|Capital:||€ 170 million|
|Country of origin:||United States of America|
|Source of wealth:||actor|
Ashton Kutcher is an American actor who owes his success in particular to the television series ‘The Wild Seventies’. In addition to a large number of leading roles, especially in comedies and love films, he is also a successful entrepreneur and shaped the tabloid press primarily through his relationship with the 16-year-old actress and ex-wife of Bruce Willis, Demi Moore. Ashton Kutcher is also considered a swarm of women and is an integral part of Hollywood today.
Ashton Kutcher was born on February 7, 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He grew up here in simple, rural conditions and was raised conservatively and Catholic. Ashton Kutcher also has an older sister and a younger brother who was born with a heart defect, which greatly affected family life. Also because of his parents’ divorce, he had a difficult youth in which he struggled with suicidal thoughts. In addition, several break-ins in his school brought him three years of probation and 180 social hours. In 1997, Ashton Kutcher initially enrolled in the biochemistry course at the University of Iowa to find a heart drug for his seriously ill brother. Here he earned his living with odd jobs – including as a cleaner – and enjoyed the student life to the fullest by celebrating many parties. One night he was discovered in a bar by a talent scout who made him take part in the ‘Fresh Faces of Iowa’ model contest. After he actually won it, he gave up his studies and moved to New York. He started Ashton Kutcher’s career with numerous jobs as a model and for commercials for brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Versace and Calvin Klein.
Because of his success as a photo model, the desire for an acting career quickly grew in Ashton Kutcher. So he moved to Los Angeles in 1998, where he was immediately hired for the role of Michael Kelso in the television series ‘The Wild Seventies’ (1998 – 2006). Through a role in ‘Coming Soon’ (1999) he immediately received Hollywood attention as well as a role in ‘Wild Christmas’ (2000) alongside Ben Affleck. Then Ashton Kutcher’s career went steep. For example, in the early 2000s he played in ‘Hey man, where’s my car?’ (2000), ‘Texas Rangers’ (2001), ‘Fully married’ (2003), ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ (2003) and ‘Butterfly Effect’ (2004) with. In the following years, Ashton Kutcher was able to consolidate his stand in Hollywood, in which major roles in box office hits like ‘Love Vegas’ (2008), ‘Valentine’s Day’ (2010), ‘Friendship Plus’ (2011) or ‘Jobs’ (2013) played. From 2003 to 2007 he also had his own TV show at the MTV music station – in ‘Punk’d’ he tested the reactions of his fellow actors in unusual situations. In addition, he also inspired the television audience in the role of ‘Walden Schmidt’ in the successful television series ‘Two and a half Men’, where he succeeded Charlie Sheen from 2011 to 2014.
Among the highlights of Ashton Kutcher’s career are undoubtedly his roles in ‘The Wild Seventies’ and ‘Two and a Half Men’. His embodiment of ‘Walden Schmidt’ alone earned him a fee of $ 700,000 per series and thus the title of the highest paid sitcom actor. Ashton Kutcher has so far had to wait for significant film awards.
- “I always make decisions that take me out of my own comfort zone. As long as you don’t feel comfortable, you grow with it. ”
- “Our failures are often just expensive lessons.”
- “The more unkempt your beard is, the more well-groomed you have to dress.”
Before his marriage to Demi Moore from 2005 to 2011, Ashton Kutcher was with Ashley Ellerin, who was stabbed in her apartment in 2001 by a serial killer. He also belongs – just like his ex-wife Demi Moore – to the Hollwood Kabbalah, a mystical teaching of Judaism. He is also involved in several technology companies such as Skype, Airbnb and Path and also works as a product developer for the computer manufacturer Lenovo. Ashton Kutcher also owns two restaurants in Los Angeles – the Dolce and the Geisha House. After all, he has been with his colleague from ‘The Wild Seventies’ – Mila Kunis, whom he married in 2015 and with whom he has two children since 2012.