George Clooney made more money than any other actor last year
Closely followed by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Robert Downey Jr.
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.
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.