Dare to pronounce his surname! It becomes a task in itself to name the “Austrian Oak” and “The Terminator” guy if you are to talk about him. But then, for what are his many other labels? Yes, we are talking about Arnold Schwarzenegger who didn’t take the salary when he was the Governor of California because he was already so rich! Do you buy it? Strange but true.
Being a businessman, a bodybuilder, an actor & an investor he has earned huge in terms of money and fame. It becomes interesting to know the exact wealth he is bound to have. So today, let’s have a look on the life and net worth of Arnold Schwarzenegger as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Arnold Schwarzenegger was born on July 30, 1947 in the state of Styria, Austria. His birth name was Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger. His father Gustav Schwarzenegger served in World War 2 as he was a local police chief. Mother Aurelia was a house maker.
He did his schooling from Santa Monica College from where he learned English. He then went on to earn a degree in International Marketing & Business from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He lost his father due to a stroke in 1972 and brother in a car crash in 1971. He had a dream to be a bodybuilder which was fulfilled by his shifting to the US at the age of 21. He did his early bodybuilding in Gold’s Gym in LA under the trainer, Joe Weider.
Arnold Schwarzenegger dated many women including TV journalist Maria Shriver, whom he eventually married in 1986. The couple had four children, and the family lived in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Their married life, after 25 years, resulted in separation On May 9, 2011. Many reports surfaced afterward where Arnold Schwarzenegger himself revealed that he fathered the son of one of their house’s employee, Patty Baena. He then took over the financial custody of Baena’s child. As of 2015, he is in a relationship with physical therapist Heather Milligan and also supports his kids.
Career, Awards, & Nominations:
Arnold Schwarzenegger had very early in his life started struggling to become a bodybuilder. He was only 23 when he secured the title of Mr. Olympia first, and then six more times in line. He is five-time Mr. Universe too. He ventured into acting, performing in the movie “Hercules” in 1970, in “The Long Goodbye” in 1973, and in a lead role in the “Conan the Barbarian” of 1982. He has also acted in big box office successes like the “Terminator” series, “The Expendables” series and “Killing Gunther” of 2017.
It was in 2003 that he stepped into politics, and became two-time Governor of California in 2013 & 2016. His business investments are in Oak Production, Inc., Planet Hollywood chain of restaurants and Arnold Sports Festival, among others.
His achievements in terms of awards include Golden Globe Awards, Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur, etc. He has also been inducted into WWE Hall of Fame and International Sports Hall of Fame.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Though his value is likely to increase in 2019 with “Terminator” & “Expendables” ready to release, his current net worth too is no less.
He has an estimated net worth of around $450 million owing to his career in bodybuilding, and numerous title wins. Adding on to his wealth are other sources like his acting in blockbuster movies, among which the highest earning were “Pumping Iron” (1977), and the current “Terminator” & “Expendables” franchise. His investments in real estate and Arnold’s Sports Festival etc. has also helped him heap a good fortune. He lives in Los Angeles in his $13 million luxury house and drives around with Bugatti & Mercedes.
How he became a renowned personality coming from a foreign land is no doubt an exciting tale. The “Terminator” actor had become “Governator” & all other nicknames with an Austrian accent. With a good body at 70 & best acting in movies, he continues to entertain us despite his changing realms of interest & we just wish him good luck.