Nov 11, 2014 03:04 PM EST

Leonardo DiCaprio Net Worth: A Peek On One Of Hollywood’s Sought-After Leading Men’s Fortune As He Turns 40

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Leonardo DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer with an estimated net worth of $220 million. He achieved international fame in James Cameron's "Titanic" in 1997. His role in "Titanic," which became the highest grossing movie at the time, earned him multiple awards and secured his place as one of Hollywood's sought-after leading men.

Leonardo DiCaprio just turned 40 on Tuesday, Nov. 11. According to The Richest, he has a $220 million net worth. He started his career in the early '90s by appearing in television commercials before landing roles in TV series such as the soap-opera "Santa Barbara" and the sitcom "Growing Pains." DiCaprio's major movie breakthrough was in 1993's "This Boy's Life" along with veteran actor, Robert De Niro.

Leonardo DiCaprio earned recognition in a supporting role in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" in which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. With his leading roles, DiCaprio gained further recognition in the movies, "The Basketball Diaries" in 1995 and "Romeo + Juliet" in 1996. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Leonardo DiCaprio has an estimated fortune of $220 million.

Leonardo DiCaprio emerged from relative television anonymity to become one of Hollywood's hottest under-30 actors of the '90s. He was deemed as the blond, blue-eyed god for millions of girls and an icon for the boys. But the ultimate milestone in his career was the movie "Titanic," which he became a sensation with producing multitudes of Web sites and an entire industry wrapped around his name.

Since the new millennium, Leonardo DiCaprio has increased his net worth value and received critical acclaim for his work in such films as "Catch Me If You Can" and "Gangs of New York" in 2002, "The Departed" in 2006, "Revolutionary Road" in 2008, "Shutter Island" and "Inception" in 2010, "Django Unchained" in 2012 and "The Great Gatsby" in 2013.

Apart from his successful career on acting and net worth, Leonardo DiCaprio established his own production company called Appian Way Productions. The 40-year-old actor-producer is also known to be a committed environmentalist.

On Leonardo DiCaprio's personal life, his romantic relationships have been widely covered by the press. He is also notorious in dating supermodels like Kristen Zang, Emma Miller, Gisele Bündchen, Bar Refaeli and Erin Heatherton. He had also reportedly dated actress Blake Lively. But since May 2013, DiCaprio has been dating German model Toni Garrn.

An evidence that Leonardo DiCaprio owns a massive net worth is through the actor's list of owned properties. He owns a home in Los Angeles and an apartment in Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan. In 2009, he bought an island off mainland Belize on which he is planning to create an eco-friendly resort. And this year, he purchased the original Dinah Shore residence designed by mid-century modern architect Donald Wexler in Palm Springs.

Leonardo DiCaprio is a recognized environmentalist and has been commended for his advocacy on climate change and global warming. As a committed conservationist, he installed solar panels on his house and owns electric cars. DiCaprio is also a philanthropist. He donated $1 million to relief efforts in Haiti after the earthquake and donated another million to the Wildlife Conservation Society.

DiCaprio is also an activist for gay rights. In 2013, he donated over $60,000 to GLAAD, an organization which promotes the image of LGBT people in the media.

And though DiCaprio's yet to win an Oscar, he has been nominated for five Academy Awards and ten Golden Globes Awards. He has also been nominated by the Screen Actors Guild, Satellite Awards, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

With Leonardo DiCaprio's successful career and $220 million, it is undeniable that he is apparently dubbed as the highest-grossing actor to have never acted in a sequel. And at age 40, he is one of Hollywood's blockbuster legends of his generation.

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