According to Forbes, Clooney’s pre-tax earnings were the most any actor in history has made in a year.
The sum almost put him $100m ahead of the next-highest-paid actor, Dwayne Johnson, with the Jumanji star raking in a total of $119m (£92m).
Mark Wahlberg, who topped 2017’s list with $68m (£52.5m), was missing from this year’s rankings
Forbes list of the world’s best-paid male actors 2018
George Clooney – $239m (£185m)
Dwayne Johnson – $119m (£92m)
Robert Downey Jr – $79m (£61.2m)
Chris Hemsworth – $64.5m (£49.9m)
Jackie Chan -$45.5m (£32.9m)
Will Smith – $42m (£32.5m)
Akshay Kumar -$40.5m (£31.4m)
Adam Sandler – $39.5m (£30.6m)
Chris Evans – $34m (£26.3m)
Salman Khan – $33.5m (£25.9m)
The male pay packets are well above the earnings of the highest-paid female stars, released by Forbes last week. Although Scarlett Johansson was revealed as the highest paid actress, earning $40.5m (£31.9m), she would only appear seventh in the male list.