George Clooney is Hollywood’s best-paying actor. The 57-year-old American raised 239 million dollars (over 206 million euros) in the period from 1 June 2017 to 1 June 2018.
Clooney gathered his wealth, especially with Casamigos Tequila, the liquor brand Clooney is co-founder of, writes Forbes . Clooney and associates did Casamigos a few months ago.
The British drinks company Diageo, known for Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker, paid 1 billion dollars for the tequila brand. In the past year Clooney was not on the screen, but he worked as a director on Suburbicon. There, the actor earned six million.
Dwayne Johnson and Iron Man in top three
The actor is followed in second place by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. The former wrestler was able to bring in 124 million dollars, thanks in part to the leading role in the film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle . Robert Downey jr. Complements the top three with $ 81 million thanks to his roles in Iron Man and The Avengers .
Chris Hemsworth (64.5 million), Jackie Chan (45.5 million), Will Smith (42 million), Akshay Kumar (40.5 million), Adam Sandler (39.5 million), Salman Khan (38.5 million ) and Chris Evans (34 million) complete the top ten. The ten best-paid actors received a total of 748.5 million dollars.
Among the women, Scarlett Johanson is the best-paid actress. She earned 40.5 million in the same period. Angelina Jolie is in second place with 28 million, followed by Jennifer Aniston with 19.5 million dollars.