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Jesus Christ, George Clooney just sold his tequila company for $1 billion

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George Clooney has now moved from the world of “very rich actor’ into the realm of “Dr. Dre-esque performer/mogul,” with CNBC reporting that Clooney just sold his tequila company, Casamigos, to multinational alcohol company Diageo for $1 billion. (Technically, it’s only $700 million now, and $300 million later based on performance, but that’s still enough money to keep a guy in pot-bellied pigs for a long, long time.)

Clooney co-founded the company back in 2013, operating on the theory that “high-end tequila” is something you’d just sort of assume George Clooney was into. The actor gave a statement about the sale, writing, “If you asked us four years ago if we had a billion dollar company, I don’t think we would have said yes. This reflects Diageo’s belief in our company and our belief in Diageo. But we’re not going anywhere. We’ll still be very much a part of Casamigos. Starting with a shot tonight. Maybe two.” He then presumably gave himself a twinkle-eyed smile in the mirror, happy at having written the most George Clooney-ass thing possible to say in any particular situation once again.


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