Could Ashton Kutcher be the next billionaire? It's possible.
We already know Mila Kunis' fiancé topped Forbes' list of highest-earning TV actors, but Kutcher's millions from his work on Two and a Half Men are just the tip of the iceberg. The Hollywood hunk is also part of numerous investments that may just take him to the top tier of money-making celebs.
E! News has learned that back in 2011, Ashton created A-Grade investments with Ron Burkle and Guy Oseary, which has invested in multiple tech companies including Spotify, Airbnb, Foursquare, Fab, Uber, Dwolla and Path. It was also just revealed at SXSW that Kutcher has invested in Aaron Levie's cloud storage company called "Box."
Additionally, Kutcher also owns a portion of Foursquare, and in 2009 he was persuaded by Silicon Valley investors to take a stake in Skype, which two years later was sold to Microsoft for $8.6 billion, tripling his money.
"That's what's really interesting about him is he is clearly interested in all this stuff and he has made no bones about being an early adopter to them," Christina Warren, senior tech analyst at Mashable, tells E! News.
"A lot of Hollywood actors invest in restaurants or start production companies, but Ashton is one of the first that I can really think of that has invested in internet startup companies and uses his very large social media following to boast discovering the next big things that he is going to invest in."
So is it a stretch to think Ashton will be joining the billionaires club someday?
"I don't think it is," Warren tells us. "I don't know how far away he is from that and his net worth could definitely get there especially with some of the investments. AirBnB is a big one and he has invested in them, like, three times, and that is significant. It definitely is not a stretch to say that he is on the right track to becoming a billionaire.
"He has been very smart and he has had a natural interest in this stuff and he has gotten to know a lot of the other investors in places like Silicon Valley and he has had great access to see what they have been investing in."