Lucas’ net worth is $5.4 billion, thanks largely to that massive $4 billion payday he got in 2012 when the Walt Disney Company purchased Lucasfilm and all the Star Wars goodies that came with it. It was a win-win, considering Disney used it to churn out a brand-new trilogy of films, multiple blockbuster spin-offs, animated series, and multiple other live-action TV works coming down the pipe.
His net worth even succeeds Indiana Jones filmmaker Steven Spielberg ($3.7 billion), media mogul Oprah Winfrey ($2.8 billion), and basketball legend Michael Jordan ($1.7 billion).
Model/reality star Kylie Jenner, boosted by her Kylie Cosmetics, ties with rapper Jay-Z for fifth place at $900 million, followed by magician David Copperfield with $875 million.
Sean “Diddy” Combs’ net worth hit $825 million, while Tiger Woods and James Patterson tied in ninth with $800 million.
These folks, encompassing the 10 wealthiest celebrities in the country, have a combined fortune of $18.7 billion.