|Celebrity Name:||George Lucas|
|Real Name:||George Walton Lucas, Jr.|
|Age:||77 years old|
|Date Of Birth:||14 May 1944|
|Birth Place:||Modesto, California,
|Profession:||producer, director, investor|
|Net Worth in 2022:||$10 Billion|
George Lucas Net Worth
George Lucas is an American director, producer, writer, and entrepreneur. He is well-known for creating great historical movies like Indiana Jones and Star Wars. He was the founder of Lucas films (a production company) Lucas arts and industrial light and magic(a technical effect company). He has a great understanding of directing films, paying attention to every detail which makes him one of the greatest directors of all time.
George Lucas is the richest director, richest celebrity, and the most financially successful person in the entertainment industry. George Lucas’s net worth is $10 million.
George Lucas’s real name is George Walton Lucas, Jr. He was born on 14 May 1944, in Modesto, California, to George Walton Lucas Sr. and Dorothy Ellinore Lucas. As a child, he was quite obsessed with car racing. He has spent most of his high school years racing on the underground circuit and hanging out in garages. A few days before graduating from high school, he had an accident, this incident caused him to lose interest in car racing. He attended models store junior College where he studied sociology literature and anthropology. As a kid, George was very ambitious and his goal was to become a millionaire by the age of 30. Lucas then transferred to the University of Southern California.
After completing his graduation, he tried joining the United States Air force as an officer but he was suspended for breaking the laws. Later he decided to join military service in Vietnam, but he was rejected from the service due to his diabetes. So he decided to choose filmmaking as a career. He joined USC as a graduate student in film production where he got a scholarship to be part of any film chosen by Warren Bros. The film he chose was Finian Rainbow which was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. In 1969 George Lucas and Coppola founded an American production company, American Zoetrope. The first film produced by American Zoetrope was THX1138. Later he created a production company Lucasfilm.Ltd., and directed American Graffiti, the film grossed over $140 million worldwide.
In 1977, he directed Star Wars. The film was made on a budget of $11 million. Star Wars became a global phenomenon and also became the highest-grossing film of all time. In the early 1980s, two sequels to Star Wars were released. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Star Wars Trilogy was released by Lucas, the movie was focused on events that happened before the original film.
He directed several films including Indiana Jones, The Land Before Time, Body Heat, and Labyrinth. The film Indiana Jones has brought more than $2 billion to the box office.
George Lucas is the founder of gaming, filmmaking, movie graphics, and sound companies named Skywalker Sound, THX, Industrial Lights and Magic, and LucasArts all these companies are part of his parent company, Lucasfilm Ltd.
George Lucas is an active philanthropist. He has decided to donate the majority of his income to charities focused on education. He has donated more than $1 billion to different foundations and charitable trusts. George Lucas is the signatory of the Giving Pledge.
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In 1969, George Lucas was married to Marcia Lou Griffin, who is an award-winning film editor. The couple has adopted three children Amanda Lucas, Katie Lucas, and Jett Lucas. Their divorce was finalized in the late 90s.
In 2006, Lucas began dating Mellody Hobson, chairman of Dreamworks Animation and president of Ariel Investments. The couple married on 22 June 2013.
George Lucas has a collection of 57 Norman Rockwell paintings.
Awards and Achievements
George Lucas is one of the greatest directors of all time. He has won many awards throughout his career. In 1997, he won the inkpot award. In 2005 American film institute awarded him a lifetime achievement award. He won the Irving G. Thalberg award in 1991. In 2002, he won the Excellence in Film Award. In 2013, we won the Daily Time Emmy award for outstanding special class animated program. In 2013 he was awarded the national medal of Arts award by President Barack Obama for his contribution to the film industry. In 2015 he was inducted as a Disney legend.
George Lucas net worth is $10 billion. He made his fortune from the sale of LucasFilms to Disney. He sold Lucas Films for $4.1 billion in cash and stock and Pixar to Apple for $5 million. Apart from this, he has made money from the sale of Star Wars merchandise, toys, video games, and sequel rights. Lucas owns over 6000 acres of Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California.
In 2010 he bought a beachfront home in Carpinteria, California for $19.5 million. In 2017, he purchased a 9000 sq ft home in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles.