Leonardo DiCaprio's net worth will make your jaw drop

Leonardo DiCaprio's net worth will make your jaw drop
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'Kay, so I think we all knew that Leonardo DiCaprio was rich, but the man is truly sitting on an absolute fortune. Like, he has even more (way more!) money than Kris Jenner — which actually makes sense considering Leo's movies have earned billions worldwide, his real estate investments have made a killing, and he owns a private island.

If you're feeling emotionally stable enough to read all about how rich someone else is (couldn't be me!), we're about dive into how Leo accrued his massive net worth. And to give you a little taste of what's to come, Forbes says Leo made a casual $29 million in the year 2015 alone, which is equal to the entire net worths of some of the celebs we've researched. Just saying!

You're not prepared for his Titanic money

Here's the thing: Actors get one giant paycheck for starring in a movie, but they *also* get residuals (or backend points)...which is exactly how Leo made so much from Titanic. Celebrity Net Worth reports that Leo technically got $2.5 million for the movie, but due to a 1.8 percent cut of backend profits, he earned another $40 million. I repeat: $40 MILLION.

Some other major salary moments? Before Titanic, Leo was making around $1 million per movie. But after Titanic became a cultural sensation, Leo's rate went up. Like, he got $10 million for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (per Variety), and Celebrity Net Worth reports that he got $20 million for a string of movies including The Beach, Catch Me If You Can, The Departed, Blood Diamond, and The Aviator.

And then there's The Wolf of Wall Street, which earned Leo $25 million upfront according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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He had a massive payday for Inception

Leo did his whole ~backend points negotiation thing~ again during Inception and ended up making at least $50 million for the film. According to Forbes, Leo actually took a pay cut to star in the movie because it was "risky," but he agreed to split "first dollar gross points." As the outlet explains, "That means he gets money coming directly off the top of ticket sales (once he has earned back his advance)." Best decision he's ever made!

Netflix forked out a lot of money for Don't Look Up

Specifically $30 million, according to Variety. His paycheck actually caused some controversy since Jennifer Lawrence made $25 million for the film despite being top-billed. In response, Jennifer told Vanity Fair, “Look, Leo brings in more box office than I do. I’m extremely fortunate and happy with my deal. But in other situations, what I have seen — and I’m sure other women in the workforce have seen as well — is that it’s extremely uncomfortable to inquire about equal pay. And if you do question something that appears unequal, you’re told it’s not gender disparity but they can’t tell you what exactly it is.”

Apple paid him a fortune for Killers of the Flower Moon

Leo teamed up with Martin Scorsese for his newest film Killers of the Flower Moon — which is currently out now! — , and Variety reports that Apple paid a whipping $30 million for the iconic duo's new project. Must! Be! Nice!

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He's getting $20 million for a mysterious BC Project

This is the working title of Paul Thomas Anderson's new movie, which Variety reports Leo will be starring in for what they describe as "$20 million plus."

Apparently it also stars Sean Penn, Regina Hall, Alana Haim, Teyana Taylor, and Wood Harris, so expect big things.

He's made $100 million from endorsements alone

Kim Kardashian might get $1 million per Insta post, but Leo's out here making tens of millions to lend his famous face to brands. Celebrity Net Worth reports that he's earned $100 million in endorsements and also happens to be an early investor in Beyond Meat (which Kim endorses...it's all coming together!)

Most recently, he invested in sustainable champagne.

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He owns a private island

Not sure if Leo has been lucky with real estate or he's just a genius, but...either way he's done well for himself. He sold his 1998 Malibu home for $11 million (a $10 million profit) and reportedly owns "dozens" of other properties worth millions. Plus, he owns a private island in Belize.

So 😭 Happy😭 For 😭 Him 😭.

So, what is Leonardo DiCaprio's total net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, that would be $300 million (aka, a casual £256 million).


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