Leonardo DiCaprio Net WorthReal Name: Leonardo DiCaprio
Date of Birth: 11/11/1974
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
2017 Net Worth: $220 Million
2016 Earnings: $39 Million
Profession: Actor, film producer
Leonardo DiCaprio Biography
Leonardo DiCaprio was born in Los Angeles in November of 1974. DiCaprio got his first name because his mother was looking at a Da Vinci painting when she felt his first kicks. His parents divorced when he was a year old and he grew up in various suburbs of Los Angeles including Echo Park and Los Feliz. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies but dropped out of high school in his junior year. DiCaprio spent a great deal of time with his grandparents in Germany while growing up and speaks fluent German.
DiCaprio began his film career by appearing in several educational films and commercials. He got his big break in a short lived television series called Parenthood, then small parts in the Roseanne show and The New Lassie. He got the leading role in a movie version of Romeo and Juliet, but it was really the James Cameron blockbuster Titanic that made the actor a worldwide phenomenon. DiCaprio has a knack for choosing super successful movies, including Catch Me if You Can ($352 million globally), Gangs of New York ($193.7 million), The Aviator ($211.7 million), Gatsby ($351 million), and The Wolf of Wall Street ($395 million). The Wolf of Wall Street earned DiCaprio 5 Oscar nominations, including best actor.
The 5th time was the charm for DiCaprio. After being passed over 4 times, he finally won an Oscar for Best Actor for his amazing performance in The Revenant. DiCaprio has stated that this was the most physically demanding performance of his career. Other than two small scenes, DiCaprio did all the stunt work himself; plunging into ice filled rivers and spending hours hovering on the brink of hypothermia.
DiCaprio has been linked with some of the hottest models on the planet, but remains an eligible bachelor. He owns a home in Los Angeles, an apartment in Lower Manhattan, New York, and in 2009 he bought an island off of Belize, which he plans to turn into an eco-friendly resort destination. He just recently bought the original Dinah Shore residence in Palm Springs. He is well known for being a committed environmentalist and activist. This young superstar has a current net worth of $220 million, which is sure to increase dramatically should he continue to choose lucrative movie deals.