He was born July 30, 1947 in Austria. Arnold’s father was the chief of police in the town. He was first introduced to weightlifting when he was 14 by his football coach. Once Arnold turned 14 he decided that he wanted to be a bodybuilder for a living. His father was against this and wanted Arnold to be a police officer, but Arnold’s mind did not change. Whenever Arnold wasn’t lifting he could be found watching movies of famous bodybuilders who were his idols. One of Arnold’s biggest bodybuilding heroes was Steve reeves who was Mr. Universe in the year 1950 and then became a successful actor.
Arnold won the Junior Mr. Europe Bodybuilding Contest in 1965. He became the youngest person ever to win a Mr. Universe bodybuilding title at age 20 in 1967. He would then go and win 3 more of these titles in his career. Even though Arnold was a very successful bodybuilder, he still understood the importance of getting a good education. This is why he attended a business school when he was not training.
When Arnold turned 21, he moved to the United states. While here he began to train at the world famous Gold’s Gym in LA. He earned his first Mr. Olympia title in 1970 and would earn this title 7 more times in his bodybuilding career. After he won his first Mr. Olympia title he was selected to be in the film “Hercules in New York”. In 1977 he was in a bodybuilding documentary called “Pumping Iron” and is well known for it. He also starred in the movie “Conan the Barbarian”. Arnold was not really famous for his film career until he starred in “The Terminator” in 1984. This kick started Arnold’s film career with him following up with movies like “The Predator” and “Red Heat”. He even tried a bit of comedy when he starred in “Twins” with Danny Devito as a co-star. During the 1990′s he finally would return to play the Terminator yet again, where he had a lot of success.
After a very successful film career, Arnold got into politics. He has been a member of the republican party for a long time. He announced to the country that he was running for Governor of the state of California on “The Tonight show”. He won the election and served from 2003-2010.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has a net worth of approximately $350 million.