What is George Lucas’s Net Worth? Writer, producer, and director George Lucas has the net worth of an estimated $5 billion. In 2012, his net worth peaked at $4 billion after the sales of Lucasfilm, the parent company to Lucasfilm Ltd., to Disney were finalized. As of 2017, his net worth was $5 billion as well as $4 billion in 2012. However, according to Forbes magazine, he received a substantial amount of money when he sold Lucasfilm to Disney which significantly increased his net worth within days.
Lucas was born in Modesto, California to Dorothy Ellinore Lucas (née Bomberger) and George Walton Lucas, Sr., on May 14, 1944. He has one brother, Christopher. His father was a stationery store owner and later a distributor of newspaper syndicates. In 1995 he told an interviewer for Time magazine that as a young boy he had an American Graffiti dream: I wanted to be Eddie Haskell from Leave It to Beaver. They were married from 1954-1965. At 21 he took his first step into filmmaking by helping finance his friends’ student film projects at USC School of Cinema-Television by serving as production assistant on two films in 1964 called THX 1138 and Hells Angels on Wheels.
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Career as a filmmaker
George Lucas is a director, producer, screenwriter and entrepreneur who made his debut in 1971 with THX 1138. His most successful film was Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, for which he won two Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects and Best Sound and nominated for three others. He also gained fame from Indiana Jones films and from being one of four directors of American Graffiti (1973). In 1973 he founded his own production company Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), where he had an important role in special effects. Other well-known films are: American Graffiti (1973), Star Wars series (1977-2015), Indiana Jones series (1981-2008) and Red Tails(2012). The George Lucas net worth figure comes mainly from movie box office sales.
Assets & Properties
As of April 2018, George Lucas’s net worth is estimated to be $5.1 billion. This substantial wealth can be attributed to his involvement in popular film franchises such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones; even though he retired from a directorial career in 2012, he has been actively involved with a number of high-grossing films since then and has also had significant involvement with other lucrative projects. These include his partial ownership of film production company Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), which was bought by Disney for $4 billion in 2012, and then sold for an impressive profit of more than $2 billion just three years later.
Awards & Achievement
Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise centered on a film series created by George Lucas. The series depicts a galaxy described as far, far away in the distant past, and it commonly portrays Jedi as a representation of good, in conflict with Sith being a representation of evil. Their weapon of choice, the lightsaber, is commonly recognized in popular culture. The franchise has spawned an extensive media franchise called the Expanded Universe including books, television series and video games (and derivative fan works). These supplements to the franchise resulted in significant development of its lead characters, such as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, who would be portrayed by Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher over multiple films.
George Walton Lucas, Jr. is an American film producer, screenwriter, director and founder/chairman of Lucasfilm Ltd. He is best known as creator of the space opera franchise Star Wars and architect of its expanded universe. Through his production company THX Ltd., he has produced several films including all six of a planned Indiana Jones series (1989-2008), American Graffiti (1973), which was later re-released by Touchstone Pictures, Radioland Murders (1994) and Willow (1988). His awards include four Academy Awards, seven Emmy Awards and two BAFTA Awards. For his work in the film industry, he has been awarded a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. On June 23 2017 Forbes listed George with net worth $5B USD
Investments and Business Ventures
Although he made his fortune in filmmaking, Lucas was far from a one-trick pony. He founded and built a number of businesses throughout his life, all while continuing to direct hit films. In 1978, he bought and turned around an ailing computer-animation studio called Pixar (purchased for just $5 million), which later became one of most successful animation studios in history—his stake in that company is now worth hundreds of millions, thanks to Pixar’s sale to Disney for more than $7 billion in 2006. Most recently, Lucas has invested heavily in real estate.
George Lucas’s Net Worth
George Lucas is a director, writer, producer and businessman who has a net worth of $5.4 billion.
Last Updated on January 9, 2022
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