Here’s Why George Clooney Is The World’s Highest Paid Actor

And he didn’t even make a single movie this year

By Marilyn Nelson on August 23, 2018
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George Clooney was the highest paid actor in the world over the last year, which is a pretty notable accomplishment considering he earned $239 million without even having to act! George hasn’t been in any movies this year, but he made $233 million from the recent $1 BILLION purchase of his ‘Casamigos’ tequila brand and made the rest from his endorsements and older movies.

According to Forbes, here’s this year’s Top 10:

  1. George Clooney, $239 million
  2. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, $124 million
  3. Robert Downey Jr., $81 million
  4. Chris Hemsworth, $64.5 million
  5. Jackie Chan, $45.5 million . . . Mostly from the Chinese box office, and his endorsements there.
  6. Will Smith, $42 million
  7. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, $40.5 million
  8. Adam Sandler, $39.5 million . . . Mostly through his deal with Netflix.
  9. Bollywood actor Salman Khan, $38.5 million
  10. Chris Evans, $34 million

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