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How Ashton Kutcher’s Wise Investments Allow Him To Pick Roles He Wants To Play

Through his fund A-Grade Investments, Kutcher has invested in companies like Uber, Airbnb, Spotify, and Warby Parker and made millions.
UPDATED JAN 22, 2024
Cover Image Source: Gettyimages/	Kevin Winter
Cover Image Source: Gettyimages/ Kevin Winter

Ashton Kutcher, famous for his roles in hit TV shows and movies, made a comeback of sorts as Michael Kelso on Netflix's “That ’90s Show” earlier this year. However, his return to the small screen was not because he needed a paycheck.

As reported by, Kutcher has established a successful career in tech investing through his fund A-Grade Investments, which he founded in 2010 along with entertainment manager Guy Oseary and billionaire Ron Burkle.

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Image Source: GettyImages/Jerod Harris

Financial Freedom

Kutcher's investments over the last 13 years in successful companies such as Uber, Airbnb, Spotify, and Warby Parker have paid off amazingly, allowing him to pick roles that he wants to do. In an interview with Esquire​, Kutcher shared that he can now prioritize playing roles that he truly desires.

His success in the venture capital world has provided him with the freedom to make choices that significantly enhance his overall quality of life.


Work-Life Balance

Kutcher shared with the magazine that his 2023 rom-com “Your Place or Mine” was supposed to be shot in Georgia due to the state’s manufacturing tax credits. However, that would have taken him away from his children during the school year.

Kutcher negotiated with Netflix to move the production to Los Angeles, near his Beverly Hills home, which directly impacted his fee for the film. But it allowed him to be with his kids and be part of activities at their school.



In recent years, Kutcher has invested in a number of start-ups and is a co-founder of several companies, including the venture capital firm A-Grade Investments and the online media company A Plus. Kutcher has also been a vocal advocate for the tech industry and has spoken at several conferences and events about the future of technology and its impact on society.

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Image Source: GettyImages/Jon Kopaloff


Ashton Kutcher has had a successful journey in the entertainment industry and he has tried to create a positve impact in the world through his philanthropic efforts. He co-founded Thorn, an organization that uses technology to combat child sexual exploitation, and is also a member of the board of directors for the Anti-Defamation League.