Leonardo DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. This man is both a celebrated film star and a beloved Hollywood personality. Through the years, he has honed his skills in the field of acting and has delivered stunning performance after stunning performance, placing him among the best actors in the industry.
From Humble Beginnings
Born on November 11, 1974 in Hollywood, California, Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio was the only child of his mother Irmelin DiCaprio, a secretary, and his father George DiCaprio, a comic book artist and distributor. They named him Leonardo because when his mother was pregnant with him, he gave his first kick as she was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting. By the age of 1 year old, his parents had already divorced, leaving his mother to raise him on her own.
DiCaprio attended Seed Elementary School and then moved on to John Marshall High School. He decided to drop out of school however by the time he was in his third year of high school and decided to take up an acting career instead.
His career first started when he signed up to appear in numerous commercials and educational short films. He managed to wiggle his way into a few short-lived TV series and got himself a place in soap operas later on. His performance in Parenthood managed to gain the attention of talent scouts and got him nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor. He broke onto the big scene with his debut film role in Critters 3. In 1996, DiCaprio hit it big time when he appreared in Romeo + Juliet alongside Claire Danes. The movie was a tremendous success and earned a hefty $147 million USD from the worldwide box office. Since then, Leo has been on a streak of stunning performances – from Titanic, Inception, Django, and the now multi-nominated The Revenant. Leonardo DiCaprio has proven that he’s truly a force to be dealt with.
Assets and Net Worth
Thanks to his successful projects, performances, advertising contracts, TV appearances, and businesses, DiCaprio is now worth an estimated $220 million USD, competing with other Hollywood heavyweights for the title of highest-paid actor. Despite not getting an Oscar win just yet, Leo enjoys a lavish lifestyle in his Malibu mansion which costs an estimated $23 million USD. The property boasts a scenic location, resort-like amenities, and spacious, stylish, and sophisticated design. Leo also owns 4 other properties in and around the United States, as well as an island off the coast of Belize.