George Lucas Net Worth
George Lucas is a director, writer, producer and entrepreneur whose estimated net worth is reported to be $5.1 billion. He was born on 14 May 1994 in Modesto, California. During his early age, he had a deep passion for cars and motor racing. So, he wanted to be a race-car driver and spend most of his time of school years racing on underground circuit. On June 12, 1962 he got on accident nearly killing him. So, the accident made him to lose his interest in racing. He had attended Modesto Junior College and graduated from University of Southern California.
George Lucas has a net worth of $5.1 billion. This net worth makes him 94th richest person in the United States. Lucas has rose into the billionaire from a middle-class family by his own hard work. It is believed that the mastermind behind the greatest movie ever made is of George Lucas. He has his hand on hit movies like Star Wars and Indiana Jones and all over America Cinema. THX 1138 was the first movie of George Lucas, which was produced by The Godfather Director Francis Ford Coppola in 1971. After developing the movie, he founded the company “Lucasfilm Ltd”. Under this production company, Lucas directed movie “Graffiti” in 1973. After the Graffiti, Star War was released in 1977 making the highest-grossing movie of all time. After the Star Wars and American Graffiti success, he was encouraged to negotiate for a higher fee for writing and directing Star Wars than the $150,000 agreed. After the two decades of the release of the Star Wars, he became the executive producer for next two Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes and Star Wars: Return of The Jedi. The Empire Strikes was released in 1980. The movie received the mixed review from the critics initially but now, it is acclaimed as one of the greatest film ever made. The movie was successful on becoming the highest grossing movie of 1980. Till this date, it had earned more than $538 million worldwide from original run and several re-releases. Similarly in 1983 he released Star wars saga titled “Return of the Jedi”. After the release of the latter one of the Star Wars franchise, he announced for unofficial cancel of the sequel trilogy of Star Wars. Apart from Star Wars saga, he has also served as an executive producer and story writers for all the “Indian Jones” franchise. In 1993, he announced to the various Medias that the spin-offs of Star Wars will be coming in coming years. On the 20th anniversary of Star Wars, he returned to Star Wars trilogy and made numerous modification using latest digital technology, releasing in theaters as Star Wars Special Edition. The prequel of Star Wars, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace was released. The movie did the worldwide business of $924.3 million. The movie was successful to be in the list of highest grossing film of 1999. In 2002, Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones was released. The main reason for his huge net worth is the earnings from the Star Wars franchise. In 2005, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith was released, earning $848 million worldwide.
Lucas announced his retirement from directing and producing large scale films in 2012 and instead of this focusing on smaller and independent featured movies. On 30 October 2012, he announced of selling his entire Lucasfilm Company to Disney for $4 billion. Apart from getting retired from the Star Wars trilogy, he had worked as a creative consultant on Star Wars sequel Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Every movie Lucas directed had become box office breaking movies. Through the direction and producing of the movies, he has been earning this huge net worth. Currently with a net worth of $5.4 billion, he has been successful to be 94th richest person in United States according to Forbes.
Things to know about George Lucas
Full Name: George Walton Lucas Jr.
Date of Birth: 14th May, 1944
George Lucas Net Worth: $5.1 Billion