George Lucas is a retired film maker, and one of the most admired directors of our time whose net worth currently is estimated to be $5 billion. He is famous for being the brains behind the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchise.
The level of success this man has achieved can only be a dream to many but achieved by few and considering he is the richest Hollywood celebrity in the world and among the most financially successful filmmakers one cannot help but wonder how George Lucas net worth of $5 billion has been made? Well here is George Lucas biography with details on how he made such a fortune
Biography & Wiki
The son of George Walton Lucas Sr. and Dorothy Ellinore was born in Modesto California in 1944.during his teen years Lucas loved and even participated in underground racing until one day he nearly died and that made him abandon the interest.
Lucas went to Modesto Junior college and later would join University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts through her interest with films. That’s where he met Steven Spielberg who collaborated with him in making of Indiana Jones film.
George Lucas currently is the husband to Mellody Hobson and he is a father to four children and just one as a biological means and the rest through adoption. He once dated and married Marcia Lou Griffin then dated Linda Ronstadt. Lucas is a Buddhist Methodist and currently he resides in Marin County.
After failing to join the united states Air Force and the Army for military service in Vietnam due to diabetes he decided to join USC graduate student in film production where he got a scholarship to be part of any film he choose by Warner Bros. He would later go ahead in creating his own company Lucasfilm Ltd that directed American Graffiti.
He went ahead to create and direct Star Wars and with the help of Alan ladd Jr who was a member of the 20th Century Fox the company agreed to produce and distribute the film. He dint sell out merchandising and sequel rights and today the film is among the highest grossing films of all time.
His next gig was to produce and write the four Indiana Jones films. He would later form Lucasfilm and sell it at $4 billion to The Walt Disney Company and animation studio Pixar that he would sell to Steve Jobs for $5 million. He also owns Industrial Light & Magic a company that produces special effects.
Currently he is an executive producer working for Indiana Jones.
Awards & Achievements
As one of the best directors and producers of films George Lucas has won a number of awards. Some of the awards are a life Achievement Award, National Medal of Arts, a Disney legend inductee and The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Inductee plus California Hall of Fame.2 Saturn Awards, 3 Hugo Awards and 1 Golden Raspberry Award. Among others.
Net worth of George Lucas
George Lucas net worth has been averaged to $5 billion as of 2017. George Lucas fortune has been made through his sale of LucasFilm to Disney back in 2012 that earned him a clean $4.1 billion and also don’t forget he sold digital animation studio Pixar to Steve Jobs for $5 million.
Apart from the sale of the two companies Lucas makes money from Star Wars merchandise, video games and Star Wars films since he dint sell his merchandising and sequel rights. And considering the Merchandise video games and the toys have grossed over $20 billion and the Star Wars films of $4 billion you can see where this man has got the figures from in his net worth.
The Star Wars franchise is responsible for much of Lucas’ wealth. When the first film of the trilogy hit theaters in May 1977, it broke just about every box-office record there was at the time.
George Lucas was a nobody in his early years and he is a perfect example of self-made fortune and one thing we can all learn from him is “passion is the key to success”. The Star Wars franchise has really uplifted his status in the society and with the current environment it seems there is more to come.