Hollywood A-lister Leonardo Dicaprio’s investments are as diverse as his roles: he’s amassed a net worth of about $300 million, mostly from his acting career and real estate portfolio, and he’s also a climate activist who has invested his fortune in sustainable companies from plant-based foods to vegan the skin. Here’s how he made his millions.
- Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio has amassed a net worth of about $300 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
- DiCaprio is also a climate activist who has put his fortune behind a variety of sustainable companies from plant-based foods to vegan leather.
- DiCaprio has invested in many popular plant-based food brands such as Beyond Meat, HIPPEAS and Califia Farms.
- The actor recently invested in British vegan fast food chain Neat Burger, which is also backed by British Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton.
DiCaprio’s iconic performances and box office hits made him a household name and contributed to his wealth.
DiCaprio’s career skyrocketed after his role as Jack Dawson Titanic opposite Kate Winslet. The film grossed $2.24 billion worldwide, according to Variety. and is the fourth highest-grossing film in history. According to Celebrity Net Worth, DiCaprio was paid $2.5 million for the role and also reaped $40 million from the film’s success.
DiCaprio is known to earn $20 million or more for movies like Catch me if you can, The Great Gatsbyand a returnee, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The actor was paid $25 million in advance for his role Jordan Belfort in Wolf from Wall Streetaccording to The Hollywood Reporter. DiCaprio’s hit of 2010 Beginning it earned him at least $50 million, according to Forbes.
DiCaprio also has big paydays from his more recent work on streaming services. Netflix (NFLX) reportedly paid the actor $30 million for his role in the apocalyptic satire Don’t look up in 2019, according to Variety.
The actor earned $30 million on AppleTV (AAPL) for a role in a film directed by Martin Scorsese Killers of the Flower Moon, according to Variety. The premiere of the film is scheduled for October. DiCaprio’s own production company Appian Way is among the film’s producers, according to Deadline. The Appian Way produced many feature films including That time in Hollywood.
DiCaprio, a longtime advocate of climate change, has spent millions of dollars invest in sustainable companies from plant-based meat to vegan sneakers. Its portfolio includes the vegan meat brand Beyond Meat and other plant-based food companies such as Califia Farms and Hippeas.
DiCaprio also invested in Neat Burger, a British vegan fast food chain backed by Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton. The vegan burger joint opened its first permanent US location in New York City in 2023.
DiCaprio has also invested in British vegan shoe brand LØCI. The cruelty-free sneaker brand has raised a £4 million ($4.5 million) seed round in 2022, just over a year after its launch.
DiCaprio was the first investor in the vegan meat brand Beyond Meat. The actor joined the Beyond Meat team as an investor and advocate in 2017 and is known for promoting the brand and his millions of social media followers.
Beyond Meat Inc. (BYND) went public in 2019 its shares rose to historical high amounting to $239.71 in July of that year. The stock is now trading at $14 per share market capitalization to about 903 million dollars.
According to him, DiCaprio is an investor in the plant-based food and beverage brand Califia Farms VegNews. In 2020, the company raised $225 million in a Series D funding round.
DiCaprio is also an investor in the vegan snack brand HIPPEAS. The organic chickpea snack company raised $50 million in 2021.
Another sustainable startup in DiCaprio’s portfolio is VitroLabs, a California biotech company working to produce the world’s first cell-cultured skin. In 2022, the company raised $46 million Series A financing round for its pilot production of leather grown in cells.
DiCaprio is also invested in Nuview, a startup with a mission to map the entire Earth using lidar technology. The company has raised $15 million in funding since June 2023 TechCrunch.
Cellular meat: Aleph Farms and Mosa Meat
According to VegNews, DiCaprio has also invested in two companies that pioneer slaughter-free, lab-grown meat, Aleph Farms and Mosa Meat.
Mosa Meat created the world’s first lab-grown beef burger in 2013 and completed an $85 million Series B funding round in 2021.
Israel’s Aleph Farms, which grows steaks in the lab from non-genetically modified animal cells, has raised $105 million in a 2021 Series B funding round. The company has raised more than $118 million in funding.
DiCaprio is an advisor and investor in Kingo, a clean energy company dedicated to providing solar power to families and businesses in remote areas around the world. As of 2018 (latest data available), the company has raised $25 million in funding.
Real estate empire
DiCaprio also has a real estate portfolio that is worth an estimated $100 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. According to She Knows, the actor owns several properties throughout Los Angeles, from Malibu to Studio City and the Hollywood Hills.
The actor bought singer Dinah Shore’s historic mansion in Palm Springs in 2014 for $5.2 million. The Hollywood Reporter. DiCaprio also owns real estate in New York — the actor bought an apartment in the Battery Park high-rise in 2008 for $3.67 million in 2008, according to The real deal. In 2014, DiCaprio bought the unit next door for $8 million.
The Hollywood star also owns a private island off the coast of Belize called Blackare Caye, which he bought for $1.75 million in the early 2000s. Business Insider. DiCaprio is working to build an eco-resort on the island that will be powered entirely by renewable energy sources.