George Lucas to Donate Bulk of $4B From Lucasfilm Sale to Charity

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The upcoming Star Wars Episode 7 will to a lot more good than satisfy legions of fans: Most of the $4 billion George Lucas will get from selling Lucasfilm to Disney will go to charity.

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Lucas "has expressed his intention, in the event the deal closes, to donate the majority of the proceeds to his philanthropic endeavors,” a rep for the filmmaker said.

The 68-year-old heads the George Lucas Educational Foundation, which primarily focuses on educational issues. He once donated $175 million to his alma mater, USC.

Major respect for the huge charitable giving from the film icon.

As for Star Wars Episode 7 ... are you excited for what?!

 

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he simply wants to do something meaningfull so he will be remembered after his death........

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I could blather, but wont. This man is a class act. Kudos.

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In 1980 when the second movie came out he said he had 9 scripts ready to go.

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@ Mitt

Wow, I would much rather go back to those scripts than whatever he might contribute in the future.

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