Peter Jackson Net Worth
Peter Jackson net worth: Peter Jackson is a New Zealand-born director, writer, and producer who has a net worth of $500 million dollars. Peter Jackson is most widely recognized for his multi-award winning film adaption of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies have earned more than $6 billion at the box office and on DVD. Jackson earned $180 million off The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Prior to striking it rich with LOTR, Peter Jackson had actually been making movies since the mid-70s. Some of his other directing credits include, "Heavenly Creatures", "King Kong", and "The Lovely Bones". Fresh off the success of LOTR, Jackson was paid $20 million plus 20% of the box office take for directing King Kong. This became one of the highest salaries ever paid to a director after King Kong earned $600 million world wide. Jackson's net worth was estimated at $370 million in 2009 when he purchased Gulfstream G550 private jet. The jet, which seats 18 people, is powerful enough to fly from New Zealand to the United States without having to stop to refuel and is rumored to have cost Jackson $60 million. Jackson lives on a $5 million property in New Zealand that features a private lake and Frodo Baggins' home set from the LOTR movies. Jackson first wrote, directed, and produced the short The Valley in 1976. He wrote, directed, and produced the LOTR trilogy which included The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in 2001, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers in 2002, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in 2003. He went on to write, direct, and produce the Hobbit trilogy which included The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 2012, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 2013, and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in 2014.
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Peter Jackson Earnings
- King Kong$20,000,00020% of gross (shared with fellow co-writers/co-producers)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$10,000,000salary for all 3 Lord of the Rings (plus % of gross)