George Clooney Confirms Rumor He Gifted 14 Friends $1 Million Cash Each

by Jeremy Spirogis
George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend the premiere of the Sky TV series Catch-22 in 2019

George Clooney has a status for being an excellent man and a rumor about his generosity solely reinforces the rep. The actor had somewhat assist from his pals earlier than he was well-known and located the proper solution to pay them again for the help — by giving them $1 million every, in money.

George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend the premiere of the Sky TV series Catch-22 in 2019
George Clooney and Amal Clooney | Mondadori through Getty Images/Archivio Mondadori

George Clooney gave 14 pals $1 million every

Clooney lastly confirmed the rumor that he gifted a few of his pals $1 million for serving to him out, telling GQ the details behind the story that was first revealed by his pal Rande Gerber in 2017.

In the December/January 2021 subject of GQ, Clooney was requested concerning the rumor and eventually dished on the small print — it’s all true. He gave 14 of his pals $1 million in money in 2013.

Clooney shared that he and Amal “had just met” and weren’t courting and he felt that since he was single and had cash to spare, he might share the wealth with a few of the of us who helped him alongside the best way.

“I was a single guy. All of us were aging. I was 52 or something. And most of my friends are older than me,” he defined.

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George Clooney defined why he wished to offer the beneficiant present

The actor defined that the solid of Gravity got percentages of the film as a result of “they thought it was gonna be a flop, and that ended up being a very good deal.” Clooney determined that since he had extra cash and no spouse or youngsters, he might use it to thank his friends.

“And I thought, what I do have are these guys who’ve all, over a period of 35 years, helped me in one way or another,” he defined. “I’ve slept on their couches when I was broke. They loaned me money when I was broke. They helped me when I needed help over the years. And I’ve helped them over the years. We’re all good friends.”

He continued, “And I thought, you know, without them I don’t have any of this. And we’re all really close, and I just thought basically if I get hit by a bus, they’re all in the will. So why the f*ck am I waiting to get hit by a bus?”

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He wished to present it in money, which proved difficult

Clooney determined that giving every pal a bag of money was the transfer and tracked down a Los Angeles supply the place “they have giant pallets of cash.” He received an previous florist van, drove it into the elevator, and went right down to the vault, the place he loaded up the money.

Clooney had solely instructed his assistant “and a couple of security guys that were sh*tting themselves,” he defined. “And we brought it up, and I bought 14 Tumi bags, and then I packed in a million bucks, cash, which isn’t as much as you think it is, weight-wise, into these Tumi bags.”

Once he had the cash, he had his pals over the subsequent day so he might current them every with a bag of money.

“And I just held up a map and I just pointed to all the places I got to go in the world and all the things I’ve gotten to see because of them,” Clooney recalled. “And I said, ‘How do you repay people like that?’ And I said, ‘Oh, well: How about a million bucks?’”

“And the fun part about it was: That was the 27th, the 28th of September. A year later, on the 27th of September, just by happenstance, was the day I got married,” he added.

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