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Despite Her Fame And Their Poverty, Mila Kunis’ Parents Refused To Take Money From Her

Mila Kunis' parents had strict rules when it came to their daughter's fortune.


  •  Mila Kunis began her successful career at a young age, but her parents still refuse to accept money from her, even with her $75 million net worth.
  •  Despite their wealth, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have decided not to leave an inheritance for their children, instead preferring to give their money to charity.
  •  Kunis credits her role in That ’70s Show for shaping her career and is grateful for her parents’ hard work and sacrifices during her humble upbringing.

Mila Kunis got her big break when she was cast in That ‘70s Show when she was only 14. Although she lied about her age to get the role of Jackie Burkhart, she went on to portray this role for the show’s eight seasons. After That ‘70s Show ended, Kunis went on to have a successful career as a movie star, appearing in films such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Black Swan, and Bad Moms.

Nowadays, Kunis has an impressive net worth and a hefty list of investments. Her current fortune is xx compared to her humble upbringing. In a recent interview, the Black Swan star revealed that, despite her success, her parents still refuse to take money from her.

Despite Having A $75 Million Net Worth, Mila Kunis’ Parents Refuse To Take Money From Her

Thanks to her role in That ‘70s Show, Mila Kunis began making bank at a very young age. Even though she had money at the time, her family was still “very poor.” However, they refused to accept money from the actress, no matter how many times she offered.

Even though the actress now has an amazing $75 million net worth, her parents refuse to take money from her. They won’t even let her pay for their dinner.

“Like to this day, I have never paid for dinner,” Kunis told Howard Stern during an interview. “I’ll be like, ‘Let’s go out to dinner for your birthday Dad’. And then he calls the restaurant before we get there and puts his card down.”

Kunis added that, now that she has the means, she would “love to treat” her parents. However, neither her mother nor father will allow it.

“This has been a huge problem,” she said. “I cannot stress to you how stubborn they are. And by the way, they’re going to be listening to this going, ‘That’s right!'”

Mila Kunis’ Family Arrived To The US With $250

Fez and Jackie (Mila Kunis) from That '70s Show

Mila Kunis was born in Ukraine in 1983. But her family emigrated when she was seven. They arrived in America with only $250 to their name.

“That was all we were allowed to take with us,” Kunis spoke with The Telegraph about her upbringing in 2011. “My parents had given up good jobs and degrees, which were not transferable. We arrived in New York on a Wednesday and by Friday morning my brother and I were at school in L.A.”

Her father, Mark Kunis, was a mechanical engineer but had to work as a cab driver. Her mother, Elvira, was a physics teacher who ran a pharmacy. Both worked hard to ensure that their children had a good life.

“I grew up in LA, I didn’t grow up wealthy or even middle class, we were pretty poor and you learn how life works very quickly,” Kunis said in an interview with NDTV, claiming that her poor upbringing helped her become successful later in life.

Through her parent’s example, Kunis learned that she had to work hard to get what she wanted in life. She knew she wanted to become an actor very early in life after her father enrolled her in acting classes at age nine. Shortly after, she landed her her first professional gig, which was a Barbie commercial.

As time went by, Kunis began finding her footing in the entertainment industry. By 1994, she had landed her first television role, making a small appearance on Days of Our Lives and two appearances on Baywatch. Later on, she minor roles on television shows such as 7th Heaven, and Walker, Texas Ranger, as well as supporting roles in films such as Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, and the Angelina Jolie film Gia.

Her life and career would take a turn for the better in 1998 when she was cast as Jackie Burkhart in the Fox sitcom That ’70s Show. To this day, Kunis credits this show for shaping her teen years and adult career.

Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Are Not Leaving Their Kids An Inheritance

Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Made A
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Mila Kunis has an impressive net worth. She is also married to fellow That ‘70s Show star Ashton Kutcher, who has a net worth of $200 million. Despite their incredible wealth, the two actors have revealed that they won’t be leaving their kids an inheritance.

“I’m not setting up a trust for them,” Kutcher explained in a 2018 interview on Dax Shepherd’s Armchair Expert podcast.

“We’ll end up giving our money away to charity and to various things. My kids are living a really privileged life, and they don’t even know it. And they’ll never know it because this is the only one that they’ll know.”

“If my kids want to start a business, and they have a good business plan, I’ll invest in it,” the actor added. This was not the first time Kunis or Kutcher have spoken about how they don’t want their kids to grow up too spoiled.

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