Meet Forbes Highest Earning Actor

Hollywood actor, producer and director George Clooney has been named Forbes highest earning actor. Clooney took this spot after his share of the $700 million sale of his tequila company, Casamigos to the British liquor company, Diageo surfaced.

George Clooney is an American actor, producer, writer, director and activist. Since making his acting debut in 1978 he has gone on to become one of Hollywood’s hottest A-list leading men. Twice named “The Sexiest Man Alive” by ‘People’ magazine, his looks and charm have also led to ‘Time’ magazine dubbing him “the last movie star.

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He once declared he would be a permanent bachelor; however, fate had different plans in mind and he is now happily married. He has earned numerous award nominations and award wins for his exceptional acting, producing and directing skills. With all of his success, he has never forgotten about the oppressed of the world. He continuously uses his status to raise awareness for gay rights and to help those in political and environmental crises.

Alongside his father, Clooney has worked tirelessly to bring global attention to the conflict in Darfur, Sudan going as far as speaking not only to the United Nations, but also the European Union. One of the many humanitarian organizations he works with is ‘Not on Our Watch Project.’ They work to bring global attention to stopping mass atrocities. He is truly one of a kind and an authentic living legend

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During an interview with Good Morning America, the actor said, “We never planned on starting a tequila company. You know, we made Casamigos just for us to drink. It waslearnt that he took home a record breaking pre-tax paycheck of $239m between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018.

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“Once we did launch the company, we thought, ‘Hey, if we could sell a bottle or two, great. If not, at least we still get to drink our own tequila’. “So, four years later when we were offered a billion dollars to sell the company, yeah, we were kind of shocked.” that Sci-fi star, prominent in blockbuster “Star Wars” Scarlett Johansson became highest paid actress with $40.5m.

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See Forbes list of the top ten highest paid actors below:

1. George Clooney — $239m
2. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson — $124m
3. Robert Downey Jr. — $81m
4. Chris Hemsworth — $64.5m
5. Jackie Chan — $45.5m
6. Will Smith — $42m
7. Akshay Kumar — $40.5m
8. Adam Sandler — $39.5m
9. Salman Khan — $38.5m
10. Chris Evans — $34m

See Forbes list of the top ten highest paid actresses below:

1. Scarlett Johansson — $40.5m
2. Angelina Jolie — $28m
3. Jennifer Aniston — $19.5m
4. Jennifer Lawrence — $18m
5. Reese Witherspoon — $16.5m
6. Mila Kunis — $16m
7. Julia Roberts — $13m
8. Cate Blanchett — $12.5m
9. Melissa McCarthy — $12m
10. Gal Gadot — $10m

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