One of the wealthiest men in America, George Lucas gained its popularity and wealth through directing and producing some of the most popular movies of our time. He is also an owner of LucasFilm and Industry Light and Magic, best known as ILM.
George Lucas was born on May 14, 1944, in California in a town Modesto. His father George was a walnut farmer, and his mother’s name is Dorothy. He has four sisters. George wasn’t interested much in education, but rather in car racing, but after a terrible accident, he had a desire to go to art school. However, his parents didn’t want to pay for it, so he instead went to attend Modesto Junior College. There he studied social sciences. George Lucas started to get interested in film and photography. Lucas made his first movie there, about car racing, and he soon met Haskell Wexler, a well-known cameraman. Wexler helped Lucas get into University of Southern California film establishment. At that time, he produced THX 1138: 4EB.
Lucas graduated in 1969 and won a WarnerBrothers scholarship that helped him work on Finian’s Rainbow. While working on this movie he collaborated with Francis Ford Coppola, and he also participated in Coppola’s movie at the time. The recreation of Lucas’ first film THX-1138 became so famous that it got nominated for Academy Award for a total of five times.
Star Wars trilogy was Lucas’ next big project that he directed in 1977. He gained $500 million from merchandise only. Lucas also participated in the upcoming Star Wars trilogy, which was the prequel story to his 1977 Star Wars. He earned a total of $1 billion from sales and $3 billion from Star Wars merchandise.
In addition to one of his biggest hits, he also directed and produced Indiana Jones trilogy. He created and participated more in the first movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark. Other essential movies that Lucas worked on are The Man and His Dreams and Radioland Murders.
George Lucas Net Worth 2019 and Family
According to a 2023 evaluation, Lucas is worth around $5.5 billion.
George Lucas got married in 1969 to Marcia Griffin, and together the couple has two adoptive kids, Katie and Jett. They also have a biological daughter, Amanda. The couple divorced in 1983, and in 2013 Lucas married Mellody Hobson. They have a daughter who was born in 2013, Everest Hobson Lucas.
George Lucas is the owner of LucasFilm and ILM, as we mentioned before. He is also a founder of Skywalker Ranch, which is a production house in California. The filmmaker has won the Life Achievement Awards, National Medal of Arts Awards, Saturn and Golden Globe Awards. He is also a receiver of the Honorary Membership of the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers. Lucas is a man of charity, and he is trying to get all wealthy man to go after his steps, and donate their money to various charities. George Lucas Educational Foundation is one of his charities.