Leonardo Dicaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio: The Living Legend | Know All About Him

Leonardo DiCaprio has appeared in top quality movies over the years. His choice of selecting movies has made him a legendary actor of this era.

He’s one of the few actors who gives a tremendous performance in every single movie. From Titanic to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, DiCaprio played every single character with superior class and perfection.

DiCaprio is an American actor, producer, philanthropist, and environmental activist and he lives in the United States. His net worth is around $260 million which he has made based on his acting career. Mr. Leonardo has also given back a lot to society via his philanthropy work.

In this article, you will know so many things about the actor. Including but not limited to, his net worth, dating life, his father, best movies, getting an Oscar and much more.

First of all, let’s dive deep into Leonardo DiCaprio’ net worth, what he has and how exactly he built his net worth.

Leonardo DiCaprio Net Worth

The actor’s net worth as of December 2019 is $260 million, which is a big number. His earning comes from acting, endorsements and various investments.

His major splurges and investments are most talked about in the media. His fans also show great interest in DiCaprio‘s income streams. I can say that by looking at the number of search engine queries about his net worth.

First of all, let’s spread some light on the most talked income source of Leonardo DiCaprio. That is the iconic movie Titanic.

How Much Leonardo DiCaprio Made From Titanic

There is not a single doubt about the huge success of the Titanic movie directed by James Cameron. When the movie was touching new heights all around the world in the year 2000, in an interview with Time, Leo said the following.

I have no connection with me during that whole Titanic phenomenon and what my face became around the world. Which is good. He added, “I’ll never reach that state of popularity again, and I don’t expect to.”

Leonardo was not only paid in fixed salary but also had a deal of earning some share from the box office collection and DVD sales.

The actor’s base salary from the big movie was $2.5 million. He negotiated the deal wisely and settled for a 1.8% share from gross revenue and points.

When Titanic grossed $3 billion at worldwide box office collection and DVD sales, DiCaprio’s total earning was $40 million. Which adds a nice percentage to his overall net worth.

But I think he earned way more than $40 million from Titanic, and I am not talking about just money. He earned the reputation and love of teenagers around the world. Especially girls and young women.

He gained so much popularity that a documentary was made that covered his success, popularity, red carpet appearances and interviews around the globe.

That documentary is named Leo Mania, which is directed by David Carr. In one of the statements featured in the documentary, Leonardo said the following.

“I always dreamed to be an actor and doing well. I always had fantasies about that for sure.”

Leonardo DiCaprio’s salary amount per movie sky-rocketed after the success of Titanic. Where for Titanic he took $2.5 million base salary, he asked and got $20 million as salary for his next Hollywood movie called The Beach (2000).

That’s a big jump. Now let’s talk about how much money DiCaprio takes for each movie.

How Much Leonardo DiCaprio Make Per Movie

He debuted on the big screen with Critters 3 in 1991. It was his first movie but not as a lead actor. He played the guy named Josh. Later on, in the year 1993, he got his first movie as a lead star. This movie is This Boy’s Life.

His role was critically praised and the audience also loved his performance. His salary numbers were small at that time.

For his next movie’s character, DiCaprio got nominated for the Oscar, under supporting role category. The movie’s name is What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993).

Getting nominated for an Oscar was a big deal for the actor. It made him a million-dollar actor. Ultimately, for his next movie, he received the base salary of $1 million. That film is The Basketball Diaries (1995).

After that, he took $2.5 for Jack’s role in Titanic. Titanic boosted Leonardo DiCaprio’s career and for his next movie The Beach (2000), he received $20 million as the base salary.

It was the Titanic who made DiCaprio a multi-million dollar superstar. For Gangs of New York (2002), he got $10 million. Here are some figures that he received for his next movies.

Movie Amount Earned
Catch Me If You Can (2002) $20,000,000
The Aviator (2004) $20,000,000
The Departed (2006) $20,000,000
Blood Diamond (2006) $20,000,000
Inception (2010) Base Salary + % From Gross Revenue $59,000,000
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019) $10,000,000

According to Forbes, DiCaprio made about $50 million just from the percentage of the gross revenue of Inception. Film’s director Christopher Nolan and Leonardo DiCaprio agreed to split a pot of now-rare first-dollar gross points because the concept of the film was risky.

But fortunately, the audience accepted the film with open arms. Personally, Inception is one of my favorite movies of all time. The film inspires me to think out of the box. It’s a great concept.

In recent years, film studios started making deals with actors to give them a cut from the ticket sales. Instead of paying them a full salary amount. This method of striking deals makes sure that stars don’t earn until the studio has earned back its advertising and production spend.

But some actors still get paid base salaries, like Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, were paid $10 million each for working together on Quentin Tarantino’s recent project Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

So to answer the big question, Leonardo DiCaprio currently makes anywhere between $10 million to $20 million per movie, if we talk about only base salary. But this amount can reach up to $50 million and even more if the actor had a revenue-sharing deal for any film studio.

We are covering all the aspects that contribute to the net worth of Leonardo DiCaprio, so let’s know about his endorsements and investments, followed by his assets.

Endorsements and Investments of DiCaprio

On January 29, 2009, Leonardo DiCaprio became a proud ambassador of the Tag Heuer brand. This contract was done for three years. He replaced Brad Pitt, whose contract with the watch company ended in December 2008.

