After the Revenant actor dished out some of his future plans in latest issue of Parade magazine where he mentions releasing a documentary film about the environment, where he devotes much of his time and money. Now, the world-famous actor evidently donates millions of dollars for conservation projects.
According to Us Weekly, the 41-year-old sought-out actor announces on Tuesday, Jan. 19 that he's donating $15 million from his namesake foundation in an effort to fast-track ways to preserve the planet.
Not just being a skilled and talented actor, Leonardo DiCaprio is also known for being an impassioned environmentalist. Just recently, he was honored at the World Economic Forum's Crystal Award Ceremony in Davos, Switzerland, for his work in tackling the ongoing climate crisis. Reports say, while accepting his award, he opened up about preserving the environment, and how the planet’s last remaining natural ecosystems are currently threatened by the "corporate greed of the coal, oil and gas industries."
"Fifteen years ago today, I developed my foundation to focus on these critical issues," the Revenant actor shared with the economic leaders of the world. "Currently, less than three percent of all philanthropic giving goes to defending our planet … Today at LDF [Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation], we are achieving tangible, exciting results with over 70 partners across 40 countries, and in all five oceans."
The four-time best lead actor Oscar nominee, who established the LDF in 1998, according to Us Weekly, announced that he was making a hefty donation to increase that minuscule percentage, and to bring more support and awareness to his efforts.
Moreover, though money is necessary as part of our everyday living, according to DiCaprio, it is also one of the ways where we can alleviate the solution towards helping the environmental crisis.
"Imagine what we can do with more partnerships and with the alliance of many of you in this room," he pleaded. "So much can be done if we work together. With your help, we can quickly identify and fund the most innovative and effective projects that have the greatest potential to avert the crisis we face. As I look across the room, I am optimistic that our ability to convene the most significant and influential minds on the planet can result in the global transition necessary to protect both our society and our natural world."