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You have to wonder, when he was racing hot rods in Modesto in the 60’s, if George Walton Lucas ever envisaged having billions of dollars in the bank, enough to become not only the heart and mind behind the Lucasfilm empire but wealthy enough to fund a plethora of charitable endeavours. Business Insider take a look at how Lucas, nowe enjoying a well-earned retirement, spends his money.

Lucas is currently married to his second wife, Mellody Hobson, with whom he has one biological child. He also adopted three children during his first marriage and as a single parent.

Lucas has a reputation for being quiet on the media front, so not much is known about how he spends his fortune. However, he has cultivated a California real-estate portfolio, including Skywalker Ranch, and donates a lot of his money to charity. A representative for Lucas declined to comment on Lucas’ personal finances when reached by Business Insider.

Lucas directed coming-of-age film “American Graffiti” — one of the most profitable movies of all time. Made on a budget of $777,000, it earned $140 million in revenue.

Lucas owned 100% of Lucasfilm until 2012, when he decided to semi-retire and sold it to Disney for $4.1 billion in stock and cash.

But Lucas’ fortune keeps on growing. In 2018, Forbes named Lucas America’s wealthiest celebrity.

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