This deal was not only beneficial for the watch company and DiCaprio. But it was beneficial for our whole planet called earth. Because the royalties from the deal supported Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Green Cross International.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Tag Heuer
Image by Tag Heuer

Along with that huge chunk of money from this deal went to support environmental charities and DiCaprio made sure of that.

At the time of the deal, the CEO and president of Tag Heuer Jean-Christophe Babin said the following about the actor.

“Leonardo DiCaprio is far more than an actor, He is a man who wants to change the planet and improve the plight of children in need. He is contributing his skills and wealth to a better, smarter world.”

Leo also endorsed several brands overseas. Like, he signed a deal with Jim Beam whiskey in Japan. Here’s the cool commercial below feature Leo.

Leo also signed a $4 million deal with a Japanese Credit Card company called Orico Card. When this deal was signed Leonardo DiCaprio was just 23 years old.

The commercial of this deal was action-packed. When this commercial was released, not even the American audience was able to see it. Because it was made in 1998 and made for the Japanese audiences only. Plus there was no YouTube as YouTube was launched in 2005.

Fortunately, this is 2019 and here’s the action-packed commercial for you.

In 2017, he signed an important endorsement deal by becoming the brand ambassador for a Chinese electric car company BYD. Leonardo DiCaprio is joining hands with people who strive to work for a better future.

Companies that are doing work to make our planet a better place for living. BYD is one of those companies. The commercial that’s featuring DiCaprio clearly shows that these electric cars are better for our planet.

By doing such work people and companies can leave a positive impact and make history. Here’s the commercial of BYD featuring Leo.

Beyond Meat Investment of Leo

The next step of the actor is an investment in a meat substitute manufacturer Beyond Meat. He was an early investor in the project along with Bill Gates, Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams and Seth Rogan.

I think he did a great job of investing in a company like Beyond Meat. Here’s what Leonardo has to say about his investment and the reason behind choosing this company.

“Livestock production is a major contributor to carbon emissions,” DiCaprio said in a statement. “Shifting from animal meat to the plant-based meats developed by Beyond Meat is one of the most powerful measures someone can take to reduce their impact on our climate.”

Beyond Meat’s CEO, Ethan Brown also said some words about Leo coming onboard. Brown shared the following words with Fortune.com:

“Leo is serious about climate change, He’s a really good ally for us. This is not a celebrity deal. He is someone who genuinely believes in what we’re doing and wants to help grow it.”

Plus going vegetarian is also better for the environment of our planet. The Infographic Show channel that has over 6 million YouTube subscribers also shared a video in 2017. In which they explained how would going vegan help our planet.

In the video the spokesperson said the following:

“In a vegetarian world, our environment would be much better off, leaving a cleaner and healthier planet for future generations. Livestock production and the meat industry, are the biggest contributors to climate change with a larger impact on the planet more than anything else.

As 14.5% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions are caused by the human activity of meat production.”

You can check out the full video below.

Beyond Meat went public in May 2019 at a $4 billion valuation.

Hippeas is the London-based organic chickpea puff brand. Leo also invested in this company in 2017.

Leo’s Most Recent Investment

Earlier this year in 2019, Leonardo DiCaprio has become an investor and advisor to an environmentally friendly financial company called Aspiration.

Aspiration offers a spend & save account that touts 100 percent fossil-fuel-free deposits, as well as a competitive 2 percent annual percentage yield.

Every move Leo makes is to make our planet’s environment better than it is today. You can know more about this deal and company at CNBC’s article on their website.

In a statement, Leonardo said the following:

“Each year, $100 billion worth of pipelines, drilling, and other fossil fuel-extraction projects are funded with money deposited at traditional banks. To bring about long-term solutions for our planet, we need alternatives that empower everyday consumers to take action against climate change.”

After Leo made an investment in Aspiration, the company has raised more than $100 million via name venture capital and individual investors.

Leonardo DiCaprio’ Assets: House, Yacht, Private Island and More

Houses / Home

One must think that an actor with such a high caliber, must be owning multiple properties. And you are absolutely right. DiCaprio owns more than six lavish and luxurious properties across America and beyond.

The revenant actor bought his very first home in 1998. It was one year after the release of one of the finest movies ever made, Titanic. His new home at the time was built in 3,560 square feet in Los Angeles. He purchased the home right under $770,000.

Later on, in October 2018, he listed the home for sale for $1.7 million.

After that over the years, he flipped several properties and to this date, he owns six amazing properties. First, Let’s know about his property in California.

Los Feliz Home of Leonardo DiCaprio

Los Feliz Home of Leonardo DiCaprioImage by: latimes.com

Previously this 4,644 square feet, seven-bathroom and five-bedroom home belonged to the musician Moby. DiCaprio purchased the Traditional English home for $4.9 million via a trust for a family member.

The purchase was done in Late April of 2018 and the LA Times published the story about it. The house was built in 1926, and when Moby stayed in it for two years he did some renovations in the home.

This property is well walled and gated. A beautiful and green small forest of trees surrounds this home. The beautiful home also has a spa and swimming pool.

Note: This article will have more content in the upcoming days. 

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