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George Lucas

Filmmaker and philanthropist

Age: 70

Last year, the Star Wars director—who now lives partly in Chicago, where his wife, Mellody Hobson, works—demonstrated that he has the power to transform the city’s public lakefront. True, preservationists have filed a lawsuit to block construction of the $300 million Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. But with Rahm behind it—and Lucas’s pledge to use only his own money—expect the deal to get done.

Illustration: Joe Darrow

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