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George Lucas Giving All That Disney Money To Charity

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Come hither.

Because he realizes just how badly he's sinned and is trying to make up for it in his old age so he can go to heaven instead of the depths of hell like I imagine him screaming from in my dreams, George Lucas has announced that he's giving away the majority of the $4-billion from the sale of LucasFilm. It will be the first decent thing he's done in almost 25 years.

By the end of the year, the $4.05 billion sale of Lucasfilm to Disney should be finalized. And since George Lucas owns 100 percent of his company - which has little to no debt - all that money goes to him.


After that, Lucas plans to quickly put the bulk of the money into a foundation which will primarily focus on educational issues, a spokesperson for Lucasfilm tells THR.

"For 41 years, the majority of my time and money has been put into the company," Lucas said in a statement Wednesday. "As I start a new chapter in my life, it is gratifying that I have the opportunity to devote more time and resources to philanthropy."

Aha! So George is putting all those cease-and-desist copyright violations to good use after all. And all along I thought he was just a greedy old bag! Maybe there's still some good in him after all. You know, like Darth Vader at the end of his life. Star Wars -- autobiographical? DUM DUM DUM!

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There are Comments.
  • Larry Olson

    Keep the money. Bigger badder mansion, more drugs and booze, the hottest prostitutes on the planet giving you bubble baths every morning. What's the point in getting filthy rich if you can't retire like that?

  • He should give all of that money to me...

  • That is just super generous. Props to Mr. Lucas!

  • Lance E Sloan

    Why would Lucas go to hell anyway? Because he didn't write Star Wars the way you wanted him to do it? Get over it!
    That's beside the point, though. Cheers to Lucas for doing what he wants to do and for being tremendously generous.

  • JW

    I'm guessing he's hiding a terminal illness and wants to do something good before he kicks it...

  • Lee

    The scene from Mr Deeds comes to mind when that African American opens the random donation cheque for X Billion Dollars...

    Hoping someones gonna fall off a chair and that the money is going to notable charities.

  • Tyler Smith

    Mathematics: Now brought to you by Darth Vader. Because the Empire needs better engineers.

  • Tyler Smith

    Maybe they wont fuck up the deathstar this time.

  • Tyler Smith

    HES JUST TRYING TO MAKE MORE NUUUURDS!!!! SO HIS COMPANY CAN MAKE MORE MONEY AFTER HES DEAD!!! THERE GUNA BUILD A PURAMID FOR EM WHEN THEY HAVE THE MUNNY!!!!!

  • Harold

    Unexpected, but really awesome. Props to Lucas!

  • spectre99

    well 4 billion buys alot of text books doomed for obsolecsence by next year, same for computers etc. etc., or you could create a social commentary that will inspire a massive cult following and influence generation after generation for years to come. but whatever gdmit

  • Redemption in the final act. All we need now is a bonfire & a bunch of dancing Ewoks.

    Good on you, sir.

  • rikster81

    So this begs the questions, is jar jar binks forgivable??… I SAY NO!!!!!! Still though good one George

  • Larry Olson

    Personally, I would spend it all on booze and drugs.

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    you forgot hookers

  • KrisGifford

    Is he gonna start a Jedi Academy?

  • Dirk Diggler

    Imagine the tax bill if he didn't give most of it to charity. He's not trying to be nice. He's trying to not hand it over to Uncle Sam.

  • the antagonist

    Yeah, double D, he's gonna give away over 4 billion just to avoid paying 1.4 billion. That makes perfect sense.

  • $18922249

    Ah yes... the ole Romney plan for wealth management... very clever... very clever indeed.

  • spectre99

    *clears throat* i think you mean "impressive... most impressive"

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