Arnold Schwarzenegger Net Worth

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a former bodybuilder and American actor from Austria, a Republican politician who served as the thirty-eighth governor of the state of California. Arnold Schwarzenegger Net Worth is about $400 Million.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Schwarzenegger has earned his fame as a Hollywood- actor in action movies. On days when he was a world bodybuilding champion, he was called the “Austrian Oak” and “Arnold the Tale”. The surname “Arnie” earned him during his acting career, and more recently he was called “the Governator” (the combination of the words ” governor and Terminator” after the films from the series “Terminator” ).

Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected on 7 October 2003 Governor of California in a special election called recall election (v. And article in English California recall election, 2003 ), designed to replace the former governor of the state of California, Gray Davis. Arnold Schwarzenegger made his oath as governor on November 17, 2003, to serve Gray Davis’s remaining mandate until January 8, 2007.

On September 16, 2006, he announced that he would run for a full term in the elections for the governor, which, incidentally, won them. In May 2004 and 2007, Schwarzenegger was named one of the 100 most influential people that year. The second term ended in 2010, and he is no longer eligible for a third.

Schwarzenegger was married to the journalist and writer Maria Shriver, with whom he has four children. In 2011 he found out that he still has a child with a former employee, which is why his wife decided to separate from him and ask for a divorce.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Life

Arnold Schwarzenegger was born as the second son of the housewife Aurelia Schwarzenegger, born Jadrny (1922-1998), and the gendarme Gustav Schwarzenegger (1907-1972) in the community of Thal near Graz. His parents had married on October 20, 1945, in Mürzsteg. Arnold and his older brother Meinhard (1946-1971) grew up in a typically modest home for that time.

From 1953 Schwarzenegger attended primary school in Thal, the 1957 high school Friedrich Froebel moved to Graz. His military service made Schwarzenegger in Tank Battalion 4 of the Federal Army in Graz. In 1968, Schwarzenegger emigrated to the US, where he ran bodybuilding in the 1970s and made contacts with other professional athletes.

On May 20, 1971, his brother Meinhard died in a car accident, the following year his father succumbed to a stroke in Weiz. From 1973 Schwarzenegger attended business administration courses at two community colleges ( SMC and WLAC ), UCLA and the UW. Due to his visa, he was not allowed to study regularly. At each facility, he was only allowed to attend a limited number of courses. In 1979, Schwarzenegger graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Superior (UW).

The US citizenship was Schwarzenegger on September 16, 1983. On 26 April 1986, he married Republican Schwarzenegger’s niece John F. Kennedy, the Democratic journalist Maria Shriver, with whom he has four children:

  • Katherine Eunice (* 1989)
  • Christina Maria Aurelia (* 1991)
  • Patrick Arnold (* 1993)
  • Christopher Sargent Shriver (* 1997)

In early May 2011, the couple announced its separation. A few days later, Schwarzenegger that he was the father of the child of years of domestic workers. His domestic workers were pregnant at the same time as his wife was pregnant with Christopher Schwarzenegger lives in Los Angeles in the district of Brentwood.

Previously successful as the owner of the Schatzi on Main restaurant in Santa Monica, Schwarzenegger and his fellow actors Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Jackie Chan, and Sylvester Stallone opened the fast food chain Planet Hollywood in New York in 1991. In 1998 he sold his shares in Schatzi on Main. Arnold Schwarzenegger Net Worth approximately is $400 Million.

On October 4, 2012, the autobiography was published under the name Total Recall: Autobiography – The True Story of My Life, in which Schwarzenegger et al. write about his misstep with his housekeeper. A trailer for the book has been posted on YouTube.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Sporting career

The path to the most successful bodybuilder in the world.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose father was a champion in curling, already ran various sports as a child. For example, from the age of ten, he played football in a club and also practiced different individual sports such as swimming and boxing. At the age of 14, the young Arnold entered a weightlifting studio for the first time in his life, as his football coach had arranged strength training for the legs.

Soon Schwarzenegger gave up playing football entirely and joined a small group, which at that time in Europe still a relatively unknown bodybuilding sports business. He drew his motivation and knowledge mainly from US journals, in which photos and training programs of the stars of the scene were printed.

Especially Reg Park, which could win several major titles, but whose popularity was primarily due to his involvement in various sandal films impressed Schwarzenegger and served as a role model. Schwarzenegger played in addition to bodybuilding a few competitions in the Olympic weightlifting, where he was 1965 the junior class Austrian national champion.

In October of the same year, he won his first significant bodybuilding competition in Stuttgart with the international Junior Championship “Bestgebuuter Athlete”. Immediately after his victory, Schwarzenegger met the Munich businessman Rolf Putziger know, in his bodybuilding studio in 1966 took a job as a coach.

