Why George Clooney gifted $ 1 million to his 14 best friends

George Clooney in GQ's Men of the Year issue
George Clooney in GQ’s Men of the Year issueJason nocito

Does George Clooney need a 15th BFF?

The Oscar winner confirmed rumors that he gave $ 1 million each to his 14 closest pals in 2013.

“I just originally thought that if I get hit by a bus, they all come to will. So why the fk am I waiting to be hit by a bus?” He points to GQ’s Men of the Year Explained in

George Clooney is included in GQ's 2020 Men of the Year issue.
George Clooney is included in GQ’s 2020 Men of the Year issue.Jason nocito

A few years ago, Randy Gerber, Clooney’s bestie, shocked fans when he told MSNBC that Clooney invited his group of friends to dinner and surprised him by giving him $ 1 million in cash with a suitcase. (This was long before Clooney, with Gerber and another business partner selling their Cassimos tequila brand for $ 1 billion.)

In the new GQ interview, the 59-year-old Clooney said that when he decided to give that moolah gift to all his friends, he was single, aging and with no hope for family. The actor-director is now married to wife Amal Clooney and 3-year-old twins Alexander and Ella’s father.

“And I thought, what am I do These are people who, over a period of 35 years, have helped me in one way or another, ”he said. “I slept on their couch when I was broke. They gave me money when I was broke. They helped me when I needed help over the years. And I have helped them over the years. … And I thought, you know, without them I have no such thing. “

Clooney also confirmed little about the suitcase – and said they came from the high-end luggage brand Tumi.


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