The 10 highest-paid actors in the world

George Clooney was the world’s highest-paid actor in the past year, according to Forbes.

Clooney took home an industry-leading pretax paycheck of $239 million in the calendar year between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018, Forbes reported.

Though he didn’t appear in a film during that period, Clooney brought in his career-high salary on the strength of the $700 million sale of his tequila brand, Casamigos Tequila, in June 2017.

He was followed on Forbes’ list by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Robert Downey Jr., and seven other actors.

10. Chris Evans — $34 million

9. Salman Khan — $38.5 million

8. Adam Sandler — $39.5 million

7. Akshay Kumar — $40.5 million

6. Will Smith — $42 million

5. Jackie Chan — $45.5 million

4. Chris Hemsworth — $64.5 million

3. Robert Downey Jr. — $81 million

2. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson — $124 million

1. George Clooney — $239 million

Source: businessinsider.com