People who thought George Lucas would build a big money bin on Skywalker Ranch and take daily swims in his billions of dollars are going to be disappointed. It’s been revealed that he plans to donate most of the money he makes from the Lucasfilm sale to education. The Hollywood Reporter got the confirmation when they asked Lucasfilm about what he planned to do with the money:
“George Lucas has expressed his intention, in the event the deal closes, to donate the majority of the proceeds to his philanthropic endeavors.”
As he received a 50/50 cash/stock split; it probably won’t be a full $4 billion, but it’s still a whole lot of money. In regards to the stock he’ll receive, Lucas will own something like 2.2% of Disney which actually will make him one of the largest shareholders in the company.