Leonardo Dicaprio Net Worth 2019, Early Life, Body, and Career
Leonardo Dicaprio Net Worth – He is by far one of the best actors we have out there, you have to admit it, he has given us some wonderful movies. His breakthrough role was on James Cameron’s Titanic, and that movie was the highest grossing film from 1997 to 2009, when Avatar took its place, that’s 12 years!
Since then he has starred in a number of movies that have established him as a force to reckon with in show business.
He has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, British Academy Film Award for best actor and after being nominated for 6 academy awards in 2016, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for The Revenant. In addition to that, DiCaprio is an environmentalist and a philanthropist.
Leonardo Dicaprio was born as an only child to Irmelin a legal secretary and her husband George Dicarpo who is of Italian and German descent. George works as an underground comic artist, American writer, and producer and he also engages himself in the distribution of the comic books. He married Irmelin after they met in college but their union never lasted as the duo separated just a year after their son Leonard was born.
Upon his divorce, he got remarried to Peggy Ferrer in 1995 and became a stepfather to her son Adam who she had from her previous marriage to Ferrar.
For the record, the actor is said to be 6 feet tall but some sources do not totally agree with this and insist he should be around 5 feet 11.22 inches.
The actor weighs 75kg.
His chest is 42 inches, his waist is 35 inches and his biceps are 14 inches.
As for what he puts on his feet, the actor wears a US size 12, European size 45 and European size 11.5.
Every great journey starts with a single step, and DiCaprio started out from a humble beginning. The American-born actor started his acting career as a child. Initially, he featured in some commercials and TV roles. One of his earliest roles came in an episode of Growing Pains. Leonardo then landed a lead role in the movie, This Boy’s Life. His performance was impressive and it caught the attention of top producers who began to seek his signature for their upcoming movies.
He then featured in the film, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. This was one of the best movies in the early years of his acting career. He was nominated for the best supporting actor in the Academy Awards. The dramas, The Basketball Diaries, and Total Eclipse saw DiCaprio winning more awards for his outstanding performance. Later on in ’96, Leonardo featured in the movie Romeo + Juliet, adapted from the classical romance tragedy play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
Here are some of the best highlights from Leonardo’s career:
- Romeo & Juliet (1996)
- Titanic (1997)
- The Beach (2000)
- Shutter Island (2010)
- Inception (2010)
- Django Unchained (2012)
- The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
- The Great Gatsby (2013)
- The Revenant (2015)
We’ve all seen him star in some incredible films over the past 20 years or so, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s net worth is estimated to be a heavy $245 million.