Arnold Schwarzenegger Net Worth: Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, producer, businessman, investor, and former professional bodybuilder. He was the youngest person to win the title of Mr. Universe and then switched to acting through which he made his name through the Terminator film series’ as well as films like Total Recall. As of 2016, Schwarzenegger has an estimated net worth of $300 million.
Schwarzenegger was born on July 30, 1947, in Thal, Styria, Austria. He played many sports when he was a kid but got heavily interested in weightlifting at the age of 15. After completing a year of service in the Austrian Army, he went to start training seriously to become the best bodybuilder in the world. Even though he failed the first time, in 1967 he went on to be named as Mr. Universe at the age of 20 and became the youngest to ever do so. His consistency meant that he would go on to win it a further three times. He also got a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin.
Arnold wanted to make the switch to acting and because of his large physique, he started to get offers for some specific roles. He went on to get a role in a play called Hercules which was a start for him. He didn’t receive many offers but he managed to appear in films like Long Goodbye and Stay Hungry in 1976. For the latter one, he was also awarded a Golden Globe for New Male Star of the Year. Winning the award helped a lot as he went on to win a role in the film Pumping Iron which was related to bodybuilding.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Net Worth in years:
|Arnold Schwarzenegger Net Worth in 2012||$153 million|
|Arnold Schwarzenegger Net Worth in 2013||$203 million|
|Arnold Schwarzenegger Net Worth in 2014||$250 million|
|Arnold Schwarzenegger Net Worth in 2015||$272 million|
|Arnold Schwarzenegger Net Worth in 2016||$300 million|
His first box-office film was in Conan the Barbarian in 1982. He got a sudden rise in popularity following its release and would go on to reprise the role in Conan the Destroyer in 1988. In 1984, he was signed to play the role of The Terminator. The film was a global hit and is even today considered as the best role that he is involved with. He went on to star in its resulting sequels Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, and Terminator Genesis.
He has also appeared in lead roles in the films Commando, Raw Deal, The Running Man, Predator, and Red Heat. His net worth had drastically improved over this time and it was reported that he was making close to $10 million per movie during that time. Films like Twins, Total Recall, and Eraser followed in the latter years which were also global hits. As he has aged, his appearances in films have also decreased. Still, he makes some appearances now and then like in the films The 6th Day, Collateral Damage, and Around the World in 80 Days. Some of his recent appearances include that in The Expendables, The Expendables 2, Escape Plan, and The Last Stand. Schwarzenegger, who was the Governor of California 9 years, started to host the show The Celebrity Apprentice for its 15th season.