Leonardo DiCaprio auctions Elton John concerts for $3 million

Leonardo DiCaprioLeonardo DiCaprio auctioned off two private Sir Elton John concerts for $3 million in aid of his environmental foundation.

The 40-year-old Hollywood star – who’s a dedicated environmentalist and has previously described global warming as ”the number-one environmental challenge” – staged a party for 1,000 guests, including the likes of Naomi Campbell, Orlando Bloom and Tommy Hilfiger, in St-Tropez, France and, in total, raised more than $40 million for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

A source told the New York Post: ”The entire area was covered with models. It was so crowded you couldn’t move, but everyone just danced where they were in their gowns and tuxedos.”

Leonardo also auctioned off his own Rolex, as well as artwork by Banksy and Andy Warhol, with the proceeds going to his foundation, which is ”dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants.”

The evening’s entertainment – which extended until 4:30am – featured a performance from DJ Cassidy, while comedian Chris Tucker also showed off his Michael Jackson-inspired dance moves.

Earlier this month, it was revealed Leonardo is donating $15 million to more than 30 environmental groups ”implementing innovative and impactful conservation projects around the globe.”

In a statement, the Wolf of Wall Street star said: ”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. I am proud to support these organizations who are working to solve humankind’s greatest challenge.”

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  1. anonymous2 • July 25, 2015 @ 10:20 AM

    The so called dedicated environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio flew private plane to Fort McMurray.

  2. grace • July 25, 2015 @ 6:39 PM

    so what’s he supposed to do? Hitchhike? but then, that uses up carbon fuels also! Maybe crawl on his hands and knees? Maybe teleport?

    get real!

  3. anonymous3 • July 25, 2015 @ 7:40 PM

    What do you expect, he should hitchhike. Fort McMurray has oil and jobs. When millions of dollar are being donated for a good cause, the influence these people have can change lives and create debate on the environment. The biggest problem is the control of oil and how it used in every aspect of our lives.

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