Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
Real Name/Full Name Sir Peter Robert Jackson
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Peter Jackson
Birth Place: Wellington, New Zealand
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 31 October 1961
Age/How Old: 62 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 169 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 82 Kg
In Pounds – 181 lbs
Eye Color: Blue-Green
Hair Color: Salt and Pepper
Parents Name: Father –William Jackson
Mother –Joan Jackson
Siblings: N/A
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: New Zealand
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Fran Walsh
Kids/Children Name: Billy & Katie
Profession: Director, Producer & Writer
Net Worth: $600 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Peter Jackson is a film director, screenwriter, and producer. This New Zealand born celebrity is popularly known for his work in the Lords of the Rings Trilogy and the Hobbit Trilogy. Both movies are adaptations from the book by J. R.R Tolkien. Currently, Peter is the third highest-grossing direct of all time. His work amasses wealth up to $6.5 Billion. Their work is open and unique for different people all over the World to enjoy.

Well, how well do you know about Peter Jackson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Peter Jackson’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Peter Jackson to date.

Biography and Early Life

Sir Peter Robert Jackson, popularly known as Peter Jackson, was born on 1961, 31 October. His place of birth in New Zealand. Peter grew up in a coastal town, Pukerua Bay. He was born of William Jackson and Joan.

When growing up, Joan was a housewife and factory worker while William worked as a wage clerk. Jackson’s family were emigrants from England.  During his early years, he was keen when it came to watching films.

Peter Jackson was a big fan of Ray Harryhausen films. Not to mention that, Jackson got some of his inspiration from the television series. Some of these series include Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Thunderbirds. When he was young, he received a cine-camera from a family friend and started making small films. In an interview, he has stated that his best song is King Kong. During his childhood, some of his earliest works were The Dwarf patrol, a World War II epic movie.

During his school days, he had no interest in any sports. Back then, he never went to any film school but taught himself editing, make-up and Special effects. He used the trial and error method until he was good at creating notable films. When he was young, he was amazed by the content from J.R.R Tolkien.

He dropped out of high school when he was sixteen years old. Peter started working full-time for the Wellington Newspaper as a photo-engraver. After two years of working and living under his parents’ money, he could finally afford some equipment.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Peter Jackson in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Peter Jackson’s age is 62 years old as of today’s date 22nd July 2024 having been born on 31 October 1961. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 169 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 181 lbs in Pound and 82kg in Kilograms.


Peter Jackson went to his high school level in a school in Wellington. However, he was never interested in things such as sports. Peter spent most of his days learning film skills. At the age of sixteen, he dropped out of high school and took a job as a photo-engraver.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Peter Jackson With Wife Fran Walsh
Peter Jackson With Wife Fran Walsh

Jackson is a married man who tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, Fran Walsh. She is also from New Zealand and is a film producer, lyricist and screenwriter. The couple has two children Billy and Katie.

Billy was born in 1995, while Katie came into this World in 1996. Walsh and Jackson have worked in most of these jobs together since 1989. His wife is his co-writer in various films, including Meet the Feeble, The Lord of the Rings and many more. Fran has won multiple awards thanks to their excellent joint work.

Peter is avid aviation with the ownership of more than forty airworthy warbirds. Omaka Aviation Heritage has a collection of Jackson artifacts.

Is Peter Jackson Gay?

Peter Jackson is one of the World’s biggest film stars you will come across. And this explains why most of his fans want to learn more about his personal life. One of the most asked questions involves his sexual orientation. Peter Jackson is a straight man. He is a family man who lives with his wife and their two children. In addition to that, there are no scandals relating to their marriage.

Professional Career

Peter Jackson kicked off his career in the film industry when he was very young. He quit school to be able to work in a photoengraver. His first official work was in a horror-comedy, a 1987 film, Bad Taste. His second film was the 1989 film, Black Comedy Meet The feeble. Three years later, Peter was part of the staff making a Zombie comedy, Braindead. Not to mention, the work got him a  shared Academy Award nomination for Heavenly Creatures’ work with his wife, Fran. This film also brought them to prominence in the filming business.

Other amazing works include The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, a 2003 movie. This film awarded him three Academy Awards, four Saturn Awards, three BAFTAs, three Nebula Awards and A Golden Globe Award. Currently, he is the owner of WingNut Films, a production company. Under this company, he has been able to socialize with many stars in the filming business. In 2014, he got a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Peter Jackson’s name is one of the biggest names in the Entertainment industry. Why not when he has been a part of making marvelous movies. He has over fifty nominations in different categories with twenty-two wins. He was also honoured in the 2002 New Year Honours and, American Academy of Achievement. In 2012, he was given the highest rank by the Queen for any civilian, Member of the Order of New Zealand.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Peter Jackson in 2024

Peter Jackson Net Worth
Peter Jackson Net Worth

As of 2024, Peter Jackson’s net worth estimates to $600 million. He has amassed this considerable wealth from his work as a director. Peter has been working in the Entertainment industry for the last four decades. Currently, he is the third highest-grossed director in the World. Fans are expecting to experience new projects alongside this legend. And this fact will lead to the rise of his wealth.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He holds the most incredible honor that any civilian can have in New Zealand
  • Peter is the third highest-grossing film director, with his movies amassing up to $6.5 billion
  • Jackson often works alongside his wife Fran Walsh, who is also a scriptwriter and film director

Peter Jackson taught himself the necessary skills about filming. As old as twelve, he could comfortably make simple films. He made a lot of sacrifices to get to the top, even dropping out of high school. His story encourages young people to take bold, calculated movies when fighting for their dreams.


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