Wealth-X Reveals: Hollywood's Richest Movie Moguls

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  In the run up to the Academy Awards on 22 February, Wealth-X today released a list of the top 10 richest individuals in the American film industry. And the award for the wealthiest Hollywood tycoon goes to…. George Lucas.

The director and producer of the Star Wars blockbuster films, Lucas tops Wealth-X's Hollywood Rich List with a fortune of US$5.4 billion, mostly derived from revenue from the Star Wars franchise and the sale of LucasFilm to Disney for US$4 billion in 2012.

Unlike other directors and producers, Lucas, 70, banked on one film idea, directing only six feature films over the course of his career – four of which were Star Wars movies. In contrast, Steven Spielberg – who ranks third on the Wealth-X list with an estimated fortune of US$3.3 billion – has directed more than 30 feature films, including classics such as ET, Jaws and Jurassic Park.

All 10 individuals on the Wealth-X Hollywood Rich List are male film producers and directors. Collectively, they control more than US$20 billion of personal wealth.

Below are the richest movie moguls in Hollywood:

Rank

Name

Estimated Net
Worth*

Famous Films

1

George Lucas

5,400

Star Wars films

2

Arnon Milchan

5,200

Pretty Woman, 12 Years A Slave

3

Steven Spielberg

3,300

ET, Jaws

4

Austin Hearst

1,900

The Vow

5

Ryan Kavanaugh

1,000

The Social Network, Little Fockers

6

Jeffrey Katzenberg

910

The Lion King, Shrek

7

Thomas Tull

870

The Hangover, 300

8

Jerry Bruckheimer

850

Top Gun, Pirates of The Caribbean

9

Steve Tisch

720

Forrest Gump

10

James Cameron

670

Avatar, Titanic

* in US$ millions

About Wealth-X     
Wealth-X is the world's leading ultra high net worth (UHNW) intelligence and prospecting firm with the largest collection of curated research on UHNW individuals, defined as those with net assets of US$30 million and above. The firm's Wealth-X Professional solution is the standard for banking, luxury marketing and not-for-profit professionals working with the ultra affluent. Headquartered in Singapore, Wealth-X has 13 offices across five continents.

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