Official Info George Lucas donating the whole 4 Billion to charity!

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  1. obi-rob-kenobi4 Force Ghost

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  2. appleseed Force Ghost

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  3. ataru Jedi Padawan

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    Not the whole 4bn, "the majority."

    Still he's a class act and I wholeheartedly approve of focusing on education.
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  5. Guy-Gone_Weird Force Ghost

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    GOOD FORM!
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    In all seriousness that is really awesome. George is a good man.
  6. JediMJS Jedi Knight

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    Truly amazing. Hopefully this will make it harder for people to jump on the GL-bashing bandwagon. The man is my hero, and he always has been.
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  7. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    whoa. that's pretty unexpected i have to say. didn't know about the giving pledge thing, but that's pretty awesome of him i have to say.
  8. StampidHD280pro Force Ghost

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    Wow. I knew he was a good egg. He consistently makes me proud to be a fan.
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  9. Hermi_Odle Jedi Knight

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    Good on him. I know we sometimes disagree with the little things he does here and there, but on the whole, George has always seemed like a thoroughly decent and thoughtful fellow. What's not to love here? More Star Wars films and the majority of most of the money made going onto charity.
  10. obi-rob-kenobi4 Force Ghost

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  11. junior senator Force Ghost

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    What charities/causes will this go to?
  12. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    1. Wow. That's really quite commendable.

    2. James Cameron has just been pwnd.

    3. Is Lucas dying or something? First he announces his retirement from film....then he sells Lucasfilm to a company that he knows will continue the franchise going in a positive direction....and now he's giving away four billion dollars.
    It reminds me of what my great grandfather did when he found out he was dying....he started getting everything in order, making sure all his business was wrapped up so that nobody else would have to worry about it after he was gone.

    EDIT -- Perhaps he is contemplating suicide? After all, we SW fans raked him over the coals with the prequels and the constant revisions to the original trilogy, plus the box office dud that was "Red Tails"....
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  13. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiicely done, Lucas.
  14. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    Way to go GL, good stuff. Besides he was already mega rich with all the licensing money and all. Really classy move.
  15. -polymath- SFF:F/TV Trivia Host

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    Yeah. The man has a gravy train shipping in money. He doesn't need the proceeds of the sale. He can give the money away and still have more than most small countries.

    Not to diminish the magnanimity of his gift at all.
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  16. junior senator Force Ghost

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    aaah yes. the utility of income definitely diminishes at the margin.
  17. UseTheForceLady Jedi Master

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    If I sold my child I think I to would want to give the money away. J/K!!! That is very commendable! Good for George!
  18. obi-rob-kenobi4 Force Ghost

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    That joke was in bad taste.

    This gesture is perhaps the largest event in American Philanthropic history.
  19. solojones Chosen One

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    The thing is, no billionaire needs their money. So it's always nice to see some of them actually give it away.
  20. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Just for all the action figures and toys I have bought since 1977 you'd think he could have at least swung a few bucks to my yacht fund but noooooo.

    I thought he might do something like this. Good going for GL.
  21. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    This.
  22. EviL_eLF Force Ghost

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    Simply amazing! Nobody can say he did the sale for the want of money, that's for damn sure!
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  23. Saurion-Fett Force Ghost

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    WOW that humbles me....well done george....well all those people who accused him of greed must feel pretty stupid
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  24. jedi_of_ennth Force Ghost

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  25. mutantchair Jedi Padawan

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    Lucas is a huge benefactor for USC's film school (where I'm a grad student) — he's given hundreds of millions, and that has not only given the school some of the best resources imaginable, but also formed a culture of alumni giving that boosts donations even more. Thanks George.
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