There are a lot of big stars in entertainment. But which one brings in the biggest bucks?
Every year, Forbes Magazine (a publication that knows all about $$) compiles their ‘Celebrity 100: The World’s Highest Paid Entertainers’ report. And this year’s edition discovered a surprising fact – the amount of money generated by one name on the list is more cash than any other actor has accrued over an equivalent period….like, ever.
And that star IS……..George Clooney!
What’s especially wild – yes, even for the wild, wild land of Hollywood – is that Clooney wasn’t even first on the list of highest PAID performers; that would be boxer Floyd Mayweather, who earned $285 million pretax, most of which came from his August 2017 bout with Conor McGregor. Clooney was second at $239 million, followed by Kylie Jenner (say what?!?!?) at $166.5 million….word has it, she sells makeup. Y’know, in between hours and hours of taking selfies and stuff.
So what gives? Simple. It’s George’s outside interests away from making films that really padded his account, primarily the sale of the Casamigos tequila company to drinks giant Diageo. That deal was worth a reported $1 billion. Theeeeeerrrre it is. 🙂
By the way, Judge Judy was number four on the list with $147 million, much of that generated by the sale of her TV library for a cool $100 million. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson slid into the number five spot with $124 million.
See? Celebrities. They’re just like us. ………..just a whole lot wealthier! ~ Jason