But it’s George Clooney‘s $239 million payday that puts him in the No. 2 spot after British liquor giant Diageo purchased Casamigos, the tequila company Clooney cofounded, giving him the best annual take-home of ANY actor EVER.
Judge Judy Sheindlin made $147 million at No. 4. and Dwayne Johnson, earned $124 million, rounding out the top five.
Zack O’Malley Greenburg, the senior editor of media & entertainment says,
“Forbes has been publishing the Celebrity 100 for 20 years, but there’s never been a more lucrative time to be famous than now, with 11 superstars earning $100 million or more over the past year. Entertainers have found all sorts of new ways to monetize their audiences, especially with the help of social media—one need look no further than The Rock and Kylie Jenner, both in our top five.”
Here’s the rest of the top 10:
(Photo, Pacific Coast News; via Forbes)