This famous actor, writer, producer, and director is incredibly stylish and never fails to amuse us. Even though he is now in his fifties (hard to believe), he makes millions of women go weak in their knees with his disarming smile. Yes, we are talking about George Clooney or should we say ‘Dr. Doug Ross’? Yeah, yeah the handsome doctor from NBC’s medical drama ‘ER’ which was a major hit.
George Clooney rose to unprecedented fame after this role and started appearing in several hit Hollywood movies. We all know George Clooney isn’t just known for his career but also for his luxury cars, houses, and his charitable endeavors as well. A handsome face with a generous heart indeed! He wasn’t born with a golden spoon, but he strived to get it by all means. Curious to know how? Then keep reading to know more about the life and net worth of George Clooney in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
George Clooney was born on 6th May 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky. Interestingly, he isn’t the only celebrity in his family. His mother, Nina Bruce was a beauty queen and a city councilwoman. His father, Nick Clooney is a former anchorman and television host. George comes from Irish, German and English roots. However, do you know that President Abraham Lincoln is his distant ancestor? That’s pretty wow, isn’t it? George has an older sister named Adelia.
He was brought up in a strict Roman Catholic environment but never actually believed in God’s or Heaven’s existence. He attended several schools and always got As and Bs in his grade card. He also enrolled at some universities for a brief time but never graduated from any. He was not always the rich guy we know him to be today. George too had his hard days of selling women’s shoes and insurance, stocking shelves, working in construction, and cutting tobacco.
George Clooney married Talia Balsam in 1989 and got divorced in 1993. George thought this was the end, and he would never get married again, but this changed when he started dating Amal Alamuddin, a British-Lebanese human rights lawyer (love was in the air!).
They got engaged on April 28th, 2014 and later got married on September 27th, 2014 at Ca’ Farsetti. In 2015, the couple adopted a rescue dog named Millie. On June 6th, 2017 Amal gave birth to two twins, a daughter named Ella and a son named Alexander. George Clooney told in an interview that fatherhood has changed him in a lot of good ways.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
George’s most iconic role of Dr. Doug Ross came in ‘ER’ in 1994. The series not only made him a household name but also brought him two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. After conquering television, George moved to the big screen landing his first horror comedy thriller movie ‘From Dusk to Dawn.’ The success of the film brought him another romantic comedy movie ‘One Fine Day’ and an action thriller ‘The Peacemaker.’
He was later cast as ‘Batman’ in Schumacher’s ‘Batman and Robin’ which wasn’t a success as George Clooney himself called it “a waste of money.” After doing several films, he got the lead role of Danny Ocean in ‘Ocean’s Eleven,’ a remake of the 1960s classic, which earned $451 million worldwide and catapulted him to international acclaim. Later, he directed, produced and starred in ‘Good Night and Good Luck’ which got him several nominations for the best director and best original screenplay.
George Clooney won the Oscar for his role in ‘Syriana’ which was also a significant hit.
Net Worth & Earnings:
George Clooney’s approximated net worth is $550 million. With great acting skills comes great success and an even greater net worth. George Clooney makes $61.7 million per film. Thirteen films in which he had been involved made over $200 million at the worldwide box office.
We have all heard about the luxury cars that he owns. He has more than 10 automobiles some of which include a Piaggio Mp3 250 scooter, a Harley Davidson motorbike, Tango 600, Chevrolet Corvette V8 C1 convertible, Tesla Roadster, Lamborghini Aventador, Porsche 911 GT3 and Ferrari California.
George Clooney’s primary abode is in Los Angeles. He has a house on Lake Como in Italy in the village of Laglio. He maintains a home in Mexico as well. George and his wife also bought a Millhouse on an island in the River Thames at the cost of around £10 million in 2014.
George Clooney isn’t just a star with a significant net worth, he is a hardworking person who has earned it all with incredible efforts. He also believes in helping others and uses his riches to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Things are never easy for anyone. Successful people were once a failure too. For George Clooney, we can say that he suffered enough and gained much.