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Everyone wants to live in the Hollywood limelight and who wouldn’t with all that fame and money. Money is one of the things that make the world of Hollywood go round. Naturally, the actors and actresses play a part and they earn money at the same time. The list of the richest actors and actresses in Hollywood change every year, so basically we need to keep track. The richest actor in Hollywood as of late last 2012 and even this year is Leonardo Di Caprio.  Leonardo Di Caprio is currently labeled to have an income of $77 million. That’s basically insane considering that he doesn’t do a lot of movies in a yearly span. Never the less, Di Caprio has held that title for some time, and, let’s get to know him better.

Leonardo Di Caprio

Early and Personal Life

Leonardo Di Caprio was born in November 11, 1974 at Los Angeles California. He was the only child born from his mother Irmelin and father George Di Caprio. Leonardo was actually named after the great painter Leonardo Da Vinci. Leonardo’s parents were divorced when he was just a baby, and this lead to his mother supporting him alone at a very young age.

The Actor in His Early Years

Career

Leonardo started his career at an early age of 5 for a children’s show called, Romper Room. The show didn’t last long, so Leonardo searched for fortune else were. During his early teen years he did a series of television commercials. Leonardo also did a series of short television appearances including several exceptional roles in The New Lassie and Roseanne, garnering several Young Artist Awards for Best Young Actor.

Leonardo Di Caprio

It was in the early 90’s where Leonardo made his way into films and movies. He had the honor with working with several great actors at the time like Robert De Niro. They both starred in the movie This Boy’s Life. Leonardo also worked with Johnny Depp in the movie What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? During this time period, Leonardo had received several nominations for the Academy and Golden Globe awards.

The Young Romeo

During the late 90’s and early 2000’s was when Leonardo finally got his big break in Hollywood. His role in the movie Romeo + Juliet made Leonardo’s presence in Hollywood known. In this modern day adaptation of the classic novel, he starred with Claire Danes. The movie was indeed a success and it grossed an income of $147 million. In 1997, Leonardo got his big break with James Cameron’s movie Titanic. The movie made his name resound worldwide with his role as Jack. From then on he went to star in several movies.

Leonardo in Gatsby

Leonardo Di Caprio’s most recent movie was the Great Gatsby. The movie was released just last May which was applauded by movie-goers. Like many other Hollywood celebrities, Leonardo Di Caprio also had his share of controversies mainly connected with his personal and love life. He had also been in jail numerous times with several legal charges. Despite these negative publicities, its undeniable that Di Caprio is indeed the highest paying actor in Hollywood for this year.

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