Ashton Kutcher says that he doesn’t care if he loses money from investments that he’s made in startups, just as long as he’s delivering happiness to people. He has invested inn some start-up tech companies, and while he would like success, he says that his motivation is making people happy.
In a new interview, he said, “I’m looking for that thing that’s so magical or so disruptive that you don’t understand how it works. I really think that technology probably has the greatest potential to accelerate happiness of most things in the world. If I don’t make money, but what we deliver to people is love and happiness, I’m fine with losing my money.”
He went on to say that he looks at the investments he’s made as if they are characters that he’s playing on television. He said, “I break down a product the same way I break down a character I’m going to play. I try to get inside the mind of that person – the user, the consumer – and figure out why they’re doing something and what they want from it. I spend a ton of time just using stuff and giving that feedback.”
It must be nice to have that kind of outlook in life. I can’t imagine having so much money that I wouldn’t care about losing out on some investments. Ugh, rich people problems.