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George Clooney Tops Forbes' Highest-Paid Actors List

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson ranked second with $124 million pretax

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    George Clooney Tops Forbes' Highest-Paid Actors List
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    The actor's wealth also includes additional earnings from endorsements and older movies

    George Clooney can raise a glass, even if he's not starring in any hit movies.

    The 57-year-old tops the 2018 Forbes' list of highest-paid actors with $239 million in pretax earnings. Forbes credits up to $1 billion that a British conglomerate said it would pay for Casamigos Tequila, which Clooney co-founded in 2013 with two entrepreneurs. The actor's wealth also includes additional earnings from endorsements and older movies.

    The rankings include on-screen and outside earnings.

    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson ranked second with $124 million pretax. Forbes says a huge social media following helped Johnson nearly double his 2017 earnings because he's able to negotiate an extra seven figures over his standard contract for promotion.

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    Robert Downey Jr. was third with $81 million, followed by Chris Hemsworth with $64.5 million and Jackie Chan's $45.5 million.