“The Hobbit” is a movie that will take us once again into the land of elves, dwarves, wizards and hobbits. It’s another movie based upon the treasured writings of British author J.R. Tolkien. In the “The Hobbit” stars like Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellan and Elijah Wood are reunited from their Oscar winning smash, “The Lord Of The Rings” to regale us with further dazzling adventures from Middle Earth. So, just how much is director Peter Jackson and his stars worth financially?
She’s an Australian actress, but her popularity is definitely global. In small, early roles like in “The Talented Mr. Ripley”, Blanchett proved she could do a lot with a little material. Opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Blanchett snagged the Oscar for her supporting role of Katherine Hepburn in Martin Scorcese’s biopic about Howard Hughes, “The Aviator”. Blanchett plays an elf Queen, Galadriel, in “The Hobbit’, and some of that mystical energy has certainly rubbed off into her bank account. She’s worth an estimated and rather magical $45 million dollars.
He’s a British actor known for his role as the always passionate, but unbalanced super villain Magneto in the X-Men movies based on the Marvel Comics character. He’s just as well known as Gandalf – both the Grey and White – the wiry, benevolent wizard from Middle Earth. McKellan has had a long and respected career and he keeps attracting great roles in great projects. Like his fictional counterpart, Magneto, McKellen certainly attracts lots of wealth in his own life. His net worth is an estimated and magnetic $55 million dollars.
Best known to movie audiences as the resourceful Frodo – keeper of the fabled ring of power – Wood now claims TV as a place of ratings fellowship, by starring in FX’s hit television show, ‘Wilfred’. Wood has played opposite Macaulay Culkin in the chilling, “The Good Son” and as the principled and hardy Frodo in three mega hit movies, “The Fellowship Of The Ring”, “The Two Towers” and “The Return of the King”. Now in, “The Hobbit”, he brings Frodo back for the prequel. All of that Orc fighting and Hobbit partying has swelled Wood’s financial worth nicely. His net worth is an estimated and mystical $18 million dollars.
Cinema architect of the Oscar winning “Lord Of The Rings” movies, New Zealand native Peter Jackson is official movie keeper of writer J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary flame. Jackson brought the fabled King Kong back to cinema screens to mixed reactions, but certainly profitable results. Jackson’s projects keep filling his own treasure chest nicely. His net worth is an estimated and commanding $400 million dollars