George Clooney Net Worth
George Clooney Net Worth and Salary: George Clooney is an American actor, screenwriter, director, and activist who has a net worth of $500 million. George Clooney is one of the most sought-after A-List actors in the entertainment industry.
Early Life: Clooney was born in Lexington, Kentucky on May 6, 1961, to Nina Bruce, a beauty queen and city councilwoman, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and TV host. Clooney was raised Roman Catholic, but has claimed to be somewhat agnostic in his adult life. He attended Blessed Sacrament School in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, and after that, the family moved to Mason, Ohio. The Clooneys returned to Kentucky and, in his seventh-grade year, George developed Bell's Palsy, a condition that partially paralyzes the face. It went away after one year, but Clooney has described it as being a difficult time in school as he was bullied over it. He was an avid basketball and basement player and even tried out to play for the Cincinnati Reds after high school, but didn't make the team. Clooney went to Northern Kentucky University from 1979-1981 to major in broadcast journalism, but didn't graduate.
Early Career and Breakthrough: After moving to Los Angeles, he lived in his car for a time. Although it should be noted that the car was parked in the driveway of a Beverly Hills mansion owned by his famous aunt, singer Rosemary Clooney. He soon won minor roles in television shows such as "The Facts of Life", "Roseanne", and "The Golden Girls". His first major role was on the sitcom "E/R" in 1984—not to be confused with his star-making role on the NBC drama "ER", which began in 1994 when he was cast as Dr. Doug Ross.
While still on "ER", he appeared in a number of films, including "From Dusk til Dawn", "One Fine Day", and "Out of Sight". He also succeeded Val Kilmer as "Batman", though he appeared only in one "Batman" film. He appeared in "ER" from 1994-1999 and then again in 2000 and 2009. He appeared in a total of 109 episodes. He earned two Primetime Emmy Awards nominations and three Golden Globe nominations for best actor during his residency as Dr. Ross on "ER".
After "ER": Clooney left "ER" in 1999 and enjoyed a spate of box office successes, including his most popular to date, "Ocean's 11". He also starred in "The Perfect Storm" (2000) and "O' Brother, Where Art Thou" that same year. Clooney went on to reprise his role in "Ocean's 12" and "Ocean's 13". In 2005, Clooney appeared in the film "Syriana", for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. The same year, he was also nominated both for writing and directing "Good Night, and Good Luck", and became the first person in Oscar history to be nominated for directing one film and acting in another, in the same year.
Clooney continued his string of hits when he starred with Ewan McGregor in 2009's "The Men Who Stare at Goats", and that same year, "Up in the Air" and "Fantastic Mr. Fox." Clooney won heaping critical praise for 2011's "The Descendants" and for 2013's The Ides of March, as well as for "Argo". Clooney is the only person in Oscar history to be nominated for awards in six different categories. George also won critical praise when he starred with Sandra Bullock in 2013's "Gravity." For all of his achievements in the entertainment world, Clooney was awarded the 2018 AFI Life Achievement Award.
George Clooney Net Worth Milestones:
- 1993: $500 thousand
- 1995: $3 million
- 2000: $10 million
- 2005: $50 million
- 2007: $70 million
- 2012: $100 million
- 2015: $200 million
- 2019: $500 million
Personal Life: Clooney is active in a variety of political causes, including the conflict in Darfur, Sudan and fundraising for relief after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. He is heavily involved with the Not On Our Watch project. He married Talia Balsam in 1989 but they divorced in 1993. Clooney went on to live with his pet pig, Max, until the pig's death in 2006. Clooney became engaged to British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on April 28, 2014, as confirmed by a representative at Alamuddin's law firm Doughty Street Chambers. Alamuddin and Clooney were officially married on September 27, 2014 at Ca' Farsetti. They were married by Clooney's friend Walter Veltroni, the former mayor of Rome. The couple had twins, Ella and Alexander, on July 6, 2017.
George Clooney Salary Highlights and Career Earnings: For the 19 episodes of "Sisters" that he appeared on, George earned $40,000 per appearance. That works out to a total of $760,000. George earned $100,000 per episode of "ER". He intentionally never asked for a raise and instead focused on becoming a huge star to advance his budding movie career. In total George earned around $11 million for his work on "ER". One of his biggest early paychecks was the 1996 movie "One Fine Day", for which he earned $3 million. He earned $10 million for his single "Batman" appearance, $10 million for "Out of Sight", $8 million for "The Perfect Storm", $15 million for "Intolerable Cruelty", $20 million for "Ocean's Eleven" (a career high) and $15 million for "Ocean's Thirteen". George has earned around $200 million before taxes from his film and TV career alone.
Nespresso Paycheck: Since 2013 George Clooney has appeared in a number of commercials for Nespresso. He spends a portion of each paycheck to fund a spy satellite that appears over Sudan at all times. This allows him to keep an eye on Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir who has been charged with hate crimes. The satellite not only tracks Bashir personally, it also tracks his armed forces to anticipate movements and potential human rights violations.
Real Estate Portfolio: George and Amal own homes all over the world. Arguably, George's most famous property is his 15 bedroom villa on Italy's Lake Como which he acquired in 2002 for $30 million. They own a six-bedroom mansion in Studio City, California which he purchased in 1995 for $2.2 million at the height of his "ER" fame. This property is likely worth $10+ million today. They own a $7 million property in Berkshire, England, an apartment in New York City among others. In total, George and Amal's real estate portfolio alone is worth $100 million.
Earnings From Casamigos Tequila: In 2013, George and entrepreneurs Rande Gerber and Michael Meldman founded Casamigos Tequila. Gerber is probably most famous for being married to Cindy Crawford. Meldman is a real estate tycoon. The three originally launched the brand as a private label to give tequila to friends and family. They turned the brand into a public label in 2013. On June 21, 2017, Clooney, Gerber and Meldman agreed to sell Casamigos to alcohol conglomerate Diageo for $1 billion. They were paid $700 million in cash plus $300 million in bonuses that will be paid out based on future performance goals. Assuming a three-way split on the initial $700 million, George's pre-tax cut would be around $230 million. After taxes it would be around $150 million.
|Net Worth:||$500 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 6, 1961 (59 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Television producer, Television Director, Voice Actor, Screenwriter|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
George Clooney Earnings
- Ocean's Thirteen$15,000,000
- Good Night, and Good Luck.$1
- Intolerable Cruelty$15,000,000
- Ocean's Eleven$20,000,000
- The Perfect Storm$8,000,000
- O Brother, Where Art Thou?$1,000,000
- Three Kings$5,000,000
- Out of Sight$10,000,000
- The Peacemaker$3,000,000
- Batman & Robin$10,000,000
- One Fine Day$3,000,000
- From Dusk Till Dawn$250,000