Award-winning actor George Clooney is now Hollywood’s highest-paid actor of 2018 after collecting $239 million in the past 12 months.

The Oceans 11 star took back top spot on Forbes’ annual list from Mark Wahlberg after not even making the top 10 last year.

Most of his giant earnings didn’t come from acting paychecks but from the sale of Casamigos Tequila, which he co-founded in 2013, netting him $233 million.


1. George Glooney $239 million

2. Dwayne Johnson $124 million

3. Robert Downey Jr $81 million

4. Chris Hemsworth $64.5 million

5. Jackie Chan $45.5 million

6. Will Smith $42 million

7. Akshay Kumar $40.5 million

8. Adam Sandler $39.5 million

9. Salman Khan $37.7 million

10. Chris Evans $34 million

Total: $748.5 million

The 57-year-old didn’t appear in any films at all between the June 1, 2017, to the same date this year time frame, but was paid for several Nespresso ads.

Many of the other actors on the list also made much of their money from extracurricular sources, or raked in bulk cash from big-budget film franchises.

Two-time Oscar winner Clooney’s film and television production company Smokehouse also produced Ocean’s 8 which was released in June and made $300 million.

The spin-off of Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s blockbusters featured an all-female cast including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway.

The top 10 actors tallied $748.5 million between them, far outstripping the $186 made by million the top 10 actresses in Forbes’ list released last week.

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