How much is Leonardo DiCaprio worth? $260 Million
How did Leonardo DiCaprio earn his money and wealth?
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio, born in Los Angeles, California, is an actor, producer, and writer who is considered one of the greatest actors of all time. His talent became obvious to his parents very early and they encouraged him to pursue his career in acting and signed him up with a talent agent. He started acting at a very early stage in his life; worked in commercials in the 80’s grabbing the attention of several producers who cast him in a number of television series, but his first film was Critters 3 (1991).
One of his rare qualities is his ability to do very diverse roles; that’s what he has slowly built his reputation on. He finally had the chance to prove it when he got the leading roles in “The Basketball Diaries” (1995) and Luhrmann’s “Romeo + Juliet” in 1996. It was a turning point in his career and he caught the attention of James Cameron who later cast him in the blockbuster movie “Titanic” (1997). The movie broke multiple records and was the highest grossing movie at that time (Now second highest), an honor celebrities dream of. After his success, he stayed under the radar for few years working in a few movies but was back again in 2002 with a blockbuster “Catch Me If You Can” (2002) based on a real story of a con artist Frank Abagnale brilliantly executed by DiCaprio. Very later in his career, he tried his luck being a movie producer, other than working on movies like The Aviator (2004), The Ides of March(2011) as executive producer and The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) as producer.
He’s an active environmentalist and has donated a lot to the cause. He formally established Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998, right after his success in “Titanic”. His role in “Blood Diamond” (2006) was critically acclaimed for raising awareness about the atrocities committed in the industry. In 2007, he had a major role in the documentary “The 11th Hour” about global warming and our role in it. His active interest in the well-being of humans has acted as a catalyst in his rising fame and he holds the record for organizing the highest grossing environmental charity ever, raising almost $40 million.
DiCaprio scored the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama thanks to his performances in “The Aviator” (2004) and “The Revenant” (2015). “The Revenant” also brought to him his very first Academy Award for Best Actor, along with a BAFTA Award. He also bagged the award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his role in “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013). Leonardo DiCaprio also owns a production company known as “Appian Way Productions”.
Currently, he charges around $20 million for a movie and is known for being particular about choosing the movies he works in. From his villainy character in “Django Unchained” to a psychological disorder patient in “Shutter Island” or the hopeless romantic in “The Great Gatsby”, he continues to surprise people with his performances.
What are the highest grossing movies of Leonardo DiCaprio?
1. Titanic $659 million
2. Inception $ 292 million
3. The Revenant $ 183 million
4. Catch Me If You Can $ 164 million
5. Django Unchained $162 million
6. The Great Gatsby $144 million
7. The Departed $132 million
8. Shutter Island $ 128 million
9. The Wolf of Wall Street $ 116 million
10. The Aviator $102 million
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