|Leonardo DiCaprio is a world-famous American actor and film producer. He's also an environmentalist and has played unconventional roles, especially in period films and biopics. Leonardo is one of the highest-earning actors on the planet and started his career in the late 1980s when he was in TV commercials. Leonardo has also founded AP and wave productions, as well as the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. And in 2015, the actor was named the Commander of the Order de Arts in their letters.
The following year, Time Magazine listed him as one of the most 100 influential people globally. Leonardo has received 99 awards during his career, including three Golden Globe Awards, 11 Screen Actors Guild Awards, seven Academy Awards, and five British Academy Film Awards.
His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is also known as Lenny de Leah. He was born November 11, 1974, in Los Angeles, California. His height is 1.83 meters or six feet tall. This actor is among the most active stars in the climate change movement, and Leo has been eager to learn about ecology since his childhood. He used to watch documentaries on rainforest depletion, as well as the loss of species. The actor states that the environment is more important to him than spirituality. Leo says that he is agnostic, and in 1998, he founded the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. His foundation is aimed at promoting environmental awareness. The organization focuses on supporting renewable energy, preserving the biodiversity of our planet, and global warming.
Moreover, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has worked on several projects in more than 40 countries across the globe. And it also produced two short web documentaries, including global warming and water planet. It's worth noting that solar panels power the House of this famous actor. Since Leonardo is an environmental activist, his use of massive yachts and private jets resulted in criticism from people because of the large carbon footprints of private jets and yachts. According to Leonardo, global warming is the number one environmental challenge in the world. In 2004, the actor campaigned and donated to John Kerry's presidential bid during the US presidential election. The personal life of this well-known actor has been the subject of widespread media attention. Leo rarely grants interviews, and this man is reluctant to speak about his private life. However, Leo has been the subject of several articles detailing his involvement with women aged 25 and younger. Back in the year 1999, the actor met a Brazilian model named Gisele Caroline Bündchen. The couple remained together until the year 2005. Later, Leo started dating Bar Refaeli, who's an Israeli model. They broke up in 2011. And from 2013 to 2014, Leo was in a romantic relationship with Tony Garrn. Then in 2017, he started dating Camila Morrone, who was 22 years old at that time. They made their debut as a couple at the 2020 Oscar award ceremony.
Leo is the son of George DiCaprio and Irmelin, and his father is of German and Italian descent and worked as a distributor of comic books. This actor is conversant in Italian, and his maternal grandfather was a Russian born-German citizen. In interviews, Leo refers to himself as half Russian. He was raised Catholic, and his parents named him Leonardo because Irmelin was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting when this famous actor first kicked. At the age of six, Leo's parents divorced, and he later moved around many Los Angeles neighborhoods along with his mother. Leo went to Seeds Elementary School, and then he enrolled at John Marshall High School after attending The Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies for four years. Leo eventually dropped out of high school and earned his GED.
Leo had decided to become an actor or a marine biologist during his childhood. However, he later decided to become an actor when his stepbrother earned $50,000 for a TV commercial. When he was 14 years old, Leonardo started appearing in many commercials for Matchbox Cars by Mattel. After appearing in commercials for Apple Jacks, Bubble Yum, and Kraft Foods, Leo appeared in two TV show episodes called The New Lassie in 1989. After 100 unsuccessful auditions, Leo decided to quit acting. However, his father encouraged him not to give up. In 1990, he earned a role in The Pilot of The Outsiders and one episode of the soap opera titled Santa Barbara.
After playing an uncredited role in an episode of Roseanne, Leo made his film debut in 1991 by appearing in Critters 3. In 1993, Leo appeared in the biopic titled this boy's life, which helped him gain popularity. His next film was What's Eating Gilbert Grape. After that, Leo starred in several hit movies, including Romeo and Juliet, Titanic, Catch Me If You Can, Inception, and Revolutionary Road. Later, Leonardo played the lead roles in The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, and The Wolf of Wall Street. Finally, Leo started in a comedy film for Netflix titled Don't Lookup.
Leo has accumulated his net worth through movies, and his films have grossed over $7.2 billion globally. His salary from What's Eating Gilbert Grape was $75,000 in 1993. Two years later, the actor made more than $1 million from his movies. Then in 1997, Leo's earnings from the hit film Titanic were $2.5 million in 2000. Finally, Leo's profits from The Beach's film were $20 million. 2 years later, the famous actor earned $38 million from his various movies. On average, Leo makes about 20 to $30 million for one film. For instance, the hit film titled The Wolf of Wall Street was released in 2013 and helped him earn $25 million. As of 2021, Leonardo has a total net worth of $260 million.
Being one of the richest actors, he has properties across the globe. Leonardo's real estate portfolio is worth at least $100 million.
The actor spent $1.6 million to purchase an ocean-front Malibu house in 1998. However, he listed it for $11 million in 2015. The actor eventually leased it for 25 to $50,000 each month. In 2016, Leo bought another ocean-front house in Malibu for $23 million. He has at least one other ocean-front home in Malibu and two places in the Hollywood Hills. Leo has three different houses in LA and at least one property in Silverlake. In addition, the actor spent $5.2 million to acquire a mansion in Palm Springs in 2014. And as to apartments in New York City, including one 2.5 bedroom bachelor pad, which Leo purchased for $10 million in 2014. Furthermore, he spent $1.75 million in 2005 to buy a private island in Belize, which covers 104 acres.
Leo has the following cars in his garage: a Range Rover, a Ferrari 458 Italia, a Lexus RX hybrid, a Tesla Roadster, a Porsche Cayenne, a Mercedes S Class, a Toyota Prius, a 2012 Fisker Karma hybrid.