George Lucas Net Worth

George Walton Lucas Net Worth

Real Name: George Walton Lucas
Date of Birth: 05/14/1944
Place of Birth: Modesto, CA

2017 Net Worth: $4.3 Billion
2016 Earnings: $90 Million

Profession: Film Director

George Lucas Biography


George Walton Lucas was born on May 14, 1944 in Modesto, California. His parents, Dorothy Ellinore Lucas and George Walton Lucas Sr, owned a stationary store.

When Lucas was in high school he was passionate about car racing and spent most of his time racing on the underground circuit. In 1962, at age 18, he was broadsided while racing and the resulting crash nearly killed him. He subsequently lost interest in racing as a career.

While studying at Modesto Junior College, Lucas began filming car races with an 8 mm camera. He began to show an interest in underground avant-garde filmmakers and classic European Films. Lucas then transferred to University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts where he studied motion picture film.

From 1971 to 1977 Lucas directed three major motion features: THX 1138, American Graffiti, and Star Wars. Star Wars quickly became the highest-grossing film of all time. Lucas was paid only $150,000 for writing and directing Star Wars, but he wisely exploited merchandising rights and contractual arrangements for sequels.

More than 20 years after the original Star Wars was released, Lucas acted as executive producer on the three prequels.  During this time he also was the executive producer or story writer on the Indiana Jones films,  Labyrinth, and The Land Before Time.

George Lucas today has a net worth of $4.3 billion. This is mostly due to the sale of LucasFilm, owner of the Star Wars franchise, to Disney in 2012 for 40 million shares of Disney stock worth an estimated $4 billion.

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