Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the greatest actors of the current generation. The American, actor and producer, is rated as one of the best if not the best actor by fans and critics, alike. The entire world held its breath in 2017 when Julianne Moore walked onto the stage and opened the Oscar envelope. Even she smiled, along with the other nominees as all the fans around the world erupted with delight when Leonardo DiCaprio Oscar‘s dream finally came true. It was his first Oscar win after seven nominations in a career of filmography spanning over 30 years. Read all about Leonardo DiCaprio Net Worth.
Leonardo DiCaprio has appeared in some absolute classics over the years. He has been the face of Hollywood in the 21st Century and did some successful roles in the nineties, as well.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s filmography career started as a teenager in the sequel of Critters, Critters 3. It was described by DiCaprio, himself, as one of the worst films he ever did and he says he is not proud of that role. Just a couple of years later, though, Leonardo DiCaprio showed his class starring alongside Johnny Depp in a film called What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. He landed an Oscar nomination for his role as a mentally impaired child, and actors were surprised to see that the child star was acting in the film and he was not mentally impaired.
Leonardo DiCaprio landed several roles namely, Jim Carroll in The Basketball Diaries, Arthur Rimbaud in Total Eclipse, and Romeo in Romeo + Juliet before he got his big break in Titanic, alongside Kate Winslet. The film was a box office success and swept all the awards. DiCaprio’s performance was outrageously good and kickstarted his career.
The turn of the century saw a turn in fortune for the rising star of America. Leonardo DiCaprio went on to land the role of Frank Abagnale Jr., the infamous con-artist, and received glowing appraisals for his brilliant role in Catch Me If You Can, alongside Tom Hanks. He also appeared in Gangs of New York with a star-studded cast of Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, and Jim Broadbent. This was only the beginning of his story as Martin Scorsese cast him in his next two films, The Aviator and The Departed. DiCaprio was nominated for his first Oscar for Best Actor for his role in the film The Aviator. The Departed won the Academy Award for the Best Picture with its brilliant cast which starred the likes of Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, and Leonardo DiCaprio.
In the same year, DiCaprio starred alongside Djimon Hounsou and Jennifer Connelly in Blood Diamond and was nominated for his second Academy Award for Best Actor. He has gone on to appear in many blockbusters over the years like the psychological thriller Shutter Island, Inception, and several other hits like Django Unchained, The Great Gatsby, and The Wolf of Wall Street. He won his first-ever Academy Award for Best Actor for The Revenant.
Net Worth and Earnings:
Leonardo Di Caprio’s net worth stands at a whopping $260 million. He has earned quite a bit from his fantastic talent of acting but he is also a real estate tycoon. Let’s take a look at his earnings.
Leonardo DiCaprio took his first big paycheck of $1 million in 1995 for his role in The Basketball Diaries. He went on to pocket a further $2.5 million for Titanic and also negotiated a 1.8% share of worldwide gross revenue. It went on to gross at $3 billion worldwide so Leonardo DiCaprio took home a further $40 million.
This success allowed him to ask for $20 million for his film The Beach. While he got a base salary of $10 million for Gangs Of New York, he went on to get $20 million apiece for Catch Me If You Can, The Aviator, The Departed, and Blood Diamond. DiCaprio was quick in negotiating gross percentage points for Inception that allowed him to earn almost $60 million. He has taken home more than $300 million from box office salary and bonuses from 1995 to 2019.
Leonardo DiCaprio has been the face of Tag Heuer watches for many years, appearing in some print ads. He’s endorsed many brands abroad, for example, appearing for Jim Beam in Japan and doing a commercial for a Japanese credit card company in 2017 for which he reportedly pocketed $5 million.
Leonardo DiCaprio owns at least three oceanfront homes in Malibu, one which he purchased for $1.6 million in 1998 and another that he purchased for $23 million in 2016. He has a few other real estate properties in Los Angeles, New York City and Palm Springs. On top of all this, Leonardo DiCaprio also owns a private island in Belize. He bought it in 2005 for $1.75 million and has turned it into an ecofriendly private resort. His real estate worth is more than $100 million.
Leonardo DiCaprio aged 45, is single, as recently reported. He is an environmentalist and has dedicated his Academy Award winning speech to nature. DiCaprio keeps his private life, private and has little to no media commitments. He often appears with his mother in the award ceremonies.
Leonardo DiCaprio spends a fortune of his net worth doing philanthropy. He established the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation after the success of Titanic, a non-profit with a focus on environment. It has raised more than $80 million for several causes. DiCaprio has also donated generously to Haiti relief efforts and Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
1) Leonardo DiCaprio was named after the famous polymath Leonardo DaVinci.
2) He is the seventh youngest actor to ever be nominated for an Academy Award.
3) His favorite actors are Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Jack Nicholson. He is also very fond of Meryl Streep.
4) Leonardo DiCaprio’s favorite food is pasta alongside lemonade.
5) Leonardo DiCaprio also likes to collect action figures and loves playing video games!