Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ unexpected decision to refuse their two children a share of their estimated $421 million fortune has gone viral as the “nepo baby” controversy continues.
The A-list couple, who worked together on That ’70s Show, got married in July 2015 and have two kids together: Wyatt Isabelle, 8, and Dimitri Portwood, 6.
Kutcher first revealed his and his wife’s special parenting strategy in an interview more than five years ago. However, it has reappeared after being posted to the well-known Pop Tingz Twitter account, which has more than 120,000 followers and thousands of retweets.
It happens in the midst of a contentious discussion about the fairness of “nepo baby” trends in the entertainment and fashion industries, which refer to the children of famous or important people who have benefited from their family’s connections.
The Kutcher/Kunis children do not fall under that description.
On Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast in 2018, Kutcher said he and his wife wouldn’t create trust funds for their kids.
The actor claimed, “My kids are living a very privileged life, and they have no idea.
“And they won’t be aware because this is the only one they will be aware of. “.
“I’m not helping them trust me. Our money will eventually be donated to charities and other worthwhile causes. “.
The rediscovered quotes sparked a lively – and frequently humorous – Twitter response:.
The 45-year-old said in the initial interview that although he would think about supporting his children’s future business ideas, he would not give them large sums of money as gifts.
“I will invest in my children if they have a good business plan and want to launch their own venture. But they’re not getting any trust,” he said.
“Hopefully, they’ll be inspired to have what they had or a close equivalent. “.
Due to his lucrative acting career and investments made through his venture capital company A-Grade Investments in a number of tech start-ups, Kutcher is thought to have a net worth of $US200 million.
Kunis, on the other hand, claims to be worth US$65 million (NZ$103 million) in total.
A number of charitable organizations will receive the majority of the couple’s fortune, they intend.
A year after Kunis disclosed the strict gift-giving guidelines of the family, Kutcher revealed their inheritance strategy.
She stated they had a “no presents for the kids” rule at Christmas in an interview she gave to Entertainment Tonight in 2017.
“The young one [Wyatt] no longer values the one gift. They simply have expectations; they have no idea what they are expecting, she said.
“Please consider making a donation to charity, whether it be to a children’s hospital or another organization of your choice. “.