Out of all the richest celebrities, regardless if they are rappers, actors, authors or producers, who tops them all in terms of wealth? A lot of factors would go into figuring out who the richest celebrity is, like their overall earning, property and business. The one to claim the top spot would be non other than George Lucas.
George Lucas is an entrepreneur and filmmaker, he’s the creator of both the Indiana Jones and Star Wars franchise. Imagine a world where Star Wars and Indian Jones never existed, you can’t can you? Aside from that, he’s also the founder of Industrial Light & Magic as well as Lucasfilm; he was the CEO of Lucasfilm before he decided to sell it to Walt Disney Company back in 2012. Five out of seven of his features earned their place in the 100 highest grossing movies based in the North American box office; this is adjusted for the inflation of ticket prices. It’s estimated that all the Star Wars films collectively earned over 4.3 billion dollars. As for the toys and the video games that came with the franchise, over 20 billion dollars was earned. Lucas also given the title of most financially successful filmmaker was nominated for, not one but, four academy awards.
As of today, George Lucas has a net worth of around 6.39 billion dollars according to Bloomberg, now that’s a staggering amount. Majority of his wealth came from the proceeds of selling Lucasfilm to Disney. Half of the amount was paid in cash while the other half was in the form of Disney Stock. And because George Lucas didn’t sell any of the company’s equity and never sought help from Capital funding, all the proceeds from the huge sale went to him. Of course he has numerous property under his name.