Ashton Kutcher net worth: Ashton Kutcher is an actor and investor with a net worth of roughly $205 million dollars. How many of these 10 facts did you know about him?
1. Ashton Kutcher was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His dad worked in a factory; his mother at Procter & Gamble. He has a sister, Tausha, and a fraternal twin brother, Michael, who has battled a life-threatening heart condition as well as cerebral palsy.
2. His full name is Christopher Ashton Kutcher. When he started modeling, the agency he was with had already signed a “Christopher” and so, to avoid any confusion, they asked that he go by his middle name. And it’s been Ashton ever since.
3. At 13, Ashton’s brother Michael was admitted to the hospital. His heart had stopped working and he was in desperate need of a transplant. Ashton walked out to the balcony of the hospital and was contemplating jumping off, so his brother could have his heart. Luckily, his dad came out, just in time, and literally talked him off the ledge. The story has a happy ending: they were able to find another donor and his brother underwent a successful heart transplant.
4. Believe it or not, two of his toes are webbed together. Ashton has a great attitude about it though. “When you’re this good-looking, something has to give,” he said.
5. He briefly attended the University of Iowa, where he majored in biochemical engineering. He had hoped to find a cure for his brother’s heart condition.
6. He used to work at General Mills, for a whopping $12 an hour, sweeping cereal dust off the floor. He also donated blood for extra spending money.
7. After some success as a model—first in NYC and then LA— Ashton got his big break. He landed the role of Michael Kelso on That ’70s Show. It ran for eight seasons. Towards the end, Ashton was earning a quarter-million dollars per episode.
8. Outside of acting, Ashton has invested in more than 60 companies. Some of his biggest returns have come from Skype, Foursquare and Airbnb.
10. Ashton trains Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Carlos Gracie Jr. protégé, Rigan Machado. He is currently a brown belt.
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