LEONARDO DICAPRIO HOSTS BENEFIT IN ST. TROPEZ

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
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By ITM Staff

St. Tropez was a star-studded destination this week, and all for Leonardo DiCaprio!

The actor pulled out all the stops as he hosted a destination gala for his organization, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.   Dedicated to preserving the natural environment, the organization raised more than $25 million at the event!

Among the star-studded list of 500 guests were DiCaprio’s model girlfriend, Toni Garnn, new besties Selena Gomez and Cara DelevingneRobin Thicke and Oscar winner, Jared Leto.

Held at the Domaine Bertaud Belieu winery in St. Tropez, the organization’s first ever gala raked in the millions from an impressive charity auction.  According to Page Six, auction items included a Damien Hirst sculpture that sold to billionaire Len Blavatnik for over $6 million.  A Harley Davidson motorcycle signed by DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, and Robert De Niro went for over $673,000 and two walk-on roles in DiCaprio’s next film were auctioned for over $2.4 million dollars!

As for the cherry on top, rock legend Bono performed “Stand By Me” with Julian Lennon and also auctioned off his own guitar for $1 million at the event.

Like his pal Leo, Bono has a wealth of experience when it comes to giving back.  As a co-founder of the organization ONE, which fights poverty and preventable disease, and Product (RED), a campaign that raises funds to help eliminate HIV/AIDS in Africa, Bono has expressed his passion for giving a voice to people in need.

ITM caught up with Bono at a Product (RED) auction over the holiday season where the rockstar vocalized the pressing need for relief against HIV and AIDS.

“People say we like your cause. You know 35 million people are dead, it’s not a cause, you know what I mean? It’s an emergency,” the musician stated.  Watch the full interview here!

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