Peter Jackson is a famous worldwide movie screenwriter, director, and producer from New Zealand. He is most renowned for his works in movie series, ‘The Hobbit’, and ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ Peter Jackson began his professional life in the film industry with ‘Bad Taste’ (1987). He was the 2002s Knight Companion of New Zealand Order of Merit. Peter Jackson got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2014). Continue reading to find the estimated net worth of Peter Jackson as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Peter Jackson was born on 31st October 1961 in Wellington, New Zealand to William (‘Bill’) Jackson and Joan Jackson. While growing up, Peter watched Ray Harryhausen movies, ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’ and ‘Thunderbirds.’ He was a child actor in ‘The Dwarf Patrol.’ When he was 16, Peter Jackson left school for working as a photo-engraver.
In 1987, Peter Jackson married Fran Walsh, a lyricist, movie producer, and screenwriter. His wife contributed much to his work. The couple has two children, Billy (b. 1995) and Katie (b. 1996).
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In 1976, Peter wrote, directed and produced his first short film, ‘The Valley.’ He began making his full-length movie since 1987 when he made ‘Bad Taste.’ He continued making movies, 1989s ‘Meet the Feebles.’ In 1992, he wrote and directed ‘Braindead.’ Peter wrote, produced, and directed 1994s ‘Heavenly Creatures’ and 1996s ‘The Frighteners.’
In 2001, Peter Jackson released his movie, ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.’ This movie was a box-office super hit earning over $870 million. Following, Peter Jackson made movies namely, ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.’
In 2005, Peter Jackson wrote, directed and produced ‘King Kong.’ In 2009, Peter Jackson produced movies, ‘District 9’ and ‘The Lovely Bones.’ In 2012, Peter Jackson produced ‘West of Memphis.’ Peter Jackson wrote, directed and produced the movie, ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.’ Following, he released the other two sequels in 2013 and 2014.
In 2004, Peter Jackson won 3 Academy Awards. He won 3 Australian Film Institute Awards and 4 British Academy Film Awards. The same year, Peter won Critics’ Choice Awards and Directors Guild of America Awards. Peter Jackson got nominated 3 times for Writers Guild of America Awards. After 4 nominations, Peter Jackson won a Golden Globe Award.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Peter Jackson is $550 million. Most of his wealth and fame comes from his work as a screenwriter, director, and producer of his movies. Movies like ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy were box office hits that helped him earn his fortune.
Peter Jackson has his own production Company called ‘Wingnut Films.’ His movies’ payment is estimated at $12 million. ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy made over $4 billion while Peter Jackson earned $180 Million. He earned $20 Million from ‘King Kong’ and another $20 Million from collections of the movie. ‘King Kong’ earned $600 Million from its sale globally. ‘King Kong’ ranked highest paid salaries to any director.
Peter Jackson dwells in a $5 million property with a private lake in New Zealand. He also has Frodo Baggins’ home set from the LOTR movies. Peter Jackson enjoys collecting luxury cars and owns at least 10 of them. In 2009, Peter Jackson spent $60 Million on his Gulfstream G550 private jet with seats for 18 individuals. This jet is so powerful that it can fly non-stop without fuelling from New Zealand to the USA.
In 2018, Peter Jackson is scheduled to write and produce the movie ‘Mortal Engines.’Peter Jackson is a philanthropist and contributes to charitable works. He is known to have donated NZ$500,000 for stem cell research.