Clooney ranks as high­est paid

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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

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