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Forbes ranked the 10 highest-paid actors in the world, and No. 1 wasn't even in a movie this year

Business Insider | Aug 22, 2018, 10.59PM IST

George Clooney

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George Clooney.

George Clooney was the world's highest-paid actor in the last year, according to Forbes.

Clooney took home an industry-leading pre-tax paycheck of $239 million in the calendar year between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018, Forbes reported.

Though he didn't appear in a film during that period, Clooney brought in his career-high salary on the strength of the $700 million sale of his tequila brand, Casamigas Tequila, in June 2017.

He was followed on Forbes' list by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Robert Downey Jr., and seven other actors.

Forbes said that its pre-tax earnings estimates are "based on data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders."

Here are the ten highest-paid actors in the world, according to Forbes:

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