It takes a special kind of person to thrive in the Hollywood film industry. Many people may believe that acting is the only way to earn extravagant amounts of money, but there are plenty of other industry jobs such as directing, producing, and screenwriting that can earn hundreds of millions and even billions of dollars.
Here are the richest people in the entertainment world who know what it takes to make the big bucks.
George Lucas – $6.4 Billion
George Lucas is one of the richest people in the film industry and one of the few well-known billionaires. He’s attached to some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters including the Star Wars film franchise and the Indiana Jones series. All of this success has given him a ridiculously large net worth of $6.4 billion.
All of this money is more than enough for Lucas, so he spends his time donating to various philanthropic causes. He also signed the Giving Pledge, which was his promise to give away at least half of his wealth during his lifetime.