The 2015 Kennedy Center Honors is airing tonight, and George Lucas is being honored this year.
At the event, George‘s wife Mellody Hobson (among others) will be giving a tribute to her hubby. If you didn’t know, Mellody is quite the accomplished businesswoman and activist!
Here are some things you may not know about the 46-year-old wife of the Star Wars creator…
Mellody graduated from Princeton years ago and has honorary degrees from Howard University, St. Mary’s College and the University of Southern California.
Mellody is currently the president of Ariel Investments (an investment management firm) and the current Chair of the Board of Directors of Dreamworks Animation.
She and George have donated over $50 million in the last few years to Chicago institutions. They donated $25 million to the charity After School Matters, and $25 million to a private university for the construction of an arts building. Mellody is the chairman of After School Matters, a wonderful organization with a strong pull in the arts
She married George back in the summer of 2013, and they have one child together, a daughter named Everest Hobson Lucas.
She gave a Ted Talk about diversity in the workplace, which you can watch below…
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