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What is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Net Worth?

Endorsements and What is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Net Worth? 

Schwarzenegger, who was a successful entrepreneur before entering the film industry, has a net worth of $450 million. He earned $20-30 million per film at his peak. He made millions of dollars from movies while also pursuing a real estate career. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s real estate portfolio is worth $100 million.

Arnold earned $2 million for his performance in “Commando,” $3.5 million for “Predator,” $11 million for “Total Recall,” and $12 million for both “Kindergarten Cop” and “Terminator 2.” Arnold’s dialogue in Terminator 2 was only 700 words long, costing $21,429 per spoken word.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Net Worth

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Biography and Growing Up

Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in the Austrian village of Thal on July 30, 1947. Gustav, the local police chief, and his mother were both housewives. Schwarzenegger was 13 years old when his football (soccer) coach took him to the local gym and introduced him to the world of body building.

Arnold’s father initially desired for him to become a police officer. His mother desired that he attend a technical school. Arnold knew he was meant for something bigger than their small Austrian village. Arnold set his sights on becoming the world’s most famous professional bodybuilder after learning that some recent Mr. Universe winners went on to have successful acting careers in Hollywood.

Arnold won the Junior Mr. Europe competition in 1965. He was the youngest Mr. Universe winner, at the age of 20, in 1967. Arnold went on to win the championship three more times. Despite his bodybuilding success, Schwarzenegger found time in his spare time to attend business school.

Real Name/Full Name Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Birth Place: Thal, Austria
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Date Of Birth/Birthday: 30 July, 1947
Age/How Old: 74 Years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimeters – 188 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6’ 2”
Weight: In Kilograms – 107 kg
In Pounds – 235 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Gustav Schwarzenegger,
Mother – Aurelia Jadrny Schwarzenegger
Siblings: Meinhard Schwarzenegger
School: N/A
College: Santa Monica college
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American-Austrian
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Maria Shriver (m. 1986-2011)
Kids/Children Name: Yes (Joseph Baena, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Christopher Schwarzenegger, Katherine Schwarzenegger, Christina Schwarzenegger)
Profession: Actor, filmmaker, businessman, author, former professional bodybuilder and politician
Net Worth: $450 million


Personal Existence

From 1969 to 1974, Arnold Schwarzenegger was in a relationship with Barbara Outland. They spent quality time together, but things became difficult, and they eventually split up. In 1986, Schwarzenegger married Maria Shriver. All four of the couple’s children were born in Los Angeles.

They shared a huge house in Brentwood. The couple divorced in 2011. On the 4th of May, 2011, they filed for divorce. Arnold has been through a lot as a result of his health. Because of this, he has undergone open heart surgery. Arnold has also been injured a number of times while riding motorcycles.


Arnold Schwarzenegger Net Worth

Arnold Schwarzenegger Net Worth

Arnold Schwarzenegger Relationship & Girlfriend

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been in several relationships and has faced many challenges. Because of his side relationship, he is forced to divorce. His persona and body were his main draws, which many women couldn’t get enough of.


Professional Development

Arnold began bodybuilding in 1960 and it quickly became his primary focus. He became Mr Olympia in 1970, making him the youngest person to do so. Since then, he has amassed a total of seven Mr Olympia titles. His ripped muscle and chiseled body were absolutely amazing.

Arnold began his acting career in 1970, but he gained recognition after the release of Barbarian in 1982. He has worked on films such as Terminator, Predator, Commando, Total Recall, and The Expandable. Arnold was also a politician, serving as California’s 38th governor. He is a successful businessman who owns a restaurant chain and a number of real estate properties.


Career in Politics

Schwarzenegger has been a Republican Party member for a long time. He even gave a speech about why he became a Republican at the 2004 National Republican Convention. He shocked the nation in 2003 when he announced his candidacy for Governor of California on “The Tonight Show.” Arnold was Governor from 2003 to 2011.

