George Clooney has just been confirmed to be the highest paid actor of 2018, but it is not due to films he's been a part of. His movies have contributed his wealth, but what has made him the highest paid is the selling of his liquor company.
Clooney co-founds Casmigos with Rande Gerber, and they have recently sold the brand to British liquor company Diageo for £544 million. Which gave him the title of the highest paid actors, due to his insane salary of £185 million.
The success of Georges business is phenomenal, and he recently opened up to the International Business Times on his success,
If you asked us four years ago if we had a billion dollar company, I don't think we would have said yes.
He goes on to talk about the healthy relationship between both him and his business partner have with Diageo, but they aren't stepping away from Casamigos, they hope to be very much in the process still.
Diageo has also recently made statements on their purchase of their brand,
To date, the founders have built a brand that has thrived under their organic approach in reaching and expanding their 'house of friends', and they will continue to promote the brand and provide their leadership and vision. We are delighted that the founders will have continued involvement and active participation in the future success of Casamigos.
Other actors who topped the list included Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, who was second to Clooney earning £94 million, all thanks to his starring role in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Baywatch and The Fate of the Furious. Followed by third place Robert Downey Jr earning £62 million.