What is George Clooney's net worth? Here's what to know about his 2018 earnings — and more

Clooney tops Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid actors in 2018, raking in an astronomical $239 million pre-tax between June 1, 2017, and June 1, 2018.

Clooney tops Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid actors in 2018, raking in an astronomical $239 million pre-tax between June 1, 2017, and June 1, 2018. (For what it's worth, The Rock came in second with$124 million.) Clooney can thank Diageo, who agreed to pay up to $1 billion for the actor's high-end tequila brand, Casamigos.

The earnings were a career high for the 57-year-old, but that's not to say he hasn't always been bringing home the bacon. Here's what we know about George Clooney's net worth.

He might be the highest-paid actor by far, but Clooney was out-earned by one guy on Forbes' esteemed Celebrity 100 list. That would be Floyd Mayweather, Jr., who brought in $285 million in pre-tax earnings.

Now that's the kind of friend I'm looking for. According to Clooney's Casamigos business partner, Rande Gerber, the silver-haired actor once gave 14 of his closest friends $1 million each as a surprise gift. As Gerber told it, Clooney invited the friends to dinner at his house in 2013, and presented them all with designer luggage bags containing a million bucks in $20 bills. He also paid his pals' taxes.

"We're in shock. Like, what is this?" Gerber said on MSNBC's Headliners. "He goes, 'I know we've all been through some hard times, some of you are still going through it. You don't have to worry about your kids, you don't have to worry about, you know, school, you don't have to worry about paying your mortgage.'"

And you thought Arnold Schwarzenegger was loaded. Clooney's net worth is around $500 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com. Guess that's how he affords to entertain Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in a lavish Italian villa. Must be nice!

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