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- Go Hollywood actor George Clooney shared an interesting story - he gave each of his friends $ 1 million. He did it as a token of gratitude, for his help in the most difficult moments of life
Go Hollywood actor George Clooney shared an interesting story - he gave each of his friends $ 1 million. He did it as a token of gratitude, for his help in the most difficult moments of life
In early fall 2013, when George Clooney's fortune was approximately $ 500 million, he invited his most devoted friends to his home and rewarded them generously. At that time, the actor did not yet have a wife and children, he could afford this luxury.
It happened very accidentally, after the painting "Gravity" with Clooney in the title role, unexpectedly made him a really rich man. The filmmakers did not pay royalties to their actors, they promised them a percentage of the box office. The fact is that at the time of shooting the producers decided that "Gravity" would fail at the box office, so they refused to properly finance this project. Much to his surprise, the film was loved by the audience and grossed $ 724 million at the box office. Moreover, the picture received the most prestigious Oscar.
“Then I thought that I have these guys who have supported me in any situation for 35 years. I slept in their beds when I was completely broke. When I had nothing at all, they just gave me money. Then I realized that if not for them, I would have achieved nothing in this life. We are all very close to each other. I decided that if I was hit by a bus, then all these guys would be in my will. So why the hell am I waiting for a bus to hit me? " - admits George.
The moment of distributing money in cash took place in a very interesting way. The actor rented a large truck with the words “Flowers” on it and drove it to a bank branch in downtown Los Angeles. The man took out several pallets of money on his own, loaded them into a van and took a taxi home. The car with dollars was accompanied by two personal guards of the actor and one assistant. Already at home, Clooney distributed the funds into 14 cases, and then invited his friends to a party.
George had prepared to receive the guests in advance, in the center of the living room he put a map on which were marked the places where he and his friends had visited in his entire life. He asked the guests: "How would they like to thank each other for their constant donation?", and then brought out suitcases with money. Among 14 friends of Clooney was the husband of Cindy Crawford. The man had his good fortune and was ready to give up his million. However, George noted that if he did not take the money, then the remaining 13 people would not receive it either.
Earlier we said that the actor, having such good friends, did not even think about getting married or having children. However, when he met his current wife Amal, his life changed dramatically.