Also in 1966 took Schwarzenegger for the first time at the World Championships of the Association NABBA at the age of 19, she immediately took second place in the category of amateurs. A year later, he won the same spot on the NABBA World Cup, making him at nineteen years to the youngest ever Mister Universe. In his third participation in 1968, Schwarzenegger had to compete as the reigning world champion amateur class according to the NABBA rules in the professional category, where he won his second Mr. Universe title.

This victory was Schwarzenegger’s springboard for his international bodybuilding career. So the Austrian was invited immediately after the NABBA World Championships by the US-American entrepreneur and publisher of various BB magazines Joe Weider to the world championship of the competition federation IFBB, which should replace the NABBA in the following years as the most important BB organization.

At this time, the establishment of bodybuilding as a competitive sport in the US, and especially in California, was significantly more advanced than in Europe – this was also reflected in the higher performance level of the athletes. Right after his first participation in the IFBB Mr. UniverseCompetition 1968 Schwarzenegger was beaten by over 15 kg lighter US Frank Zane and had to settle for second place.

After this competition, the native Styrian remained in the USA, where he could train much more professionally than in Munich. The better training opportunities led to the Austrian a further increase in form, and so he was able to win the 1969 IFBB World Cup. In May of 1968, Schwarzenegger had denied and won his last professional powerlifting competition in Munich.

At this time, Schwarzenegger was missing only the title of Mr. Olympia, which was fought on the same evening as the IFBB Mr. Universe. The fight was also confronted by the IFBB. In contrast to the association’s own World Cup, Mr. Olympia possessed the highest sporting merit of all competitions worldwide, since the world champions of all associations had the opportunity to compare with each other.

In the years 1967 and 1968 Sergio Oliva won the championship of the championships. The exiled Cubanite the same time, was the last remaining world-class athlete whom Schwarzenegger had not yet conquered in competition. This did not change anything after their first meeting at the 1969 Mr. Olympia, as Oliva kept the upper hand in the duel with 4: 3 judges’ votes and defended his title again.

By re-winning the NABBA World Championship of professionals, Schwarzenegger could consolation a week later in London, at least with his fourth Mr. Universe title. Arnold Schwarzenegger Net Worth is $400 Million. In 1970, the NABBA World Championships took place in London before the Mr. Olympia. In this competition, which Schwarzenegger won again, was among the beaten Schwarzeneggers Idol Reg Park, which ultimately took second place in his comeback.

One day after winning his fifth Mister Universe title, Schwarzenegger in Columbus, Ohio, scored revenge for his past year’s defeat at the Mr. Olympia by winning the Mister World competition over Sergio Oliva. Two weeks later, Schwarzenegger also took the crown in this prestigious championship when he was able to defeat Sergio Oliva again.

From this point, Schwarzenegger dominated the BB scene and won all the competitions in which he participated. These included seven victories in the Mr. Olympia, wherein in 1972 he had his long-standing rival Sergio Oliva finally in the barriers. In 1975, Schwarzenegger announced his retirement from competitive sports and devoted himself increasingly to the film business.

Also, he held several BB competitions in the following years with his partner Jim Lorimer, including Mr. Olympia in the years 1976-1979. In 1979, he became involved as an international coach of the weightlifters at the Special Olympics. In 1980, Schwarzenegger returned to the competition after a five-year break and beat the assembled world elite at the Mr. Olympia contest in Sydney.

This victory was the last appearance of Schwarzenegger as a bodybuilder. Because of a lack of motivation, he returned this time forever the competition stage. However, Schwarzenegger continued to be interested in and engaged in bodybuilding sports, initiating the Arnold Classic, which was first held in 1989 and named after him.

With a total of seven Mr. Olympia titles and five Mr. Universe titles, Arnold Schwarzenegger was the most successful bodybuilder of his time and is still regarded as the defining personality of bodybuilding. In 1999, Schwarzenegger was inducted into the IFBB’s Hall of Fame. Schwarzenegger received the Laureus World Sports Award (Sport for Good Award) in 2003 for his charitable work.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Main titles

  • IFBB Mr. Olympia (7x): 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1980
  • NABBA Mr. Universe (4x): 1967 (amateur category), 1968, 1969, 1970 (professional category)
  • IFBB Mr. Universum: 1969
  • IFBB Mr. International: 1969
  • IFBB Mr. World: 1970
  • IFBB Mr. Europe: 1966, 1969


With books like The Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding, Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder & Arnold’s Bodybuilding for Men, he became a bestselling author. Already in the late 1960s, he earned his first million with fitness articles & food. Schwarzenegger admitted in interviews the consumption of anabolic steroids in his time as an active bodybuilder.

