Clooney pocketed a cool US$239 million between 1 June 2017 and 1 June 2018 before tax – the most any actor has earned before tax in a year, according to Forbes.
The actor co-founded Casamigos Tequila in 2013 with Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman. The brand is now said to be the fastest-growing super-premium Tequila in the US.
Diageo snapped up Casamigos in August last year for an upfront fee of US$700m, with a further US$300m on the table depending on the brand’s performance over the next decade.
In February this year, Casamigos extended its spirits offering with the launch of a mezcal made from 100% espadin agave.
Casamigos Tequila and mezcal joined the Diageo Reserve portfolio in Europe in May 2018