Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Star Wars Creator Jumps The Broom

People magazine reports Star Wars Creator George Lucas (69) jumped the broom with fiancee Mellody Hobson (44) this past weekend. The couple announced their engagement in January after dating for seven years. The pair tied the knot  at an intimate gathering in Marin, California, the same location as Lucas' Skywalker Ranch. The bride was given away by former U. S. Senator  and NY Knicks star Bill Bradley.

Lucas sold his "Star Wars" empire to Disney last year. his estimated net worth is about $7.3 billion. He was previously married to Marcia Lucas from 1969 to 1983.

With a Bachelor's degree from Princeton University, it seems that George Lucas isn't the only genius of the duo. Hobson earned her degree in 1991 from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. This power couple is certainly an intellectual "force" to be reckoned with.

The new Mrs. Lucas probably makes a grand total of just under $ 1 million per year, so her net worth is probably several million dollars. According to Forbes, the bride serves as the President of Ariel Investments (Chicago-based investment management firm and adviser to the mutual funds offered by the Ariel Investment Trust) since 2000, and as President and Director of its governing member, Ariel Capital Management Holdings, Inc. She also serves as President (since 2002) and Chairman of the Board of Trustees (Chairman since 2006, trustee since 1993) of the Ariel Investment Trust (registered investment company). Ms. Hobson has served as a director of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. since 2004 (Chairman of the Compensation Committee and member of the Nominating and Governance Committee), Starbucks Corporation since 2005 (Vice-Chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee) and Groupon, Inc. since 2011. She also works with a variety of civic and professional institutions, including serving as board member of the Field Museum, the Chicago Public Education Fund and the Sundance Institute. 
Congratulations to the happy couple.

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