HOLY SMOKES! I have goosebumps. We all know that George Lucas just sold his Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney and received a whopping 4 billion dollars from the deal. Well, instead of keeping the money and … burning it daily for heat, George decided to donate the entire lump sum to education.
I guess George wanted to make sure Lucasfilm Ltd. was in good hands before letting it go. What a generous man. Here’s what he had to say about the donation according to the Huff Post:
“I am dedicating the majority of my wealth to improving education. It is the key to the survival of the human race. We have to plan for our collective future –- and the first step begins with the social, emotional, and intellectual tools we provide to our children. As humans, our greatest tool for survival is our ability to think and to adapt – as educators, storytellers, and communicators our responsibility is to continue to do so.”
Star Wars fans – mark your calendars. “Star Wars: Episode VII” is due to hit theatres in 2015.
Thanks to my friend Lianne for posting on Facebook!