George Lucas Net Worth
With a Net Worth of $5.1 billion, George Lucas continues to earn money. In addition to Star Wars, he is the man behind the Indiana Jones franchise. This franchise briefly led to a spinoff called The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.
The Early Years
While attending college he became friends with Steven Spielberg. The two have since become colleagues on the Indiana Jones franchise. He also co-founded American Zoetrope with Francis Ford Coppola. The purpose of this movie studio was to make directing films in a liberating environment. He later went on to found Lucasfilms and Industrial Lights & Magic as well.
For all the billions he has earned, Lucas lost a large sum of money in 1987, after settling his divorce from Marcia Lucas. After the divorce Lucas planned to abandon Star Wars. However, he was still interested in creating prequels. This led him back into directing to take advantage of CGI technology. He also became an executive producer on animated cartoons based on Star Wars.
The Later Years
He announced in 2012 that he was retiring from directing box office movies. However, Lucas continues to work as a consultant for the latest trilogy of Star Wars sequels. He has also dabbled in television as a consultant. Lucasfilms, bought by Disney, worked closely with Seth McFarlane on a Family Guy parody of Star Wars. As a result of the purchase, he is now a shareholder in Disney; only Steve Jobs’ estate is a bigger shareholder.
In 2015 he wrote a musical called Strange Magic, which is also a CGI film. Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch produced Strange Magic. The same year he was officially named a legend by Disney. Later in the year he was recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors for his continuous work.