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# 491 George Lucas 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/18/2024
-$2.4M (-0.04%)

# 491 George Lucas 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/18/2024
-$2.4M (-0.04%)
OccupationFounder, Lucasfilm; Founder, LucasArts
Source of WealthStar Wars
ResidenceSan Anselmo, California
Marital StatusMarried
EducationBS, University of Southern California
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$1.69B
George Lucas
George Lucas
United States
Net worth: $6.53B

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Wealth History

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Early Life

George Walton Lucas Jr. was born on May 14, 1944, in Modesto, California.
He attended Modesto Junior College, studying anthropology, sociology, and literature.
Lucas transferred to the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, graduating in 1967.
Despite wanting to join the United States Air Force, Lucas was rejected due to numerous speeding tickets.
In 1967, Lucas re-enrolled as a USC graduate student in film production, winning first prize at the 1967–68 National Student film festival.
Lucas founded Lucasfilm Ltd. in 1971, which later became a major player in the film industry.


Lucas directed 'THX 1138' in 1971, which was his feature film directorial debut.
His film 'American Graffiti' (1973) was a commercial and critical success, receiving five Academy Award nominations.
In 1977, Lucas released 'Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope', which became a cultural phenomenon, winning six Academy Awards.
Lucas served as an executive producer and co-writer for the Indiana Jones film series.
He founded Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) in 1975 to pioneer visual effects in filmmaking.
Lucas returned to directing with the Star Wars prequel trilogy, released between 1999 and 2005.

Philanthropy and Other Ventures

Lucas established the George Lucas Educational Foundation.
He founded the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles in 2021, funded entirely by him and his wife Mellody Hobson.
Lucas co-founded the animation studio Pixar in 1979, which later became a major player in the animation industry.
In 1983, Lucas and Tomlinson Holman founded the audio company THX.
He supported multiple philanthropic organizations dedicated to education and the arts.
Lucas has a major collection of Norman Rockwell paintings and drawings, some of which were displayed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.


Directed features include 'THX 1138' (1971), 'American Graffiti' (1973), and the original 'Star Wars' trilogy.
Lucas directed the Star Wars prequel trilogy released between 1999 and 2005.
He acted as an executive producer for various films including 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' (2008).
Lucas collaborated with Jeff Nathanson as a writer for 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' (2008).
He served as a creative consultant on 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (2015).
Lucas was involved in the creation of the Star Wars animated series 'The Clone Wars' (2008–2014, 2020).

Personal Life

Lucas was married to film editor Marcia Lou Griffin from 1969 to 1983.
He adopted three children as a single parent: Amanda, Katie, and Jett Lucas.
In 2006, Lucas began dating Mellody Hobson, whom he married in 2013.
He identifies his religion as 'Buddhist Methodist'.
Lucas resides in Marin County, California.
He is a major fan of Seth MacFarlane's TV show 'Family Guy'.

How long would it take you to become as rich as George Lucas?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 44.10% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach George Lucas's net worth of $6.53B.

Is this realistic? It depends how closely the VIX-TA-Macro Advanced model performs to its history in the future. Since Grizzly Bulls launched on January 1, 2022, it's returned 42.76% compared to 11.89% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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George Lucas is very wealthy, but what's stopping you from reaching that same level of success? As summarized in our five fundamental rules to wealth building, becoming wealthy in a modern capitalist economy is not complicated. There's actually only three variables:

  1. Your starting capital
  2. Your earnings after expenses
  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

Most people start with zero or very little, so if you weren't born into wealth, don't fret! The majority of the fortunate folks listed in our Grizzly Bulls’ Billionaires Index came from middle class or lower backgrounds. The most distinguishing characteristic of the group is their ability to consistently earn a high CAGR on their savings.

Every billionaire has a unique strategy to achieve high CAGR. For George Lucas, Star Wars is the primary source. Whether you choose to invest your savings in your own businesses or the businesses of others is not as important. The salient piece of the puzzle is ensuring that your hard-earned savings are generating sufficient CAGR to reach your long term goals.

Most people simply invest their money in index funds and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but it guarantees relative mediocrity. To achieve greatness, you need to invest your money to earn higher than average returns. In the long run, better investors will always finish ahead of better earners.

Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey