Every year the National Business Review lists NZ’s richest individuals and families, and this year they’ve got Peter Jackson heading the ’emerging rich’ list. He is said to be earning an eight-figure fee for the LOTR trilogy. Who exactly said this isn’t stated; it’s not the sort of thing the the film company’s publicists would chat about, let alone Jackson himself.
“That fee and future royalties are likely to make him seriously wealthy,” says the NBR.
Not a bad way to earn a living, either. Good on ya, mate!