George Walton Lucas Jr.
is an American film producer, screenwriter, director, and entrepreneur. He was the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Lucasfilm Ltd.
before selling the company to the Walt Disney Company
on October 30
. He is best known as the creator of the space opera franchise Star Wars
and the archaeologist character Indiana Jones
in the franchise of the same name
Lucas is one of the American film industry's most financially successful directors and producers, with an estimated net worth of $4.1 billion as of 2012.
He was named a Disney Legend in 2015.
George Lucas arrives at the 67th annual Golden Globes in January 2010.
George Lucas attending the 2015 Tribeca Film Fest.
George Lucas at premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December 2015.
George Lucas speaks onstage during the Star Wars
40th Anniversary celebration at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando in April 2017
George Lucas at premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story in May 2018.