Today the company announced that it's being purchased by Diageo for as much as $1 billion. The deal is expected to close during the end of the year, with the multinational corporation shelling out $700 million up front and the potential to pay out an additional $300 million based on the brand's performance over the next decade.
In a statement to CNBC, Clooney says it's as surprising to him as it may be to the rest of us, but he's not ditching the pet project. "If you asked us four years ago if we had a billion dollar company, I don't think we would have said yes," he said. "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." Considering this deal will potentially net him and his partners more than 52 times his average annual salary (which at $19 million, is already insane), you better believe there will be shots.