Who Is Leonardo DiCaprio?
Leonardo DiCaprio is a famous American film producer, actor, and activist. He is known for various movies, particularly “Titanic,” “Catch Me If You Can,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” He entered the movie industry at a very young age and is considered a heartthrob and legend in Hollywood.
- Celebrity Name: Leonardo DiCaprio
- Full Name: Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio
- Gender: Male
- Birth Date: November 11, 1974
- Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, US
- Age: 45
- Height: 1.83m
- Weight: 80 kilos
- Nationality: American
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Status: In a relationship
- Wife: None
- Girlfriend: Camila Morrone
- Children: None
- Profession: American film producer and actor
- Leonardo DiCaprio Net Worth: $300 million
Leonardo DiCaprio was born on November 11, 1974, in Los Angeles, California to parents Irmelin and George. His mother was a legal secretary, while his father was a comic book distributor and writer. His name was inspired by the portrait of the famous Leonardo Da Vinci. It was said that his mother was looking at it when he “kicked” inside the womb.
When he was just a year old, his parents separated and he moved with his mother somewhere in Los Angeles. While growing up, he is close to his grandparents and claimed that he loves them very much.
He attended both John Marshall High School and Seeds Elementary School. He stopped going to school due to financial difficulties. However, he completed his GED later on.
As much as he can, Leonardo kept his life private. However, he can’t escape the media and he is known to have dated numerous women in the industry. In 2000, he started dating model Giselle Bundchen but broke things off in 2005. After, he was romantically linked to Bar Rafaeli, an Israeli Model. They were together for six years. In 2013, he was in a relationship with Toni Garrn, a German model.
Currently, Leonardo is dating the model and actress, Camila Morrone. She has modeled for Moschino and Vogue Turkey and was among the casts of Mickey and the Bear.
In 2005, Areth Wilson, a model, hit Leonardo with a broken bottle in the head during a Hollywood party. The model was sentenced for two years in jail.
Leonardo DiCaprio Career
What got Leonardo into the industry was triggered initially by his fascination with the money his cousin earned from doing commercials. At this time, he was determined to be an actor. At 14, he started getting featured in commercials. Some of these include Kraft food, matchbox cars, and bubble gum among others.
After that, he got minor roles in episodes of Roseanne, The New Lassie, and The Outsiders. Eventually, he landed better roles by appearing in 23 episodes of “Growing Plans” and 12 episodes of “Parenthood.”
Between 1991 and 1995, Leonardo starred in a handful of movies. These include “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?,” “Criter 3,” “Total Eclipse,” “The Basketball Diaries,” and “This Boy’s Life.”
In 1997, he got the role of Jack in the hit movie, “Titanic.” This movie was a total success that opened many opportunities for him.
He then landed many roles in prominent movies, such as “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Inception,” “Shutter Island,” “The Aviator,” and “The Great Gatsby” among others.
Leonardo has a production house named “Appian Way Productions,” which has produced a lot of movies. Some of these are “Robin Hood,” “Shutter Island,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Awards and Achievements
Leonardo DiCaprio is considered as one of the best actors in the industry. Because of this, he has won several awards. Some of these are – 1 Academy Award for Best Actor, 2 Grammy Awards for Best Actor for The Revenant and The Aviator and Best Actor for The Wolf of Wall Street, and 1 BAFTA Award for Best Actor for The Revenant.
In his entire career, he received countless nominations and recognitions as well as 11 Golden Globe Awards.
Leonardo DiCaprio Total Net Worth 2020
To date, Leonardo DiCaprio is known to have a total net worth of $300 million. Most of his wealth came from the movies he starred in. He has also earned from several industries, including a $5 million deal with a credit card company from Japan. Furthermore, he is one of the investors of Beyond Meat Company.
He owns several properties located in Malibu, Los Angeles, and New York. He also has a private island in Belize, which he converted into a resort named “Blackadore Caye.”