Humble beginnings do not get much humbler than those experienced by Ashton Kutcher growing up. Before he became a multi-million dollar tv and movie star, he was just a kid in Iowa born in 1978 to two factory workers - Diane and Larry - and raised on a farm with his fraternal brother. He enrolled into the University of Iowa in 1997 with hopes of becoming a Biochemical Engineer to find a cure for his brother's heart condition. He was so broke at the time, he had a bunch of odd jobs - like selling his blood - just to pay his tuition.

One day, he was approached by a modelling scout, who wanted to recruit Kutcher in the Fresh Faces of Iowa competition. After making first place, Kutcher dropped out of college to pursue a career as a model and an actor. This proved to be the right call as his path eventually led him to the doorstep of auditioning for the role of Kelso on That 70's Show. The show was a smash hit for eight seasons, and helped launch Kutcher's career as a movie star.

Kutcher has accumulated a net worth of $200 million for his success, but refuses to settle on just acting. He uses much of his wealth to invest in promising companies, and advocate for human rights as an activist. To see us go into more detail regarding his investments and his spendings, read further.

25 GOING ON VACATION IN LOUISIANA

In hopes of enjoying a brief quiet time away from the hectic ruckus going on in Hollywood, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis walked away from Tinseltown going on holiday together in Louisiana during the spring of 2014.

Kutcher and Kunis were accompanied by his sister Tausha on a brewery tour in Abita Springs. On another day, they were spotted enjoying each other's company on a long walk along Gause St. in Slidell, followed by a trip to the Waffle House for breakfast.

24 BUYING THE 500TH TICKET TO THE VIRGIN GALACTIC INTO SPACE

Virgin Galactic is a space flight company that is currently trying to make it possible for a group of hundreds of guests to travel deep into outer space on the company's SpaceShipTwo.

Obviously, for such an ambitious expedition, only a select few people can join, and tickets are mighty expensive at $200,000 per person. Celebs who have bought tickets so far have included Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and even Ashton Kutcher. Kutcher actually has the luxury of being the 500th person to buy a ticket.

23 COOLING DOWN WITH A THAI MASSAGE FROM ANCIENT THERAPY IN LA

When you keep yourself as busy on a daily basis as Ashton Kutcher does year round, you are going to need a day of rest at some point. Thankfully, even Kutcher knows he can't overwork himself and opts for some personal massage days.

He was once spotted coming out of a massage parlor in Los Angeles called Ancient Thai Massage. Even the best workhorses need to have the knots worked out to relax some stress off their bones, and Kutcher chooses to do so at the best massage parlor in LA.

22 CHEAP WEDDING RINGS FROM ETSY

Wedding bands are usually incredibly expensive. Most wedding rings range from a few thousand dollars to a couple million. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis kind of went in a different direction. Rather than get the most expensive rings they could find, they went with the cheapest.

Granted, at the end of the day, it shouldn't be the wedding band's price tag that matters, but the thought that's important, but Kutcher and Kunis got their rings cheap. They got their rings on Etsy for $190; his for $100 and hers for $90.

21 GOING TO GEORGIA TO SEE THE WORLD'S LARGEST PEANUT

On the way to Louisiana for their vacation that we mentioned in an earlier entry, Kutcher and Kunis made a pit stop in Georgia to get a glimpse of the World's Largest Peanut Monument.

For those who have never heard of the World's Largest Peanut Monument, it is exactly what you think it is and exactly what it's title suggests it to be: one big giant nut on a platter in the sky. All jokes aside, it is quite the sight to behold.

20 HAVING A Luckless HONEYMOON ROAD TRIP WITH MILA KUNIS

After they got married in 2015, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis had an unconventional honeymoon. Rather than stay at a nice resort or something like that, they went on a road trip with their in-laws and 10 month old baby. In an interview on The Tonight Show, Kunis called it a disaster similar to the National Lampoon movies.

At one point, their RV broke down in 110 degree California heat and they had to walk three miles up an unsafe road to get it fixed. They hoped to end their trip in Napa Valley, but wound up an hour outside of Napa in between two prisons.

19 SNOWMOBILES AND SNOWBOARDS

In an interview with Grow, Ashton Kutcher revealed that he did some odd jobs as a kid - like baling hay and mowing lawns - in order to save enough money to buy a snowmobile; he bought one for $1,400.

This was probably young Kutcher's first major investment, but even as an adult with millions of dollars, his love for riding through the snow never subsided. Last year, he was spotted at Park City in Utah snowboarding in the freezing cold.

18 BUYING HIS WIFE AN INSANELY EXPENSIVE PHONE CASE

Phone cases usually do not cost too much when we pick one up from our favorite local store. Compared the phone itself especially, phone cases should always be relatively cheap. However, somehow Ashton Kutcher came across a phone case that costs $5,000.

Maybe it is because he really loves his wife enough that he would buy her the moon and ship it straight to her if he could, but Kutcher felt compelled to buy a customized jewel encrusted phone case for Mila Kunis.

17 WENT TO RETREAT IN BIG SKY MONTANA AFTER HIS Split with DEMI MOORE

When his marriage to Demi Moore ended after the actors spent eight years together, Ashton Kutcher was devastated. Worse than devastated, in fact. The man was distraught. Distraught enough to travel out of town and fall off the map for a while.

On Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast, Kutcher revealed that right after his 2013 divorce, he went to the mountains of Big Sky in Montana and did something of a spiritual cleansing; no food or drink, just water and tea. He did this routine for a week before collecting himself and making his way back to reality.