Schwarzenegger’s body measurements were, as with any bodybuilder, different depending on age and training condition. In the 1970s, the following values were measured during the competition phase:

Since March 1, 2013, Schwarzenegger Group Executive Editor ( Editor-in-Chief ) has been working for the American Media publishing house of early promoter Joe Weider, which features many bodybuilding, sports, and fitness magazines.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Nickname

He also got the name “The Austrian Oak” in the USA.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Film career

Arnold Schwarzenegger as an Actor

Before his actual film career Schwarzenegger had various, often small roles, including one in the episode Dead Lift (German title: Joe Schmidt – bodybuilder ) in the series The Streets of San Francisco as a bodybuilder, who is a blackmailer because of an inferiority complex and an uncontrollable temperament.

Since his youth, Schwarzenegger has been interested in hero and sandal films. At an early age, he chose to follow his example and become an actor. His imposing appearance helped Schwarzenegger gain a foothold in the film business – initially under the pseudonym Arnold Strong.

His first role was that of Hercules in the film Hercules in New York (1969), in which his voice in the American original had to be dubbed because of its strong Styrian accent. This was also his first starring role. In 1982, Schwarzenegger gained international attention as an actor for the first time in his starring role in Conan the Barbarian.

In 1984, he also played in the sequel to Conan the Destroyer. In the same year, the science fiction film Terminator meant the final breakthrough in Hollywood for both Schwarzenegger and director James Cameron. Schwarzenegger played for the first time the villain, and he had to speak throughout the film only about 17 sentences with about 70 words. This taciturnity Schwarzeneggers was also characteristic of subsequent film roles embodied by him.

In the following years, Schwarzenegger underpinned with other films ( Phantom Command, Predator, Running Man ) his reputation as an icon of action and science fiction cinema, which was based primarily on its impressive physical presence. He also showed a comedic side in humorous productions like Twins – Twins (next to Danny DeVito ) or Kindergarten Cop.

Towards the end of the 1980s, Schwarzenegger was one of the best-paid actors in Hollywood. His previously often maligned accent had become his unmistakable trademark. In 1990, Schwarzenegger played with the $ 60-million project The Total Memory – Total Recall one of the most expensive productions in film history to date.

A year later, he slipped into his parade role as Terminator for the second time. Terminator 2 – The Day of Reckoning set new standards regarding both production costs and trick technology, making it the highest-grossing film of the year with a comprehensive record of more than $ 500 million. Like in the first installment, James Cameron directed it. The successful duo worked together twice more.

The advancement of digital trick technology led to fundamental changes in the film landscape. The classic action cinema, in which the lone hero burned a firework, was less and less popular. So even Schwarzenegger could not build on his successes of the early 1990s. Films like The 6th Day or Collateral Damage have fallen far short of expectations in the audience.

Finally ended with the completion of the shooting of Terminator 3 – the rebellion of the machines in September 2002, for the time being, the film career of the native Austrian. Schwarzenegger turned to politics from that point on and was eventually elected governor of California in October 2003.

Only in 2004, he had a short guest appearance in the Jules Verne film Around the World in 80 Days. Due to his close friendship with Sylvester Stallone Schwarzenegger took over in 2010 a cameo in his action film The Expendables. In January 2011, Schwarzenegger told a Swiss newspaper that he, after his political career, was actually dedicated to acting and already read three scripts.

A little later it became known that Universal Studios wanted to do another part of the Terminator series, participation Schwarzenegger was doing but was only speculating. Then it was announced that his first film after his political career, the action comedy Cry Macho, directed by Brad Furman would be and Schwarzenegger to play an aging hero.

Due to a marriage crisis, Schwarzenegger put his comeback plans first on the ice. After much speculation, Schwarzenegger began filming The Last Stand at the end of 2011. His role in this film was that of an old sheriff who is guilty of crippling his former colleague and can now prove himself against a drug lord.

His participation in Cry Macho he said in the meantime, although he would have received more for this fee than for The Last Stand: He wants to test himself before he goes back to large projects. Previously, he appeared in The Expendables 2, playing a more prominent role.

Together with James Cameron and Jerry Weintraub, Schwarzenegger was Executive Producer of the 9-part documentary series Years of Living Dangerously, which addresses the causes and consequences of climate change. The first episode aired in April 2014 on TV channel Showtime.

In a row, Schwarzenegger also acts as a correspondent and reports on the fight of the California fire brigade against the consequences of global warming in the form of large-scale forest fires. At the end of 2014, Schwarzenegger starred in the horror drama Maggie, directed by Henry Hobson, starring Abigail Breslin.

