Actor and Investor, Ashton Kutcher surprised Ellen DeGeneres with a $4 million for her wildlife foundation. Ellen received the wildlife foundation set up in her name as a surprise gift on her 60th birthday from wife, Portia de Rossi. The Ellen DeGeneres wildlife fund protects and supports endangered gorillas in Rwanda.
Kutcher made a surprise appearance on The Ellen Show with his investment Partner, Guy Oseary. The gift was offered on behalf of Ripple, a company where both are investors. The actor said that he was compelled to help out due to Ellen’s passion for the wildlife fund.
“You explained to me that if you weren’t doing this that what you would be working on is that project right? You would be saving the gorillas.” Kutcher told Ellen. “But, you never ask anyone for anything ever and you said ‘at some point, I’m going to need help with this.’ And I said, ‘You’re asking me for help? You never ask anyone for help ever!’”
Moved by her generosity, Kutcher talked with Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse and Chris Larsen to help with the fund.
“Whether it’s in New Orleans, whether it’s in Montecito, whether it’s the people that come here or the people out there, you’re always thinking about everyone else, and we wanted to show you that people are thinking about you,” Kutcher said. “So on behalf of Ripple, we’d like to give you $4million.”
Ellen was left speechless and overcome by emotion “Oh my God, I love you,” she said as she hugged the two men. “That was the most amazing thing. Thank you. I love you both so much.”
Showing their support, Kutcher and Oseary are giving us the feels! It is an amazing thing to see celebrities showing their solidarity in maintaining wildlife and ensuring their continuity. #Rewordit