George Clooney is an an actor, director, screenwriter, producer and activist with a net worth of $250 million.
Clooney was born in Lexington Kentucky on May 6 1961. He has an active and successful acting career that spans over 3 decades. While living in a car parked in his aunt’s driveway, Clooney began to audition for minor roles. His first acting role was as an extra in 1978 mini series “Centennial”. His first major role was in E/R a sitcom which lasted just a year from 1984-1985. Clooney had several other major roles in movies like “The Facts of Life”, and “The Golden Girls”, but his most prominent was in ABC TV series Roseanne which lasted from 1988-1997, the show became the most watched in the US in the years 1989 to 1990. His major break came in 1994 with NBC hit medical drama ER where he portrayed Dr. Doud Ross. He left the show in 1999 and for his role he received two Emmy and three Golden Globe nominations. While the series was running, Clooney stared in Hollywood movies including “From Dusk till Dawn” and “The Peacemaker”.
After leaving ER in 1999, Clooney starred in a number of box office hits including Oceans 11 (2001) which is his most commercially successful movie- it grossed $450 million and netted the actor $20 million, others include Syriana (2005) for which he won an Academy award and Michael Clayton (2007). George Clooney has been named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people for three consecutive years from 2007-2009.
Clooney ventured into directing in 2002, his directorial debut was with Confessions of a Dangerous Mind a biographical spy comedy film. His other directoral works include Good Night and Good Luck (2005), Letterheads (2008), The Monuments Men (2014). He starred and produced 2012 movie Argo for which he won an Academy Award for best picture.
Clooney’s recent films include Tomorrowland (2015) and Hail Cesar (2016). He is the first and only person to receive an Academy Award nomination in six different categories. In 2015, he received the Cecil B. De Mille award for lifetime achievement.
Like every successful actor, Clooney has received endorsements from top brands including Nespresso for which he appeared in a coffee advert, Martini Vermouth and Fiat.
Apart from the entertainment industry, Clooney is a well-known political activist. He has been actively involved in rasing funds for a number of causes including the 2004 Tsunami, Darfur conflicts, 2010 Haiti earthquake, and the 9/11 victims. He has also been one of UN Messenger of Peace since 2008. In the 2016 race to the white house, Clooney publicly declared his support for Democratic runner and US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and even hosted a fundraiser for her campaign.
Clooney married British-Lebanese human rigts lawyer Amal Alamuddin in 2014 after his divorce from actress Talia Balsam in 1993.
Some of his assets includes a Villa at Lake Como which he bought for $10 million and later listed for an eye-watering $100 million. He also has properties in LA, Mexico and an island in River Thames said to be worth about £10 million. He owns a 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS.