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Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio born November 11, 1974 is an American actor and film producer. DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials in the early 1990s, after which he had recurring roles in various television series such as the soap opera Santa Barbara and the sitcom Growing Pains. He also won his first Academy Award and BAFTA Award for his performance in The Revenant. DiCaprio is the founder of his own production company, Appian Way Productions and is an environmentalist.

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The Ecuadorean company Runa sells guayusa, a caffeinated tea native to the Amazon Rainforest.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is investing in an Ecuadorean company that produces tea from Amazon guayusa leaves, his latest support for environmentally sustainable projects in the South American nation.

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“Proud to invest in and join Runa in supporting Indigenous people of the Amazon whose futures are at risk as their native lands are exploited for natural resource and agricultural development,” the actor said in an Instagram post.

DiCaprio is also donating his shares in the company to the guayusa farmers working with Runa, noting that the future of such farming communities across the world is at risk as their native lands are exploited for commercial development.

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05.18.2016
Natalia Airoldi

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