Leonardo is a California-born actor, producer, philanthropist, and activist. A school dropout whose passion for acting has paid off for him. His desperation for success has starred him in popular and high-quality films.
If you’ve watched titanic of the ’90s, you saw the third-class passenger Jack Dawson and his love story with Rose Dewitt. He played the role of Jack in the tragic movie. Hop along as we know more about him.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Net Worth, Bio, and Earnings 2022
Leonardo’s Early life and Biography
Leonardo was born on 11th November 1974 in Los Angeles, California. He’s an only child of his parents and his father was a comic book artist/ distributor.
He attended Seeds Elementary school and John Marshall High School, some minutes’ drive from home.
He also stayed with his grandparents at a young age. He didn’t complete his education but rather delved into acting at his teenage age.
At 14, he had a breakthrough and landed a Mattel commercial for the company’s matchbox cars. He however bagged his GED (an American educational qualification equivalent to a high school diploma) later.
His career life and Business
He started appearing on TV in commercials, jingles, and televisions playing as a child in them. He starred in commercials for Bubble Yum, Kraft foods, Apply Jacks, and many others. This was the start of his acting journey in Hollywood.
This time, roles started coming in. From acting in the New Lassie to Outsiders and then Roseanne. He was also in 12 episodes of the Parenthood series.
His first film entrance was in 1991 in Critters 3. He then featured as the lead character in the true-life story, “The Boy’s Life”, and was applauded for his acting.
He won the Best supporting actor in the Academy Award Nomination after acting in “What’s eating Gilbert Grape?”
He started his journey in acting in hit films in his role as Romeo in Williams Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and this gained grossly $147.5 million globally.
A couple of years later, he starred in the 1997 Titanic directed by James Cameron.
He is featured in the tragic love story as Jack. This movie won him so many awards and he remained the leading man. He also acted in The Beach.
His dedication and commitment to acting have grown over the years. In the film Revenant, his dedication made him sleep in real animal remains and ate raw bison liver. This is something most actors wouldn’t do.
It’s not wrong to say that he’s very emotional in films. He portrays emotions, especially in the love movies like Romeo and Juliet and Titanic.
He featured in other movies like The Beach (2000), Shutter Island (2010), Inception (2010), Django Unchanged (2012), etc.
His recent actings were in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (As Rick Dalton) in 2019 and Don’t Look Up (Dr Randall Mindy) in 2021. He’s worked with incredible people like Jamie Foxx, Brad Pitt, Steven Speilberg, Jonah Hill, etc.
Earnings and net worth
His movies, aside from inflation are grossly worth more than $7 billion globally. His early movies like Romeo and Juliet, Titanic, and The Beach earned him much more roles, and income in the 2000s.
In 1995, his role in The Basketball Diaries paid him about $ 1 million. In Titanic, he earned $2.5million. He negotiated to earn about a 1.8% share of the number of sales.
This earned him about $40million after the movie had hit about $ 3 billion worldwide. For the movies, Catch me if you can, The Aviator, The Departed, and Blood Diamond, he earned about $ 20 million.
His wise investment in shares of movies made him earn about $60 million in 2010’s Inception. He’s won several awards and in 2016, he won the Golden Globe award as Best actor for the 2016 movies he featured in.
This means from 1995 till 2020, he earned not less than $300 million as salary and incentives. He’s acted in so many movies and earned a lot from his acting career. He didn’t abandon his very first career in commercials.
He appeared in the commercials of Jim Beam, a Japanese credit card company, and earned $ 5 million. He’s been the face of Tag Heuer watches for many years, and many more.
He has a lot of real estate properties in Malibu: like his first oceanfront Malibu home in 1998 and some other two in 2016.
He’s a longtime philanthropist and has made a lot of donations to his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. He has some other investments which he sometimes gives off as leases.
The total worth of his real estate platform is not less than $100 million.
Celebritynetworth.com reported that his net worth is $260 million. He’s been among the highest-earning actor in Hollywood for over two decades. He charges not less than $20 million for each role he plays.
He is not married and doesn’t intend to have any children as confirmed when he asked Rolling Stone in 2016, ‘do I want to bring children into a world like this?
He’s however, in a loving relationship with an American actress and model, Camila Morrone, since 2017.