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One of the Richest Filmmakers George Lucas Is a Billionaire-Find Out How He Made His Billion Dollar Fortune? 

News by Azen Published on 02 Jan,2019 Updated on 02 Jan,2019

When it comes to Star Wars franchise you surely have heard the name of George Lucas. What you might not know about him is that he is the one who came up with the Indiana Jones franchise. We all have known Lucas as a filmmaker as well as for his most iconic movies of all time. Besides that, Lucas is just more than a filmmaker he is also an entrepreneur.            

According to Forbes, it was disclosed that Lucas has a net worth of $5.5 billion. You are surely surprised and probably looked at that number again and again. If you awestruck and wanna know how did he achieve such astounding net worth then stick with us we are gonna be sharing all about his achievement and his huge success.      

George Lucas Networth Is $5.5 Billion-How He Made His Million Dollar Fortune? 

Back in 2012, Lucas sold his American film and television production company  Lucasfilm to The Walt Disney Company. But the force is still strong with his bank account, he sold the company for $4.1 billion. This concludes that he also sold his right of Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchise to the Disney company.      

Wondering why selling his company gotta to do with his net worth? As a matter of fact, all the money that he made over the years through Indiana Jones and Star Wars franchise the major source of his current net worth is by making the decision to sell his company. The Disney company indeed pay him 4.1 billion dollars making the majority of his net worth that he has now.   

CAPTION: Young George Lucas at the set of Star Wars with Mark Hamill(left) and Harrison Ford(right) SOURCE: Pinterest

Moreover, that's all of Lucas' source of earning. The other major source of his earning is from his company, Industrial Light & Magic. Furthermore, before he sold Lucasfilm he also earned money from selling Star Wars and Indiana Jones merchandise. As of the entrepreneur, Lucas has a net worth of $5.5  billion making him 94th richest man in the United States.  

Some of his iconic movies Indiana Jones franchise and Star Wars franchise Box office and Budget is listed below:

Release Date Movie Cast Budget Box Office IMDb Rating

May 25, 1977 

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

Mark Hamill, Harrison FordPeter Cushing, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

$11 million $775.4 million 8.6/10

May 17, 1980 

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, David Prowse, Kenny Baker

$18 million $538.4 million 8.8/10

June 12, 1981

 Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott, Ronald Lacey

$18 million $389.9 million 8.5/10

May 25, 1983 

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, David Prowse, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Frank Oz

$32.5–42.7 million $475.1–572.7 million 8.3/10

May 8, 1984

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 

Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Roshan Seth, Philip Stone, Amrish Puri, Jonathan Ke Quan

$28.2 million $333.1 million 7.6/10

May 24, 1989

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Harrison Ford, Denholm Elliott, John Rhys-Davies, Julian Glover, Alison Doody, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

$48 million $474.2 million 8.2/10

May 16, 1999

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 

Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Pernilla August, Frank Oz

$115 million $1.027 billion 6.5/10

May 12, 2002

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. JacksonChristopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz

$115 million $649.4 million 6.6/10

May 15, 2005

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz

$113 million $848.8 million 7.6/10

May 18, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent, Shia LaBeouf

 

$185 million $786.6 million 6.2/10

Also see: Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill Celebrates 40 Years Of Star Wars With Disney’s Force For Change

George Lucas' Assets

Lucas' Home

Lucas lives at Los Angeles, California. Likewise, his house is worth $33,900,000. The house consists of nine bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. Speaking the area of the house it is of 8,932 square feet. Lucas bought the house from two times presidential candidate and billionaire businessman H. Ross Perot.

Lucas' Cars

Lucas owns three cars: Mosler MT 900s, Fiat Bianchina and Ferrari F360. Speaking his car, he received the Fiat Bianchina as a gift from his father. Unfortunately, he was in an accident with the car Bianchina in public road and was hospitalized after the accident. 

Quick Facts: George Lucas

  • Lucas was rejected in the US army due to having diabetes as well as too many speed tickets.
  • In Lucas' high school days he was in a fatal car accident which led to him to hospitalized with broken ribs and collapsed lungs.  
  • In 1973 before releasing star wars Lucas directed and co-written American Graffiti which was nominated for Five Academy awards for Best Picture and Best Director.
  • In 2013, Lucas was awarded The National Medal of Arts by Barrack Obama.
  • Lucas is part of Giving Pledge an organization that donates half of their wealth to charity.

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