The ridiculously famous man we are going to talk about here obviously does not need any much introduction because he is a world renowned superstar in the movie industry, that is the Hollywood.
The man we are talking about is Arnold Schwarzenegger. His name deserves honor because he has given all his life to entertaining both his fans and just neutral audience.
Arnold’s talent and work cannot just be described by words and if you miss out on some of his top, ground breaking movies, you are probably living in the stone age. Though he is not just all about acting, he is mostly renowned for his time in the movie industry.
He is also a business man, politician, Entrepreneur and everything he touches seem to turn to gold in terms of his successful career.
So let’s explore the world of Arnold Schwarzenegger, how he came to be, his career and finally his overall net worth.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Profile
- Full Name: Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger
- Age: 72 years old
- Nationality: American
- State of Origin: Thal, Austria
- State of residence: California
- Marital status: Single
- Occupation: Businessman, Entrepreneur, weight-lifter, Actor, Director, Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger was born on the 30th of July, 1947 and he is currently 72 years of age. His parents were Aurelia Jadrny and Gustav Schwarzenegger who was a world War I soldier and a police.
During the Stalingard, he sustained wounds and had to withdraw from the war zone as a result of malaria. It was after his father’s return that Gustav married his mother.
According the Arnold, he grew up in a very strict home where his parents never spared the rod when it comes to the children misbehaving. Arnold had a smooth going with his mother and siblings, grew up in a catholic family who never miss mass on Sundays until the death of his mother.
He never had a cordial relationship with his father who had doubts if Arnold was his legitimate son.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Education
Arnold was not so bright at school, probably because he is not always present minded but he was always jovial and humorous. Arnold grew up in a very poor home, and one of his stand out memories was when his father bought a refrigerator.
Through a lot of influence from his father, Arnold was engaged in a lot of sports like soccer, football and others. The first time he came in contact with a Gym was when his school’s football team were taken to the gym for workouts in 1960.
BY the time he was 14 years old, he decided to choose bodybuilding instead of soccer and he became very passionate about it.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Career
Arnold started out his professional career as a weight-lifter and body builder and today he is one of the frontline figures of the sport. He is so important to the sport that a competition was named after him called the Arnold Classic Annual Bodybuilding competition.
Even after his retirement from the sport, he is still prominent because of his various lines of gyms that he own to his name. He presides over a lot of bodybuilding shows, weightlifting and awards related with the sport.
Arnold himself had a very successful career in the bodybuilding and weightlifting sports, winning some many awards like Mr. Universe for 3 consecutive years, Mr. Olympia for 7 straight years, And many many others.
Arnold moved from Power lifting into Acting in 1970 but his transition was not as seamless as he would have hoped. He was told his body was weird, his name was too long and he had to change it etc.
He basically met rejection everywhere he went to until he got a role in Hercules in New York. His part of the movie was dubbed as a result of his extremely thick accent.
From there on, he won movie producers over and he featured in a lot of hit movies like Pumping Iron, Conan the Barbarian, Conan the Destroyer and the Science fiction thriller Terminator. Other hit movies he made appearances in include The Expendables, Escape Plan and many others.
Arnold also had a very successful political career in the United States as a republican. He noted he became a republican because the Democrats sounded more like the Austrian socialists.
The day Arnold announced he was running for the office of the mayor of California, it became a national News and it spread like wildfire. Though most people never heard of Arnold’s political views and thoughts, he was still recognized. He was popularly referred to as the governator, named after his movie, Terminator.
It was a norm for aspiring Governors to go for many public debates, Arnold opted against it and by the time the election process was over, Arnold was named the next governor of California by winning 55.5% of the total vote. He became the second foreign born governor in California history.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Relationship
Just like many other superstar actors in history, Arnold is no different in terms of women. He has been in relationships far and wide, many of which ended in divorce. His first love when he went to America was Barbara Baker, whom he dater for over three years.
After then, they broke up due to issues that erupted in the relationship.
Arnold once had a relationship with two women, Moray and Shiver for a whole year. He finally got married to Shriver in 1986 and all their children were born in California.
Shriver and Arnold ended their relationship after 25 years when she discovered he fathered a son with a maid for 14 years in the same home.
Since 2015 till date, Arnold has been dating Heather Milligan who is 27 years younger than him.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Achievement
If we want to list all of the awards and achievements that Arnold has throughout his career in all aspects, we would not finish today. That is how tremendous and glittering his career has been so far.
He won several awards for his achievement in acting career, political career and also his country, Austria.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Net worth
You would expect someone of a star status like Arnold to have a lot of money because of his hugely successful career.
Though he made much of his fortune through acting, he also invests in real estate which is also quite lucrative if you make the right investments. At the time of this writing, , Arnold Schwarzenegger has an estimated net worth is $450 million.