They say that reality is sometimes stranger than fiction. This can be applied to Leonardo Dicaprio who has decided to make up for his character in the film Blood Diamond, a film he shot more than a decade ago. In this feature film, the actor plays an unscrupulous trafficker whose business is the smuggling of precious stones, and more specifically of diamonds from Sierra Leone.
He hasn’t found a better way to get even than making a millionaire investment in the diamond business. Yes, of the synthetics. Because it is well known that DiCaprio is a staunch defender of sustainability and is also a man very committed to the environment. So no guerrillas, no slaves, no Africa. the protagonist of titanica has set itself in Spain to carry out this new business.
It will be in the Cáceres town of Trujillo where he intends to manufacture this new model of precious stones in a totally artificial way. Apparently, and according to the field work prior to starting a business, this municipality in Cáceres has everything necessary for this activity, which needs sunlight to be able to manufacture these diamonds, which are already being a real revolution.
Leonardo DiCaprio, the ‘boss’ who will create jobs in Spain
According to the official website of Diamond Foundry – the company whose investor portfolio is part of the Hollywood actor – the foundry to be made in Trujillo will be the first in Europe. It is a project of 670 million euros, which will start operating in 2025. Full production is expected to take place, bringing the facility to 10 million carats, “serving both traditional diamond buyers and the semiconductor (automotive and communications) industries.”
“Solar energy is abundant in the region of Extremadura and, given our commitment to sustainable production, we want to demonstrate that solar energy can work autonomously on an industrial scale”reads a statement.
They will be grown in a factory and in a matter of days, which nature takes hundreds of years to create on its own.. It is estimated that the arrival in Trujillo of DiCaprio’s company will create hundreds of jobs, which represents an economic increase for the area.
The company will build, in more than 30,000 square meters, an industry in which it will implement the technology that will cultivate this mineral. 600 reactors will be installed that will work thanks to a 120 megawatt self-consumption photovoltaic plant, which will be built by Powen Energies.
All benefits both for the company, for the actor himself, for Spain and of course, for the environment, one of the great concerns of the protagonist of The man in the iron mask.
The actor is committed to sustainable business
Film in which Leonardo DiCaprio intervenes, a film that becomes a blockbuster. Although not for that reason it manages to take the recognition of the critic. The Oscar has eluded him on several occasions, but that hasn’t stopped him from being one of the highest-paid stars of the seventh art in recent years.
According to American media, it is estimated that his fortune is valued at more than 200 million euros. An amount that does not leave in the bank to have profitability and savings. The interpreter is one of the celebrities who uses his money in different investments, among them, the manufacture of diamonds.
How could it be otherwise, DiCaprio has made real estate investments, including the one that has led him to have his own island in Belize. He also owns a mansion in Palm Springs whose rent per night for an individual is 4,200 euros. A house that has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, swimming pool, spa, gym and tennis court.
Just like this one, the actor has a property in Carbon Beach valued at almost one million euros, and that can also be rented, this time for 45,700 euros per month.
In addition to the real estate market, Leonardo DiCaprio has noticed fair trade companies. He is one of the investors in Runa, a firm that distributes organic teas and natural energy drinks made from guayusa, a plant native to Ecuador. The objective of this company is to ensure the future of the three thousand indigenous families that cultivate the plant, whom they hire directly.
Likewise, the food sector is part of its list of investments. The American actor is also among the investors of two leading companies in the creation of organically grown beef. A novel way of producing meat that is a way to combat the climate crisis.