Arnold Schwarzenegger Biography, Age, Career, and Net worth

Quick Facts about Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Arnold schwarzenegger

Birth Name

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger


Austrian Oak

Place of Birth

Thal, Austria

Date of Birth

30th July, 1947


73 Years

Zodiac Sign





Actor, Bodybuilder, Politician, Businessman, Author

Marital Status



Maria Shriver


Katherine Eunice, Christina Maria Aurelia, Patrick Arnold Shriver, and Christopher Sargent Shriver


6.2 Ft


113 Kg

Eye color


Hair color


Net worth

$ 400 million

Who is Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a renowned Austrian-American, Hollywood action hero, retired world champion bodybuilder, businessman, author, and former politician who served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2011. Schwarzenegger broke the record becoming the youngest Mr. Universe at the age. Though he had previously appeared on the bodybuilding documentary “Pumping Iron” in 1977, Schwarzenegger became ‘the man’ in Hollywood upon retiring as a bodybuilder. Some of his film credits include “Conan the Barbarian”, “The Terminator”, “Commando”, “Predator”, “Jingle All the Way”, and “True Lies” among many others. His book credits include “Developing a Mr. Universe Physique. Schwarzenegger”, “Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder”, and “Arnold’s Bodyshaping for Women” among others.

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What Kind of an Early Life had Arnold Schwarzenegger? 

Arnold Schwarzenegger was born Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger on the 30th of July, 1947 in Thal, Austria. He is the second son of Aurelia Jadrny and Gustav Schwarzenegger. His father was the local chief of police and had served in World War II as a Hauptfeldwebel after voluntarily joining the Nazi Party in 1938. Schwarzenegger was raised in a Catholic family whereby his strict parents ensured he attended mass every other Sunday. It is alleged that Arnold is not Gustav’s biological son and that’s the reason and thus his father favored his other sons more than Arnold.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Biography, Age, Career, And Net Worth
Arnold schwarzenegger biography, age, career, and net worth

Academically, Schwarzenegger was an average student but a very talented soccer player. In 1960 his soccer coach took his team to a local gym and that incident is what changed Schwarzenegger’s life for good since he got interested in weight training. A year later, when he was 14, ditched football for a bodybuilding career. Young Schwarzenegger was a frequent visitor of the gym in Graz as well as the local movie theaters to see bodybuilding idols such as Steve ReevesReg Park, and Johnny Weissmuller on the big screen.

What Career Statistics Define Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Arnold Schwarzenegger was introduced into weight lifting at the age of 13 and the age of 15, he began his career in body-building. Five years into the bodybuilding career, Schwarzenegger made history becoming the youngest person ever to win the “Mr. Universe” title at the age o2f 20 years. His success didn’t end there as he went on to further win the same title several other times. In 1968, the champion moved to America where he went on dominating the bodybuilding industry by winning 7 “Mr. Olympia” titles and 5 “Mr. Universe” titles. Now that he had set his eyes on Hollywood, Schwarzenegger later retired from bodybuilding and turned into acting. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger Biography, Age, Career, And Net Worth
Arnold schwarzenegger biography, age, career, and net worth

Schwarzenegger debuted his film career in 1977 with the bodybuilding documentary, “Pumping Iron” before his big break came five years later with the film, “Conan the Barbarian (1982). This film was a big success at the box office and it led to the release of the sequel in 1984. Still, in 1984, Schwarzenegger had a leading role in the sci-film movie, “The Terminator”. The film was again a box-office hit and lead the release of several other sequels including, “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” (1991), the 2003’s “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”, the 2015’s “Terminator Genisys”, as well as “Terminator: Dark Fate” (2019).  

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His other film credits include; “Commando” (1885), “the 1987’s “The Running Man”, “Predator” (1987), the 1990’s “Total Recall”, and “True Lies” (1994). Schwarzenegger has also made an appearance in several comedy films including, “Jingle All the Way” (1996), the 1994’s “Junior”, “Kindergarten Cop” (1990), and “Twins” (1988). Schwarzenegger is also the founder of the “Oak Productions” production company.

After emigrating to the U.S.A, Schwarzenegger joined the University of Wisconsin and later acquired U.S citizenship. In 2003 Schwarzenegger shifted his career gears into politics where he vied and won the gubernatorial seat for California. His winning made him the 38th Governor of the State of California in a historic recall election, and as governor ushered in an era of innovative leadership and extraordinary public service. The actor was elected in special recall elections that saw him replace Gray Davis, the then governor. In 2006, Schwarzenegger was re-elected into his position as the governor for the state of California before reaching his term limit in 2011.

Who has Arnold Schwarzenegger had an affair with?

Schwarzenegger is one person who has had several romantic affairs. His first public affair was with Barbara Outland, an English teacher. The duo started dating in 1969 before their love became sour leading to a separation in 1974. In 1977, Schwarzenegger fell into yet another relationship with Sue Moray, a Beverly Hills assistant hairdresser. The pair had an open relationship before the actor met television journalist Maria Shriver, niece of President John F. Kennedy, and established a romantic affair. Interestingly, Schwarzenegger dated both Moray and Shriver up to until the August of 1978 when Moray realized the affair and issued an ultimatum.

On the 26th of April 1986, Schwarzenegger walked down the aisle with Maria Shriver at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The couple has been blessed with four children including, Katherine Eunice, Christina Maria Aurelia, Patrick Arnold Shriver, and Christopher Sargent Shriver. After 25 years of marriage, the couple divorced in 2011 following an affair between Arnold and their housekeeper, Mildred Patricia “Patty” Baena. The affair led to the birth of a son named Joseph.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Biography, Age, Career, And Net Worth
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What Physical Body Statistics Describe Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Arnold Schwarzenegger has an impressive height of 6.2 feet, that is, 188 cm, and a decent weight of 113 Kg, or 249 pounds. His chest measurement is 57 inches, whereas his waist and arms measurements are 34 inches and 22 inches respectively. His eye color is brown and so is his hair color, brown.

What Net worth does Arnold Schwarzenegger have?

  • As of 2021, Arnold Schwarzenegger is $ 400 million.
  • At the peak of his career, he consistently earned $20-30 million per movie.
  • From the blockbuster film, “The Terminator”, Schwarzenegger pocketed a whopping $75,000 while the movie made $ 80 million worldwide.
  • His paycheck for the film, “Batman & Robin” shot up to 25 million whereas “Eraser” and “True Lies” earned him $20 million and $15 million respectively.
  • Arnold’s real estate portfolio alone is worth over $100 million.

What Achievements has had Arnold Schwarzenegger?

  1. Arnold Schwarzenegger is a 7-time winner of “Mr. Olympia”.
  2. He is a 5-time winner of “Mr. Universe”.
  3. In 1977, the actor won the Golden Globe Award.
  4. Schwarzenegger won became the World Amateur Bodybuilding Champion.
  5. Arnold has been honored as a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, International Sports Hall of Fame, as well as the WWE Hall of Fame.
  6. In 1993, Schwarzenegger was honored with Grand Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria.  

 What are the Laser Known Facts about Schwarzenegger?

  1. He Wasn’t the First Choice for The Terminator
  2. He’s a Big Environmental Advocate
  3. During the filming of “Terminator”, Schwarzenegger was a real-life terminator.
  4. His ex-wife, Maria Shriver, is an award-winning journalist.
  5. He lost in the auditions to play the role, “Incredible Hulk”.
  6. He practices meditation.

 What are the Famous Quotes by Arnold Schwarzenegger?

  • “You have to remember something: Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.” 
  • “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” 
  • “What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else?” 
  • “For me, life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.” 
  • “The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.”