Arnold Schwarzenegger is a billionaire

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Fortune and Earnings


How rich is Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

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

From bodybuilder to millionaire superstar and politician

Arnold Schwarzenegger grew up in the official apartment of the gendarmerie in a former forester's house in the Austrian municipality of Thal. Already 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. In his athletic career, the muscleman became overall seven times to Mister Olympia and five times to Mister Universe chosen.

On August 8, 1966, Schwarzenegger left his home and moved to the United States, where he completed a business degree at the University of Wisconsin. His He invested numerous prize money profitably in real estate transactions and in direct sales for bodybuilding equipment. His business acumen paid off, and Schwarzenegger was a millionaire before he even made his first film. In 2003 he got into politics and became California Governor elected. In 2007 he was reassigned to his office and served the second and last possible term under California law. Be Annual governor salary was $ 175,000 per year, which is significantly less than the income from acting.

A life in luxury

Schwarzenegger once said: “Money is not that important. So I don't care if I have $ 70 million or $ 50 million. ”An interesting testimony to true humility.

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

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

Schwarzenegger is not only a gun fanatic in his films, but also privately owns all the guns he used in the hit movies. These include machine guns, grenade weapons and launchers, and Uzi submachine guns. “I don't even know how many weapons I have,” Arnold told the Frankfurter Rundschau in 2013. His collection even includes a real tank - an M47 Patton Tank, which was used by the US government in the Cold War and with which Schwarzenegger did his basic military service. In addition, one of his treasures is the “Humvee” military vehicle (also known under the name Hummer H1), which he was the first civilian to ever acquire.

It wasn't until the beginning of 2014 that the US beer brand “Bud Light” paid the star three million dollars for a beer advertisement (around 2.2 million euros). A lucrative income when you consider that the spot only lasts 30 seconds.

Film fees from Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger got his first film role in 1970 in the film "Hercules in New York". However, he only became really known in 1982 with the lead role in the flick "Conan the Barbarian". Schwarzenegger was also successful as a director in the films "Tales from the Crypt" (1990) and "Christmas in Connecticut" (1992).

The Last Stand - $ 10,000,000 + 25% stake

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 - 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 Command - $ 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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