George Lucas Net Worth
George Lucas Net Worth, How did the entrepreneur and filmmaker amass such huge fortune? Read on to find out more about George Lucas Net Worth, his life and career.
About George Lucas
He is an American entrepreneur and filmmaker. George Lucas has a great understanding of films and business since he has been doing it for many decades now.
However, the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchise of movies were made possible because of him.
George is known to be extremely particular as far as his films are concerned; which is why his work is nothing short of perfect. Also, paying attention to detail and not putting up with compromises make for the best filmmaker, a title George Lucas has acquired over the years.
As of today, George Lucas Net Worth is $5.1 Billion. Continue reading to find out more about George Lucas Net Worth.
|Full Name:||George Lucas|
|Profession:||Film Maker, Entrepreneur|
|Date of Birth:||May 14, 1944|
|Net Worth:||$5.1 Billion|
George Lucas Early life and Career
George Lucas was born on the 14th of May, 1944, in Modesto, California. During his childhood, he was quite obsessed with car-racing.
However, it is his passion for cars and motor racing that led to the making of films like American Graffiti and 1:42.08. All up until his high school years, George would spend most of his time near garages and racing at underground circuits.
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An incident happened with his racing car when he was 18, which could have potentially killed him. Another driving ended up flipping over his car, causing great damage. Though he escaped unhurt, his interest in car racing started going downhill.
Thereafter, when George Lucas started attending College, he started picking up interest in films.
Canyon cinema was too prevalent at that time and Lucas spent most of his time watching and understanding classic European films of that era.
At University, Lucas went on to study professional filmmaking. He collaborated with a team of people of whom all of them sported immense liking for the form of art. This was where he met Steven Spielberg who went on to become a collaborator for the Indiana Jones franchise.
However, it was at this time that Lucas learned the other important aspects that influence the overall outcome of any film including lights, positioning, and vibrant energy apparently observed in motion pictures.
He put his learning to the best possible use and went on to become a successful filmmaker as he is popularly known as now.
George Lucas spent his time trying to study and understand how filmmaking works until 1967.
Before this, he went on to direct a short film, Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, for which he won the first prize at the National Student Film Festival and become his first full-feature film renamed as THX 1138.
Lucas’ next film after this, Finian’s Rainbow, was funded by a scholarship from Warner Bros. which gained him entry into Hollywood. In 1973, George’s own film production company named ‘Lucasfilms’ was founded and he proceeded to direct the Box Office success, American Graffiti.
Then the next work of George Lucas during this decade was the legendary Star Wars film. An original space venture story complete with all the drama and action made it perfect for action lovers.
As expected, his film set a Box Office record which was only broken 5 years later by Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.
Lucas later shifted his focus from filmmaking to marketing his brand. He proceeded to develop merchandise like toys and games to cover up for his losses during this period.
However, Lucas wasn’t actively directing films during this time, he was working on his writing and film production. It is during this time that Star Wars was made with plenty of spin-offs to suit TV audiences along with its film.
He currently plans on giving attention to small budget feature projects instead of full-blown blockbuster feature films. Lucas also intends to take the backseat and ‘ slowly pull himself away from this film-making business.’
Highlights of George Lucas Career
His educational foundation was established as a non-profit organization in order to encourage young filmmakers to get better at their art. Lucasfilms was sold to Disney in 2012 for a whopping $4.05 Billion, a major part of which went to charity.
George Lucas Net Worth
As of 2019, George Lucas Net Worth is $5.1 Billion. George Lucas Net Worth is earned from his business and his film making.
George Lucas Net Worth is mostly acquired from the sale of his film production company which he sold at $4.05 Billion.
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