Leonardo di Caprio may not be able to buy an Oscar, but he can buy an island.
And that’s exactly what he did, as he bought 104 acres of Blackadore Caye off the coast of Belize with a partner.
. “It was like heaven on earth,” DiCaprio told the New York Times about his experience the first time he went there. “And almost immediately, I found this opportunity to purchase an island there.”
The Wolf of Wall Street actor is not keeping the island privately however, and plans to make sure the resort is both eco-conscious and restorative for the island.
“With the onset of climate change, there are huge challenges, so we want the structure to not only enhance and improve the environment, but to be a model for the future,” he said.
“That includes restoring the island, creating conservation areas where we can hold research conferences, and regenerating the entire ecosystem to bring it back to its original form and beyond.”