How Steven Spielberg Made Millions Off ‘Star Wars’ After A 1977 Bet With George Lucas

Spielberg and Lucas

Spielberg got 2.5% of “Star Wars” earnings after Lucas was worried it wouldn’t be a success.

A long time ago on a film set far, far away, two directors made a friendly bet about a small space-fantasy film called “Star Wars.”

Steven Spielberg would go on to win the bet and take millions of dollars from George Lucas over time.

Here’s how the out-of-this-world wager came to be…

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