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Arnold Schwarzenegger has always claimed to be 6’2” tall. However, that may be a little far-fetched.
Several articles have questioned his real height including Time Out, Daily Mail and Chicago Reader. There are claims that Arnie wears risers in his boots. In a 1999 interview with Men’s Health magazine, he stated that he was 5’ 10 tall.
Apart from his height that seems to be a mystery, Arnold Schwarzenegger is a true jack-of-all-trades. He is a businessman, actor and producer. However, the list does not end there.
He is a politician, a former bodybuilder, philanthropist, author and investor. Professional bodybuilding and acting were what put him on the limelight.
Let’s dig a little deeper on Arnie.
Unlike his height that is up there for imagination, his weight is not a secret. Arnold Schwarzenegger is 111 kgs, but it sometimes fluctuates to 113 kgs. That is quite significant. But you will appreciate the fact that he is a bodybuilder, and you can expect him to be around that heavy. After all, carrying all those muscles is not child’s play.
It may surprise you that Arnie once had biceps and arms that were 22 inches. That was during his professional bodybuilding days. His biceps and arms have subsided to 18 inches, but that is still quite ok. It is one mark that most bodybuilders are trying to reach.
His chest area is 48 inches but used to be 57. Arnie’s waist measurement has remained constant over the years at 34 inches.
Bodybuilding and Acting Career
Arnie started as a professional bodybuilder, and he excelled in it. He started lifting weight at the age of 15 and won the title of mister Universe when he was only 20 years old. Arnold Schwarzenegger has also scooped the title of Mr Olympia for a whopping seven times.
The 1982 movie, Conan the Barbarian was what thrust Arnold Schwarzenegger into the limelight. The thriller, The Terminator cemented his place in acting. Subsequently, Arnie would appear in several sequels as the main actor.
Politics and Business
Arnold Schwarzenegger has had a good measure of success in business and politics. In 2003, Arnie became the second foreign-born governor of California, with a significant portion of the total votes. And on November 2006, he won re-election with 56% of the vote.
From the time he came from Austria to the United States, Arnie has always been a prolific goal setter. He would accomplish any goal that he set, and that made him a millionaire by the age of 30. That was way before his exploits in Hollywood.
Together with a fellow bodybuilder, Franco Columbu, he established a bricklaying business in 1962 that became highly successful. The two would use the profits to set up a small mail-order company selling instructional tapes and fitness-related equipment.
Arnie would use the profits from the two businesses to invest in several real estate holding companies to increase his earnings. The former professional bodybuilder is the owner of Arnold’s Sports Festival, and Oak Productions, Inc. He also has a joint publishing venture with Simon & Schuster under the banner, Fitness Publications.
Arnold Schwarzenegger estimated wealth, based on his 2006 tax returns is $800 million. He has invested in bonds, stocks and a more extensive array of private Ventures.
Arnold Schwarzenegger met Barbara Outland Baker in 1969. She was an English teacher, and they would live together until 1974. Baker claimed that she learned of his unfaithfulness after they split.
His next lover was Sue Moray, a Beverly Hills hairdresser, and who they had an open relationship. They would be faithful to each other when in LA, but do whatever they wanted when away.
In August 1977, Arnold Schwarzenegger met Maria Shriver, the niece of President John F Kennedy. He would have a relationship with both women, until a year later when Moray issued an ultimatum.
He married Shriver in April 1986, and they have four children who were all born in Los Angeles. The family lived in Los Angeles California, in an 11 square foot Brentwood apartment. However, they separated after 25 years of marriage, and Shriver would move out of their Brentwood mansion.
On May 2011, it would be revealed that Arnold Schwarzenegger had a son with a domestic employee, 14 years earlier. After the divorce, actress Brigitte Nielsen came forward and claimed that she had a relationship with Arnold Schwarzenegger even w
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