About Leonardo Dicaprio
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is a brilliant American actor and film producer, best known for his roles in the movies like Titanic, Inception, the Aviator and many others. Leo’s performance in this later movie has earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. During his career in cinema DiCaprio has received numerous accolades, including 9 Golden Globe and prestigious Screen Actors Guild, Academy Awards, British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominations. Leonardo DiCaprio net worth is currently estimated at $200 million.
Leonardo was born in Los Angeles, in a family of Russian, Italian and German ancestry. His mother was a legal secretary and his father belonged to entertainment business. He was an underground comedian and comic book distributor. Leonardo’s mother decided to give him this name because Leonardo first kicked in her belly when she was looking at da Vinci painting in Italy. Leo was the first and only child of Irmelin and George DiCaprio. Despite that, as a boy Leo was not showered with attention. His parents separated when he was still a toddler and the boy stayed with his mother.
While Leo was a child, Irmelin had to take several jobs at a time to support both of them, thus she did not have much time left for her son.
As a kid Leo had a role on the Children TV show Romper Room. However, he was soon dismissed because of his disruptive behavior. After that Leonardo went on to film in TV commercials. He signed the contract with Matchbox cars at the age of fourteen. The money received from the ads did not boost Leonardo DiCaprio net worth noticeably, but it definitely helped Leo’s mother to pay the bills and get out of poverty. DiCaprio’s television breakthrough came in an early 1990s, when he got a role in the series entitled Parenthood and the daily soap Santa Barbara.
Leonardo debuted in cinemas with a film Critters 3. Soon after this movie was released, Leonardo DiCaprio net worth started to grow along with his popularity. In 1995 Leo received $1 million check for his role in Basketball Diaries. A year later DiCaprio appeared in Romeo+ Juliette, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy of the same name. The movie became a hit at the box office and grossed $147 worldwide. But the film that earned Leo an international superstar status was Titanic. After this film, Leonardo has received a standard salary of $20 million for movies The Beach, Catch Me if You Can, Aviator, The Departed and Blood Diamonds. His latest hit Inception added nearly $60 million to the current Leonardo DiCaprio net worth.