Leonardo DiCaprio Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career and Awards.
Leonardo DiCaprio Net Worth 2020 – Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is a renowned American actor and producer known for his good looks and exceptional acting skills.
Marking his entry through television in 1991 with ‘Santa Barbara’, he went on to become an international star.
Leonardo DiCaprio Net Worth
As of December 2020, Leonardo DiCaprio has net worth of $300 Million. He has earned his earnings from Movies, Endorsements, and several Investments.
His salary for the movie The Basketball Diaries was $1 million. But Titanic earned him high paychecks, and he received $20 million for every movie. He enjoys bonuses and royalties as well, making him earn $300 million from 1995 to 2019.
He has done several endorsements and was reportedly paid $5 million for the Japanese Credit card company. He was an investor in Beyond Meat company, which went public in 2019 with a $4 billion valuation.
Leonard has invested in real estate and owns several properties on his name. He first bought an oceanfront house in Malibu for $1.6 million and another for $23 million.
He has three homes in Los Angeles, One in Silver Lake and two in Hollywood Hills. He also owns two apartments in New York City.
He is the owner of a private island of 104 acres in Belize purchased in $1.75 million. In 2016 he declared to convert the property into an eco-friendly resort named Blackadore Caye.
Leonardo DiCaprio was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, as the only child to Irmelin, a legal secretary by profession and George DiCaprio who was a comic artist, producer and distributor of comic books.
He was only one when his parents separated and he spent his childhood with his mother who changed several residences to earn a living.
Though living away from his father, Leonardo was always close to his father who urged him to explore the creative side of his personality.
He spent a part of his childhood years with his maternal grandparents in Germany.
He was sent to Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies for four years, after which he joined the Seeds Elementary School.
He joined the John Marshall High School which he eventually left after three years and ended up attaining only a general equivalency diploma (GED).
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- His love for acting could be seen early on in his interests in imitating people, playing pranks with his parents and performing self created skits.
- At the age of five only, he was at the sets of the television series for children called ‘Romper Room’ which he could not carry for long due to being troublesome at such a tender age.
- He started with making small appearances in commercials and educational films, the ad for Matchbox Cars being his first at the age of 14.
- It was in 1990 that he made his debut in television through a short series based on a comedy movie ‘Parenthood’ for which he earned a nomination for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor too.
- Later on, he made appearances in shows such as ‘The New Lassie’ and ‘Roseanne’.
- A major turning point in his career came in 1991 when he participated in the family comedy ‘Growing Pains’ and made his film debut with the horror movie ‘Critters 3’.
- It was in 1993 that his work was widely acclaimed even by the critics in ‘This Boy’s Life’ opposite Robert De Niro which was a movie based on disturbed relations between a son and a stepfather.
- Another feather in his cap came with the movie ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’ in 1993. He starred along with Johnny Depp in the movie.
- It was after 1995 that his career grew exponentially with his films on diverse subjects like ‘The Basketball Diaries’ and ‘The Quick’ and the Dead’.
- DeCaprio also played the role of Romeo opposite Claire Danes as Juliet in Shakespeare’s inspired movie Romeo + Juliet by Baz Luhrmann in 1996.
- Leonardo’s career touched new heights with the release of the tragic love story, ‘Titanic’ by James Cameron, opposite Kate Winslet in 1997. It crossed a budget of over $200 million, thereby becoming the most expensive film ever made. With the grand success of the film, Leonardo proved his capabilities in handling lead roles in the Hollywood.
- His performances in ‘The Aviator’ (2004), ‘Blood Diamond’ (2006) and ‘The Departed’ (2006) were well acclaimed and received Academy Award nominations. Leonardo also wrote a documentary in 2007 with environment as its main subject. He has partnered with Netflix for the production of more such documentaries.
- He performed in a biographical drama ‘J. Edgar’ in 2011, backing up his performance with lot of research. He portrayed the FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in the film and received much appreciation for his subtle and persuasive performance.
- In 2013, he played former stockbroker Jordan Belfort in the black comedy film ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, directed by Martin Scorsese. The movie, a recollection of Belfort’s perspective on his career as a stockbroker in New York City, was adapted from the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort.
- DiCaprio starred in ‘The Revenant’ in 2015. The film, based in part on Michael Punke’s novel with the same title is inspired by the experiences of frontiersman Hugh Glass, portrayed by DiCaprio.
- Apart from acting, Leonardo also owns a production company, Appian Way Productions.
- His role as mentally disabled child in ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’ was credited with an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor.
- ‘Titanic’ received 14 Academy Award nominations out of which the film won 11. Leonardo’s popularity skyrocketed and he entered the People magazine’s list of “50 Most Beautiful People” in 1997 and 1998.
- He won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in ‘The Departed’.
- He was nominated in the Best Actor category by the Golden Globes as well as the Screen Actors Guild.
- He has been active as a socially responsible citizen, which is evident from his concern for the environment. The year 2000 that saw his participation for the celebration of the Earth Day and an interview with the President Bill Clinton on the issue of global warming says it all.
- He has also been actively involved on the boards of the World Wildlife Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, and International Fund for Animal Welfare.
- He is also closely linked to the Leonardo DiCaprio Fund at California Community Foundation as the non-profit set up that works on various environmental issues.
- He won a nomination for the VH1 Do Something Award in 2010 for his contribution in the field of environmental issues.
- He was appointed as the United Nations representative on climate change in the year 2014.
- Leonardo Dicaprio won an Academy Award for the best actor in 2016 for the movie, The Revenant.