Actor George Clooney once gifted his 14 best friends $1 million each.
— New York Post (@nypost) November 17, 2020
Clooney’s friend Rande Gerber originally went on MSNBC and talked about Clooney gifting his friends the money in a suitcase, but the actor never confirmed nor denied it. However, Clooney has now decided to tell the story. (RELATED: Ghislaine Maxwell Reportedly Bragged About Allegedly Giving George Clooney Oral Sex)
“…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,” Clooney recalled. “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. 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 fuck am I waiting to get hit by a bus?”
Clooney found a place in Los Angeles that would give him $14 million in cash and gathered all of his closest friends.
“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 said. “And I said, ‘How do you repay people like that?’ And I said, ‘Oh, well: How about a million bucks?'”
Clooney is the kind of friend we all need. He gave $1 million each to his closest friends at a time when he didn’t really have a ton of money. Clooney was definitely rich at the time, but not at the level he is now. He probably didn’t have to sacrifice much, but he had to sacrifice a little maybe.
I just hope we are all blessed to be surrounded by friends like this even if it isn’t on this scale.