Leonardo DiCaprio is an accomplished actor whose current net worth is around $235 million, according to the Huffington Post. Many can’t help but wonder what a guy with that much money, particularly one as mysterious as Leo, would spend it on. Unsurprisingly, his biggest source of income comes from his acting roles but it’s been an uphill battle for this child star to cement himself as one of the most well-paid actors in Hollywood – in 1993 he made just $75,000 for his part in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.
But by the time DiCaprio got the role of Jack Dawson in Titanic, he was raking in a much heftier paycheck of about $2.5 million, and it’s only gone up from there. DiCaprio is also making a pretty penny through endorsement deals, too. In 2009 he signed a multi-million-dollar deal with the watch brand Tag Heuer, using his royalties from the deal to donate to environmental charities he supports. Looks like when your net worth surpasses $200 million, you can afford to give away a couple.
Here are a few other things Leo likes to spend his money on…
THE LEONARDO DICAPRIO FOUNDATION – One thing we do know about Leonardo DiCaprio is aside from acting, his other passion in life is charity. Not only are many of his purchases through charities and auctions but he’s also known to donate his own purchases to charity as well. In 1998 the actor established his own charitable organization, The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. The organization is focused on improving the health and well-being of Earth, wildland and ocean conservation, climate change, and indigenous rights. To date, the organization has raised millions for good causes, including a whopping $40 million at his annual charity gala. Leo has given back so generously he was even named a United Nations Messenger of Peace for his charitable contributions.
FAMILY – DiCaprio also likes to share his fame and fortune with the people he loves most. Aside from sharing his successes by bringing his family members as dates to big events, he also likes to get them a gift or two. Who could forget the time he dropped $10,800 on a Chanel bag at a Heart Fund Gala auction for his mom Irmelin? One of the most talked about gifts Leo’s ever given a family member, he actually won the designer handbag after outbidding Paris Hilton in a charity auction. Now that’s commitment!