is a generous friend to say the least.
The 56-year-old actor's close pal and Casamigos business partner, Rande Gerber
, recently claimed the actor once gave 14 of his close friends -- which he referred to as "The Boys" -- $1 million each as a surprise gift in 2013. Gerber dropped the jaw-dropping tidbit during his appearance on MSNBC's Headliners.
... And the amazing monetary gift wasn't all. Gerber said that Clooney also paid his friends' taxes for the year.
"There’s a group of guys we call 'The Boys,'" Gerber shared. "George had called me and 'The Boys' and said, 'Hey, mark September 27th, 2013, on your calendar. Everyone’s going to come to my house for dinner.'"
At the dinner, Clooney's pals were surprised with designer luggage bags at each seat on the table -- each containing a million dollars in $20 bills. Gerber noted that not all of the actor's friends were rich, with some struggling