George Clooney Really Made $40 Million Selling Coffee

George Timothy Clooney has been a fixture in Hollywood for over 40 years. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including a British Academy Film Award, four Golden Globe Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Academy Awards. He won a legion of fans in his role as Dr. Doug Ross on the NBC medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999.

His breakthrough film role came in the form of From Dusk till Dawn (1996) alongside Quentin Tarantino and Harvey Keitel. He won global acclaim starring in films such as Batman & Robin (1997), and Steven Soderbergh’s Out of Sight (1998) with Jennifer Lopez.

In 2001, Clooney made the heist comedy remake Ocean’s Eleven with an all-star cast featuring Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt. The success of the film spawned two more movies. He made his directorial debut a year later with the spy drama Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Clooney won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the Middle East thriller Syriana (2005.) He received the Academy Award for Best Picture for producing the political thriller Argo (2012.)

As of 2022, Clooney is one of three people to have been nominated for Academy Awards in six different categories. Aside from filmmaking, he has served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace since January 31, 2008. He is married to human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and has two children.

George Clooney has a net worth of $500 million due to his film work and endorsement deals. But did you know a large part of that comes from being the brand ambassador for Nespresso?

George Clooney Sold His Tequila Company For $1 Billion Dollars

In 2017, George Clooney sold his tequila company Casamigos to spirits and beer giant Diageo $700 billion dollars. The Hollywood star stands to make an additional $300 million if the tequila company continues to be successful over the next 10 years, according to CNBC.

Casamigos Tequila began as an accidental hobby for Clooney and his friend Rande Gerber (who is married to supermodel Cindy Crawford.) The two were building neighboring vacation homes in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. They visited tequila varieties for a few months and paired up with another pal, Michael Meldman. Together, they found a local distiller to make a tequila that they would give to their friends and family.

The alcoholic beverage proved popular, and they gave away 1,000 bottles a year for two consecutive years. Their distiller soon informed them that they’d have to license their product. The business partners took their brand public in 2013, but Clooney never actually expected the company would grow so quickly.

“If you asked us four years ago if we had a billion-dollar company, I don’t think we would have said yes,” Clooney told CNBC in 2017. “This reflects Diageo’s belief in our company and our belief in Diageo. But we’re not going anywhere. We’ll still be very much a part of Casamigos. Starting with a shot tonight. Maybe two.”

George Clooney Has Earned $40 Million Dollars From His Partnership With Nespresso

George Clooney has been a co-partner of Nespresso since 2013. He has been appearing in advertisements for the company for 16 years and promises to continue to support the brand until the end. Clooney first appeared in advertisements for the coffee company in 2006. Clooney sees his partnership with Nespresso as a way to combine his philanthropic and commercial endeavors.

According to The Richest, the Gravity actor commented about the company’s plan to develop plantations in Sudan: “I am excited for the opportunity to bring together my role as an ambassador for Nespresso and an advocate for a better future for the people of South Sudan.”

Clooney has appeared internationally for the brand in social media posts, print ads, and television commercials. Their long-running deal has netted Clooney a pretty penny – with an estimated $40 million dollars over the years.

George Clooney Turned Down $35 Million For A One-Day Job

George Clooney is very choosey about the brands he associates with. The 61-year-old told The Guardian that he turned down an eye watering $35 million for one day of work.

“Well, yeah. I was offered $35m for one day’s work for an airline commercial, but I talked to Amal about it and we decided it’s not worth it. It was [associated with] a country that, although it’s an ally, is questionable at times, and so I thought: ‘Well, if it takes a minute’s sleep away from me, it’s not worth it.’”