Arnold released financial disclosures in the run-up to his election that put his net worth in 2003 at $200 million. According to the same disclosure, his prior year earnings exceeded $26 million, and his federal tax bill was $9.2 million.

He manages all of his movie earnings through Oak Productions Inc., a Santa Monica, California-based LLC. Oak Productions is housed in a building at 3110 Main Street, a commercial property in a prime location with about a dozen tenants. Arnold owns the entire structure.

Arnold would later claim that his eight years as Governor cost him $200 million in potential movie earnings.



Schwarzenegger stated that he was captivated by a bodybuilding magazine when he was younger. He read the magazine faster than he ever had before. Arnold’s first competitive win came at the age of 18 in the Junior Mr. Europe competition. He became addicted to competing after that and went on to win a large number of trophies and competitions, which you can read about in the following section.

During his bodybuilding career, he won five Mr. Universe competitions and seven Mr. Olympia competitions, a total that Phil Heath has just tied. Schwarzenegger broke into the film industry after a successful career in bodybuilding. Despite being told that he wouldn’t be a good fit for movies because of his size and Austrian accent.

Nonetheless, he played a variety of roles, including the most well-known as the ‘Terminator,’ for which he coined the catchphrase “I’ll be back!” He always aimed for the top and worked his way up the political ladder, eventually becoming Governor of California from 2003 to 2011.


Arnold has received numerous awards over the years. Arnold has held the title of Mr Olympia seven times. In addition, he is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame and the International Sports Hall of Fame. Arnold has also been nominated for a Golden Globe.


Few of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career highlights below:

Competitions | Bodybuilding Achievements:

  • 1963 Steirer Hof Competition in Graz, Austria (runner-up).
  • 1965 Junior Mr. Europe in Germany
  • 1966 Best-Built Athlete of Europe in Germany
  • 1966 International Powerlifting Championship in Germany
  • 1966 Mr. Europe–amateur in Germany.
  • 1966 NABBA Mr. Universe–amateur in London, England
  • 1967 NABBA Mr. Universe–amateur in London, England
  • 1968 German Powerlifting Championship in Germany
  • 1968 IFBB Mr. International in Tijuana, Mexico
  • 1968 NABBA Mr. Universe–professional in London, England
  • 1968 IFBB Mr. Universe in Miami, Florida (tall class winner)
  • 1969 IFBB Mr. Universe in New York
  • 1969 IFBB Mr. Olympia in New York (2nd place to Sergio Olivia)
  • 1969 NABBA Mr. Universe–professional in London, England
  • 1969 IFBB Mr. Europe–professional in Germany
  • 1970 NABBA Mr. Universe–professional in London, England
  • 1970 AAU Pro Mr. World in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1970 IFBB Mr. Olympia in New York
  • 1971 IFBB Mr. Olympia in Paris, France
  • 1972 IFBB Mr. Olympia in Essen, Germany
  • 1973 IFBB Mr. Olympia in New York
  • 1974 IFBB Mr. Olympia in New York
  • 1975 IFBB Mr. Olympia in Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1980 IFBB Mr. Olympia in Sydney, Australia


  • The Terminator (1984)
  • Commando (1985)
  • Predator (1987)
  • Total Recall (1990)
  • Kindergarten Cop (1990)
  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
  • Eraser (1996)
  • Collateral Damage (2002)
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
  • The Expendables 2 (2012)
  • The Expendables 3 (2014)
  • Terminator Genisys (2015)
  • Aftermath (2017)
  • Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)


Success in Film

He won his first “Mr. Olympia” title in 1970, a title he would go on to win several more times throughout his career. Arnold got his first big break in the film industry after winning Mr. Olympia when he was cast in the feature film “Hercules in New York.” Arnold’s celebrity skyrocketed in 1977, following the release of the bodybuilding documentary “Pumping Iron.”

