This Celebrity Donated $4 Million Worth of XRP to Charity

January 12, 2022 11:15 pm

This may be old news for some of you long-term XRP holders but for those who have just joined the XRP community you might find this story quite interesting.

Popular actor and tech investor Ashton Kutcher best known for starring in the late sitcom “That 70’s Show” went on the Ellen Degeneres show in 2018 and donated over $4 million worth of XRP to Ellen Degeneres’ charity called The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund.

Kutcher stated that the donation was on behalf of Ripple and was quoted saying “We can actually transfer [the donation] into Rwandan francs right now, right here, and all we have to do is push this button and it’s in your account”.

DeGeneres’ charity is a conservation project which aims to protect endangered gorillas in Rwanda.

Watch Kutcher make the big donation here:

Coin Telegraph had more on the story:

Actor and tech investor Ashton Kutcher has donated $4 mln in Ripple (XRP) to Ellen Degeneres’ Wildlife Fund live during the Ellen Degeneres Show Thursday, May 24.

Kutcher and Guy Oseary – his business partner as well as manager to Madonna, U2, and Amy Schumer among others – gave Ellen the large donation on behalf of Ripple. Kutcher had previously been known for his interest in cryptocurrency, as he and Oseary run venture fund A-Grade Investments, which has invested in BitPay, and Sound Ventures, which has invested in Ripple.

Kutcher, who surprised Ellen with the donation, noted that since XRP was a cryptocurrency, they could do away with the “big giant check thing.

Fortune got the scoop too:

Ashton Kutcher, an actor and tech investor, had a pretty non-traditional gift for TV host Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday.

Kutcher and his team donated $4 million in Ripple’s XRP tokens to her wildlife charity, The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund. “We can actually transfer [the donation] into Rwandan francs right now, right here, and all we have to do is push this button and it’s in your account,” Kutcher said.

Kutcher has been active in tech investing in recent years through his venture capital firm, Sound Ventures (which is the successor of his previous firm firm A-Grade Investments). He co-founded it with business partner Guy Oseary, and the duo have invested in high-profile companies such as Uber, Airbnb, and Spotify.

Other notable stars have also given XRP Shoutouts too.

Take a look at Stephen Colbert giving  XRP some recognition on his late night show:

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