About Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger net worth currently amounts to $300 million, making him one of the wealthiest actors in the world. He first gained prominence as No. 1 bodybuilder in the world and later ascended to stardom with Hollywood movies. Tired of starring in blockbusters, Arnold ventured into politics. In 2003 he became the governor of California. He returned to the cinemas with the movie The Expendables 2, which was released in 2012. In this film Schwarzenegger starred alongside such Hollywood action legends as Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone and Jean-Claude Van Damme. The Expendables 2 became an instant commercial success, bringing in around $28.6 million during the first week and topping box office.
The future multi-millionaire was born in Austria, in 1947. His childhood did not resemble an ideal. In fact, the situation in his childhood house was so miserable, bad memories continued to haunt him for decades to come. It remains with him even today, when Arnold Schwarzenegger net worth amounts to $300 million dollars. Arnold’s father Gustav, once a loyal member of Nazi Party, was a severe alcoholic who tended to abuse his family both mentally and physically. As if that was not enough, he clearly demonstrated affection towards his older son and despised Arnold, who seemed rather timid and less athletic than his brother. During his childhood both his father and brother have hurt Schwarzenegger so much, he refused to come to their funeral in the early 1970s. His brother was the first to leave the world: he died in a car accident in 1971. Arnold’s father died from alcoholism the following year.
Trying to escape the violence and bullying in his own home, the boy turned into the action movies. At that time Reg Parker, a body builder and the star of Hercules movies, became his greatest hero. When the young Arnold shared his dream to become a body builder with his family, his father mocked him and said it’s never going happen. The skepticism of his parent served as an additional motivation for Schwarzenegger: he decided to prove his father he made a great mistake by underrating. This determination has later helped the future-millionaire in the pursuit of professional career and as an affect conditioned Arnold Schwarzenegger net worth growth.
The person which led Arnold through his career beginnings was Joe Weider, one of the most influential men in Federation of Body Building. The payback for the endless Schwarzenegger’s efforts in the gym came by the end of 1960s: he became Mr. Universe in 1968 and won 2nd place at Mr. Olympia contest in 1969. In 1970 Arnold debuted as an actor with the movie Hercules in New York. Arnold Schwarzenegger net worth growth gained momentum in the early 1980s, as he became the action superstar with such films as Conan the Barbarian and Terminator.