Los Angeles (August 25, 2018): International magazine, Forbes has released its annual list of highest-paid actors recently, and topping the list is none other than A-list Hollywood star, George Clooney.
According to Forbes, Clooney pulled in $239 million pretax between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018. But the ranking comes as a surprise since, he hasn’t starred in a movie since 2016, nor, he has turned his attention to prestige television like other prominent actors have.
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A major source of Clooney’s wealth, in fact, has nothing to do with acting at all. Instead, thanks largely to the sale of his tequila company.
According to Forbes, a staggering $233 million of Clooney’s $239 million counted on the list came from Casamigos’ purchase alone, with the remaining $6 million earned from endorsements and his older films.Despite a valiant effort from Dwayne Johnson, who has become one of Hollywood’s go-to leads for blockbuster action films, Clooney out-earned him by roughly $115 million.
On the other hand, Bollywood superstars Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar have successfully made it to 2018’s Forbes list of World’s Highest-Paid Actors.While Hollywood star George Clooney topped the list, Akshay and Salman ranked seven and nine, respectively. King of Romance Shah Rukh Khan who was always a name on the list failed to make it this year.