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Leonardo DiCaprio Becomes Major Investor For Off-Grid Energy Startup

By Brian Spaen

Leonardo DiCaprio has been an outspoken environmental activist, along with making movies. His most recent move has been putting an investment into Kingo, an energy company in Guatemala that focuses on building off-grid solar energy sources. The rapidly-growing service has grown from a pilot project just a few years ago to serving 60,000 households in developing countries.

After the incredible success of Titanic, the famed actor created the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998. He’s spread awareness for global warming for many years and has worked on various documentaries. Not only is he a vegetarian, but he drives hybrid electric vehicles and his home is fully powered with solar panels.

DiCaprio continues to push the conversation forward, most recently speaking up about these issues at the 2016 Oscars and running a celebrity charity to protect wildlife and Native American rights. He’s on the board with the World Wildlife Foundation and the Natural Resources Defense Council, and now he’s joined Kingo.