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#George Lucas

# george-lucas - Friday 3 May, 2019

Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca, dies aged 74

Harrison Ford and George Lucas are among those to have paid tribute to the Star Wars actor.

# george-lucas - Friday 14 April, 2017

'She was one in a billion': George Lucas pays tribute to Carrie Fisher

Lucas, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill attended an event to mark the 40th anniversary of Star Wars.

# george-lucas - Friday 1 January, 2016

Star Wars creator George Lucas has apologised for calling Disney 'white slavers'

Lucas is not a massive fan of The Force Awakens.

From The Daily Edge Star Wars creator George Lucas has apologised for calling Disney 'white slavers' LucasFilm

Star Wars creator George Lucas has apologised for calling Disney 'white slavers'

Lucas is not a massive fan of The Force Awakens.

# george-lucas - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge George Lucas responded to a little boy who asked him to allow Jedis to get married May The Force With Be With You

# george-lucas - Monday 8 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge George Lucas hasn't seen and doesn't care about the new Star Wars trailer Star Wars

# george-lucas - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# george-lucas - Friday 4 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge George Lucas, this has to stop Luke Clotheswasher

George Lucas, this has to stop

Great drying out there in space.

# george-lucas - Thursday 13 December, 2012

The Evening Fix...now with added kisses under the mistletoe

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# george-lucas - Monday 5 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge Who will direct the new Star Wars films? Here's a wish list Star Wars

Who will direct the new Star Wars films? Here's a wish list

JJ Abrams? Christopher Nolan? Ben Affleck?

# george-lucas - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# george-lucas - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

New Star Wars film to be released in 2015 as Disney buys LucasFilm

You read that correctly. Star Wars Episode 7 will be hitting cinema screens in 2015 after Disney bought the George Lucas-owned film company for $4.05 billion.

# george-lucas - Thursday 19 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge End of an era: George Lucas says he will not make any more blockbusters Block-bust This post contains videos

End of an era: George Lucas says he will not make any more blockbusters

But his latest production, Red Tails, looks good…

# george-lucas - Monday 26 September, 2011

EA subsidiary to open call centre with 200 jobs

Bioware Ireland, a division of video game company Electronic Arts, is opening a customer service centre in Co Galway.

# george-lucas - Thursday 28 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: War of words in Ronan Kerr inquiry, priest apologises for comparing Taoiseach to Hitler, and new details emerge of Anders Behring Breivik’s arrest…

# george-lucas - Thursday 5 August, 2010

ALMOST FORTY of America’s richest people have agreed to give over half of their fortunes to charitable causes, in a campaign launched by Warren Buffet with Bill and Melinda Gates.

The Giving Pledge has been signed by many well-known personalities.

The campaign invites the billionaires to publicly pledge the majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes and charitable organizations, either during the person’s lifetime or after their death.

Buffett and the Gates’ are also pledging. Buffet has pledged the majority of his $47bn fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which  mainly focuses on fighting disease in developing countries.

So who has signed the Giving Pledge? See our top ten below:

Michael Bloomberg

The current mayor of New York City, he was elected for a record third term last year. He is also the founder of news company Bloomberg, and Forbes rates hims as the eighth richest person in the United States, with a personal wealth of $18bn.

He is a long-time philanthropist, having donated millions to the likes of John Hopkins University and to disease research.

William Barron Hilton

Hilton is a hotel heir, former co-chairman of the Hilton Hotels chain, and the original owner of the San Diego Chargers.

On Christmas Day 2007, Hilton announced that he planned to give away 97% of his fortune to a charitable trust that is due to eventually be merged with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

He is one of the sons of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels, and is grandfather to American socialite Paris Hilton.

Ted Tuner

Robert Edward “Ted” Turner III is an American media mogul and founder the first 24-hour news channel, CNN. Forbes put his wealth at $1.8bn.

He is also the largest landowner in America – with over two million hectares to call his own.

Turner is a well known philanthropist; he has given generously to United Nations causes, depositing a hefty $1bn to the UN in 1998.

George Lucas

Hollywood director George Lucas is most famous for his Star Wars and Indiana Jones films. Forbes put his personal wealth at $3bn.

Lucas is also founder of special effects studio Industrial Light & Magic, which is now the most successful special effects studio in Hollywood.

Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenburg

Fashion designer Diane von Furtsenburg and her media entrepreneur husband Barry Diller have both signed the pledge.

Von Furstenburg is a top designer and Diller is responsible for the creation of Fox Broadcasting Company and USA Broadcasting.

Larry Ellison

Chairman and co-founder of database giant Oracle Corp, Ellsion is the sixth richest person on the planet and the third richest in the United States, according to Forbes. His fortune is an estimated $28bn.

Oracle has recently enlarged after engaging in a large series of acquisitions, buying 57 companies in the last five years alone.

Paul Allen

A university drop out made (very, very) good, Paul Allen co-founded software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates.

The pair founded Microsoft in in 1975 but Allen left in 1983 due to illness. Forbes estimates that he is currently worth $13.5bn.

Bill Gates

The Microsoft mogul is currently worth $53bn according to Forbes, putting him second place in the rich-list rankings.

Although Gates has left Microsoft, he remains the company’s largest single stockholder. In 2000, he established the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with his wife, and is known for donating large amounts of money to various causes.

Warren Buffet

Buffet was listed as the richest person in the world in 2009.

One of the most successful investors in the world, he is also widely known for his philanthropic work. Buffet has already promised to give away 99% of his fortune to charitable causes, primarily through the Gates Foundation.