Leonardo DiCaprio's Foundation Gala Raises $45 Million With the Help of Supermodels and Superstars

Actor raises $45 million in donations

By Kendall Fisher Jul 21, 2016 4:31 PMTags
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Leonardo DiCaprio definitely knows the right people to invite when it comes to raising funds for charity.

The actor—who's been recently connected to Nina Agdal—held his annual Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation gala in St. Tropez on Wednesday night to help raise funds and awareness for environmental causes. While stars like Mariah Carey and Bradley Cooper were in attendance, the real stars of the evening were all the supermodels!

Constance Jablonski, Joan SmallsDoutzen Kroes, Lily DonaldsonNaomi Campbell, Coco Rocha, Barbara Palvin and Petra Nemcova all dressed up for the A-list evening held on the French Riviera.

Doutzen took to Instagram to share a photo with few of her co-models, writing, "Last night in St Tropez before the LDF gala. I was there on behalf of the @elephantcrisisfund and @savetheelephants and I hope we raised a lot of money and awareness for our beautiful planet."

Leonardo DiCaprio's Many Women
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Leo first threw the gala in 2014, and since then, it's continued to garner massive support from celebs. Other attendees included: Bono, Chris Rock, Tobey Maguire, Adrien BrodyJonah Hill and Edward Norton.

The Weeknd, Lana del Rey and Andrea Bocelli also performed at the soirée. 

An insider at the event tells E! News, "Leo spent most of the night hanging out with Jonah and Bradley. Bradley and Leo have a lot in common. They are very good friends. They usually end up talking about film together."

The source added, "Leo was in a great mood. He's often reserved, but he was very playful last night, joking around with everyone and encouraging them to bid on the auction."

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Leo hosted a silent and live auction at the gala in order to help raise funds for environmental awareness efforts and research for climate change, conservation and preservation grants across the globe. Together, they all ended up raising a whopping $45 million that will be dispersed among more than 30 organizations all over the world, breaking records for the foundation.

Last year, the actor raised $15 million. He commented on the major milestone at the time, saying, "The destruction of our planet continues at a pace we can no longer afford to ignore. We have a responsibility to innovate a future where the habitability of our planet does not come at the expense of those who inhabit it."

His foundation has a presence in over 40 countries and in 2014, the 40-year-old was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change for all of his tireless efforts.

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