The filming of Terminator: Genisys, the fifth installment of Schwarzenegger in the role of the T-800, began in April 2014, and the movie hit theaters on July 9, 2015. For a long time planned is a continuation of the Conan series. The script by Will Beall and Chris Morgan is supposed to start with the same scene where the last part of the series ended.

In May 2015, Schwarzenegger announced immediately after Terminator: Genisys that the work on The Legend of Conan to started,  then moved but the shooting of the film 478 in front. In this film, he plays a man who wants to take revenge on a flight attendant who is responsible for the death of his family.

Also announced was a sequel to Twins’ Twins called Triplets, which features Danny DeVito and Eddie Murphy. For this project, DeVito said in October 2016 that it was still planned, but there was no script yet. The German-language versions of his films lend him the Berlin actor and drummer Thomas Danneberg his voice.


His directing debut Schwarzenegger celebrated with an episode of the TV series Stories From the Tomb. His first own film was the television comedy Christmas In Connecticut (1992) with Kris Kristofferson and Tony Curtis, in which he appears as an actor briefly in appearance.

Together with Stan Lee Schwarzenegger wanted to publish the title The Governator a TV animation series and a comic book about a superhero. The project was, however, terminated in May 2011, just two months after the announcement, as a result of the now known infidelity by Schwarzenegger. Arnold Schwarzenegger Net Worth is $400 Million.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Net Worth

Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies


  • 1969: Hercules in New York (under the Pseudonym Arnold Strong)
  • 1976: Mister Universum – Stay Hungry (Stay Hungry)
  • 1977: Pumping Iron
  • 1979: Kaktus Jack (The Villain)
  • 1982: Conan der Barbar (Conan the Barbarian)
  • 1984: Conan the Destroyer (Conan the Destroyer)
  • 1984: Terminator (The Terminator)
  • 1985: Red Sonja
  • 1985: Das Phantom-Kommando (Commando)
  • 1986: The City Hai (Raw Deal)
  • 1987: Running Man (The Running Man)
  • 1987: Predator
  • 1988: Red Heat
  • 1988: Twins – Zwillinge (Twins)
  • 1990: Total Recall – Total Recall (Total Recall)
  • 1990: Kindergarten Cop
  • 1991: Terminator 2 – Day of Billing (Terminator 2: Judgment Day)
  • 1993: Last Action Hero
  • 1994: True Lies – The Truth Lies (True Lies)
  • 1994: Junior
  • 1996: T2 3-D: Battle Across Time
  • 1996: Eraser
  • 1996: Promise is promised (Jingle All the Way)
  • 1997: Batman & Robin
  • 1999: End of Days
  • 2000: The 6th Day
  • 2002: Collateral Damage – Collateral Damage
  • 2003: Terminator 3 – Rebellion der Maschinen (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines)
  • 2012: The Expendables 2
  • 2013: The Last Stand
  • 2013: Escape Plan
  • 2014: Sabotage
  • 2014: The Expendables 3
  • 2015: Maggie
  • 2015: Terminator: Genisys
  • 2017: Vendetta – All he had left was revenge (Aftermath)
  • 2017: Killing Gunther

Cinema – Short appearances, speaking roles, cameos, etc.

  • 1973: Death Knows no return (The Long Goodbye) (short appearance under the pseudonym Arnold Strong )
  • 1979: Scavenger Hunt (short appearance)
  • 1993: Dave (short appearance)
  • 1994: One Man Weapon (Beretta’s Iceland) (short appearance)
  • 2001: Dr. Dolittle 2 (voice)
  • 2003: Welcome to the Jungle (Cameo-Auftritt)
  • 2004: In 80 Days Around the World (Around the World in 80 Days) (cameo)
  • 2005: The Kid & I (short appearance)
  • 2009: Terminator: Salvation (computer animation)
  • 2010: The Expendables (Gastrolle)


  • 1974: Happy Anniversary and Goodbye
  • 1977: The Streets of San Francisco (The Streets of San Francisco) (TV series), episode Deadlift
  • 1977: California Okay (The San Pedro Beach Bums) (TV-Serie), Episode Lifting is my Life
  • 1977–1979: Dinah! (Serie)
  • 1980: The Jayne Mansfield Story
  • 1986: Mensch Meier (short appearance)
  • 1989–2009: Entertainment Tonight (TV Serie)
  • 1990: Tales from the Crypt (Tales from the Crypt) (TV series) Episode Switch
  • 1992: Lincoln (TV movie) (voice)
  • 1992: Christmas in Connecticut (Regie)
  • 2002: Liberty’s Kids: Est. 1776 (Stimme)
  • 2004–2005: Hannity & Colmes (Fernsehserie)
  • 2005: Imagine
  • 2006–2008: Meet the Press
  • 2008: 60 Minutes
  • 2009: Desperate Beauty – Desperate Beauty Kambakkht Ishq
  • 2010: Gerry Mandering (Documentary)
  • 2011: 16th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards
  • 2011: California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown (Documentary film)
  • 2014: Years of Living Dangerously (Executive Producer and „Correspondent“)
  • 2015: Two and a Half Men (French series, Episode 12×16)

