Mila Kunis Admits She Discouraged Ashton Kutcher From Investing In Uber05/06/2021
Ashton Kutcher is known for many things. From his multiple roles in rom-coms, to his dating history. However, the actor might be lesser-known as a successful venture-capitalist, which might have not been the case had he listened to his wife…
Mila Kunis revealed on The Late Show hosted by Stephen Colbert, where she was invited to speak last Thursday, that she did not support her husband, Ashton Kutcher, investing in Uber.
As The Late Show‘s host was praising the 37-year-old actress’ husband of six years for his ingenuity in venture capital, Mila Kunis said: “The best part about him is he is really smart about including me in everything and making sure that I am aware of everything that is happening.
“He is also really smart at knowing that, sometimes, you shouldn’t listen to your wife.”
The Bad Moms actress went on to explain that she did usually offer her own perspective on investing in certain consumer goods to the father of her two children.
She admitted to sharing a keen interest in projects, particularly involving mothers and families. However, Mila did admit on being a lack of help when it came to venture-capital decisions.
She told Stephen: “Early in our dating, two things came up.
“He was like, ‘Hey, there’s this company, it’s kind of like a ride share, kind of like a cab company, but anybody can drive the cab,
“I was like, ‘That’s the worst idea ever.'”
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Mila went on to jokingly describe how the No Strings Attached actor tried to convince her by letting her try out the then-testing taxi business – that we now all know as Uber – and that she panicked as a result.
She said: “I was like, ‘You’re going to put me in a car with a stranger? What is wrong with you?’ Like, I was furious at him.”
Little did the actress know at the time that the start-up was going to turn into a $15 million business which now includes a large number of services such as ride-hailing, food delivery and package delivery, as well as couriers, freight transportation, and, through a partnership with Lime, electric bicycle and motorized scooter rental.
The That ’70s Show star repeated the same mistake, when her former co-star suggested investing in cryptocurrency.
“Second time, he sat me down and was like, ‘Hey, Babe, I got to explain this thing to you, tell me if I’m crazy,'” Mila recalled, “He’s like, ‘There’s this thing, it’s like mining for money. It’s called cryptocurrency, and there’s this company’—this is eight-plus years ago—’it’s called Bitcoin.'”
“And I was like, ‘Well, I think this is a horrible idea,'” the actress said, “and he went, ‘Cool, we’re investing in it.’ So he didn’t listen to me. I mean, this happens all the time.”
Ashton Kutcher, who met Mila Kunis while playing the role of her boyfriend in That ’70s Show, has not only been an early investor in Uber as well as a ground-floor supporter of cryptocurrency, but has also been an early backer in other major influential companies.
Indeed, the 43-year-old The Ranch actor also invested in Airbnb and Skype.
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Sources: E! Online
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