George and Amal Clooney are one of the widely known power couples in the world. In addition to having successful careers, the Clooneys are enjoying marital bliss, though their union created a big fuss in the media as a result of the huge age difference between the two love birds.
While Amal undoubtedly attained widespread fame following her marriage to the Academy Award-winning actor and director, she was already on the way to the top of her profession before getting acquainted with Clooney. The famed Lebanese-born British barrister began building her net worth soon after receiving an LLM degree from New York University. She now has an eight-figure net worth, having been associated with Doughty Street Chambers for several years now.
In like manner, her celebrity husband whose career as an actor and filmmaker has spanned more than forty years is one of the richest actors in the world. In 2018, he emerged as the highest-paid actor on Forbes Celebrity 100 list with earnings of $239 million between June 2017 and June 2018.
The Power Couple’s Combined Net Worth is Over Half a Billion
In recent times, there has been a rise in the number of extremely rich celebrity couples in the world. Though the likes of Beyoncé & Jay-Z and Steven Spielberg & Kate Capshaw have billion-dollar net worths which often get them ranked among the top richest, a good number of other celebrity couples have made multi-million dollar fortunes in the past years.
Falling into this category of multimillionaires is the Clooneys. George and Amal Clooney currently have a combined net worth estimated at $550 million. This is thanks to their thriving endeavors which have not only got them ranked among the richest celebrity couples but also the most philanthropic in the world.
George Clooney is Worth $500 Million
Throughout his career in the film industry, George Clooney has worked as an actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He has also tried his hands in different business ventures and these sources of income account for his astonishing net worth of half a billion dollars.
As an actor, Clooney has featured in over 70 movies and TV series. He has equally directed and produced a slew of films and TV series. The actor began his career in 1978, appearing as an extra in the TV mini-series, Centennial. He then garnered massive recognition for his portrayal of Dr. Doug Ross in the TV series, ER (1994-1999), before becoming a household name by starring in box office hits such as Three Kings (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Ocean’s Twelve (2004), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), Ocean’s Thirteen (2007), The American (2010), The Monuments Men (2014), and Money Monster (2016).
Over the course of his acting career, the movies the proficient actor has starred in have grossed a total of $1.9 billion at the box office worldwide, averaging $61.7 million per movie. Thus, he is widely regarded as one of the highest-grossing actors of all-time.
George Clooney has additionally showcased his multi-talented nature by working as the writer, director, and producer of numerous acting projects. They include Fail Safe (2000), Leatherheads (2008), The Ides of March (2011), The Monuments Men (2014), Suburbicon (2017), The Midnight Sky (2020). Thus, he is a recipient of two Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, Cecil B. DeMille Award, and BAFTA Award.
Beginning his business career in 2013, the multi-award-winning director co-founded a tequila company called Casamigos along with Michael Meldmen and Rande Gerber. Later in June 2017, the company was purchased by British liquor giant Diageo for $700 million and Clooney had a cut of $233 million. This enabled him to emerge as the highest-paid actor in 2018. George Clooney has additionally racked up his net worth with endorsement deals and earnings gained from writing “The Key to Making Peace in Africa”, published in March 2018.
Amal Clooney’s $50 Million Fortune is From Her Highly Successful Career as a Human Rights Lawyer
George Clooney’s significant other works as a lawyer at Doughty Street Chambers. She specializes in international law and human rights. After earning a BA degree in Jurisprudence from St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, Amal Clooney studied for her LLM degree at the New York University School of Law. In 2002, she got admitted to the New York bar, and later in 2010, she was called to the bar in Wales and England.
Throughout her palmy career, Amal has practiced law in the United Kingdom, United States, and at international courts in The Hague. Thus, she has accumulated an estimated net worth of $50 million. Some of the clients she has worked with in the past years include the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, the former prime minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, and co-founder of Rappler, Maria Ressa.
In the year 2019, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office appointed her as the special envoy on media freedom. She stepped down from the position in the next year. Since July 2019, she has been serving as the Vice-Chair of the High-Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom. Furthermore, George Clooney’s wife has lectured at Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute where she was a co-professor. In commemoration of her works over the years, the Amal Clooney Award was launched by Prince Charles in 2019 to celebrate incredible young women.
George Clooney is Seventeen Years Older Than His Beauteous Wife Amal
When the news of George Clooney’s engagement to Amal made rounds in the media in 2014, one thing that created fuss aside from the fact that Hollywood’s notorious bachelor had finally decided to settle down, is the age difference between the couple. The Ocean’s trilogy star was born on May 6th, 1961 while his lovely wife was born on February 3rd, 1978. As such, Amal Clooney is 17 years younger than her husband.
The Two Dated For Close To a Year Before Tying The Knot
George and Amal Clooney met for the first time in July 2013 through a mutual friend. Following their passion for doing philanthropic work, the two developed a strong bond and eventually started dating. In the following year, precisely on April 28th, 2014, they got engaged and then proceeded to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in the United Kingdom to obtain their marriage licenses on August 7, 2014.
At the age of 53 and 36, George and Amal Clooney officially exchanged marital vows in a star-studded wedding on September 27th, 2014 at Ca’ Farsetti, Italy. The wedding ceremony was attended by celebrities such as Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana Barroso, Emily Blunt and husband, John Krasinki, and Cindy Crawford among others.
The cute couple has since expanded their family with the arrival of unidentical twins; a son named Alexander and a daughter named Ella on June 6th, 2017. The couple is relishing a loving marital relationship and has been married for over six years. Together, they own many properties around the world, including a £10 million Millhouse situated in Oxfordshire, England. George Clooney also has luxury homes in Lake Como, Italy; Los Angeles, United States; and Los Cabos, Mexico.
Quick Comparison of The Celebrity Couple
|George Clooney||Amal Clooney|
|Height||5 feet 10 inches (1.8 m)||5 feet 8.5 inches (1.74 m)|
|Net Worth||$500 million||$50 million|
|Profession||Actor, Screenwriter, Director, and Producer||Lawyer, Human Rights Activist, Author|