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

    Trebor Sabreon LACWAC-y Mod of SWTV & New Films Force projection star 4 Staff Member Manager

    Sep 15, 2010
    Well done, George. I honestly can't say I'm all that surprised to hear.
  2. yodasbum

    yodasbum Jedi Master star 2

    Nov 4, 2004
    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.
  3. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Aug 15, 2011
    He definitely should get a Nobel Peace Prize!
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  4. SLAVE2

    SLAVE2 Jedi Knight star 5

    Apr 6, 2000
  5. R2-DK

    R2-DK Jedi Knight star 2

    Apr 13, 2011
    I think he should have only donated 3.999 billion to charity.
  6. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

    Nov 21, 2002
    This is awesome. Very, very nice.
  7. ThatWanFromStewjon

    ThatWanFromStewjon Jedi Knight star 4

    Oct 8, 2012
    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

    Darth_Martus Jedi Knight star 1

    May 11, 2011
    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.

    DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Jun 8, 2002
  10. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Jan 27, 2005
    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

    TheMasterOfSoresu Jedi Knight star 1

    Jan 23, 2011
    And to education too, I say!
  12. Ballowall

    Ballowall Jedi Youngling

    Oct 31, 2012
    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

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 19, 2007
    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

    G-FETT Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Aug 10, 2001
    Lucas is one of the most amazing people of our or any generation.
  15. Ridley Solo

    Ridley Solo Jedi Master star 4

    Aug 27, 2010
    =D= :D Not really surprising. George isn't just a creative genius, he seems like a guy with a big heart.
  16. Riven_JTAC

    Riven_JTAC Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 28, 2011
    Good for him. Probably still has a massive amount of revenue from other ventures.
  17. KED12345

    KED12345 Jedi Master star 4

    Sep 10, 2012
    That's a classy move George.
  18. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

    Jul 7, 2000
    Nicely done George! =D=
  19. WhinyLuke

    WhinyLuke Jedi Youngling star 1

    Sep 22, 2012
    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 :(
  20. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Super Bowl Pick 'Em Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

    Mar 9, 2003
    Did someone say tax write off?
  21. PrincessKenobi

    PrincessKenobi New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

    Aug 12, 2000
    This still really great news

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  22. TaradosGon

    TaradosGon Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Feb 28, 2003
    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

    KilroyMcFadden Jedi Knight star 3

    Oct 31, 2012
    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

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

    Oct 31, 2012
    It's going to people who had their childhood memories destroyed.
  25. Darth_Martus

    Darth_Martus Jedi Knight star 1

    May 11, 2011