Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Movie Career Did Not Make Him Famous, Here’s WhyBy Amanda Foster, UniversityHerald Reporter
These days, Arnold Schwarzenegger is known for being the former governor of the state of California or for his role in the movie franchise "Terminator." But this muscular personality did not earn his fame and fortune through making Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, instead he made it through something totally unrelated to the industry.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's movies mostly feature his muscular tone and build. That is because before he started his career in politics and in acting, he joined the competitive body building world. The Austrian-American won five Mr. Universe titles and seven Mr. Olympia titles.
In the 1970's, he invested in real estate. Using the money he received from body building, he would purchase a property and trade it up for another. Schwarzenegger made his fortune from real estate investments and trades. This side hustle made him successful today.
He made his fortune using his both brains and brawn. Ultimately, he was commissioned to take on the role of Conan in the movie "Conan the Barbarian" in 1982, as reported by CNBC. With a current net worth of $300 million, the "Terminator" says that he does not rely on his movie career to make a living. His background in higher education consists of English classes from Santa Monica College in California, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in international marketing of fitness and business administration.
Now, more Arnold Schwarzenegger movies are coming your way. The "Aftermath" trailer features Arnold as a man whose family was killed in a plane crash. His character hungers for an apology from the air traffic controller who is responsible for the deaths. So he goes on a vengeful journey, as reported by Slash Film.
It is clear that Arnold Schwarzenegger did not just settle on one career or business. He side hustles in order to succeed in life. "Aftermath" is based on a true story. Watch out for it as it hits theaters in April 2017.