According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leo raised $40 million at his second annual Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation fundraising event, which was held in Saint-Tropez on Wednesday. The Hollywood hottie founded the organization in 1998 in an effort to help preserve the environment and natural habitats of wild animals.
The 40-year-old Oscar-winning actor donated jewelry and artwork from his personal collection for the charity auction that took place at the star-studded gala. Among the famous attendees were Kate Hudson, Naomi Campbell and Orlando Bloom, as well as Elton John and John Legend, who both performed at the event.
Fortunately, Leo attracts just as much attention for his awareness and generosity as he does for his dazzling acting resume.
Last year, Leo was one of many celebrities who took part in the popular Ice Bucket Challenge. After volunteering to be doused in freezing cold water, The Wolf of Wall Street star went a step further and agreed to donate $100,000 to the ALS Association. He also opened his heart (and his wallet) wide by raising over $200,000 for the Haiti earthquake victims in adiition to donating $70,000 of his own money.
Sigh. Reason 1,000,0001 why Leo's one of Hollywood's hottest actors.