DiCaprio’s ‘$1 million trip to the moon’
Leonardo DiCaprio sold a trip to the moon for nearly $1 million at the amFAR Gala near Cannes.
The 39-year-old Inception actor attended the star-studded annual amFAR auction Thursday, which was held the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc just outside Cannes, France.
The event raises money for AIDS research charities and apparently Leonardo contributed a huge amount to the cause.
According to Variety, the Wolf of Wall Street star successfully auctioned off a trip to space for 700,000 Euros, which is nearly $1 million. Leonardo will accompany the bidder on the journey in 2015.
Several huge names were in attendance at the gala, including event chairs Sharon Stone, Harvey Weinstein, Milla Jovovich, Heidi Klum and John Travolta. Other A-list guests included Jane Fonda, Marion Cotillard, Rosario Dawson, Justin Bieber, Jessica Chastain, Gael Garcia Bernal, Adrian Grenier, Kellan Lutz, Michelle Rodriguez, and Paris Hilton.
Around 40 supermodels wore red gowns to the party in honour of AIDS awareness and their dresses were auctioned off to Russian businessman Igor Susin later in the night for 3.5 million Euros, which is just under $4.8 million.
Igor purchased the garments for his wife Ina, who says she will put the clothes to good use.
“I will wear the first one on my birthday,” Ina said. “I will wear them all.”
Sharon addressed amFAR auction guests powerfully, giving a moving speech on what they aimed to accomplish on the night.
“Today is the day we can say we have a cure for pediatric AIDS,” she said to loud applause.
“There were many times we came here over the years where we’re failing.
“Now we are in the beginning of the end of AIDS.”
This amFAR event garnered $38 million for AIDS charities, a record-breaking figure.
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