George Clooney is definitely the biggest winner in the Forbes 2018 highest paid actors list despite not doing so much this year.
Most of the credit goes to the $1 billion purchase of his Casamigos Tequila with which Clooney clinched a pretax paycheck of $239 million between June 1, 2017, and June 1, 2018.
The 57-year-old tops Forbes’ annual ranking of highest-paid actors, which tallies both onscreen and extracurricular earnings in Forbes 12-month scoring frame. Last June, British liquor conglomerate Diageo announced it would purchase Casamigos for $700 million up front with the potential for an extra $300 million over the next decade. For Clooney, that meant an estimated $233 million pretax from Casamigos, plus additional earnings from endorsements and older movies.
Way to go George!