George Lucas is a film writer and director who was born in Modesto, California, on May 14, 1944. He married “Star Wars” film editor Marcia Lou Griffin in 1969. After years of being unable to conceive a child, the couple adopted their first child named Amanda in 1981. Two years after adopting the child, Lucas and Griffin got divorced. George Lucas went on to adopt two more children as a single parent after the divorce. Katie was born in 1988, and Jett was born in 1993. He got married to Mellody Hobson in June 2013 after dating for seven years. The couple had their first child together, Everest, in August 2013.
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2. Income & Salary
George Lucas wrote and directed his first film, “THX 1138,” in 1971. He only earned $15,000 for his work on the film. Lucas’ second film was called “American Graffiti,” and it was released in 1973. He earned Academy Award nominations for Best Writing and Best Director for “American Graffiti,” but he lost both awards. He released his third film, “Star Wars,” in 1977. “Star Wars” went on to make over $775 million at the box office, and it earned Lucas two more Academy Award nominations.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
The first two sequels to “Star Wars” were released in 1980 and 1983. George Lucas started another major film franchise when he wrote “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 1981. Thanks to the success of “Star Wars,” he earned a salary of $2.5 million for “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Lucas wrote three more “Indiana Jones” films in 1984, 1989 and 2008. After an extended writing break, Lucas returned in 1999 to write “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.” Two more “Star Wars” films were released in 2002 and 2005. Since he was looking to retire from the film business, LucasFilms was sold to Disney in 2012 for $4.05 billion. George Lucas did not make a film in 2013 and 2014, so any potential salary for the last two years is not known. In 2015, he is estimated to have a net worth of approximately $5.2 billion, which was primary earned from the “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” franchises.
How much is George Lucas’s Net Worth? $5.2 Billion!
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