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. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Lucas has had an educational foundation that he's been putting money into for quite awhile. The fact that he's donating so much of the proceeds from this sale to education, makes me feel much better about it.

    I've wondered the same thing and I really hope we're both wrong.
  2. Fish On The Sand Jedi Padawan

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    Hopefully he's still alive and kicking for many more years; :) a Star Wars film released with absolutely no George involved would truly be a sad day. I'm thinking he's still got plenty more good years left, but I guess anything's possible. After October 30th, I'm not sure anything Star Wars related would shock me anymore.
  3. JediKnightOB1 Force Ghost

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    That is awesome news. Amazing!!!
  4. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    He is getting old and he's most likely donating the money 'cause he's already a ****ing billionaire.
  5. ObiWanandonly Jedi Master

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    One of the biggest, although for years, Bill Gates has given the majority of his wealth to charity as well, and I think so has Trump.
  6. ShelbySpencer Jedi Padawan

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    I say good for him. Most in Hollywood would never do something like he did. He's a great person.
  7. ShelbySpencer Jedi Padawan

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    I say good for him. Most in Hollywood would never do something like he did. He's a great person.
  8. Bender666 Jedi Master

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    He did acquire a lot of Disney stock in the deal. Still a classy gesture though.
  9. DARTHKANISS Force Ghost

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    Agreed, Imagine if the greedy powerhouses of Hollywood just donated 10-15% of their stockpile the whole world would be fed. They should be shamed. Good on GL.
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  10. ophelia Cards Against Humanity Host. Ex-Mod

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    Anybody have an inkling of specifically which charities he'll be giving to? I know he's supported technology education in the past, which is awesome, but if I had 4 billion to donate I'd probably use it to extend basic education in the developing world. Just saying.
  11. Darth kRud Jedi Grand Master

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    Not really. Many of the early industrialists donated large percentages of their estates to 'charity' via their private foundations (FORD Foundation/Rockifeller Foundation etc). Hopefully George isn't up to the same thing. When foundations are started its more of a power play to effect public policy (politics). Rarely do the extremely rich just give their money away to random charities. I hope Lucas is in fact doing that - it would be great. Maybe technology for schools in poor neighborhoods. All of it. No strings attached
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  12. TheProtocol Jedi Master

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    Wow that's awesome! What a class act. Very honourable.
  13. awesomejedi Jedi Master

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    What an amazing guy and what an example of generosity.O:)
  14. stellarmagic01 Force Ghost

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    I thought half of it was in disney shares...
  15. Chosen_Jedi74 Force Ghost

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    Good job and not surprising at all. I never understand the hatred people have for this man. Yeah he has tinkered with the movies etc. But if it wasn't for him there would be no Star Wars period. No toys, collecibles, movies books. Wow I can't imagine life without Star Wars. Thanks George once again for creating this world.

    Of of course this donation doesn't put a dent in his pocket but there are many people loaded with cash and your lucky if they donate 50k to charity.
  16. obi-rob-kenobi4 Force Ghost

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    More people need to acknowledge this gesture.

    Im sick of George Lucas making an amazing contribution to society overall and then the news comes and goes and one month latter people are back to ignorantly, smugly calling him nasty names.
  17. GlueParkEnigma Jedi Master

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    A lot of people may say they would do it, but seems he actually will. Well done George!


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  18. Han Shot First Jedi Master

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    Dying? Suicide? Could it not just be that he has a really good heart and cares for others? He probably has enough money for several lifetimes over, before the sale to Disney. A great example to the corporate pigs out there that are just interested in lining their own pocket's at the expense of the common man! Good on you George!
  19. Bazinga'd Dark Lord of the SWC/PT/ Spinoff Forums

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    Regardless of what you think of the PT and whether you think Lucas "raped your childhood", George deserves the benefit of the doubt. If you think otherwise, you are just completely cynical.
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  20. Han Shot First Jedi Master

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    Although I prefer the OT by far, I have recently reassessed the PT as a body of art that Lucas told as he wanted regardless of what was trendy or what was sugar coated for accessibility! PS, I still hate wwwaaaayyyyy too much CGI!
  21. Darth kRud Jedi Grand Master

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    I'll say it again, starting foundations isnt necessarily charity - it can be more political, as in, shaping society in whichever way he see's fit. Think "Rockefeller Foundation" Ford Foundation etc.
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  22. Ichor_Razor Force Ghost

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    You can bash the man all you want, but you can't deny the good he's done for the film industry, and now this too. Personally George has never struck me as being an arrogant jack@$$ completely full of himself, thinking he could do no wrong whatsoever which is untrue as he's actually quite honest on a variety of things like how he admits to not being the best writer ever, unlike some people out there.
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  23. Darth kRud Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm not bashing him I'm just a student of history and am aware when billionaires start foundations it's done so in order to shape society to their liking. NGO's/Foundations have a sorted history - one of the most recent ones that exposes the political nature of NGO foundations is Koch Industries(s):

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch_family_foundations

    It boils down to what Lucas political goals are. Charity with a political agenda, in my opinion, isn't charity, it isn't altruism. My definition of charity/altruism is helping people with no strings attached.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-governmental_organization#Critiques