The billionaire's club has a new member who walks on all fours and sports a handsome mane.
The New York production has grossed a total of $972 million as of Sunday, according to the Broadway League.
Two touring companies of "The Lion King" have crisscrossed the continent during the past decade. The musical has been seen in Southern California a number of times, and is set to return to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood in the fall, running from Nov. 20 to Jan. 12.
Directed by Julie Taymor, "The Lion King" won the
Disney said that more than 15 million people have seen its touring productions of "The Lion King."
The animated movie on which the musical is based was released in 1994. A 3-D version of the movie came out in 2011.