According to The Hollywood Reporter in 2009 the actor developed a friendship with “obscenely wealthy Hollywood wannabes” whose millions in gifts to the biggest movie star in the world, became a focus of the largest corruption case in U.S. history (an estimation goes as far as $4.5 billion). According to ‘Billion Dollar Whale’ written by WSJ reporters Tom Wright and Bradley Hope. A group of men, most notably Jho Low, managed to get into Leonardo Dicaprio circle by buying expensive gifts for him “including a lavish trip to South Africa to watch the 2010 World Cup, a Basquiat painting and even Marlon Brando’s Oscar for 1954’s On the Waterfront” (valued in millions of dollars) and financing the boring Scorsese-Dicaprio movie ‘Wolf of Wall Street’. Dicaprio’s team is doing their best to keep this story out of the media, but Billion Dollar Whale will be released later this month.