Arnold Schwarzenegger Net Worth
Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, model, actor, businessman and politician. He has approximately $450 million in net worth. He is in a very enviable company of the most-famous actors in the world. Arnold has at times been the highest-paid person in the entertainment world.
During the peak of his career, he easily earned $20-30 million per movie. He has earned hundreds of millions of dollars in film salaries alone during his career. Arnold had invested his earnings heavily in real estates. His investment portfolio in real estate alone is worth over $100 million. Arnold is the epitome of how to achieve one’s dream with sheer ambition.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was born on July 30, 1947 in Thal, Austria. Arnold was introduced to bodybuilding by his soccer coach while he was 13 years old. His father who was himself a policeman had wanted his son to also follow in his footsteps while his mother wanted him to attend a trade school.
Baited by the prospect of an acting career in Hollywood after winning Mr. Universe, Arnold worked assiduously on becoming the most famous professional bodybuilder in the world. He won the Junior Mr. Europe Contest in 1965. At the age of 20, he became the youngest person to win the Mr. Universe title. He won the title for three more times afterwards. Arnold combined bodybuilding with attending a business school.
Arnold won his first “Mr. Olympia” title in 1970. He was handed his first film role in “Hercules in New York”. His fame spread like wild fire in harmattan after the release of the bodybuilding documentary “Pumping Iron”. His popularity soared with movies like “Conan the Barbarian”. His career took off properly when he was cast in 1984 blockbuster “The Terminator”.
His fame and popularity went through the stratosphere after the Terminator. He followed up with global hits like “The Running Man”, “Red Heat” and “The Predator”. Arnold Schwarzenegger made a return to his role of the terminator in the 1990s with his friend cum director James Cameron. The friends found even more success with “True Lies”.
Arnold, Danny Devito and director Ivan Reitman agreed a zero salary for the movie “Twins” in exchange for 40% of the film. The movie was a breakthrough making more than $215 million worldwide at the box office. In an interview in March 2014, he claimed that he earned more from “Twins” than any of his other movies throughout his entire career. The friends are assumed to have made between $35-40 million each from the movie.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has been a member of the Republican party for a long time. He appeared at the 2004 National Republican convention delivering a speech on why he became a republican. Arnold Schwarzenegger took the nation as well as fans by surprise when he announced on “The Tonight Show” in 2003 that he was running for Governor of California. He served as Governor from 2003 to 2011.
The bodybuilder and actor was married to television news personality Maria Shriver who was the niece of President John F. Kennedy. The couple had four children together. The love affair between the two ended when news broke that Arnold had fathered a son with family housekeeper. Their divorce traveled six years before finally settled. The two still jointly own family vacation properties in Sun Valley, Idaho and Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.