Arnold Schwarzenegger: Fortune and Earnings

birth date July 30, 1947 (75 years old)
Born in Thal, Styria, Austria
nationality Austria / United States
Marital status dating Heather Milligan
Full name Actor, Former Governor of California
nickname Arnie, governor
Children 5 (Joseph, Patrick, Katherine, Christopher, Christina)
size 1.88 m
Weight 117kg

How rich is Arnold Schwarzenegger

He is probably the most famous living Austrian in the world: Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was born on July 30, 1947 in Thal in Styria. There is now even a Schwarzenegger Museum there, which opened in his home in 2011. Since then, a larger-than-life Arnie statue has adorned the entrance area – with a height of three meters and, in the usual bodybuilder manner, probably the best symbol for his glorious life.

As an action film star, he was able to earn millions, which were supplemented by lucrative advertising contracts. But he was also able to achieve a lot as an entrepreneur, with numerous investments and as a politician. The superstar’s private fortune is estimated at 365 million euros.

From bodybuilder to millionaire superstar and politician

Arnold Schwarzenegger grew up in the gendarmerie’s official apartment in a former forester’s lodge in the Austrian municipality of Thal. Arnold Schwarzenegger began bodybuilding at the age of 14 . It was thanks to his unconditional ambition that he quickly became the best and most famous bodybuilder in the world. During his sporting career, the muscle man was named Mister Olympia seven times and Mister Universe five times.

On August 8, 1966, Schwarzenegger left his homeland and moved to the United States, where he earned a degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin. He invested his numerous prize money profitably in real estate transactions and in the direct sale of bodybuilding equipment . His business acumen paid off and Schwarzenegger was a millionaire before he even made his first film. In 2003 he entered politics and was elected governor of California . He was reconfirmed in office in 2007, serving his second and final term under California law. His annual salary as governor was $175,000per year, i.e. significantly less than the income from acting.

A life of luxury

Schwarzenegger once said, “Money is not that important. That’s why I don’t care if I have $70 million or $50 million.” An interesting testimony of true humility.

Running for governor in 2003, he said of himself that he was “so rich that he would be economically independent governor of California . ” Because California candidates for public office are required to disclose their wealth, the public learned at the time that Schwarzenegger had earned a good $57 million in 2000 and 2001. He donated around five million dollars to a good cause. However, Schwarzenegger still made most of his income from the film business. For example, he earned $75,000 from his first Terminator film.

n addition to countless properties in Ohio and California, Schwarzenegger owns a chain of restaurants in Los Angeles and invests a large part of his money in government bonds. The Hollywood star is a mutual fund co-owner and owns shares in the companies Starbucks, Wal-Mart, Coca Cola and PepsiCo .

Schwarzenegger is not only a gun nut in his films, but also privately owns all the guns that he used in the hit movies. These include machine guns, grenade launchers and launchers, and Uzi submachine guns. “I don’t even know how many guns I have,” Arnold told the Frankfurter Rundschau in 2013. His collection even includes a real tank – an M47 Patton Tank used by the US government during the Cold War and with whom Schwarzenegger had done his basic military service. His treasures also include the “Humvee” military vehicle (also known as the Hummer H1), which he was the first civilian to ever acquire.

It was not until early 2014 that the US beer brand “Bud Light” paid the star three million dollars (around 2.2 million euros) for a beer advertisement. A lucrative income when you consider that the spot lasts just 30 seconds.

Film fees from Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger landed his first film role in the 1970 film Hercules in New York. However, he only really became known in 1982 with the leading role in the film “Conan the Barbarian”. Schwarzenegger also directed the films Tales from the Crypt (1990) and Christmas in Connecticut (1992).

The Last Stand – $10,000,000 + 25% equity

Terminator III – Rise of the Machines – $29,000,000

Collateral Damage – $25,000,000

The 6th Day – $25,000,000

End of Days – $22,000,000

Batman & Robin – $25,000,000

Eraser – $20,000,000
A promise is a promise – $20,000,000

True Lies – $15,000,000
Junior – $15,000,000

Last Action Hero – $15,000,000

Terminator II – Judgment Day- $14,000,000

Total Recall – $8,000,000
Kindergarten Cop – $12,000,000

Red Heat – $8,000,000

Predator – $3,000,000
Running Man – $5,000,000

The Phantom Commando – $1,500,000

Terminator – $750,000
Conan the Destroyer – $1,000,000

Conan the Barbarian – $250,000

Hercules in New York – $12,000

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