CLOONEY CASHES IN ON TEQUILA
LOS ANGELES George Clooney can raise a glass, even if he’s not starring in any hit movies.
The 57-year-old tops the 2018 Forbes list of highest-paid actors with $239 million in pre-tax earnings thanks in large part to the announced sale of his tequila company to a British conglomerate for $700 million, with the potential for an extra $300 million over the next decade.
Clooney co-founded Casamigos Tequila in 2013 with two entrepreneurs. The actor’s wealth also includes additional earnings from endorsements and older movies.
The rankings (figures in U.S. dollars) include on-screen and outside earnings.
Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson ranked second with $124 million. Robert Downey Jr. was third with $81 million, followed by Chris Hemsworth with $64.5 million and Jackie Chan’s $45.5 million.