As a producer

  • 1993: Last Action Hero
  • 2000: The 6th Day
  • 2015: Maggie

As Director

  • 1990: Tales from the Crypt, TV series, an episode
  • 1992: Christmas in Connecticut

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Awards

For his acting activities Schwarzenegger received the following honors and awards:

  • 1977: Golden Globe ( Best Young Actor )
  • 1985: Special Award (International Star of the Year)
  • 1987: Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (actor) (star no. 1847)
  • 1989: Kids’ Choice Awards (most popular actor)
  • 1991: Kids’ Choice Awards (most popular actor)
  • 1992: Kids’ Choice Awards (Aufnahme in Hall of Fame)
  • 1992: MTV Movie Award (Best Male Actor)
  • 1993: Special Award (International Star of the Decade)
  • 1996: Golden Camera (Film International)
  • 1996: Golden Apple Awards (Male Star of the Year)
  • 1996: Bambi
  • 1997: Sherrill Corwin Humanitarian Award
  • 1998: World Artist Award
  • 1998: American Cinematheque Gala Tribute (recognition for contribution to the cinema)
  • 1999: DIVA-Award (European Video Award)
  • 2001: Taurus Honorary Award (Bester Action-Filmstar)
  • 2004: Maverick Tribute Award (lifetime achievement)
  • 2015: Golden Camera (Lifetime International)
  • 2015: WWE Hall of Fame Mitglied
  • 2015: Zurich Film Festival – Golden Icon Award for the Lifetime Achievement
  • 2017: Commander of the Legion of Honor

Although Schwarzenegger received the Golden Globe as Best Newcomer for his role in Mister Universe in 1977 , critics repeatedly accused him of lack of acting talent. Schwarzenegger was nominated eight times for the Golden Raspberry in the category Worst Performer in the course of his career – but never got this awarded in the Razzie Awards”counter-Oscar” . This earned him the unflattering title of Worst Razzie Loser of Our First 25 Years at the 2005 Raspberry Awards .

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Political career

The beginnings of his political career

Schwarzenegger belongs to the Republican Party. He is also a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership, a coalition of moderate Republicans who are less conservative than the rest of the party. Until his candidacy as governor of California, he appeared politically only occasionally in appearance. In 1990, Arnold was appointed by then-US President George Bush as chairman of the National Council for Fitness and Sport.

Governor of California

On August 7, 2003, Schwarzenegger publicly announced his candidacy for the post of Governor of California. Earlier, a petition for a recall ( recall ) against the Democratic incumbent Gray Davis received sufficient votes. He announced that he would pocket every dollar that Davis spent to prevent his withdrawal.

His team included former US Secretary of State George P. Shultz and billionaire Warren Buffett. During his campaign, Schwarzenegger was attacked by some of his Republican party friends violently as a “scapegoat”, because he showed in their opinion, not too sharp profile as a Republican.

Others like the former mayor of Los Angeles Richard Riordan, who had waived Schwarzenegger’s application, supported the political cross-entrant on the other hand. In general, the person Schwarzenegger (or his acting career) instead of the planned policy in the forefront of coverage, and Schwarzenegger participated in the election campaign only in a debate.

At the poll on October 7, 2003, 55% of Californian voters voted to remove Governor Davis; who became only the second prematurely retired governor in US history. In the vote on a successor, Schwarzenegger won the gubernatorial election with over 48% of the votes cast.

His next competitor, Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante, got 31%. There were more than 100 candidates in total, most of whom received less than one percent of the vote. Schwarzenegger was on 17 November 2003 as the 38th Governor of the State of California sworn.

Schwarzenegger knew how to win over political opponents, which was necessary for the view of the Democratic majority in the California parliament from the outset. For example, he appointed Democrat Susan Kennedy in 2005 as his new chief of staff. As a former actor, he knew how to present themselves sent to the public; Humor and family spirit drew from him in the media a famous, sympathetic image. His announcement helped to renounce his salary as governor.

