By Mark Gray7:59am PST, Nov 20, 2020
$14 million man
An urban legend about George Clooney is true. For years, a rumor has persisted that claims the actor gave suitcases packed with $1 million to each of his 14 closest pals. Buddy Rande Gerber shared the story in 2017, but now, in a chat with GQ, George himself has confirmed the wild tale. “I just thought basically if I get hit by a bus, they’re all in the will. So why the f*** am I waiting to get hit by a bus?” he said in an interview that came out on Nov. 17. The giveaway happened in 2013. Getting that kind of money in cash was difficult, but he said he eventually went to a place in downtown Los Angeles for it. As if he was in a movie, he drove away with $14 million in a rented beat-up van that said “florist” on the side. The following day, he had his 14 friends over to his house. “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. And I said, ‘How do you repay people like that?'” he recalled. “And I said, ‘Oh, well: How about a million bucks?'” Ah, to be rich!