16 FOUNDING DIGITAL MEDIA COMPANY, A-PLUS

In 2015, Ashton Kutcher quietly launched a digital media company and website called A Plus alongside co-founders Kendall Dabaghi and Evan Beard. The company produces original content in both the written and video formats in hopes of promoting positive news stories.

Rather than post stories about all news stories or breaking upsetting news in the world, A Plus only and exclusively spreads positivity through their format. It's a unique business model that is proving to pay off; in 2015, A Plus was listed as the #13 Hottest Startup in New York by Business Insider.

15 REMODELED HIS MOM'S HOMESTEAD HOUSE

Back in the 90s, a young Ashton Kutcher and his step dad helped build his mother's house in Homestead, Iowa from scratch. A couple decades later, when he had a lot more money in his pocket, Ashton Kutcher had that same home remodeled as a surprise thank you gift to his mom for raising him right.

In 2015, Kutcher facilitated the remodeling of his mother's home from his house in Beverly Hills using technology from an online design site he has invested in called Houzz.

14 BEVERLY HILLS MANSION

In 2014, shortly after getting engaged and discovering they were due to expect their first child, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis decided it was time to settle down in a baby friendly home. They decided on moving into a gated community within the confines of Beverly Hills.

This Beverly Hills home stretches at 7,351 square miles with three bedrooms and four bathrooms. They bought the home for $10 million. Later that year, they gave birth to their first child, Wyatt.

13 HOME ABOVE HOLLYWOOD RESERVOIR

Once upon a time ago, Ashton Kutcher used to own a mansion that sat above the Hollywood Reservoir. In 2014, he sold that 9,385 square foot mansion to one Nicolas Chartier - a film producer and a sales agent - for $9.9 million.

Kutcher originally bought the bachelor pad in March 2012 following his split from Demi Moore. He spent $8.455 on the mansion. When Chartier bought that mansion, he also bought the five bedrooms and eight bathrooms that came along with it.

12 HOLLYWOOD HILLS HOMES

Ashton Kutcher used to own two homes in Hollywood Hills. The first came in 2009, back when he was still married to Demi Moore. It was a two bedroom, four bathroom ranch style mansion with 1,800 square miles of space. He bought it for $971,500, and sold it to Rumer Willis for $572,500 last September.

After him and Moore divorced, he Kutcher bought himself a five bedroom, eight bathroom bachelor pad that stretches at 9,385 square miles. He rented the space out for $50,000 a month, but decided to sell it in 2014 for $9.925 million.

11 BUYING HIS FIRST HOME

In an interview with Grow, Ashton Kutcher revealed his very first - and in his mind, the scariest - purchase that he ever made was when he bought his very first home.

"I was scared because I took on debt greater than my cash on hand," Kutcher would explain further as to why buying his first house was so scary for him. "I don't sleep well when I owe people money. I believe freedom is a product of flexibility of choice, and debt leaves you beholden to practical choices."

10 GOING TO SPORTS GAMES

When Ashton Kutcher is not putting money into startups or facilitating major investments with big companies, he takes the time to splurge a little of his money on sports games. No matter the ball game - basketball, baseball, football, etc - Kutcher is a huge sports fanatic, and has been spotted at many a ball game.

Earlier this year, he was spotted at a Los Angeles Dodgers game for a date out with his wife Mila Kunis. He also expressed excitement for a Chicago Bears preseason game, repping one of their hats.

9 CO-FOUNDING HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION, THORN

In 2009, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher founded a human rights organization called the Demi and Ashton (DNA) Foundation. In light of their split, the organization was renamed Thorn, but they both remain in the organization as co-founders.

Regardless of the name, Ashton Kutcher's efforts of investing into promoting human rights persists. Thorn's primary focus is on tackling serious issues that affect marginalized communities around the world, and supporting their rights as human beings. In addressing the issue, Thorn has significant partnerships with NCMEC and the Polaris Project.

8 HIS SHARK TANK INVESTMENT

In 2015, Ashton Kutcher made a special guest appearance on the reality tv competition show, Shark Tank. For those unfamiliar with the show, every episode focuses on an aspiring entrepreneur pitching their ideas to investors hoping to network with potential business partners.

Kutcher was one of the investors, and was presented with a pitch from Beebo, a brand that sells a shoulder strap that holds a baby bottle for optimal bottle feeding. Kutcher and Lori Greiner decided to split a $200,000 investment for 15% of Beebo.

7 INVESTING IN STARTUP COMPANIES

We have spent much of this list and the entries on this list talking about the major notable companies which Kutcher has invested in over the years. Well, Kutcher does not solely look at the big leagues to put his money into. He also invests into smaller startup companies as well.

As of 2017, Kutcher has invested in just five startup businesses. The businesses are as follows: ResearchGate, Neighborly, Zenreach, Lemonade, and Kopari Beauty. Each of these businesses are slowly gaining traction in the marketing world.

6 FOUNDING HIS OWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, KATALYST

There is an old saying that begs the question why ask someone to do what you could do yourself? This mantra was lived out by Ashton Kutcher, who rather than look for someone to finance his movies, he opted to put money into his projects himself.

In 2000, he started a production company with producer Jason Goldberg to develop film and television shows. When he wasn't using Katalyst Media to produce projects he starred in - like Punk'd or The Butterfly Effect - Kutcher produced shows like Beauty and the Geek and the YouTube show Thrash Lab. The company has since closed its doors.