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George Clooney may take a break from the screen, but he still cashes.
Clooney has earned $ 239 million in revenue and older films thanks to a lucrative business venture. The extra money should be useful to look after his one-year-old twins Ella and Alexander with his wife Amal Alamuddin Clooney.
The new father claimed first place, although he did not appear in a motion picture during the 12-month period (June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018) that was covered in the Forbes study. The annual ranking matches the results on the screen and off the screen.
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Clooney sold his Casamigos Tequila company to British liqueur giant Diageo last June for $ 700 million in advance with a potential to gain $ 300 million over the next decade, Forbes reported. Clooney, who founded the company in 2013 with Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman, won $ 233 million during the sale.
Behind Daxne Johnson is in second place. The 46-year-old won $ 124 million before taxes, "the biggest actor ever taken on the role of front camera in the history of Celebrity 100," said Forbes.
George Clooney, with Tequila between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018, tops Forbes's list of the best male earners in 2018 with a pre-tax profit of $ 239 million. Clooney sold his company Casamigos Tequila for up to $ 1 billion. He took home $ 233 million during the sale. (Photo: AFP / Getty Images)
During this time, Johnson played a soldier who was primatologist in "Rampage" and an archaeologist-researcher in " Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"
Johnson's Great Social media episodes (113 million on Instagram) helped him buffer his wallet, allowing him to nearly double his advertising revenue.
"Social media has become the most critical element in marketing a movie for me," Johnson told Forbes. "I've established social media equity with audiences around the world that there's value in that what I give them. "
After the top two, the other actors are the highest:
3. Robert Downey Jr., 53, scored $ 81 million from his portrayal of the Snarky Iron Man in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and "Avengers: Infinity War"
4. Chris Hemsworth, 36, pocketed $ 64.5 million as a Thor in Marvel films, including "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Avengers: Infinity War"
5. Jackie Chan, 64, earned $ 45.5 million after starring in six films in 2017, The Lego Ninjago Movie. His earnings also included money from advertisers and his own cinema chain in China.
The top ten best-paid actors made $ 748.5 million last year.
In Hollywood, Forbes' top ten paid actors earned just $ 186 million over the same period, a whopping $ 562.5 million difference from their male counterparts.
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