Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, model, actor, businessman, and politician, who has reached a net worth of $400 million in 2020. He’s one of the highest-paid actors in the entertainment world.
He reached the peak of his career receiving $20-30 million per movie. During this career, he consistently earned hundreds of millions of dollars. He poured his earnings into different investments especially in real estate where he became most successful.
Full Name: Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger
Age: 74 years old
Date of Birth: July 30, 1947
Profession: Actor, Producer, Businessman, retired Bodybuilder, and former Politician
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is his full name. He was born on July 30, 147 in a small village of Thal, Austria. His parents were both employed. His father named Gustav was the local chief of police and his mother was a homemaker.
He grew up having a challenging teenage life because his father wanted him to become a police officer while his mother wanted him to attend a trade school.
In 1960, he was introduced to the world of bodybuilding by his football (soccer) coach. He was first introduced in a local gym when he was 13 years old. Then, he started his body-building world.
He knew he could be different if he went outside their Austrian village. Arnold realized that Mr. Universe competition winners went on to Hollywood to have successful acting careers. It was the time when he set his vision on becoming the world’s most famous professional bodybuilder.
Arnold won the Junior Mr. Europe contest in 1965. Two years later, he became the youngest person to win the Mr. Universe title. He was just 20 years old at that time. Then, he continued this career and won three more titles.
Little did we all know that Arnold still goes to business school. This then explains where his great success comes from.
Who Has A Higher Net Worth: Arnold Schwarzenegger Or Sylvester Stallone?
The internet has become forceful to us in many ways. We tend to always believe what we see online. It can control a huge crowd to either make or break a celebrity’s image.
It’s common for stars to be compared and ranked to each other. They’re compared as more graceful, talented, cool, stunning, amazing, or excellent than other stars. But, do all of them care so much about these?
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone are the perfect examples of living celebrity rivals. They’re just one of the many names. Both are very competitive with one another but they don’t care about being compared.
The two could have hated each other a lot in the past. But, they are starting to be friends these days. It seems that their past hate and treatment of each other are injected into their DNAs.
Let’s compare them in terms of net worth. Since they’re good men who have built strong images in showbiz, let’s see who’s good at numbers. If you’d ask who has a higher net worth, this is the answer.
Both are earning the same. They are worth $400 million. Look how the two are competitive in their own lives.
How Arnold Invested His Money?
Any celebrity, as big as Arnold Schwarzenegger, invests in good things. There’s no stopping in making money. He had quite good investments in real estate before he became a well-known actor.
Arnold moved to America at the age of 21. It was in September 1968 when he was bringing $27,000 along with him. He saved up from winning in competitions. If you compare it today, it is equal to $182,000 after adjusting for inflation.
He began investing good money in real estate after arriving in Hollywood. His first land investment is in Palmdale, California. It was rumored to soon become a supersonic airport. The rumored investment flopped and he got discouraged.
His investments didn’t end in one failure. Arnold borrowed $10 from his trainer at Gold’s Gym in Venice, California. He also took his remaining funds for an apartment building.
The apartment was purchased at $214,000. One year went by, he sold the building for $360,000. His real estate investment continued.
He bought a 12-unit building, followed by a 36-unit building, then a 100-unit building. It was fast and his moves were planned. Each time he sold a building, he’d use the profit into the next ventures to avoid taxes and expected to have big future returns.
We’re learning from this man. He was in his early 20’s when he started investing. When he turned 25, Arnold became a real estate millionaire. It all happened before he became the famous actor he is now.
Arnold owns a great real estate portfolio of commercial properties. He primarily has properties in Southern California. The portfolio is worth $100 million except for his homes. How much more if we include those?
How much did Arnold get paid for Terminator?
Arnold Schwarzenegger is paid every word for his role in the famous sci-fi action movie Terminator. He spoke 700 words in the 1991 movie (Terminator 2) and earned $15 million when he portrayed the cybernetic android.
Look how much percentage it cost the movie to pay Arnold. The first franchise’s budget is $6.4 million. Of the whole, $750,000 went to Arnold for him to deliver only 57 lines. It’s a total of 13 grand per word which is a pretty decent amount.
Arnold delivered one of his famous lines when he had his COVID-19 jab. Of course, he is presumed to be not paid this time.
He received his vaccine in Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Arnold made a video of himself after the jab. He’s hilarious because he encouraged others to be vaccinated as well by reciting his ever-classic Terminator line, “Come with me if you want to live.”
The TikTok video was captioned, “Today was a good day. I have never been happier to wait in a line. If you’re eligible, join me and sign up to get your vaccine. Come with me if you want to live!”
This famous, active, actor is fortunate and, at the same time, generous enough to have put some of his fortunes to good use. He donated masks amounting to $1,000,000 ($715,000) to support the frontline health workers. For him, he realized that they’re battling against the spread of CoronaVirus.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Personal Life
What’s your guess about Arnold’s married life? It’s anticipated that there will be lots of women to be after a successful man like him. He got married to Maria Shriver, who was a television news personality and happens to be President John F. Kennedy’s niece.
