R.M. Williams has announced that Hugh Jackman, the well-known Australian actor, has become a private investor in the company, alongside majority shareholder L Capital Asia and IFM Investors. The Australian shoe firm, which was founded by Reginald Murray Williams in 1932, hopes the fame of the new shareholder will promote its iconic Adelaide-made leather boots to a global audience. R.M. Williams' renowned boots are crafted from a single piece of leather.