George Lucas is a film producer, screenwriter, director, and entrepreneur. He founded Lucasfilm Limited and led the company as chairman and chief executive before selling it to The Walt Disney Company on October 30, 2012.
George Lucas is best known as the creator of the space opera franchise Star Wars and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones. Lucas is one of the film industry’s most financially successful filmmakers. George Lucas is currently Disney’s second largest single shareholder after the estate of Steve Jobs.
George Lucas currently serves as executive producer for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, an animated television series on Cartoon Network, which was preceded by a feature film of the same name. Lucas is also working on a so-far untitled Star Wars live-action series.
For the film Red Tails, George Lucas serves as story-writer and executive producer. He also took over direction of reshoots while director Anthony Hemingway worked on other projects. Lucas is working on his first musical, an untitled CGI project being produced at Skywalker Ranch. Kevin Munroe is directing and David Berenbaum wrote the screenplay.
How George Lucas Made His Money – Movies
Estimated Net Worth: $7.3 Billion
Birthday: May 14, 1944
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