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George Lucas

George Lucas’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $5.26 Billion
Industry: Media
Residence: Modesto
Country: United States
BirthDay: 14 May 1944
Sigh: Gemini
Height: 1.68 m
Children: 4
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Southern California

George Lucas was bornon 14 May 1944 in Modesto, United States. George Lucas is #382 in List Billionaires People In The World. 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas has largely retired from filmmaking since he sold his LucasFilm to Disney in 2012 for $4.1 billion in cash and stock. His charitable family foundation is already endowed with more than $1 billion and he has pledged $20 million to USC for a diversity endowment. Lucas attended junior college in his hometown of Modesto, where his parents ran a stationary store, before moving to USC. Lucas plans to show pieces from his personal art collection in the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, opening in 2020.


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At the same time the sequel trilogy was announced a fifth installment of the Indiana Jones series also entered pre-development phase with Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg set to return, for a release in 2019 while originally Lucas did not specify whether the selling of Lucasfilm would affect his involvement with such film


On January 17, 2017, Lucas announced that the museum will be constructed in Exposition Park, Los Angeles California


On April 15, 2016, it was reported that Lucas had donated between $501,000 and $1 million through the Lucas Family Foundation to the Obama Foundation, which is charged with overseeing the construction of the Barack Obama Presidential Center on Chicago's South Side


In August 2015, Lucas was inducted as a Disney Legend, and on 6 December 2015, he was an honoree at the Kennedy Center Honors


In October 2014, Lucas received Honorary Membership of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers


In July 2013, Lucas was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama for his contributions to American cinema


In 2012, Lucas sold Lucasfilm to The Walt Disney Company for a reported sum of $4


A collection of 57 Rockwell paintings and drawings owned by Lucas and fellow Rockwell collector and film director Steven Spielberg were displayed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum from July 2, 2010 to January 2, 2011 in an exhibition titled Telling Stories


In 2009, he was one of 13 California Hall of Fame inductees in The California Museum's yearlong exhibit


The Discovery Channel named him one of the 100 "Greatest Americans" in September 2008


Lucas served as Grand Marshal for the Tournament of Roses Parade and made the ceremonial coin toss at the Rose Bowl, New Year's Day 2007


The Science Fiction Hall of Fame inducted Lucas in 2006, its second "Film, Television, and Media" contributor, after Spielberg


The American Film Institute awarded Lucas its Life Achievement Award on June 9, 2005


For DVD releases in 2004 and Blu-ray releases in 2011, the trilogy received further revisions to make them congruent with the prequel trilogy


From 2003 to 2005, Lucas also served as an executive producer on Star Wars: Clone Wars, an animated microseries on Cartoon Network created by Genndy Tartakovsky, that bridged the events between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith


The final prequel, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, began production in 2002 and was released in 2005


The first Star Wars prequel was finished and released in 1999 as Episode I – The Phantom Menace, which would be the first film Lucas had directed in over two decades


In 1997, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Star Wars, Lucas returned to the original trilogy and made numerous modifications using newly available digital technology, releasing them in theaters as the Star Wars Special Edition


Lucas, through his foundation, was one of the leading proponents of the E-rate program in the universal service fund, which was enacted as part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996


In 1994, Lucas began work on the screenplay of the first prequel, tentatively titled Episode I: The Beginning


By 1993, it was announced, in Variety among other sources, that Lucas would be making the prequels


Lucas subsequently adopted two more children as a single parent: daughter Katie Lucas, born in 1988, and son Jett Lucas, born in 1993


After losing much of his fortune in a divorce settlement in 1987, Lucas had no desire to return to Star Wars, and had unofficially canceled his sequel trilogy by the time of Return of the Jedi


Pixar's early computer graphics research resulted in groundbreaking effects in films such as Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Young Sherlock Holmes, and the group was purchased in 1986 by StEve Jobs shortly after he left Apple Computer


A contributing factor was cash-flow difficulties following Lucas' 1983 divorce concurrent with the sudden dropoff in revenues from Star Wars licenses following the release of Return of the Jedi


They adopted a daughter, Amanda Lucas, in 1981, and divorced in 1983


Following his divorce, Lucas was in a relationship with singer Linda Ronstadt in the 1980s


The animation studio Pixar was founded in 1979 as the Graphics Group, one third of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm


Lucas' next film, an epic space opera titled Star Wars (1977), went through a troubled production process; however, it was a surprise hit, becoming the highest-grossing film at the time, as well as a winner of six Academy Awards and a cultural phenomenon


, and directed the successful American Graffiti (1973)


In 1969, Lucas married film editor Marcia Lou Griffin, who went on to win an Academy Award for her editing work on the original Star Wars film


The film he chose was Finian's Rainbow (1968) which was being directed by Francis Ford Coppola, who was revered among film school students of the time as a cinema graduate who had "made it" in Hollywood


The studio was unconcerned to relinquish these rights, as its last major attempt in the field, with the film Doctor Dolittle (1967), had proved a discouraging failure


On June 12, 1962, at age eighteen, while driving his souped-up Autobianchi Bianchina, another driver broadsided him, flipping over his car, nearly killing him, causing him to lose interest in racing as a career


(born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur


Besides the additions to the Star Wars franchise, Lucas released a Director's Cut of THX 1138 in 2004, with the film re-cut and containing a number of CGI revisions


, at 20th Century Fox liked American Graffiti that he forced through a production and distribution deal for the film, which ended up restoring Fox to financial stability after a number of flops

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