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Ashton Kutcher          

Actor, Producer, Investor & Activist

Ashton Kutcher is an actor, philanthropist, entrepreneur, investor, and producer.

Kutcher stars in the Netflix original series, "The Ranch." He also serves as the show's executive producer. Kutcher first gained recognition as Michael Kelso on the Fox series "That 70’s Show," and from 2011 to 2015 Kutcher starred in the CBS comedy series "Two and a Half Men." 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?"

Kutcher has been named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and earned a place on Vanity Fair's New Establishment List, which identifies the top 50 of an innovative new breed of buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigies and entrepreneurs. Twice, Kutcher was named one of Forbes magazine’s “World’s Most Powerful Celebrities,” as well as one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People.”

In addition to acting and producing, Kutcher has a range of business interests. He has invested in Los Angeles restaurants, Geisha House and Dolce, and serves as creative director of Ooma, a telephone device company.

In 2009, Kutcher and Demi Moore founded DNA Foundation, later renamed Thorn, a human rights organization aimed at stopping human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children. That year he also made history by having the first Twitter account to attract 1 million followers.

In February 2017, Kutcher spoke to the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee as chairman of Thorn to speak out against the sexual exploitation of children around the world and seek funding for his organization, which builds software to combat human trafficking. "Technology can be used to enable slavery, but technology can also be used to disable slavery," he said. In 2011, Kutcher co-created a venture fund, A-Grade Investments, with Ron Burkle and Guy Oseary. To date, A-Grade has invested in multiple notable tech companies including Airbnb, Spotify, Uber, Flipboard, Oscar Health, Warby Parker, Nextdoor, and Houzz. In 2014, Kutcher and Oseary created another fund, Sound Ventures, which has invested in Zenreach, Handy, Gusto, Acorns, Mark43, and more.

His production company, Katalyst, was named one of the “Top 50 Most Inspiring Innovators” by Ad Age and one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company.

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