CLOONEY CASHES IN ON TEQUILA

Calgary Herald - - MOVIES -

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.

George Clooney

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