The Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, model, businessman and politician was born in a tiny Austrian village, Thal, on the 30th of July, 1947.
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER NET WORTH – $400 MILLION
Birth Name – Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger
Date of birth – July 30, 1947
Zodiac Sign – Leo
Birth Place – Thal, Styria, Austria
Nationality – American | Austrian
Height – 6′ 2″
Profession – Entrepreneur, Politician, Film producer, Film director, Writer, Philanthropist, Actor, Bodybuilder, Businessperson, Investor, Television Director
Unlike what his father – a chief of local police – and his mother – a homemaker – wanted him to become – a police officer or a graduate of a trade school, Arnold had a different idea about how his life was going to be. He admired the winners of the famous Mr. Universe competition and did everything he could to become one.
At his 20th anniversary, he already was the youngest winner of this contest, and then won the title again for 3 more times. However, Arnold did not neglect his professional path and attended business school in his spare time.
The current Arnold Schwarzenegger net worth of $400 million would probably not have been possible without winning the Mr. Universe title. With $27,000 in his pockets, all saved from winning such competitions, he moved to America in 1968 and began investing in real estate. The $27,000 at that time was equal to $182,000 after the inflation adjustment, so it was a lot of money.
After his arrival in Hollywood, Schwarzenegger began his real estate business by buying a small piece of land in Palmdale, California, but this investment was not successful. He persevered and successively bought and sold apartment buildings, always investing the earnings to avoid taxes and hoping to get increased future return. At the age of 25, he already was a real estate millionaire.
All these happened prior to Arnold becoming a well-known actor, but the successful career as a real estate trader allowed him to become pickier with the roles he was later offered.
The first Mr. Olympia title was won in 1970, and those that followed throughout his career made him the perfect choice for the movie Hercules in New York, but his fame became even greater in 1977, when Pumping Iron – a bodybuilding documentary – was released.
Conan the Barbarian followed, but maybe the most important role in his entire career was that of The Terminator, in 1984, from which he earned $75,000. Other roles that followed – The Running Man, The Predator, Twins, Eraser, and Batman and Robin – only consolidated his fame as an actor.
The political career of Arnold Schwarzenegger began in the Republican Party and culminated with him elected governor of California from 2003 to 2011.
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