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Meet George Clooney: The Man Who Gifted His 14 Friends $1 million each

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Meet George Clooney: The Man Who Gifted His 14 Friends $1 million each

For all you do, pray to have money, pray for lots of it or better still, ensure you are considered a close friend like George Timothy Clooney considered his 14 best friends he dashed $1 million each

BlackBox Nigeria gathered that sometimes in 2013, Clooney who is an actor was considered for a film titled “Gravity,” a thriller set in space costarring Sandra Bullock.

Though the film wasn’t expected to be a hit when it was released in 2013, Clooney was given “percentages of the movie” in lieu of a salary. Meaning he actually worked for free and his pay is subject to the success of the film.

The astronaut thriller ended up being a hit, so Clooney walked away with a few million dollars. He didn’t have a family then, and he wasn’t yet married. So, instead of saving it, he opted to give it away — in cash — to his closest friends.

“And I thought, you know, without them I don’t have any of this,” he said of his friends. “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**k am I waiting to get hit by a bus?”

The 59-year-old Hollywood megastar told GQ Magazine that he once gave a million dollars each to 14 of his closest friends, adding he drove across Los Angeles with the money in the back of a disguised van.

He was quoted to have said,”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. I’ve slept on their couches when I was broke.”

George Timothy Clooney is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is the recipient of three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, one for acting in Syriana and the other for co-producing Argo. In 2018, he was the recipient of the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.

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