The World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities

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.