The Ellen Show, an unexpected appearance from Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary caught the attention of the public. He announced that he is donating $4 million USD to The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund on behalf of Ripple, in XRP.
He then showed the operation of converting dollars into Rwandan francs. The transaction took place live under the surprised eyes of the presenter, to whom Ashton said:
‘Usually people show a giant check, but we can transfer the sum in Rwanda francs right now, and all you have to do is press this button.’
And showing his smartphone, the American actor indicated to the presenter where he had to type.
‘I love Ripple.’ Ellen said she was still excited about the unexpected donation, hugging the guest and friend and her manager Guy Oseary, who was also present at the evening show.
Why Ripple has donated 4 million dollars to Ellen
Before concluding the operation, the actor and television producer explained to Ellen how things went and how they came to this donation.
Ashton has revealed that he has invested in Ripple fascinated by the potential of technology that allows him to move money in every part of the world at great speed.
He then met the founder and CEO of Ripple, respectively Chris Larsen and Brad Garlinghouse, to whom he talked about the friend’s charity initiative to protect endangered animals in Rwanda.
The two made themselves available to help the cause for which Ellen fights and have asked Ashton to do it on their behalf.
Ashton from actor to cryptocurrencies investor
Ashton has been transformed from actor to investor by founding A-Grade Investments in collaboration with billionaire Ron Burkle.
The actor and television producer has various investments in Airbnb and Uber, as well as in Ripple, Spotify, Warby Parker and Houzz.