He has good looks, charm and the ever-impressive Amal as his wife, but now George Clooney can also boast earnings of $27,283 (approx Dhs100,450) every hour.
After Forbes released its 2018 list of highest paid celebrities, in which Clooney topped the actor category earning between $239 million (approx Dhs878million) from June 2017 to June 2018, Business Insider assessed the hourly rate. It transpires that the bump in his income is due to the sale of Casamigos, the company he launched with two friends, including Cindy Crawford's husband Rande Gerber, in 2013.
In June last year, Clooney and his co-founders sold the brand to giant Diageo for $700 million, of which the actor's cut would have been approximately $233 million. Following the sale, Clooney told CNBC, “If you asked us four years ago if we had a billion dollar company, I don’t think we would have said yes. But we’re not going anywhere. We’ll still be very much a part of Casamigos. .”
Clooney and his co-founders still have the potential to make another $300 million over the next 10 years if customers continue to buy Casamigos.
Clooney's total net worth is already estimated at $500m (Dhs1.8 billion).