Rande Gerber, a close friend of George Clooney and his business partner, said that the famous actor had previously presented each of his 14 closest friends with a monetary gift of one million dollars.
Clooney acknowledged this information and discussed the inspiration for the charitable gift he had previously made as he counted himself quite lucky to have such devoted pals at such a young age, because while he was not yet married, his friends have been there for him continuously for the last 35 years, providing assistance in a variety of forms.
“They assisted me whenever I need assistance over the years. In addition, I’ve been of assistance to them throughout the years. We are a close-knit group of buddies.
And then I realized, you know, that I wouldn’t have any of this if it weren’t for them. I decided to do this in the event that I am tragically gone. ”
The actor had rented a vehicle and picked up $14 million in cash from a facility in Los Angeles that held money in the form of “huge pallets.”
Clooney, with the assistance of his bodyguards, put the cash into fourteen different Tumi luggage and asked some of his closest friends around for supper at his place.
“And I just pointed to all the locations I got to travel in the world and all the things I’ve gotten to see because of them, i said while holding up a map and all because of them.”
And this is what Gerber said: “George starts his speech by saying, “When I was in Los Angeles, I stayed on your sofa and am very blessed to have each and every one of you in my life.
Without each and every one of you, I would not be where I am right now, so it was of the utmost significance to me to be able to offer something back while we are still all here together. Therefore, I need everyone of you to open your suitcases.'”
He added: “One of my friends was struggling to provide for his family by tending bar at the Texas airport while working in the state.
Every day on the way to work, he rides his bicycle. I mean, these are the folks that helped George out when he was in need, and now he’s paying it all forward.”