How Much is George Lucas Worth?
Everyone knows that Hollywood is the habitat of the richest people in the world. But George Lucas is a moneybag even by Hollywood standards. His net worth is estimated at $5, 5 billion. He is considered as one of 2 richest persons in Hollywood (the second of them is Steven Spielberg).
George earned the major part of that wealth through his work of a film director. He has become much richer than others due to a number of super successful movies, which hit the box office.
The first George Lucas hit was “American Graffiti”. This comedy was presented in 1973 and opened the way to stardom for such talented actors as Richard Dreyfuss and Harrison Ford.
His next obvious hit was “Star Wars”. The space fantasy turned into a long-term franchise. It made George Lucas a billionaire and movie mogul. In addition it helped then-young actors Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher become A list Hollywood stars.
Alongside career of a film director and screen writer, George Lucas tried his hand in business too. He founded the company Lucasfilm, which produced not just “Star Wars”, but also other cult movies about Indiana Jones. In 2012 George Lucas sold his company to Disney.