What is the net worth and salary of Leonardo DiCaprio ?
Leonardo DiCaprio is an American actor, producer, philanthropist and activist. Leonardo DiCaprio has a net worth of $260 million. In the 25 years between 1995 and 2020, Leonardo DiCaprio earned only 300 million dollars from salaries and backend points. For example, although he only earned $2.5 million in base salary from 1997’s Titanic, he ultimately earned $40 million due to a 1.8% reduction in backend gross points. He also earned tens of millions more from endorsements, real estate investments and venture capital stakes.
- Earned $300 million in movie salaries between 1995 and 2020
- He earned at least 100 million dollars from endorsements
- Backend points on Titanic resulted in a $40 million payday
- He donated and/or collected over 80 million dollars for charitable purposes
- He owns real estate worth 100 million dollars
- He owns a 104-acre private island in Belize
Leonardo got his start in Hollywood appearing in a series of commercials and television roles as a child. A revolutionary part took place when DiCaprio, aged 14, landed a Mattel commercial for the company’s Matchbox cars. As a teenager, he appeared in commercials for Bubble Yum, Apply Jacks, Kraft Foods, among many other brands. Television roles soon returned to Leonardo. He appeared in the unique episode of The New Lassie, The Outsiders and Roseanne. He appeared in 12 episodes of a series called Parenthood and then in 23 episodes of Growing Pains.
Lifting to success
In 1991, Leonardo made his film debut in Criters 3. In 1993, he landed the lead role in the biopic This Boy’s Life and received high praise from critics for this performance. Leonardo’s next film What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? earned him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor. Dicaprio also won acclaim for his performances in the intense dramas Total Eclipse and The Basketball Diaries. In 1996, DiCaprio starred in the box office hit Romeo + Juliet by William Shakespeare, which grossed $147.5 million worldwide.
This success was followed by the 1997 film Titanic, directed by James Cameron. Titanic eventually broke all box office records, won several awards and secured DiCaprio’s place as the leading man. DiCaprio went on to star in a string of blockbusters, including Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me if You Can, which grossed $352 million worldwide, Christopher Nolan’s Inception and the award-winning Revolutionary Road.
He starred in several films directed by the legendary Martin Scorsese, including Gangs of New York ($193.7 million worldwide), The Aviator ($211.7 million worldwide), The Departed ( 289 million dollars worldwide), Shutter Island (294.8 million dollars) and The Wolf of Wall Street (392 million dollars). DiCaprio also starred in films such as J. Edgar, Django Unchained, The Great Gatsby and The Revenant. DiCaprio’s credits as a producer include The Aviator, The Orphan, Runner Runner and The Wolf of Wall Street.
In 2016, he won an Oscar for best actor in The Revenant. DiCaprio also won Golden Globe awards for best actor for The Aviator, The Wolf of Wall Street and The Revenant. In 2017, it was announced that DiCaprio will play the main role in Martin Scorsese’s film Roosevelt.
Leonardo’s films have grossed over $7 billion worldwide (not even adjusting for inflation).
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How much did Leonardo DiCaprio make of Titanic ?
Leonardo’s base salary for Titanic was $2.5 million. It also shrewdly negotiated for a 1.8% share of gross revenue from backend points. After Titanic earned $3 billion worldwide at the box office, DVD and syndication, Leo’s total net worth for Titanic was $40 million.
Leonardo DiCaprio Salary Highlights
Leo’s biggest early salary was the $1 million he earned for 1995’s The Basketball Diaries. The success of Titanic allowed Leo to command $20 million for 2000’s The Beach. He earned a base of $10 million for Gang’s of New York. He then earned $20 million a piece for Catch Me If You Can, The Aviator, The Departed and Blood Diamond. For 2010’s Inception, Leo again negotiated gross percentage points that allowed him to earn just under $60 million. Between 1995 and 2020, Leonardo earned at least $300 million in box office salary and bonuses. So he
For the 2021 Netflix film Don’t Look Up, Leonardo earned $30 million.
Approvals and investments
For many years, Leonardo has been the face of Tag Heuer watches, appearing mainly in print advertisements. He supported several brands abroad. For example, he appeared in commercials for Jim Beam in Japan. He also appeared in a commercial for a Japanese credit card company that paid him 5 million dollars. In 2017, he became the brand ambassador for a Chinese electric car company BYD. He was an early investor in vegan fake meat company Beyond Meat, which went public in May 2019 at a $4 billion valuation.
After the success of Titanic, in 1998 Leo founded the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on the environment. To date, his foundation has more than 80 million dollars for a variety of causes. He donated $35,000 to establish the Leonardo DiCaprio Computing Center at the Los Feliz, California Library, which was built on the former site of his childhood home. He donated $1 million to Haiti relief efforts and another $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
Leo is somewhat of a real estate tycoon. In 1998, he spent $1.6 million on his FIRST oceanfront home in Malibu. He tried to sell this house in 2015 for 11 million dollars, but in the end he opted to rent it for 25-50,000 dollars per month (depending on the length of stay). Leo finally sold this home in November 2021 for $10.3 million, $300,000 more than the most recent asking price:
Leo owns at least two other oceanfront homes in Malibu, one of which he purchased in 2016 for $23 million.
He owns about a dozen homes in Southern California, including two in the Hollywood Hills, three in Malibu and two in Silver Lake.
In 2014, he spent $5.2 million on Dinah Shore’s former mansion in Palm Springs.
In 2017, he paid $23 million for an undeveloped piece of land in Malibu.
In September 2021, Leo paid just under $14 million for a mansion on a cliff overlooking the ocean in Malibu.
He owns two apartments in New York City. The first is a 2.5-bedroom bachelor pad that brought him $10 million back in 2014. The second apartment is actually the result of two parallel purchases in a building over two transactions totaling $11.7 million.
In December 2021, Leonardo paid $9.9 million for a house in Beverly Hills.
Add it all up and Leo’s real estate portfolio (including the private island we’re about to describe) is worth at least $100 million.
Private island and ecological resort
In 2005, Leo spent $1.75 million to purchase a 104-acre private island in Belize. He left the island relatively untouched for many years, but in 2016 he announced that he would turn the property into a private ecological resort called Blackadore Caye (which is also the name of the island). According to the latest plans, Blackadore Caye will have 36 bungalows and 36 estate-style homes that will be sold to private owners. All houses and island facilities will be powered 100% with renewable energy, with a zero footprint. It was estimated that the private houses will sell for 5-15 million dollars each.
Leonardo DiCaprio has a net worth of $260 million as of this writing. He has consistently been one of Hollywood’s highest-grossing actors for over two decades. He also made a number of profitable non-stock investments in special real estate stocks.