(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on August 22, 2018 shows (FILES) a file photo of actor Dwayne Johnson poses on the carpet arriving for the European premiere of the film Rampage in London on April 11, 2018 and a file photo of US actor George Clooney attends the 46th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award Gala at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on June 7, 2018. George Clooney was the highest-paid actor of 2018 according to the ranking of Forbes magazine released Wednesday August 22, which shows that Dwayne Johnson doubled his income in one year. Clooney raised 239 million dollars between June 1, 2017 and 2018. / AFP / Anthony HARVEY AND VALERIE MACON Image Credit: AFP

Between 1 June 2017 and 1 June 2018, George Clooney made more money than any other actor has ever made in a single year, Forbes magazine has found. The star’s film-based enterprises accounted for only a fraction of his income, however, with most coming from the sale of his spirit company.

In 2013, Clooney cofounded Casamigos with Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman, initially as a way to supply them personally with sufficient quantities of high-quality beverages. Last year, British multinational Diageo purchased the brand in a deal worth a billion dollars.

“If you asked us four years ago if we had a billion-dollar company, I don’t think we would have said yes,” said Clooney when the deal was announced. Now 57, Clooney — who also became the father of twins in June 2017 — is best known in the drinks world for his endorsement of coffee brand Nespresso.

Clooney’s jackpot bumped Dwayne Johnson — who frequently tops the chart — into the second spot. Johnson doubled his earnings year on year, making $119 million (Dh437.08 million) from his involvement in multiple blockbusters, including Skyscraper and Rampage.

Johnson’s Fast and Furious co-star, Vin Diesel, failed to make the top 10 this year, despite topping last year’s chart. Avengers stars including Robert Downey Jr came in at number three with $79 million, followed by Chris Hemsworth at $64 million and Jackie Chan at $45.5 million.

Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan came in at number 7 with $40.5 million and 10th spot with $33.5 million, respectively.

Clooney earned some $200 million more than the highest-paid female actor, Scarlett Johansson, whose $40.5 million total is thought to largely derive from her involvement in Marvel titles. She earned four times as much as Gal Gadot ($10 million), who plays Wonder Woman in films by rival comic book outfit DC.

Angelina Jolie came in second with $28 million in earnings, followed by Jennifer Aniston ($19.5 million), Jennifer Lawrence ($18 million) and Reese Witherspoon ($16.5 million).