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How Ashton Kutcher And Guy Oseary Built A $250 Million Portfolio With Startups Like Uber And Airbnb

Actor Ashton Kutcher became iconic playing vapid pretty boys. But along with Madonna manager Guy Oseary, he’s been backed by some of the world’s best-known billionaires (Ron Burkle, Eric Schmidt, Mark Cuban, David Geffen, Marc Benioff). And he’s helped fund some of the greatest tech deals ever (Uber, Airbnb, Skype, Pinterest, Spotify). After turning $30 million into a quarter-billion, he’s going bigger–and crafting one of the most unusual stories in modern money management.

Money in its final, completed character now appears in all directions as a contradiction, a contradiction which dissolves itself, drives towards its own dissolution. As the general form of wealth, the whole world of real riches stands opposite it. It is their pure abstraction – ..it is a pure fantasy. Midas.
—  Marx - Grundrisse Ch.4 1857