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Bravo! Leonardo DiCaprio Has Donated $100 Million To Combat Climate Change!

Bravo! Leonardo DiCaprio Has Donated $100 Million To Combat Climate Change!

The Leonardo DiCaprio foundation was established in 1998 with the aim to protect the environment. This year, DiCaprio donated $100 million to climate change charities through LDF!

We know him as a Hollywood superstar. After all, without him, we might have been robbed of so many iconic film characters. Though he was awarded his first Oscar only in 2016 for his performance in the film, The Revenant, his roles in The Wolf of Wall Street, Blood Diamond, Catch Me if You Can, The Aviator and The Departed among others won millions and millions of hearts all over the world.  

We know him as a producer. With the promise of bringing Captain Planet back to life, nineties kids can't wait to see the super popular superhero take the screen and save the planet again! But what most people don't know about him is that he is the one Hollywood actor who is hell-bent on protecting the planet. And the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is proof of how much he actually cares. 


 
 
 
 
 
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Established in 1998, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation aims to protect 'the world’s last wild places and saving vulnerable wildlife from extinction.' The actor was only 24 years old back then. And now, 20 whole years later, his dream of making the world a better place is slowly taking shape. Apart from having donated millions to charity already, DiCaprio has also bought Blackadore Caye island, off the coast of Belize, only to preserve its mangroves from deforestation. 


 
 
 
 
 
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Over the years, he has also been spotted working with numerous environmental organizations including the World Wildlife Fund. In fact, if you scroll through his social media pages, chances are you will find some really beautiful photos of wildlife and nature. His associations with activists and photographers around the world deserve to be applauded. 


 
 
 
 
 
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Till date, LDF has been recorded to fund over 200 projects in 50 countries and five oceans, which support 132 organizations! 

But that's not all that we are here to talk about today. For you see, his latest act of generosity has amazed and awed us. While we always knew that he had a pretty large heart to boast of, we were yet to know how large it really is! 


 
 
 
 
 
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Earlier this month, as the actor turned 44, he made a donation through LDF that has definitely become the talk of the town. What has he done, you ask? Well, in an effort to combat the very real problem of climate change, he has donated a whopping $100 million to organizations who are working ‘on the front lines in every corner of the globe working to protect the earth and all of its inhabitants from climate change and the array of environmental crises it has created’.


 
 
 
 
 
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Speaking about LDF at a recent function that celebrated its 20th anniversary, DiCaprio said it started with the ‘simple idea’ of ‘getting critical funding to those who could have the greatest impact’ on the environment and ‘make a real difference’. 

"Since 1998, we have supported over 200 projects on every continent and in every ocean from habitat and species conservation, renewable energy, climate change, indigenous rights, and more. 

I am pleased to announce $11 million in new grants across our six program areas, bringing the total financial impact of LDF to over $100 million," he added. 


 
 
 
 
 
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Though the actor has received his fair share of criticism for living his life king size, zooming around in private jets and supercars, it is also well-known that DiCaprio does quite a bit on his part to make amends. In fact, not only does he live in a fully solar-powered house, but he is also reported to be a vegan who is against fossil-fuel and meat industries.  


 
 
 
 
 
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But what proves that his actions are not merely a show to distract fans is the two-decade-long success story LDF has to share. DiCaprio has in fact even used his Hollywood connections to spread awareness among people. In fact, he has recently appeared in a video with Brad Pitt to talk about how important voting is. 


 
 
 
 
 
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