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

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by obi-rob-kenobi4, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Trebor Sabreon Force Ghost

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    Well done, George. I honestly can't say I'm all that surprised to hear.
  2. yodasbum Force Ghost

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    He's given a load of money away over the last few years. I don't think he's giving his Disney shares away though. That is worth $2billion. I think it is just the cash payment for Lucasfilm. That's not to diminsh his gift and I think that it puts to bed the feeling that George is just out to make money.

    Well done George.
    Last edited by yodasbum, Nov 1, 2012
  3. JackG Force Ghost

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    He definitely should get a Nobel Peace Prize!
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  4. SLAVE2 Jedi Grand Master

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  5. R2-DK Jedi Grand Master

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    I think he should have only donated 3.999 billion to charity.
  6. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    This is awesome. Very, very nice.
  7. ThatWanFromStewjon Jedi Grand Master

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    Great Skies!!!

    What a very nice man.

    I can say in all honesty that a few hundred in my pocket sends me into a shocking frenzy.

    Lucas is a decent fella.
  8. Darth_Martus Jedi Grand Master

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    This kinda shuts up the "Lucas only cares about the money" crowd or that the only reason he's doing 7-9 is because of the money.

    Well done George, only a handful of people on this planet would do the same.
  9. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Chosen One

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  10. Amon_Amarth Force Ghost

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    Well done George! :)

    I have to say I did think what a pay day it must be for him being a sole shareholder, but this is a really nice gesture.
  11. TheMasterOfSoresu Jedi Grand Master

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    And to education too, I say!
  12. Ballowall Jedi Padawan

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    I wondered what on earth he'd do with that much money. As a person, and as a story teller, he's an example to us all. I don't care much for the prequels but I've always admired the guy for his incredible contributions to film and to education.
  13. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    Does this really need a presidential commentary to turn it into a media circus? He sold his company, what he does with the profits are entirely his own business.
  14. G-FETT Chosen One

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    Lucas is one of the most amazing people of our or any generation.
  15. Ridley Solo Force Ghost

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    =D= :D Not really surprising. George isn't just a creative genius, he seems like a guy with a big heart.
  16. Riven_JTAC Jedi Grand Master

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    Good for him. Probably still has a massive amount of revenue from other ventures.
  17. KED12345 Force Ghost

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    That's a classy move George.
  18. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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  19. WhinyLuke Jedi Knight

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    way to go Lucas but the sad that is, he will give lots of money to education and we will never be able to tell :(
    Last edited by WhinyLuke, Nov 1, 2012
  20. TiniTinyTony Force Ghost

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    Did someone say tax write off?
  21. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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    This still really great news


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  22. TaradosGon SWTV Mod - Like Palpatine with animals

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    I hate to say it, but I feel this was kind of expected of him. I mean, he's retiring, wants to go back to making personal films, sold his company for 4 billion dollars. If he had something to invest that money in (like back into his business) then that would be one thing. But if he's retiring, and sold his business, he really doesn't need 4 billion dollars, and I feel that if he held onto it, it just would have made him look terrible. It is an incredibly generous thing, but I also don't think there was really an option to hold onto it and save face while doing so.
  23. KilroyMcFadden Jedi Grand Master

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    This does not get discussed often enough. Throughout his life it seems like George has been an enormously generous man with a good heart who just wants to entertain and do good works. Just another item in a long list of reasons to admire George Lucas.
  24. George Roper Jedi Grand Master

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    It's going to people who had their childhood memories destroyed.
  25. Darth_Martus Jedi Grand Master

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    :rolleyes: