Jackson, along with his life partner Fran Walsh, own a controlling 60% stake in Weta, according to New Zealand regulatory filings. Unity, which is traded on the New York stock exchange, is paying a billion in cash, the rest in stock, which translates to about $600 million in cash and $375 million in stock for Jackson, who also directed King Kong (2005) and the three Hobbit movies (2012-14).
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