Leonardo DiCaprio net worth: How did he become successful? Here’s what we know. Read on as we reveal the secrets behind Leonard Dicaprio earnings, net worth and lifestyle…
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio mostly referred to as just Leonardo Dicaprio is a Hollywood actor, film producer and can also be described as a philanthropist.
As of 2019, Leonard Wilhelm Dicaprio has an estimated net worth of $245 Million.
|Net worth||$245 million|
|Date of Birth||November 11, 1974|
|Place of Birth||Los Angeles, California|
Leonardo DiCaprio started Hollywood by participating in television commercials as a child and at the age of fourteen, he had a breakthrough when he landed a television commercial for Mattel company’s matchbox cars. Over the course of his career path which has improved tremendously. he is known to always put his best in whatever movie role he engaged in. He is currently among the A-list actors in Hollywood.
How did he amass such wealth?
Leonardo DiCaprio net worth is about $245 million as of 2019. He made most of his money through acting. Amassing such wealth over the course of his career, a lot of big names in the Hollywood industry can’t boast of such figures.
In 2000 according to IMDB, he joined the exclusive list of $20 million per film actors in Hollywood. He made $20 million from the following movies: The Beach (2000), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006), Blood Diamond (2006), and The Great Gatsby (2013). His earnings increased as he made a whopping $59 million in 2010 from the movie ‘Inception’ and also made another $25 million in 2013 from the movie ‘The Wolf of Wall Street‘.
He still engages in television commercials as he is known as the face of Tag Heuer watches. He also appeared in T.V commercial for Japanese based credit card company that reportedly paid him $5 million for his services. DiCaprio also has endorsement deals from brands mostly outside the USA. In 2017, he signed a deal with a Chinese electric car company BYD to be its brand ambassador.
Leonardo DiCaprio also has investments in the real estate sectors as he owns ocean view houses in Malibu and houses in New York that generates him income on rental bases. He bought a private island in Belize for $1.75 million in 2005. In 2016 he announced that he will build an eco-resort estate on the private island consisting of 72 houses. It has been estimated that each will sell between $5-$15 million each.
Leonardo DiCaprio networth of $245 million is growing by the day but how did he start?
Born as Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio on November 11, 1974, in Los Angeles, California. He got the name ‘Leonardo’ when he first kicked in his mom’s womb while she was staring at the picture of
Leonardo Da Vinci. His Father, George DiCaprio a comic artist and producer of comic books and his Mother “Irmelin Indenbirken” a legal secretary got separated when Leonardo was a year old. He was the only child.
Leonardo attended UCLA lab school formerly known as Seeds Elementary school. He also went to
John Marshall High school which was close to his house, and spent part of his childhood with his maternal grandparents in Germany. He can speak English, German and Italian.
Life and Career
He started out his career as a child performing in educational programs and television commercials.
He had his first major acting breakthrough in the popular movie ‘TITANIC’ where he starred as Jack Dawson. Initially, he refused to portray the role until James Cameron (the producer of Titanic)
who believed in his skills encouraged him to take the role. The movie transformed DiCaprio’s career in which he won many awards for his role. TITANIC is the third highest grossing movie of all time having Avatar (2009) and Avengers Endgame (2019) ahead of it.
He has starred in other movies that turned out to be very successful, and some of which are:
- -2002: ‘Catch Me If You Can’
- -2004: ‘The Aviator’
- -2006: ‘Departed’
- -2010: ‘Inception’
- -2013: ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’
- -2013: ‘The Great Gatsby’
Aside from Hollywood, he engages in philanthropy. He gave $1 million aid in the wake of the Haiti
earthquake in 2010. In partnership with his mother, gave out $35,000 to fund a computer centre for his former school located in Los Felix.
Leonardo DiCaprio isn’t married but he has been in several relationships with some of the top actresses and models.
Politically, he is a Democrat.in 2008, He donated $2300 to the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. DiCaprio also endorsed Hilary Clinton for president in 2016.
This is the information we have so far about Leonardo DiCaprio’s net worth.