He has shown himself to be quite a philanthropist. And Leonardo DiCaprio is planning to improve the ecosystem of an entire island in his latest crusade as an environmental activist.
The 40-year-old actor is launching a project that will transform a small island off the coast of Belize into an eco-resort and conservation area.
According to a report in the New York Times, the Wolf of Wall Street star and a partner bought the 42-hectare Blackadore Caye nearly a decade ago for $1.75 million.
He recently teamed up with Paul Scialla, chief executive of New York development firm Delos, to create the eco-conscious resort, with plans to open in 2018.
“It was like heaven on earth,” DiCaprio said of his visit in 2005. “And almost immediately, I found this opportunity to buy an island there.”