Ashton Kutcher is an actor, entrepreneur, tech investor and producer. Kutcher co-created a venture fund, A-Grade Investments, with Ron Burkle and Guy Oseary in 2011. To date, A-Grade has invested in multiple tech companies including Airnbnb, Spotify, Uber, Flipboard, SoundCloud, Foursquare and Shazam.
Currently Kutcher starred in the CBS comedy series Two and a Half Men. The show was ranked the second most-watched comedy on all of network television. Kutcher first gained recognition as Michael Kelso on the Fox series That 70’s Show, which aired for eight seasons. Kutcher went on to star in a variety of box office hits on the big screen – including What Happens In Vegas with Cameron Diaz, The Guardian with Kevin Costner, No Strings Attached with Natalie Portman and the cult hit Dude, Where’s My Car.
What is more, Kutcher has served as co-creator and producer of MTV’s hit series, Punk’d, and The CW’s reality series Beauty and the Geek and True Beauty. He has also produced films such as No Strings Attached, Killers and The Butterfly Effect.
In 2010, Kutcher was named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.” In that same year, his production company, Katalyst, was named one of the year’s “Top 50 Most Inspiring Innovators” by Ad Age and one of Fast Company Magazine’s “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies.”
In 2009, Kutcher co-created Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children. Thorn drives technology innovation to fight the sexual exploitation of children.