Budgetary policy and controversy

Abroad, especially in Europe, Schwarzenegger’s relentless stance on the death penalty received much attention and was heavily criticized by the public. In Austria, among other things, it was demanded from several political directions that he should be deprived of Austrian citizenship, which he had not lost despite his American.

In January 2005, a discussion about a name change of the “Arnold Schwarzenegger Stadium” in Graz was the first time that Schwarzenegger rejected a petition for mercy of a person sentenced to death on January 19, 2005, but the talks in the municipal council of Graz were in the sand, In December 2005, another execution was carried out in California, again Schwarzenegger rejected all mercy petitions, again politicians called for the renaming of the stadium.

Before the Graz council unity was achieved, Schwarzenegger came to a decision and withdrew the city of Graz, from the right to use Arnold’s name. For the time being, the stadium was renamed UPC Arena; today it is called Mercury Arena.

In contrast, in California, Schwarzenegger’s policy is more controversial because of its allocation of government contracts and posts to close-knit business people and its budgetary policy. In the referendum in November 2005 on his reform plans, he suffered a major defeat, as voters rejected all proposals of the Republicans.

These included longer probationary periods for teachers, stricter conditions for trade unions, revision of electoral district boundaries, and cuts in the budget. His announcement that his government policy would reduce the California budget deficit, such as some cuts not later in the referendum, was not honored.

The deficit was worsened by the housing bubble and declining tax revenues instead, and California’s credit rating was rated at least among the US states.  Schwarzenegger ordered in 2010 another cut package with an estimated volume of 12.4 billion dollars. The package included unpaid leave for employees, significant reductions (and thus layoffs) in health, education, and social services, as well as increased school fees.

In January 2006, Schwarzenegger was the Parliament of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur unwanted person. The tighter integration policy of Schwarzenegger, who originally immigrated to the US himself, was described by Mexican politicians as “racist”.

Environmental Policy

Schwarzenegger as a Republican in environmental policy only partially followed the political program of US President George W. Bush. For example, on June 1, 2005, the governor of UN Environment Day signed Executive Order S-3-05 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in his state, despite the US‘s adoption of the Kyoto Protocol, which sets binding targets for greenhouse gas emissions.

Have not ratified. According to this new regulation, greenhouse gas emissions in California will have to be reduced to the level of 2000 by 2020 and 2020 to 1990 levels by 2020. In 2050, emissions levels may eventually reach 20 percent of those in 1990.

His successor With Executive Order B-30-15 in April 2015, Jerry Brown fixed an additional interim target according to which greenhouse gas emissions must reach 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. Schwarzenegger focused primarily on the reduction of car emissions, as they are responsible in California alone – where 32 million vehicles are registered – for at least 30 percent of greenhouse gases harmful.

He referred to the decision of the Californian Parliament under Governor Gray Davis AB – 1493, according to the already in 2002 for California, a drastic reduction of car emissions was set due to stricter emission limits. To be able to set these limits single-handedly, an application was submitted in Washington in 2005 to exempt California from the milder federal air pollution laws.

This push by the West Coast state was met with considerable resistance from the automotive industry. However, a Californian district court dismissed the complaint of the automakers, which insisted on national uniform laws. Bill AB 32, commonly referred to as the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, subsequently passed through the California Legislature and was signed by Schwarzenegger on September 27, 2006.

By law, the order goes to the California Air Resources Board to develop and implement measures to reach the greenhouse gas emission levels from 1990 to 2020. Eight years later, in September 2014, greenhouse gas emissions were 10.5 million metric tonnes of CO2e, 2.4% above the 2020 target:

Schwarzenegger also campaigned for the promotion of renewable energy in California. So he was the pioneer of a support program based on the model of the German Renewable Energy Sources Act. With its Executive Order S-14-08, on November 17, 2008, it announced its goal for California’s electricity providers to source 33% of their energy from renewable sources by 2020.

In 2010, he founded the R20 Regions of Climate Action, an environmental initiative that consists of 20 regional governments around the world.


On November 7, 2006, Schwarzenegger reached his re-election for the second and by law last term as Governor of California. He sat down at a meager voter turnout with 55.9% of the vote against the Democratic challenger Phil Angelides. His commentary on the election: “I love to do divisors. However, that is without a doubt my favorite sequel”. He put his oath for a second term on January 5 2007.

After the California constitution, Schwarzenegger could not run for the governorship again in November 2010, since the law allows only single re-election. In January 2011, he was replaced by the success of the election Democrat Jerry Brown.

In Presidential Elections

In the 2008 presidential campaign, Schwarzenegger supported the Republican John McCain. Together with McCain, he performed a few days before the election at an event in Columbus, Ohio.

