George Clooney told a story in a recent interview that during his path to success in the acting world and achieving celebrity status, he provided $1 million USD to 14 of his friends that helped him along the way.
Clooney went on to say: “I was a single guy. All of us were aging. I was 52 or something. And most of my friends are older than me. And I thought, what I do have are these guys… 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 thought, you know, without them I don’t have any of this.” At the tim his friends were already in his will , though he came to the conclusion that he didn’t need to wait to be “hit by a bus” before they get the money saying: “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?”
He also said that to him, $14 million USD cash isn’t as physically big as most people think saying that he was able to get it all to fit in a few Tumi bags. The difficult part according to Clooney was moving it all around considering he was afraid of getting robbed. Though he, a long with an assistant and some well written speeches to security guards were able to get the money safely to his friends via a florist delivery van.
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