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12 surprising investments of millionaires and billionaires

GOBankingRates Logo By Michelle Smith of GOBankingRates | Slide 2 of 13:  Net worth: $200 million  Actor Ashton Kutcher is famous for his role on CBS’s “Two and a Half Men,” but he has also gained quite a reputation as an investor. According to Entrepreneur, a number of startups have emerged in the mattress industry, and Kutcher jumped on board the trend with an investment in Casper, a bed-in-a-box company. Casper launched in 2014, and the company cleared $1 million in sales — in just its first month. Sales in 2015 reached $100 million, double that in 2016 and then triple that last year, according to the company. Today, Casper sells pillows, sheets, duvets and dog beds in addition to its trademark mattresses. Although it’s not odd for an investor to jump on a hot opportunity, Kutcher’s track record classifies him as a tech investor. Investing in home furnishings is an entirely different ballgame.

Ashton Kutcher: Casper

  • Net worth: $200 million

Actor Ashton Kutcher is famous for his role on CBS’s “Two and a Half Men,” but he has also gained quite a reputation as an investor. According to Entrepreneur, a number of startups have emerged in the mattress industry, and Kutcher jumped on board the trend with an investment in Casper, a bed-in-a-box company.

Casper launched in 2014, and the company cleared $1 million in sales — in just its first month. Sales in 2015 reached $100 million, double that in 2016 and then triple that last year, according to the company. Today, Casper sells pillows, sheets, duvets and dog beds in addition to its trademark mattresses.

Although it’s not odd for an investor to jump on a hot opportunity, Kutcher’s track record classifies him as a tech investor. Investing in home furnishings is an entirely different ballgame.

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