When Schwarzenegger was approached by Spiegel on the election in 2012 in the fall of 2010, he was convinced that Democrat Barack Obama, the 2008 winner, would be re-elected. He doubted that the Republicans would find a promising opponent.

Among its main campaigning concerns, the dismantling of Obama’s health care reform, he hinted that the party had not used the many years she had been in power in Washington. On October 19, 2013, the New York Post reported that Schwarzenegger, on a promotional date for his Escape Plan movie, said he would lobby to run for the 2016 presidential election.

As an immigrant, he, however, did not meet the requirements to become US president. The similar efforts were not successful. Instead, Schwarzenegger wrote on Instagram after the publication of the recordings with sexist comments by the Republican candidate Donald Trump that he would vote for the first time since his naturalization in 1983, not for the Republicans.

Schwarzenegger also affirmed that he would have been a candidate had he been born in the USA. In early November, at a charity event just before the election, Schwarzenegger was joined by fellow actor Robert De Niro for his Trump tweet, as Schwarzenegger did not comment on which candidate he would vote for.

In De Niro’s opinion, no vote was in favor of Trump. Therefore De Niro refused to pose with Schwarzenegger for a photo. After the contract for the moderation of the reality game show The Apprentice between the television station NBC was dissolved and Donald Trump, Schwarzenegger took on this role in the broadcast from January 2, 2017, eighth season of The New Celebrity Apprentice, but then got out,

Perception in public

Schwarzenegger is described in public opinion with attributes such as determination and ambition. In his first nationwide television interviews in the 1970s, he took to questions about his sports open position. When asked if he also made ” anabolic steroids ” during his active bodybuilding time, he said yes and confessed that he had taken them under medical supervision.

Critics accuse him of egocentricity and selfishness. Regardless of the person’s rating, his career is considered exemplary. Strength athletes or bodybuilders remained in the film business until their appearance was usually limited to clichéd roles such as Hercules’ representations that moved her body in the foreground. These included U.S. Reg Park and Steve Reeves, who called Schwarzenegger his role model.

The Canadian Joe Weider understood how to use Schwarzenegger’s charisma for his interest in bodybuilding and bodybuilding in general. Marketing began with supplements but far surpassed material goods. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who in his first two films still the pseudonym Arnold Strong, put this off.

His long and unspeakable surname for many Americans became synonymous with power sports in the 1970s. In the period from 1967 to 1975 Schwarzenegger posed in 50 competitions, came 47 times on the podium and was elected five times to Mr. Universe and seven times to Mr. Olympia.

In the 1977 documentary Pumping Iron, Schwarzenegger talked about his understanding of bodybuilding, modeling his body much like a sculptor sculpting a sculpture. Schwarzenegger posed in front of art students and was drawn and sketched.

Schwarzenegger was not only seen in Weider’s Muscle & Fitness magazine’s most-photographed model and most frequently featured on the front page but was increasingly portrayed in society magazines and even political and news magazines like Spiegel or Time magazine.

Schwarzenegger was shown more and more frequently in the pinstripe suit which helped to cultivate the self-understanding that physical training should be a part of life. Sporting fitness or body shaping are terms that became socially acceptable in the 1980s.

Schwarzenegger’s popularity has helped make gyms you could put down quite a shady image until the 1960s. Schwarzenegger was also used in advertising. Well-known companies such as BMW or E.ON used the same as a Japanese noodle manufacturer. Even Schwarzenegger’s “doppelgangers” or the Terminator movie character serve as an advertising medium for some companies.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Pop Culture

The cult around Schwarzenegger ebbed away with his increased political commitment something. However, his person is still attached to importance and interest, as shown by countless parodies. The character of Rainier Wolfcastle, appearing primarily in action movies in the American series The Simpsons is based on Schwarzenegger, in The Simpsons – The film Schwarzenegger himself President of the United States.

The same is also said in Demolition Man, in which Sylvester Stallone is seen as the leading actor. The Styrian Stoakogler considered him in 1992 in their hit Steirermen San very good in the refrain.  On the event of Arnold’s 60th birthday in July 2007, the Austrian cartoonist Manfred Deix published the satirical picture-book biography, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bare truth about his life as a “Bodybuilder, Mister Universe, Womanizer, Mother Son, Barbarian, Disability Friend and Governor,” Dix said in the foreword.

