By Nick Romano
December 19, 2018 at 10:19 AM EST
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It’s true. All of it. George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, is the wealthiest celebrity in America, according to Forbes‘ list of such things.

Lucas’ net worth is $5.4 billion, thanks largely to that massive $4 billion payday he got in 2012 when the Walt Disney Company purchased Lucasfilm and all the Star Wars goodies that came with it. It was a win-win, considering Disney used it to churn out a brand-new trilogy of films, multiple blockbuster spin-offs, animated series, and multiple other live-action TV works coming down the pipe.

His net worth even succeeds Indiana Jones filmmaker Steven Spielberg ($3.7 billion), media mogul Oprah Winfrey ($2.8 billion), and basketball legend Michael Jordan ($1.7 billion).

Model/reality star Kylie Jenner, boosted by her Kylie Cosmetics, ties with rapper Jay-Z for fifth place at $900 million, followed by magician David Copperfield with $875 million.

Sean “Diddy” Combs’ net worth hit $825 million, while Tiger Woods and James Patterson tied in ninth with $800 million.

These folks, encompassing the 10 wealthiest celebrities in the country, have a combined fortune of $18.7 billion.

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