George Lucas is one of the most inspirational self-made persons on earth. Back in his childhood, his parents earned the bread and butter through a stationary store. Now at the age of 72, he has reached a level of success that he tops the list of the richest celebrities in the Hollywood with a net worth of $5.1 Billion. This much amount makes him $1.6 billion richer than his friend Stephen Spielberg and $1.9 billion richer than Oprah.
Lucas was born in California and went to a local junior college in Calif. For further studies, he went to the University of Southern California where his talent got recognition and he worked as a production assistant on “Finian’s Rainbow” by Francis Ford Coppola. After struggling for a while, George founded his production firm in 1971 by the name of “Lucas film”. His most famous production Star Wars is the major source of his earning that alone made him a total of $4.3 billion.
Well, it is a surprise that George has made that much handsome amount of money only through 6 feature films while 4 of them are Star War’s sequels. His close friend Stephen Spielberg, who has a net worth of $3.5 billion, has worked on 30 different films and still couldn’t earn more fortune than him. The credit of George’s success goes to a decision he made back in the time before the release of Star Wars.
After the success of his film “American Graffiti”, he worked on the idea of the Star Wars and proposed it to the Fox Studios. The producers agreed on a deal where George would keep the rights to any kind of merchandising and the sequels of “Star wars”. The featured film went on to be a big hit and earned around $775 million. But that’s not where he made his money. He used the merchandising rights and launched Star War toys that earned him $12 billion. The remaining ones came from the sequels.
George Lucas Net Worth
George Lucas Earnings
|The Rain People||$3000|
|American Graffiti||$50,000 + 15% of gross|
|Star Wars||$200,000 + 40% of gross|
|Raiders of the Lost Ark||$2.5 million + net profit|
|Raiders of the Lost Ark||$250,000 + 5% of profit|
|Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace||$400 million|
George Lucas Stats
Full Name: George Walton Lucas, Jr.
Birth Date: May 14, 1944
Birth Place: Modesto, California
Profession: Director, producer, screenwriter, Entrepreneur
Height: 5 ft 6 in
Religion: Buddhist Methodist
Marital Status: Married
Partner: Mellody Hobson
Wikipedia Page: Here