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The father of "Star Wars" turned out to be the richest celebrity in the world: he hasn't made a movie for 13 years

George Lucas became the richest celebrity in the world according to Forbes

Forbes magazine has officially released the list of the world's richest billionaire celebrities, which this year includes Jay Z, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian and others. George Lucas, the creator of the legendary Star Wars franchise, topped the list. His fortune is estimated at 5.5 billion dollars (over 215 billion hryvnias).

The legendary director, screenwriter and producer received most of this amount after selling LucasFilm to Disney in 2012. This was reported by Forbes.

In 1971, Lucas founded Lucasfilm, which later became one of the most successful film companies in the world. He wrote and directed the first six episodes of Star Wars and produced all nine episodes. Lucas is also the creator of the Indiana Jones franchise, on which he collaborated with Steven Spielberg.

The father of ''Star Wars'' turned out to be the richest celebrity in the world: he hasn't made a movie for 13 years

The director officially retired in 2012 when he sold Lucasfilm to Disney. He no longer directs films, but is still involved in some of his former company's projects, such as the Mandalorian series.

The father of ''Star Wars'' turned out to be the richest celebrity in the world: he hasn't made a movie for 13 years

The second place in the ranking of the richest celebrities was taken by the aforementioned Steven Spielberg, the famous director of such blockbusters as Jaws, E.T. and Schindler's List. His net worth is estimated at $4.8 billion. Spielberg became a billionaire back in 1994, the first director to do so.

Michael Jordan, a basketball legend, rounds out the top three. His fortune is estimated at $3.2 billion. In 2015, he became the first billionaire athlete, mostly thanks to his collaboration with Nike.

The full list of the richest stars is as follows:

  1. George Lucas - $5.5 billion dollars
  2. Steven Spielberg - $4.8 billion dollars
  3. Michael Jordan - $3.2 billion dollars
  4. Oprah Winfrey - $2.8 billion dollars
  5. Jay-Z - $2.5 billion dollars
  6. Kim Kardashian - $1.7 billion dollars
  7. Peter Jackson - $1.5 billion dollars
  8. Tyler Perry - $1.4 billion dollars
  9. Rihanna - $1.4 billion dollars
  10. Tiger Woods - $1.3 billion dollars
  11. LeBron James - $1.2 billion dollars
  12. Magic Johnson - $1.2 billion dollars
  13. Dick Wolf - $1.2 billion dollars
  14. Taylor Swift - $1.1 billion dollars.

As OBOZ.UA wrote, the star of "Star Wars Episode І: The Phantom Menace" star Jake Lloyd, who played the role of little Anakin Skywalker in 1999, was not ready for the crazy popularity, and eventually he developed schizophrenia in his teens. The actor got his most important role in life when he was 9 years old, which made the worldwide discussion an excessive burden for him.

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