With films like “Conan the Barbarian,” his fame grew, but his career didn’t take off until he was cast in the 1984 blockbuster “The Terminator.” He was paid $75,000 for his performance in The Terminator, which grossed $80 million worldwide. Arnold’s career skyrocketed after Terminator.

Later hits included “The Running Man,” “Red Heat,” and “The Predator.” He even dabbled in comedy, appearing alongside Danny Devito in Ivan Reitman’s 1988 film “Twins.” In the 1990s, Arnold reprised his Terminator role with his friend and director James Cameron. With “True Lies,” the two would go on to even greater success.

Schwarzenegger rounded out the 1990s with films such as “Last Action Hero,” “Eraser,” and, finally, “Batman and Robin.”


The Biggest Paycheck

Arnold, Danny Devito, and director Ivan Reitman all agreed to take no pay from the studio in exchange for owning 40% of the film “Twins” in 1988. (13.33 percent each). The film was a smash hit, grossing more than $215 million at the box office worldwide. It was also a smash hit on VHS and cable.

Arnold claimed in a March 2014 interview that “Twins” earned him more money than any of his other films combined. He implied that Reitman and Devito are in the same boat. Assuming Arnold, Danny, and Ivan each earned $35-40 million from the film in 1988, after inflation, that equates to $70-$80 million. The three would later reunite in the film “Junior.”

Other High-Paying Jobs

Arnold made $2 million for “Commando,” $3.5 million for “Predator,” $11 million for “Total Recall,” and $12 million for “Kindergarten Cop” and “Terminator 2.” Arnold had only 700 words of dialogue in Terminator 2, equating to $21,429 per spoken word.

He was paid $15 million for “True Lies,” “Junior,” and “Last Action Hero,” and $20 million for “Eraser” and “Jingle All The Way.” Arnold earned more than $25 million for his roles in “Batman & Robin,” “The Sixth Day,” and “Collateral Damage.”

Arnold negotiated a $29.25 million upfront salary PLUS a 20% royalty on gross profits exceeding $380 million for “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” in 2003. The film grossed $433 million worldwide, bringing Arnold’s total pay to an estimated $35 million.

Arnold has earned at least $400 million in film salaries alone during his career, before taxes.


Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Personal Property

Private Real Estate

Arnold and Maria paid $4.8 million in 2002 for a 6-acre property in Los Angeles’ Brentwood neighborhood. Arnold’s home is a 14,500-square-foot mansion in a gated community where Dr. Dre also lives. It has ocean views, a tennis court, a pool, and plenty of privacy.

Investments in Real Estate

At the age of 21, Schwarzenegger moved to America in September 1968 with $27,000 in his pocket, which he had saved from winning competitions. After adjusting for inflation, $27,000 in 1968 is equivalent to $182,000 today. Arnold began making small real estate investments shortly after arriving in Hollywood.

He purchased a small plot of land in Palmdale, California, which was rumored to be the future location of a supersonic airport. Arnold was unfazed despite the failure of his first investment. He used his remaining funds to buy an apartment building and borrowed $10,000 from his trainer at Gold’s Gym in Venice, California. The price was $214,000. He sold the building a year later for $360,000.

He then upgraded to a 12-unit building, then to a 36-unit building, and finally to a 100-unit building. Arnold would reinvest the proceeds from each sale of a building to avoid taxes and increase his potential future return. Arnold was a real estate millionaire by the age of 25.

This was all before he became a well-known actor. Arnold now has a sizable real estate portfolio comprised primarily of commercial properties in Southern California. The portfolio is worth more than $100 million, excluding his personal residences.


Arnold owns a Dodge Challenger SRT8, a Hummer H1, a Tesla Roadster, a Mercedes Unimog U1300, and many other high-end vehicles.



Arnold Schwarzenegger is without a doubt the world’s most famous bodybuilder. He has inspired many young people to become bodybuilders and has had incredible success.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s net worth is expected to be $450 million.


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