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Generous George Clooney Gave 14 Friends A Cool Million Each At A Dinner Party In 2013

Actor George Clooney has the reputation of being a suave, debonair, caring and generous human being. He’s also incredibly lucky to be married to the brilliant and beautiful Amal Clooney, but his reputation as a champion of progressive causes and an all-around nice guy precedes him wherever he goes.

Rande Gerber (husband of supermodel and successful businesswoman Cindy Crawford) recently appeared on MSNBC last week and spilled the beans about how generous George Clooney really is. Gerber told a story about how the ageless actor and of twin toddlers once gifted 14 of his closest friends a $1 million each at a dinner party a few years ago.

“There’s a group of guys we call ‘The Boys,’” Gerber started the story. “George had called me and ‘The Boys’ and said, ’Hey, mark Sept. 27th, 2013, on your calendar. Everyone’s going to come to my house for dinner.”

After the entire group of friends gathered at Clooney’s house, he gave each of his close friends a large black suitcase.

“George begins to say, ‘Listen, I want you guys to know how much you’ve meant to me and how much you mean to me in my life,’” Gerber continues telling the story. ”‘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.’”

When the guys opened their suitcases, they each found $1 million in $20 bills stacked neatly inside. Clooney had also paid taxes on all the cash, and Gerber commented that his friends were simply “in shock.”

In typical low-key Clooney fashion, the actor got to his feet and gave a moving speech about why he was sharing this generous gift.

"I know we've all been through some hard times, some of you are still going through it," Clooney said simply. "You don't have to worry about your kids; you don't have to worry about school; you don't have to worry about paying your mortgage.'"

“One was working at a bar in Texas at the airport, trying just to support his family,” Gerber went on with his story. “Rides a bicycle to work every day. I mean, these are guys that took care of George and now he’s giving it all back.”

Gerber, who is multi-millionaire in his own right, tried to give the cash back to Clooney, but that wasn’t going to happen.

“I pull him aside and said, ‘I absolutely am not taking this million dollars,’” Gerber remembers the conversation. “Immediately George goes, ’I’m just going to make one more announcement. If Rande doesn’t take the million dollars, nobody gets their money.'“

Gerber said he couldn’t argue with that kind of generosity, so he paid it forward and gave his million dollar gift from Clooney to charity.

At the end of the interview, Gerber said Clooney had obviously created good karma for himself by sharing with all of his close friends.

“This is who George is. That was Sept. 27, 2013. Now Sept. 27, 2014, he marries Amal,” Gerber remarked. “That’s good karma right there.”

Source: HuffPost
Photo: Wikimedia Commons, YouTube

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