It’s nice to be rich

The Lucas Foundation has give a record-breaking $175 million to George’s alma mater, the University of Southern California. $75 million goes to build a state-of-the-art facility for their cinema school. Lucas says:

“I discovered my passion for film and making movies when I was a student at USC in the 1960s, and my experiences there shaped the rest of my career. I’m also an ardent advocate for education at all levels and encouraging young people to pursue their ambitions by learning. I’m very fortunate to be in a position to combine my two passions and to be able to help USC continue molding the futures of the moviemakers of tomorrow.”

Doesn’t that make you feel at least a little better about buying the Star Wars DVDs for a second time?

2 thoughts on “It’s nice to be rich

  1. Paula

    Wow. It doesn’t suck to have that much money!

    I have to say that I’ve been impressed with the Lucasfilm Foundation. I’d like to see them do more with inner city schools, but they’re really pushing education forward. And that’s kinda cool.

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