George Clooney earnt more last year than any other actor.

Forbes estimates that the 57-yea-old made around $239 million (£180 million) in the year starting 1 June, thanks almost entirely to the sale of the tequila company Casamigos.

Clooney co-founded the company in 2011 with two other investors, each putting in an estimated $600,00 (£452,000). Casamigos was sold to Diageo – the world’s largest drinks company – last year for $1 billion (£753 million). The actor directed last year’s Suburbicon, starring Matt Damon, to disappointing box office returns.

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The next highest grossing actor is Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who took a massive paycheck following the success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the former wrestler earning $124 million (£93.4 million). 

Robert Downey Jr. comes in third, thanks to Avengers: Infinity War, closely followed by co-star Chris Hemsworth. Jerry Seinfeld comes closely behind (the comedian has signed a huge deal with Netflix), followed by Jackie Chan, Will Smith, Scarlett Johansson, and Adam Sandler.

Topping the musicians is U2, with Ed Sheeran named the top-grossing solo artist on the list, ousting Taylor Swift. Floyd Mayweather topped the overall list thanks to last year’s hotly contested fight with Conor McGregor. 

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