This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Knowledge Bank page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Graestan(Talk) 04:39, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
i was just thinking for a little bit and i realized i couldn't find any data on how the jedi are funded, they obviously owned quite a bit of land at different times throughout the Star Wars timeline. You also have to factor in things like spending money when jedi where sent on missions (Qui-Gon had some 20gs in republic money in episode 1, where did it come from?), lightsaber materiel, clothing, commlinks, just think of how much it must cost to send out recruiting missions, then infant care, food for those stay at the academy, i can only imagine what the power bill for the temple on Coruscant would be, that is if such bills exsist in the Universe. At first i thought government funding, but i thought the Jedi were always seperate from the government. Any Ideas?
A lot of it is gifts. There was a in the narration of either The Cestus Deception or Revenge of the Sith (novel) (I don't remember which; I'm reading them both simultaneously) that mentions how there's a lot of artwork in the Jedi Temple, and how all of it comes from gifts from planetary leaders who the Jedi helped in their time of need. Obviously that's not how they get all their funding, but I bet a lot of it is donated (like lightsaber parts, for example, or starships).Taral, Dark Lord of the Sith 14:49, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
They said something about a bank account for the Jedi Order in either Jedi Apprentice or Jedi Quest. It was open for all to donate to, and Jedi could access the account when the money was needed. I think there was also mention of some government funding, but I'm not sure. As for transport, Jedi mainly hitched rides for free on ships (mainly cargo ships) captained by those friendly to the Jedi. SoresuMakashi(Everything I tell you is a lie) 00:53, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
The Jedi were a subdivision of the Judicial Department, so presumably the Order's funding was from the government. Also, the Jedi Temple on Coruscant was built on a piece of land granted by the Galactic Republic c. 5000 BBY. Jaywin 17:21, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
HoloNet News states in many places that people were leery of what the Jedi did with their tax money, thus confirming their government funding. Graestan(Talk) 04:39, 9 November 2008 (UTC)