Ashton Kutcher stuns Ellen DeGeneres with $4 million Ripple donation

Actor and tech investor Ashton Kutcher surprised Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday with a $4 million gift — in cryptocurrency.

The comedian and talk-show host received the donation to her wildlife charity in Ripple’s XRP tokens XRPUSD, -0.33% for her 60th birthday, live on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Comcast Corp.’s CMCSA, +0.38% NBC.

“Usually people come out with the big, giant check and do the big giant check thing,” Kutcher said, noting the donation was on behalf of Ripple. “But . . . all we have to do is push this button and it’s in your account.

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