Here is the recently released Forbes list highest paid actors in the world, which sees George Clooney on top with $239 Million.
George Clooney may not have helmed a hit in years, but his wallet hasn’t noticed. Thanks to the up to $1 billion purchase of his Casamigos Tequila, Clooney scored a career high 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 our 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.
Here are the ten highest-paid actors in the world, according to Forbes:
1. George Clooney — $239m
2. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson — $124m
3. Robert Downey Jr. — $81m
4. Chris Hemsworth — $64.5m
5. Jackie Chan — $45.5m
6. Will Smith — $42m
7. Akshay Kumar — $40.5m
8. Adam Sandler — $39.5m
9. Salman Khan — $38.5m
10. Chris Evans — $34m