118. George Lucas
After a multiyear bake-off to determine where to locate his art and Star Wars museum, Lucas settled on Los Angeles in January, despite having spent years planning to build it elsewhere, first in San Francisco and then in Chicago. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is set to open in 2020 in L.A.’S Exposition Park. He will fund the construction and a reported $400 million endowment to keep it running. The Star Wars creator sold Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012 for $4.1 billion in stock and cash. Lucas’ parents ran a stationery store in Modesto, 300 miles north of Los Angeles. He attended junior college there before transfering to USC.