George Clooney, the American actor, businessman and philanthropist who rose to fame after starring in the superhero film “Batman & Robin”, is worth a whopping $500 million. The actor, who has given numerous blockbuster hits, has made his fortune, not only from his movies but also from his business. Clooney is also an activist and widely known for his philanthropic activities.

Early Life

George Timothy Clooney was born in Lexington, Kentucky, the U.S. He attended Blessed Sacrament School in Kentucky and shifted to Michael’s School in Columbus, Ohio, and then went to Western Row Elementary school in Mason and again transferred to St. Susanna School in Mason, Ohio. After his parents moved to Augusta, he attended Augusta High School. He earned a major in broadcast journalism from Northern Kentucky University.

Clooney was married to actress Talia Balsman for a short period. He later married British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in 2014.

Career

Acting

Clooney initially supported himself by selling women’s shoes, insurance door-to-door, stocking shelves, working construction and cutting tobacco.

Clooney initially appeared as an extra in the television series, but soon gained recognition for his role as Dr Doug Ross in the drama ER. While working on ER, he was offered with various roles for a variety of movies including “Batman & Robin”, “Out of Sight” and “Three Kings”. Soon he appeared in various movies that became a commercial success including Confessions of a Dangerous Minds, Good Night and Good Luck, Leatherheads, The Ides of March and The Monuments Men. He has appeared in over 25 films including documentaries.

George Clooney has won two Oscars and 88 other awards out of around 198 nominations. The other awards include Golden Globes, Primetime Emmy Awards, BAFTA awards, AACTA International Awards, Critics Choice Award, Golden Camera, NYFCC Award, PGA Award and Special Achievement Award.

Clooney was voted “Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine in 1997, 2002 and 2006 and also was voted “Best Dressed Male Television Star” in 1997. He was even ranked #16 on VH1’s “100 Hottest Hotties”, the list also included Beyonce, Britney Spears, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, etc.

Business

In 2013, Clooney co-founded Casamigos Tequila. The business picked up and has majorly contributed to Clooney’s net worth. However, Clooney sold his company in 2017 for about a billion dollars.

George Clooney Net Worth

George Clooney’s current net worth is almost half a billion dollars! He has racked up his locker with the sale of his tequila brand “Casamigos”, apart from the earnings from his movies and endorsement. He once even gifted 14 of his friends $1 million each as a way of thanking them all for various ways they helped him early in his career.

Houses and Cars

George has properties in the U.S and Europe. Clooney owns a 7,354 sq. ft. House in Los Angeles. He also has a house in Italy, in the village of Laglio. The blockbuster movie “Oceans Twelve” was filmed here.He maintains another home in Los Cabos, Mexico. Clooney currently resides in Sonning Eye, Oxfordshire, England with his wife, which the couple bought together in 2014 for $10 million. The house sits on a five-and-a-half-acre island.

Clooney drives around in his V8 C1, manufactured by Corvette.

Endorsements

Clooney signed a deal with Nespresso coffee company and had been earning up to $5 million annually.

Philanthropy

George Clooney is also one of the most renowned philanthropists, and the list of his philanthropic activities is endless.

Recently, Clooney along with his wife Amal Clooney partnered with Southern Poverty Law Center to bestow a grant of $1 million to assist the civil rights organisation following the death of Heather Heyer at a white supremacist rally.

Clooney has served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace since 2008.

Clooney co-founded “Not on Our Watch” an organisation to draw upon voices of cultural leaders to protect and assist the vulnerable, marginalised and displaced.

In 2010, he organised the telethon “Hope for Haiti Now”, and collected donations for 2010 Haiti Earthquake victims.

He donated about $21 million from the sale of his Casamigos Tequila Company to charity.

Clooney with his wife donated $500,000 to the rally “March for Our Lives”, that was organised after the mass school shooting in Florida.

He is also a supporter of the recognition of Armenian Genocide.

He supports numerous other charity organisations like 21st Century Leaders, Andrea Bocelli Foundation, Ante Up for Africa, ENOUGH Project, Feeding America, ONE Campaign, Oxfam, Save the Children and Whatever it Takes.

Conclusion

The 56-year-old actor has undoubtedly come a long way from his days of minimum relevant roles to one of the most famous and widely sought-after actors. He lives a very lavish lifestyle and yet involves in numerous social causes and voices the needy. The actor, who is known for his work ethic and has received numerous awards for his excellence in his work, is expected to grow much more in the future.

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