- Birthday30th Jul, 47
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusDivorced
For a person who landed on the shores of America as an immigrant with the great American dream, few would have given him a chance even in their wildest dreams. On the contrary, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s rise to prominence has been as formidable as his universally admired physicality. A millionaire many, many times over, he's made a fortune for himself both through acting and some smart property deals. Plus, the fact that he's married into the Kennedy family, only pumps up his reputation. Born in the small and isolated Austrian village of Thal, Arnold devoted himself to his first passion, bodybuilding, from a very young age. His hard work bore fruit as a twenty-year old Schwarzenegger became the youngest ever winner of the coveted Mr. Universe title in 1967. He won the crown again in 1969 and went on to dominate every major bodybuilding competition ever since, including Mr. Universe, Mr. World, and Mr. Olympia. After officially retiring from his beloved sport at the age of 33, Arnold decided it was time to make his larger-than-life presence felt in Hollywood as well. What transpired is well-known to all as the beefy actor delivered a slew of hits which included the iconic Terminator series that gave him a cult status and made Arnold and his inimitable style a household commodity. After rocking the box office, Arnold made a dash for politics and decided to run for the post of Governor of California in 2003 in which he amazingly succeeded. Schwarzenegger does not accept his governor’s salary of $175,000 per year, and instead donates it to charities. Many believe that the big man may next be gunning for the White House for which an amendment to the constitution has been proposed that would make it possible for him to seek the presidency.
The best activities for your health are pumping and humping
I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman
Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach
Everything I have, my career, my success, my family, I owe to America
Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.
Freedom is a right ultimately defended by the sacrifice of America's servicemen and women.
Gray Davis can run a dirty campaign better than anyone, but he can't run a state.
I can promise you that when I go to Sacramento, I will pump up Sacramento
I have a love interest in every one of my films: a gun.
I have inhaled, exhaled everything
I just use my muscles as a conversation piece, like someone walking a cheetah down 42nd Street.
Having a pump is like having sex. I train two, sometimes three times a day. Each time I get a pump. It's great. I feel like I'm coming all day.
“Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.”
When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength
“It's simple, if it jiggles, it's fat.”
Did you know?
- He has been called as the ‘most perfectly developed man in the history of the world.
- He was part-owner of Planet Hollywood and Schatzi restaurants
- His ex-wife Maria Shriver is a niece of the late President John F. Kennedy
- Childhood friends reveled that his goals in life were to move to America, become an actor, and marry a Kennedy. He fulfilled all three.
- Won Mr. Olympia title seven times
Family & relationships
Brentwood mansionArnold Schwarzenegger bought this massive 14,500 square-foot mansion on a hilltop in 2002. This luxurious estate was valued $11.9 million during that time and is now valued at $23 million.
Accommodation: The spacious mansion boasts 7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and has all the luxe amenities including a swimming pool, a tennis court along with enthralling views of the Pacific Ocean.
The Location: This sprawling mansion is situated in the hills above Mandeville Canyon in Brentwood which is a district in West Los Angeles.
The Neighborhood: Some renowned entertainment industry notables like Steven Spielberg and Jim Carrey lives nearby to this Brentwood Mansion.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's home
Pacific Palisades estateBuilt in 1982, this Mediterranean-style house at the Pacific Palisades had been home to Arnold Schwarzenegger, his wife Maria Shriver and their four children for 17 years. The couple bought this estate in 1986, the year of their marriage and sold it for $18 million in 2003. The property is now owned by pro-golfer Denis Watson and his attorney wife, Susan Loggans.
The Location: The house is located at Pacific Palisades, an affluent neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles.
Accommodation: This celebrated house sits on nearly 2.5 acres of lush grounds surrounded by foliage and features seven bedrooms and seven baths. Outdoor amenities include a heated pool and a spa, cabanas, a championship-sized north/south tennis court, a guest house and matured landscaping with well manicured gardens.
The Neighborhood: The house is situated next to Will Rogers State Park and renowned Hollywood Producer Director Steven Spielberg has his mansion in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood.
Pacific Palisades estate
Pacific Palisades estate
Pacific Palisades estate
Arnold splurged $38 million to purchase this plush private jet which helps him fly around the world in style and surrounded by luxury.
Arnold has a passion for bodybuilding that has led him to won Mr. Olympia title seven times.Schwarzenegger began to weight train at the age of 15 years old. After seeing his passion for bodybuilding magazines agreed to donate $250,000 a year to the Governor's various physical fitness initiatives.
Body building champion
The Terminator looks as formidable on his Harley Davidson as in his Hummer. His passion for the two-wheel drive continues despite being involved in a motorcycle crash in 2004 that left him with four broken ribs and was hospitalized for four days.
Dodge Challenger SRT8
Schwarzenegger’s collection of cars also includes a stunning Dodge Challenger.
Dodge Challenger SRT8
Dodge Challenger SRT8
Arnold Schwarzenegger is a well known enthusiast of motorbikes and cars. One of his prized possessions is a vintage Mercedes Excalibur. The Governor of California spent a whopping $80,000 for the stunning cream colored classic.
In 2006, the Californian Governor gave up his fleet of seven Hummers for which he was heavily criticized in a bid to work towards saving the environment. At that time, his fleet was worth around $800,000.
However, he kept one which was converted to run as a hybrid vehicle.
