“The parenting books don’t tell you you’re going to go broke buying reusable water bottles for your kid to lose.”
“Henry the eighth would’ve lived for gender reveal parties.”
As a business person, Aston Kutcher did better than anyone ever expected the kid from That 70’s Show to do, and his wife and former co-star, Mila Kunis has also made a ton of money—she’s among the highest-paid actresses of her generation. These two are wildly successful and they recognize how privileged their kids are because of it, but they have a plan to teach their children work ethic. Kutcher explained the plan last year on an episode of Dax Shepard’s podcast Armchair Expert.
“My kids are living a really privileged life, and they don’t even know it,” he told Shepard. “And they’ll never know it, because this is the only one that they’ll know.”
He goes on to explain how he and Kunis don’t plan to create trust funds for the kids and want to put their wealth into philanthropic efforts instead. “I’m not setting up a trust for them. We’ll end up giving our money away to charity and to various things,” he said.
According to Kutcher, the only way his two kids are getting money from him is if they come to dad with a good business plan. If they do that, he’ll be happy to invest in their vision. “I want them to be really resourceful. Hopefully they’ll be motivated to have what they had, or some version of what they had,” he explained.
We all want our kids to be successful, but sometimes too much help can stunt their growth. It’s good to hear Kutcher and Kunis are so dedicated to making sure their children understand the value of money and can stand on their own two feet.
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