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“Star Wars” creator George Lucas tops them all with $5.4 billion.
If you’ve ever seen a Star Wars movie once, or 15 times, then it shouldn’t surprise you that the series’ creator, George Lucas, tops Forbes magazine’s annual list of America’s richest celebrities with a net worth of $5.4 billion. The huge haul is mostly thanks to the payday he got after selling his Lucasfilm production company to Disney in 2012 for $4.1 billion.
Good friend director Steven Spielberg is just behind with $3.7 million, followed by Oprah Winfrey ($2.8 billion) and former NBA great Michael Jordan ($1.7 billion). The third-annual ranking also reveals that Kylie Jenner, 21, is quickly rising up the list, debuting at No. 5 with an estimated worth of $900 million, most of it thanks to the $630 million in sales from her Kylie Cosmetics makeup line over the past two years; Jenner has 100 percent ownership of the company. [Read More Billboard News]