Leonardo DiCaprio Auctions Harley-Davidson for Charity, Raises €500,000

Leonardo DiCaprio, 2014 Oscar 1 photo
A noted conservationists and philanthropist, actor Leonardo DiCaprio has recently hosted a gala in France to raise funds for his wildlife foundation. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation funds projects and programs aimed at saving endangered and threatened species around the world.
The actor opened the evening and in his inaugural speech he mentioned that “there has never been, since the time of dinosaurs, as many plant and animal species disappearing so quickly. We must make efforts to protect rich biodiversity.” DiCaprio auctioned one of his motorcycles, an unspecified Harley-Davidson model which brought in $673,000 (over €500,000). The value of the bike was also enhanced by the fact that Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro had signed it, adding an unique touch to it.

Around 500 guests have attended DiCaprio’s gala, with donations ranging from $7,000 to $130,000 (). However, among the auctioned objects, Leo’s Harley was reportedly one of the cheapest. One of Bono’s guitars was sold for $1,000,000 (€5,230-97,100), two walk-on roles in DiCaprio’s next movies were auctioned for $2.4 mil (€1,79 mil), while the most expensive item of the evening brought more than $6 million (€4.48 mil): Damien Hirst’s Golden Myth sculpture was bought by billionaire Len Blavatnik.

Among other noted guests, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation gala had Julian lennon, Jared Leto, Crooner Thicke, Paul Oakenfold, Selena Gomez, Mario Cotillard, Petra Nemcova, Dean and Dan Caten, Joan Collins and DiCaprio’s model girlfriend Toni Garnn. Reports say that more than $25 million (€18.67 mil) have been raised in the Domaine Bertaud Belieu winery event at St-Tropez.

We are still looking for photos of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Harley-Davidson but it looks like they’re really hard to come by. Maybe the new owner, whose name was not specified will decide to brag a bit on his new bike and shoot some for us…
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