George Lucas is the wealthiest director in the world, as well as the wealthiest individual in the entertainment industry in general.
He is most known for inventing the Star Wars and Indiana Jones film franchises, which have grossed more than $12 billion worldwide.
With a gross of $255 million, American Graffiti is regarded as one of the most profitable pictures in history.
Following the phenomenal success of American Graffiti, Lucas was entitled to a $500,000 payment for his next film.
On October 30, 2012, he agreed to sell his entire Lucasfilm company to Disney for a stunning $4.1 billion in cash and stock.
Lucas held 100% of the company at the moment, which meant his net worth had more than doubled from $3.3 billion to $7.3 billion in a matter of days!
George's largest real estate asset is the nearly 6,000-acre Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California, valued at $100 million.
With a net worth of $10 billion, George Lucas is the richest celebrity on the planet.