Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have been making the headlines pretty frequently since they skyrocketed to stardom on That 70s Show back in the 90s and early 2000s. First, it was for their beautiful love story and for being everyone’s #RelationshipGoals. Now, more often than not, it’s for their parenting style. Most recently, the couple announced that they would not be setting up trust funds for their two children. This is their reason why.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Will Not Be Giving Their Wealth Away To Their Kids
Children born to celebrities and/or extremely wealthy parents seemed to have won the life lottery. After all, with that kind of financial security behind them, they certainly have a leg-up in life over their less-privileged peers. While still Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ children fall into this category, they maybe aren’t quite as lucky as some of the other kids with celebrity parents.
In a February 2018 episode of Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast, Ashton Kutcher revealed that he and Mila would not be leaving any money to their two children. (1)
“We’re not setting up a trust fund for them,” he said. “We’ll end up giving our money away to charity.”
This is not the first time the pair have been open about the values they are trying to instill in their children. Mila grew up in communist Russia in a poor family. Kutcher also comes from an underprivileged background in the United States. Because of their upbringing, they both acutely understand the meaning of a dollar. Their lack of privilege growing up meant that they had to work hard to achieve their financial success. This is what they want to teach their own children.
“You Are Poor”
In an interview on Australia’s Kylie and Jackie O Show”, Kunis explained that both she and Ashton growing up poor meant nothing was handed to them. They worked for what they have, and they want their children to do the same. She semi-jokingly explained that she and Ashton often remind their children that while mommy and daddy may have money, their children, in fact, do not. (2)