George Lucas is Engaged to His Longtime Nubian Princess, Mellody Hobson!
Old Georgie is ready to settle down. After selling off Lucasfilm to Disney for a whopping $4 billion, he is ready to move on to bigger and better things. After seven years of dating, he has decided to propose to his girlfriend Mellody Hobson.
The couple will not be spending that $4 billion windfall. Lucas plans to donate the entire lot to a foundation that focuses on educational issues. He told the press that this was his plans as well as hinting about marriage referring to it as a “new chapter. He said,
“For 41 years, the majority of my time and money has been put into the company. As I start a new chapter in my life, it is gratifying that I have the opportunity to devote more time and resources to philanthropy.”
Without the sale of Lucasfilm, George was worth $3.3 billion so the couple will be doing well. However, don’t sleep on his fiancé’s success. The 43 year old Hobson is the president of Ariel Investments. She has her own Forbes page and has served on the boards of several high profile companies such as Dreamworks, Starbucks, Estee Lauder and Groupon.
This will be the 2nd marriage for the 68 year old Lucas and the first one for Mellody Hobson.[more…]