George Lucas is a well known money printing machine thanks to his Star Wars franchise. This guy has sucked more money out of geeks and nerds than a two bit whore. I for one, could probably have retired by now, if I didn’t fork over my hard earned cash for Star Wars sh*t. Luckily for us, his attempts at making the prequel movies entertaining failed epically, so the Star Wars franchise has lost a bit of its luster. Therefore, only little kids with half developed brains buy into his prequel era bullsh*t.
Regardless of his failures, Lucas is still one of the most innovative and influential artists of our time, and because of this he’s been made extremely wealthy. In true Jedi fashion, George has pledged to give away half of his wealth to The Giving Pledge, which is a billion dollar charity started by Warren Buffet and Billy Gates Esquire. The Giving Pledge enables billionaires to donate as much of their wealth as they want to various charities. I’m guessing this donation takes place post death, but I’m not positive.
He may have taken a huge dump on his franchise with the prequels, but deep down I still love the old flanel wearing geek. This act of charity only reaffirms his place in modern history. Here’s to you George, now let someone else work on the Star Wars franchise! You’ve been donated to you poor bumb…
E.B. “Making you a better geek, one post at a time!”