George Lucas Decoded: Four Decades of Hollywood Domination

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Lucas has been quite giving of his $3 billion-plus fortune over the years. In 2005, he contributed $1 million to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project in Washington D.C. In 2006, he made history—this time off the film set—by making the largest donation in USC history when he wrote his alma mater a check for $175 million “for the construction of new educational buildings and renovations of existing structures at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.” Then, the staunch supporter of President Obama donated over $30,000 to the Obama Victory Fund after the President’s historic win in 2008. The following year, the film mogul was awarded a Lincoln Medal along with Aretha Franklin and Sidney Poitier for his unwavering effort to integrate more technology-based learning into school curriculums through his foundation, The George Lucas Educational Foundation.

Galactic Giver

Lucas has been quite giving of his $3 billion-plus fortune over the years. In…

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