On April 6, 2013, Schwarzenegger performed for World Wrestling Entertainment at their Glory Hall ceremony and held the eulogy for his longtime friend Bruno Sammartino. Just two years later he was even included in the Hall of Fame as an honorary member and gave a presentation speech to multiple WWE Champion Triple H. As Terminator (T-800) Arnold Schwarzenegger is part of the computer game WWE 2K16 of World Wrestling Entertainment.  Also, he is for example in Terminator-style in the trailer of the game.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Science

In the field of human psychology, Schwarzenegger’s film work has so far mainly been thermalized. In 2000, journalist Helmut Merschmann interpreted the feature film Last Action Hero as a prime example of the transfer of the aesthetics of postmodernism into mainstream culture.

The media philosopher Konrad Leiner aka QRT represented in 1999 a similar position to Last Action Hero: “Schwarzenegger manages a highly sophisticated crossover of comedy, action movie, police movie, children’s film and serial, and a brilliant game with auto-reflexive and iterative levels.

As postmodern aesthetics dictate, the film is overgrown with quotations, quotations, placements, and even self-quotations from earlier Schwarzenegger films. “1994, the philosopher Peter Sloterdijk recognized in the genre of action film that Schwarzenegger was instrumental in defining a” genre of experimental for and early history.”  About the second part of The Terminator Sloterdijk wrote that the film uses its basic theme, “running and shooting,” to “return its probes to the field of hominization to educate themselves and us on the real content of prehistoric human education.”

Politically oriented, but not strictly academic, academic studies of Schwarzenegger’s tenure as governor of California have been discussed. a. Written by journalists Daniel Weintraub ( The Sacramento Bee ) and Joe Matthews ( Los Angeles Times ).

With the term “Blockbuster Democracy” Matthews described Schwarzenegger’s style of politics, which has linked democracy and entertainment more than ever before. Weintraub described Schwarzenegger as a “Party of One” and thus as a pioneering figure for a no longer politically oriented form of democracy in which flexible, non-ideological swing voters increasingly set the tone.  Among the numerous biographies about Schwarzenegger go Laurence Leamer Fantastic.

The Life of Arnold Schwarzenegger (2005) and Marc Hujers Arnold Schwarzenegger. Biography (2009) is most detailed on Schwarzenegger’s political career. The first comprehensive humanities study on Schwarzenegger was presented by art historian and philosopher Jörg Scheller in 2012. In his book Arnold Schwarzenegger or Die Kunst, To Livelihood, he dedicates himself to Schwarzenegger as a mythological figure.

Scheller analyzes you. a. Schwarzenegger’s trips into the art system of the 1970s, when body and performance art as well as border crossings between high culture and subculture were in vogue and illuminated Schwarzenegger’s acquaintance with Andy Warhol.

In addition, it recognizes parallels between the myth of Schwarzenegger and the ancient myth of Hercules since both figures had no semantic core and were instead characterized by performativity skills such as strength and endurance: “Schwarzenegger applies as Herakles / Hercules beyond ideological boundaries as a prime example of transgression and is characterized by the typical inconsistency of the ancient hero, the only discursive band mythology is held together. ”

Even Nietzsche’s ritualistically essentialist conception of superman can be used to understand Schwarzenegger According to Scheller, as Nietzsche Superman is characterized as a cheerful, powerful, and body-conscious being without ideological or religious zeal.

Schwarzenegger corresponds to this ideal regarding his typical “compensatory oscillations between excess, hubris, inconsistency, and spontaneity on the one hand, willingness to compromise, adaptation and post-ideological thinking on the other”.

Awards outside of sports and film

On 13 March 1993, he was the Austrian President Thomas Klestil, the Great Golden Medal for Services to the Republic of Austria presented.

He earned an honorary doctorate from the University of Wisconsin Superior, In 1996.  A year later, in Liebenau the Arnold Schwarzenegger Stadium opened. However, this was renamed in 2006 on the occasion of the debate over Schwarzenegger’s failed pardon of Stanley Williams sentenced to death, and as a result of the subsequent withdrawal of the naming rights by Schwarzenegger from the city of Graz in 2006. Meanwhile, it is called Merkur Arena.

Schwarzenegger was awarded the National Leadership Award of the Simon Wiesenthal Foundation in 1991 and 1997 for his support of Holocaust research. In 2001, Arnold was awarded an honorary doctorate from the former private IMADEC University in Vienna.

However, according to a ruling by the Austrian Administrative Court, the award was invalid in 2006, since private universities have no right to honor doctoral degrees. In 2012, Schwarzenegger was appointed a professor at the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, California. Here he wants to work for a forward-looking policy.

In 2017, François Hollande awarded him the Commander of the Legion of Honor award in the Élyseé Palace for his commitment to environmental protection. For this commitment, he was also awarded in 2017 Bambi in the category “Our Earth.” In 2017 he received the honorary ring of the province of Styria.

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