20 Celebrities Who’ve Made Millions of Dollars Outside of Hollywood

George Clooney sold his tequila brand for $1 billion.

Clooney and Rande Gerber, Cindy Crawford’s husband, decided to make their own in-house tequila for when they spent time together in Mexico.

They worked with a distiller to come up with a tequila they loved. After going through about “1,000 bottles a year” between the two and their friends for about five years, they decided to take it public. And in 2013, Casamigos Tequila was born.

The brand seems to be a success. In the span of a few years, it was well-reviewed by liquor-focused blogs, been promoted by Oprah, and has had expensive advertising campaigns.

In June of 2017, Clooney and Gerber cashed in on their success, selling Casamigos Tequila for up to $1 billion to Diageo, a British liquor company.

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