They lived together and have two and have four children including Katherine and Patrick. In 2011, their relationship ended as it was known that Arnold became a father of a 14-year old son with their family housekeeper.
Arnold and Maria divorced but their divorce took them six years to settle. As they separated, Arnold kept their family home in Brentwood while Maria moved out. She used Arnold’s funds to find a new home nearby. Although already divorced, the two maintained joint ownership of some properties in Sun Valley, Idaho, and Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: House, Cars, Yacht, and Watches
You’ve watched this already in typical movie scenes. Rich people own houses, cars, yachts, and watches. As a real estate millionaire, Arnold gives these scenes a reality.
Pacific Palisade House in Los Angeles, California
In 1982, this gorgeous 2.5-acre Mediterranean-style Pacific Palisade was built. It has nine bedrooms and nine and a half bathrooms. The 10-feet villa is surrounded by palm trees in Los Angeles, California.
Pacific Palisade featured a beautiful landscape with a geometrically shaped swimming pool and a champion-sized tennis court. Inside is filled with so much natural light and marble floor. Well, the amazing place was the home where Arnold had a secret affair with his housekeeper.
He also enjoyed staying there for years until he finally got divorced. Then, he sold it in 2013 for $12.9 million.
Brentwood Mansion (Current Residence)
Unlike the previous villa, this property doesn’t have many details yet. But, it’s known to be bigger than his previous mansion. It has seven bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a swimming pool, and a tennis court. It features a stylish office look and a gym which is a bit more millennial than the previous.
This was bought in 2002 at the rate of $5.1 million. He currently lives here with his new girlfriend, Heather Milligan.
Arnold has other houses like the one in Ketchum, Idaho. It was featured in VH1s 10 Hottest Celebrity Winter Getaways. And lastly, he has a house in Hyannis Port, Massachusett which Arnold and his ex-wife share joint ownership of.
Cars and Motorbikes
Nothing’s cooler than owning a car collection like his. Since he’s worth $400 million, he can afford big names of cars and vehicles. Make sure you won’t get a locked jaw. Here is an incomplete list of Arnold’s car and motorbikes collection:
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport ($2.5 Million)
Oshkosh M-ATV ($4,737,000)
Bentley Continental SuperSport ($3,000,000)
Mercedes-Benz Unimog U1300 ($3,050,000)
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster ($2,000,000)
Porsche 911 Turbo ($1,060,000)
Tesla Roadster ($60,000)
Hummer H1 Green ($50,000)
Hummer H1 Yellow ($50,000)
Hummer H1 Red ($50,000)
Hummer H1 Terminator ($50,000)
M47 Patton Tank ($47,000)
Dodge Challenger SRT 8 ($30,000)
Ferrari 360 Spider ($1,020,000)
Harley Davidson Fat Boy ($20,599)
Arnold Schwarzenegger Professional Career
In 1970, Arnold was awarded “Mr. Olympia” and continued to win several more times. Not long after, he was given his first break in the film business. He was famous for his casting in “Hercules in New York”.
He started gaining followers as he became famous in 1977. It was after the release of “Pumping Iron”. It was a documentary about bodybuilding that fits him well.
Arnold continued to become famous. He kept growing and cast a movie like “Conan the Barbarian”. He didn’t have vast fame until the 1984 blockbuster “The Terminator”.
It was so successful that he earned $75,000. The film went on and earned $80 million worldwide. After this, he cast “The Running Man”, “Red Heat”, and “The Predator” films. He also dubbed a 1988 film “Twins” with Danny Devito.
In the 1990s, Arnold was called back to the role of the Terminator. His friend James Cameron directed the film this time. They continued to work together for the film “True Lies”. Arnold hit the movies like “Last Action Hero”, “Eraser” (1996), and “Batman and Robin”.
Our famous star was also a political star. He became a long-time member of the Republican Party. The 2004 National Republican convention featured Arnold Schwarzenegger making a speech of why he became a republican.
He served the government from 2003-2011. It was not anticipated by his fans to be a part of the politics. He shocked everyone in “The Tonight Show” announcing his run for Governor of California.
Our amazing star released a financial disclosure and it was shown that his net worth in 2003 was at $200 million. His prior-year earnings were $26 million and his federal tax bill was known to be $9.2 million.
Arnold runs all movie income through Oak Productions Inc. This LLC is based in Santa Monica, California. It is situated in a building located at 3100 Main Street, a property that has dozens of other tenants in it. Surprisingly, Arnold owns this building.
If only Arnold spends those times serving in the government into having potential films, he would have earned about $200 million.
Favorite Quotes from Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold has been in Hollywood for quite some time. Here are the lines he’s famous and remembered most for:
“What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else and avoid trouble?”
You have to remember something: Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.”
“There are no shortcuts—everything is reps, reps, reps.”