George Lucas Shows His Light Side

Well now don’t I feel really bad…well maybe just a little bad.

By the end of the year, the $4.05 billion sale of Lucasfilm to Disney should be finalized. And since George Lucas owns 100 percent of his company – which has little to no debt – all that money goes to him. After that, Lucas plans to quickly put the bulk of the money into a foundation which will primarily focus on educational issues, a spokesperson for Lucasfilm tells THR. “George Lucas has expressed his intention, in the event the deal closes, to donate the majority of the proceeds to his philanthropic endeavors.”
“For 41 years, the majority of my time and money has been put into the company,” Lucas said in a statement Wednesday. “As I start a new chapter in my life, it is gratifying that I have the opportunity to devote more time and resources to philanthropy.”
The spokesperson noted that this “announcement continues a commitment that Lucas made in 2010 to The Giving Pledge where he stated, “I am dedicating the majority of my wealth to improving education. It is the key to the survival of the human race. We have to plan for our collective future–and the first step begins with social, emotional, and intellectual tools we provide to our children. As humans, our greatest tool for survival is our ability to think and to adapt–as educators, storytellers, and communicators our responsibility is to continue to do so.’”
- The Hollywood Reporter
All those times we said he was only adding things into the movies to make some extra money, re-releasing the movies Lord Vader only knows how many times, and everything we thought he was doing just for an extra buck may not be entirely true. I mean it still definitely could be, but now he’s putting that money to charity. Lucas improved lives by creating a universe that changed people’s lives and now because of the success of that universe lives will be saved. Touche Mr. Lucas I can almost forgive you.