George Timothy Clooney is an extremely popular Hollywood star who comes from a well-known family of media and entertainment personalities. Clooney is married to Amal Alamuddin, a 39-year-old activist and human rights lawyer of British and Lebanese descent. The duo has even launched a charity foundation, The Clooney Foundation for Justice. Now the couple has taken on the role of doting parent to 6-month-old twins Ella and Alexander.
George Clooney is one generous guy. You must have heard of celebs giving expensive gifts to their pals, but what Clooney gave as a gift was way outside of the average budget. According to Clooney’s longtime friend and business partner, Rande Gerber, Clooney gathered 14 of his closest friends to his home and gave each a designer suitcase filled with $1 million, presented in $20 bills. He also told the gathering he had paid their taxes for a year.
Gerber said George had called him and a group of boys called ‘The Boys’ – that included both wealthy men and men who fit more under the “struggling artist” category.
Clooney said: “The Boys, I came to L.A., I slept on your couch. I’m so fortunate in my life to have all of you and I couldn’t be where I am today without all of you. So, it was really important to me that while we’re still all here together, that I give back.”
Clooney wanted “The Boys” to use the cash to get their kids into school, pay their mortgages, or just get them through tough times. Gerber said he donated his own share to charity.
The morale of the story: It’s good to have friends, but it’s better when they’re George Clooney.