited in another studio comedy remake, Cheaper by the Dozen, and in 2004, he tried his hand at more serious parts by starring in The Butterfly Effect, a science-fiction time travel thriller.
With the MTV original series, Punk’d Kutcher, debuted what would become possibly his greatest contribution to popular culture in 2003. He produced and hosted the show, which featured him pulling off a variety of elaborate hidden camera pranks on his celebrity friends, and he went on to executive produce a number of other MTV reality shows, including Beauty and the Geek, Adventures in Hollywood, The Real Wedding Crashers, and Opportunity Knocks.
Due to schedule issues with his involvement in the action movie The Guardian, Kutcher had to cut back on his appearances on the final season of That 70s Show in 2006, instead of appearing as a “special guest star.” In 2010, he returned to the big screen in Killers, in which he also produced and starred as an assassin. After Charlie Sheen’s sudden exit from the show, he was cast in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men the following year. The show remained successful, and Kutcher was able to make a lot of money from it.
Kutcher went onto another television series a year after the end of Two and a Half Men, this time the Netflix production The Ranch, in which he played the lead character for the entire run of 80 episodes. From the animated sitcom Family Guy to the investing reality competition show Shark Tank, he’s been seen and heard on a variety of shows. In 2017, he appeared as a guest on The Bachelor, a renowned reality TV dating competition show.
Two and a Half Men Salary
Ashton earned $800,000 each episode on “Two and a Half Men” during the height of his career. That amounted to about $20 million every season, making him the highest-paid actor on television at one point.
In the world of venture capital, Ashton Kutcher has made a name for himself. Ashton has made early investments in firms such as Uber, Airbnb, Spotify, Shazam, Soundcloud, Neighborly, Zenreach, ResearchGate, Kopari Beauty, and “insurtech” service Lemonade through his venture capital firm A-Grade Investments. According to one account, Ashton and his team turned $30 million in investments into assets worth $250 million.
With his former That 70s Show co-stars Danny Masterson and Wilmer Valderrama, he owns Dolce, a Los Angeles Italian restaurant.
In 2005, Ashton Kutcher married actress Demi Moore, but the couple split six years later. He began dating Mila Kunis, a former co-star on That 70’s Show, in 2012. In July of 2015, the two tied the knot. Kutcher’s short-lived love involvement with Ashley Ellerin was brought to light in 2019 when he testified at the trial of Michael Gargiulo, who was charged with the murder of Ashley Ellerin, whom Kutcher dated briefly in 2001.
It’s no surprise that Ashton Kutcher has been a real estate mover and shaker, given his success in the investment realm.
He paid $8.455 million for a new home in the Hollywood Hills in March 2012. In early 2014, he put this home on the market for $12 million. He accepted $9.925 million in August 2014.
In May of 2014, Ashton and Mila purchased a property in Beverly Hills for $10.2 million. They put the house on the market in 2020 for just under $14 million. In January 2022, they finally accepted $10.35 million.
They bought a seaside home in Carpenteria, California, near Santa Barbara, for $10 million in June 2017. The property consists of two residences with a total interior living space of 3,100 square feet.
Their primary residence is a 6-acre Beverly Hills estate that was shot in August 2021 for Architectural Digest.