Clooney ranks as highest paid
LOS ANGELES: George Clooney has soared to the top of an annual list of the world’s highest-paid actors, thanks largely to the sale of his tequila company.
Clooney, 57, earned an estimated $239 million between June 2017 and June 2018, marking the highest earnings of his 35-year career in film and television, Forbes said. Clooney sold the Casamigos tequila company he co-founded to British spirits company Diageo in June 2017.
His on-and-off screen earnings eclipsed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who came in second with $124m thanks to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and other projects.
The top 10 actors earned $784m collectively, according to Forbes, once again dwarfing the top 10 women who earned a cumulative $186m in the same period. Scarlett Johansson topped the annual list released last week with $40.5m in pre-tax earnings. – Reuters