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His father learned the hard way. Don't underestimate Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold went from a childhood of berating by his father to become the epitome of a bodybuilder, public speaker, politician, actor and investor. His aggressive approach to attaining his goals has built his net worth to $558,110,200.
Many have credited the Austrian born Schwarzenegger with mainstreaming bodybuilding. As a very young man, he teamed up with Joe Weider, who saw Schwarzenegger's potent ion with his bravado and sense of humor. His thick accent didn't hold him back from collecting numerous Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia titles along with the admiring eyes of some female audiences members.
The jump he made to movies fulfilled another goal he had set for himself. His premier roles required little if any lines as he developed speaking English. Within 10 years of his debut movie Pumping Iron – a documentary about bodybuilding – he got cast in the beginning of the Terminator franchise. Making movies only served part of his purposes.
Off screen while he was perfecting his knowledge of his adopted country, its nuances and ways, he courted Maria Shriver, a member of one of the most powerful political families in the United States. He married Maria in 1986,
As he continued to score at the box office in film, he took a chance to run for governor of California during a 2003 special election. Those who underestimated Schwarzenegger learned just like his pa. He won and then he won a re-election in 2006. Since the end of his term, he has re-entered the world of entertainment and has plans to develop an animated series about his time as the Governor.
Currently, his wife Maria and he are separated, but many believe she has more money than he. So whether his net worth is in peril seems unlikely. When his father died in 1972, Arnold refused to attend his funeral.