George Clooney Tops Forbes Highest-Paid Actors List

American actor George Clooney can raise a glass, even if he’s not starring in any hit movies as he has been named the highest earning actor by Forbes.

Clooney, 57, tops the 2018 Forbes’ list of highest-paid actors with $239 million in pretax earnings.

According to Forbes, the $1 billion that a British conglomerate said it would pay for Casamigos Tequila, a company Clooney co-founded in 2013 with two entrepreneurs, is the reason for his top rank on the money list.

The Hollywood A-Lister’s wealth also includes additional earnings from endorsements and older movies.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ranked second with $124 million in pretax earnings.

Forbes says a huge social media following helped Johnson nearly double his 2017 earnings because he’s able to negotiate an extra seven figures over his standard contract for promotion.

Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. was third with $81 million, followed by Chris Hemsworth with $64.5 million and Jackie Chan’s $45.5 million.

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