NET WORTH: $5.1 BILLION
George Lucas, father of the Star Wars franchise was born on May 14, 1944, in Modesto, California. He is known as a director, writer, producer and businessman and his current net worth is $5.1 billion. George Lucas had a passion for racing cars but after an almost near death experience from a car accident his interests and passion changed almost immediately by force. He pursue his passion for photography and film and continued his studies at the University of Southern California where he became close friends with Steven Spielberg and won accolades during his post-graduate studies, including a Warner Brothers student scholarship.
In his 1967 student film, called Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, turned into a proper full feature film which wasn’t received well by the critics. However, his next movie, “American Graffiti”, got him five Academy Award nominations and grossed $115 million. The real success came through with Star Wars which earned him well over $5 billion with worldwide revenue from all 6 films. On October 30th 2012, George Lucas announced that he signed a deal to sell his entire Lucas film company to Disney for a staggering $4 billion.
Lucas owned 100% of the company which means the entire $4 billion went into his pockets. His net worth more than doubled from $3.3 billion to $7.3 billion, overnight!