Leonardo DiCaprio Raises $45 Million For Environmental Conservation

Leonardo DiCaprio Raises $45 Million For Environmental Conservation

With a star-studded yacht party in Saint Tropez, no less

With a star-studded yacht party in Saint Tropez, no less

Text: William Defebaugh

Last night, Leonardo DiCaprio held his third annual charity gala on a yacht in Saint Tropez for his eponymous foundation dedicated to funding environmental research, raising a whopping $45 million for the cause.

It's not difficult to understand why Mariah Carey, Naomi Campbell, Cate Blanchett, Charlize Theron, Penélope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson and more donned their black tie finest; in addition to the live auction with items donated by DiCaprio, the star-studded evening featured performances by Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd.

DiCaprio first founded his charity in 1998, which he has been using to support conservation projects all around the world, to protect endangered species and ecosystems, to fund research for finding sustainable energy initiatives,  and to change how communities interact with the environment. You can find a full list of LDF's projects here.

In his opening speech, DiCaprio said: "While we are the first generation that has the technology, the scientific knowledge and the global will to build a truly sustainable economic future for all of humanity—we are the last generation that has a chance to stop climate change before it is too late."

If you need any further proof of the Oscar-winner's dedication, just take a look at his Instagram account.

Credits: Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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