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George Clooney and The Rock Top Forbes’ Annual Highest-Paid Actors List: Blogged by Sincere Jones ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ George Clooney’s $1 billion sale of his Casamigos Tequila company has earned him the top spot on Forbes’ 2018 list of top male actors. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Forbes, Clooney’s lucrative business deal with liquor giant Diageo netted him a “career high pre-tax paycheck” of $239 million. Trailing behind Clooney is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ($119 million), Robert Downey Jr. ($79 million), Chris Hemsworth ($64.5 million), Jackie Chan ($45 million), and Will Smith ($42 million). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Forbes noted the list is based on each actor's estimated pre-tax earnings between June 1, 2017, and June 1, 2018, and data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In terms of the “most critical” factor for success, The Rock — who doubled his 2017 earnings — attributes his social media presence as the secret sauce to negotiating bigger movie deals for films such as the 2017 blockbuster “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Social media has become the most critical element of marketing a movie for me,” he told Forbes.“I have established social media equity with an audience around the world that there’s a value in what I’m delivering to them.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Check out this year’s complete listing of Forbes’ ….…to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

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