Charitable Angel George Clooney Once Gave 14 Of His Friends Suitcases Filled With $1 Million In Cash
There are two stories about George Clooney’s thoughtful generosity circulating today, including one with the equally-generous Amal Clooney!
George seems like the type of extra-kind friend who would loan you his car so you could drive to the marina and rip around in his boat. Well did you know that George is also the type of friend to dump a suitcase stuffed with 20s in your lap? According to George’s best buddy Rande Gerber, he is.
During an interview with MSNBC’s Headliner’s (via UsWeekly), Rande explained that he and George are part of a friend group nicknamed “The Boys.” Back in 2013, George assembled 14 of The Boys at his home for a surprise. Once there, they were met with 14 black leather suitcases. George reportedly told them:
“Listen, I want you guys to know how much you’ve meant to me and how much you mean in my life. 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. So I want you all to open your suitcases.”
Inside each suitcase was $1 million in $20 bills. Rande says that everyone was so shocked and surprised, as some of The Boys were living paycheck-to-paycheck at the time and were struggling to get by. George also paid the taxes on everyone’s million so that no one would receive a rude awakening from Uncle Sam’s grabby paws after they declared his gift.
Rande – who is captial-R rich – informed George he wasn’t gong to take the money. But still, George forced him to take it, telling the rest of The Boys that if Rande didn’t keep the million, no one got to keep it. All that money is nice, but the way he gifted it was kind of a dick move. Has George ever tried to deposit a duffle bag containing $1 million in 20s? That’s the kind of thing that would make someone call the cops and report a possible bank robbery. Forget taxes, I hope George put aside some money for bail and defense attorneys.
Onto George’s latest act of kindness. Page Six says that George and Amal were recently on a flight home from Los Angeles to London with their 6-month-old twins Alexander and Ella. George distributed Casamigos-branded wireless noise-cancelling headphones to all his fellow first class passengers. TMZ says the headphones were from George and Rande’s “House of Friends” – exclusive limited-edition swag handed out to special people. Luckily, no one had to use them, because Alexander and Ella didn’t cry once.
Again, that’s very nice of George and Amal to be so considerate, but those headphones are a bit misguided. First of all, noise-cancelling headphones can’t protect against the sound of baby crying. Nothing can; I’m pretty sure you can hear baby cries from space. And just the first class passengers got them? What about the poor souls in coach!? George part-owns a billion-dollar tequila company. Forget the headphones; the next time he wants to win points with his fellow airplane passengers, he needs to bring aboard a case of booze.