The Muscle man of Hollywood owns a majestic electric car “Tesla Roadster”, manufactured by one of the most valuable car brands Tesla motors. Equipped with a spectacular appearance, the $100,000 lightweight plush car is one of Arnold’s favorite. The 64 year old actor is quite often seen enjoying ride with his friends in the classy vehicle. Incorporating a commanding engine and a custom tuned suspension, the road beast delivers stunning smooth performance. The vehicle’s advanced exterior design includes a rear diffuser while the interiors glitter with the comfy seats and easy navigation controls.
Arnold drives Tesla Roadster
Mercedes Unimog U1300
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is known for his love for hot cars. The muscle man of Hollywood, was mostly responsible for making Humvees really popular in America. Though the actor is equally known for signing into the law for the most sweeping curbs on greenhouse gases in the country, the ex-governor is also popular for bringing the non-legal customized muscle rides in the country, including the very first civilian Hummer to the Los Angeles streets. “The Expendables 2” actor has recently switched to the five-ton Mercedes Unimog, customized as per his tastes, for a price of $250,000. Schwarzenegger’s new ride Unimog U1300 isn’t legal on American roads; but given Arnold’s prowess for finally getting his way with the civilian versions of the military vehicles, this is something the actor already knows how to figure out. The Mercedes Unimog can barely top 60 mph.
Arnold's customized Mercedes Truck
Mercedes Unimog U1300
Arnold Schwarzenegger is the proud owner of first civilian Hummer in the world. Arnold Schwarzenegger yellow Hummer H1 is crafted with cushy leather and it boasts a bazillion-watt Monsoon sound system. Arnold Schwarzenegger arrived at the premiere of his film The 6th Day in this Hummer.
Porsche 991 (997) Turbo Cabriolet
Arnold Schwarzenegger owns a number of Hummer but this Porsche 991 (997) Turbo Cabriolet worth $140,000 is a jewel among his other cars.
Ferrari 360 Spider
Hollywood action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger loves to get behind the wheels of his metallic gray colored Ferrari 360 Spider. Recently the “Terminator” actor put it up for sale. The race horse is powered by a 3.6 liter V8 engine that delivers about 400HP of output at 8,500rpm to go with a torque of 373 Nm at 4,750 rpm. The 360 Spider is renowned for its speed and excellent acceleration. The speed demon can clock a maximum speed of 300 km/hour and can waltz to 100 km/hour from start in just 4.2 seconds. The interiors sport a very trendy look and the seats have been covered with tan leather.
Bentley Continental GTC
Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger has been photographed several times behind the wheels of his silver colored Bentley Continental GTC on the streets of Los Angeles. The open top car once sported a metallic black color before the actor chose to perform a paint job on it. The GTC possesses an unbeatable combination of great performance and luxurious interior styling that sports a distinct British hue. The interiors of the $240,000 GTC have been lined with expensive Fiddleback Eucalyptus trim level. The entertainment package consists of the $4,000 NaimUniti all-in-one CD player/receiver unit equipped with an 1100 Watt 11 speaker surround sound system.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster
The ex-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger owns a silver gray Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, and was photographed at the parking lot of Cafe Roma, a Los Angeles restaurant on September 2012 after a lunch meeting with his stylist Guiseppe Franco. The SLS is a drop top convertible and possesses a compact cloth fabric top. The sports car has a well-earned reputation as a speed demon and can reach 100 km/hour after start in just 3.7 seconds. The electronically limited top speed is 317 km/hour. Its 10-spoke forged wheels with matte black finish and metallic paint provide a stylish exterior look.
Born in the Kennedy clan, took Maria and Arnold’s marriage took place on April 26, 1986 at the St. Francis Xavier Church in Hyannis, Massachusetts. A massive crowd cheered the celebrity wedding whose guests included Maria's uncle the late Ted Kennedy, iconic artist Andy Warhol, Diane Sawyer, the late John F. Kennedy, Jr. and his mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Lately, the couple decided to end their 25-year marriage after Schwarzenegger accepted that he had fathered a son about 14 years ago with his maid, Mildred Patricia Baena.
Maria and Arnold’s marriage
Arnie who seems to have a love affair with the pristine Venice Beach, celebrated his 64th birthday recently by going bicycling with some friends to this exotic location. Later, Arnold even hit his favorite lunch spot, Cafe Roma.
Stop Global Warming
Since becoming Governor, Arnie has been a part of this movement about change which is bringing citizens together to fight global warming.
Children's Medical Research Institute
An independent organization, CMRI is committed to unlocking the mysteries of serious conditions such as birth defects, cancer and epilepsy.
Music for Relief
Started by the famous band Linkin Park, Music for Relief helps victims of natural disasters recover and rebuild, with an emphasis on housing, education programs and resources.
The Terminator displays his cool side by wearing Audemars Piguet
Arnold also likes IWC Schaffhausen timepieces
Invicta Reserve Subaqua Specialty Valjoux Chronograph
Arnold has been spotted wearing Invicta Reserve Subaqua Specialty Valjoux Chronograph several times.
Arnold Schwarzenegger wears his self designed “M47-331Tank Watch”, which signifies the actor’s like for the luxury watch brand. The marvelous watch is crafted from high quality stainless steel and features a sapphire crystal face which is totally scratch resistant. The watch band is made of premium leather and features white stitching offering it a charismatic appearance. The water resistant watch comes packed with a letter from Arnold telling the story behind the watch’s creation. The limited edition M47-331 watch is limited to mere 500 units, out of which some were given away as gifts from the actor while some were sold at different charity auctions worldwide.
U Boat Classico
Arnold Schwarzenegger starts the trend for wearing larger size watches. He has been spotted several times wearing his U Boat Classico watch, an Italian watch brand. The authentic U-Boat is based on the basic 53mm Classico watches.