|Estimated value:||€235 million|
|Country of origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||actor|
Leonardo DiCaprio is an integral part of Hollywood. He is one of the world’s most successful and at the same time most influential actors of the dream factory and can look back on a career spanning almost 30 years. In this he has demonstrated his acting talent in a variety of roles and genres. Leonardo DiCaprio is also considered an absolute heartthrob, has been actively involved in environmental protection for many years and also works as a producer.
Leonardo DiCaprio was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to comic book author George DiCaprio and paralegal Irmelin Indenbirken-DiCaprio. His mother comes from the North Rhine-Westphalian town of Oer-Erkenschwick, and his father also has Italian, distant German roots. After Leonardo DiCaprio’s parents separated when he was about a year old, he was mostly raised by his mother in Los Angeles. Here he attended the John Marshall Elementary and High School and grew up in poor conditions. According to his own statements, he experienced prostitution and doge abuse in his environment on a daily basis. Eventually bullied at school, he asked his mother to take acting lessons at age 15 so he could pursue an acting career and escape the public school system.
Leonardo DiCaprio started his career towards the end of the 1980s. Here he first played in educational films and commercials for brands such as ‘Bubble Yum’ or ‘Kraft Foods’ before he was able to get the role of Garry Buckmann in ‘ Eine Wahnsinnsfamilie ‘, a television series, in 1990. His first film role followed shortly thereafter in ‘Critters 3’ (1991) and a role in the sitcom ‘Unser Laute Heim’ (1991 and 1992). In 1994 Leonardo DiCaprio received his first Oscar nomination for the role of the handicapped Arnie Grape in the family drama ‘Gilbert Grape: Somewhere in Iowa’ (1993). In the years that followed, he was able to demonstrate his acting talent in several films. These included roles in ‘Jim Carroll’ and ‘Total Eclipse’ (both 1995) and ‘William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet’ (1996). However, Leonardo DiCaprio owes his real international breakthrough to the role of Jack Dawson in ‘Titanic’ (1997) opposite Kate Winslet. The film was awarded 11 Oscars and is still considered one of the most successful cinema productions of all time. Thanks to his success with Titanic, he was able to lay down an unprecedented career in Hollywood over the next few years. After ‘Titanic’, Leonardo DiCapio made new films almost every year. These included in particular ‘The Man in the Iron Mask’ (1998) and the box office hits ‘The Beach’ (2000), ‘Gangs of New York’ (2002), ‘Catch Me If You Can’ (also 2002), ‘Departed – Among Enemies’ (2006), ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘Inception’ (both 2010). His recent successful films include ‘The great Gatsby’ (2013), ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ (2013), ‘The Revenant’ (2015) and ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ (2019). Leonardo DiCaprio also served as a producer on some of his films, including ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. In recent years in particular, he has been involved in the most successful film productions in which a large number of other Hollywood greats such as Tom Hardy in ‘The Revenant’ or Brad Pitt in ‘Once upon a Time in Hollywood’ have played.
One of the highlights of Leonardo DiCaprio’s career was his success with ‘Titanic.’ However, he had to wait until 2016 for his first Oscar, which he received for his role as best actor in ‘The Revenant’. In addition to six other Oscar nominations, he has been nominated for a large number of other international awards in his 30-year career and has received three Golden Globe Awards, among others.
- “If you’re doing what you do best and you’re happy with it, then you’re further along in life than most people.”
- “Drugs? Everyone has a choice and I decided against drugs.”
- “97% of the people who quit too soon are employed by the 3% who never quit.”
- “Enough is enough. The truth is that our planet’s alarm is now going off and it’s time to wake up and take action.”
Leonardo DiCaprio is best known for his commitment to environmental protection. He founded the ‘Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation’, with which he collects funds to combat environmental problems. He also donated $7 million to ocean conservation in 2014 and bought the island of Blackadore Caye off Belize in 2018, on which he plans to build an eco-friendly resort. In addition, two animals have already been named after the famous actor: the Caribbean spider ‘Spintharus leonardodicaprioi’ in 2017 and the Malaysian beetle ‘Grouvellinus leonardodicaprioi’ in 2018. Finally, Leonardo DiCaprio is also known for his relationships with top models, including Gisele Bundchen, Kelly Rohrbach, Erin Heatherton and Toni Garrn.
|Estimated value:||€235 million|