George Clooney Emerge World Highest Paid Actor
George Clooney has been ranked the highest-paid actor in the world between June 1, 2017, and June 1, 2018.
Forbes magazine released its ranking of the world’s top ten highest paid actors on Wednesday.
Clooney’s acting career only accounted for a fraction of his $239 million income; the most coming from his tequila business.
In 2013, Clooney co-founded Casamigos Tequila with Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman, initially as a way to supply high-quality liquor.
In 2017, Diageo, a British multinational company purchased the liquor brand in a deal worth $1 billion.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, a frequent on the list came in second at $124 million. The 46-year-old actor made a sizeable income from 2018 blockbusters like Rampage, Skyscraper and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
Robert Downey Jnr. came in third with $81 million having appeared in Spiderman: The Homecoming and Avengers: Infinity War.
Chris Hemsworth was ranked fourth at $64.5 million and Jackie Chan fifth with $45.5 million.
Will Smith was sixth at $42 million.
Two Bollywood actors, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar, made it to the top ten.
Akshay Kumar was ranked seventh with $40.5 million and Salman Khan, ninth with $38.5 million.
A Netflix deal and live comedy deals brought Adams Sandler to the eighth spot with $39.5 million.
Captain America star, Chris Evans, secured the bottom of the top ten with $34 million.
The total income of the top ten highest-paid actors was $748.5 million before taxes compared to the cumulative $186 million earned by the top ten highest-paid actresses for the same period.