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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Schwarzenegger in January 2010.
Personal data
Date of birthJuly 30, 1947(age 69)
Place of birthThal, Austria
Birth nameArnold Alois Schwarzenegger
CitizenshipAmerican, Austrian
Political partyRepublican Party
SpouseMaria Shriver (1986 2011)
RelationsGustav Schwarzenegger
(father, deceased)
Aurelia Jadrny
(mother, deceased)
ChildrenKatherine (b. 1989)
Christina (b. 1991)
Patrick (b. 1993)
Christopher (b. 1997)
Joseph Baena (b. 1997)
Alma materSanta Monica College
University of Wisconsin, Superior
ProfessionBodybuilder, actor, director, businessman, investor, politician
ReligionRoman Catholic
Military service
Service/branchAustrian Armed Forces
Years of service1965
38th Governor of California
In officeNovember 17, 2003 - January 3, 2011
LieutenantCruz Bustamante
Mona Pasquil (acting)
John Garamendi
Abel Maldonado
Succeeded byJerry Brown
Preceded byGray Davis

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold "The Austrian Oak" Schwarzenegger
NameArnold Schwarzenegger
Image Size160px
CaptionArnold "The Austrian Oak" Schwarzenegger
NicknameThe Austrian Oak
Birth DateJuly 30, 1947(age 69)
Birth PlaceThal, Styria, Austria
Height6 ft 2 in (1.9 m)
Weight250 pounds (113 kg)
FirstproshowNABBA Mr. Universe
BestwinIFBB Mr. Olympia
Bestwinyear1970 1975, 1980, Seven Times
PredecessorSergio Oliva ('69), Frank Zane ('79)
SuccessorFranco Columbu ('76, '81)
YesorretiredyearRetired 1980

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Personal information
Other namesArnold Strong
OccupationActor, director, producer
Years active1970 2006, 2009 present (acting)

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Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American former professional bodybuilder, actor, director, entrepreneur, investor, and politician who served as the 38th Governor of California (2003 2011).

Schwarzenegger began to weight train at the age of 15 years old. He was awarded the title of Mr. Universe at age 20 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest seven times. Schwarzenegger has remained a prominent presence in the sport of bodybuilding and he has written several books and numerous articles on the sport. Schwarzenegger gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film icon. He was nicknamed the "Austrian Oak" and the "Styrian Oak" in his bodybuilding days, "Arnie" during his acting career and more recently the "Governator" (a portmanteau of "Governor" and "Terminator").

As a Republican, he was first elected on October 7, 2003, in a special recall election to replace then-Governor Gray Davis. Schwarzenegger was sworn in on November 17, 2003, to serve the remainder of Davis's term. Schwarzenegger was then re-elected on November 7, 2006, in California's 2006 gubernatorial election, to serve a full term as governor, defeating Democrat Phil Angelides, who was California State Treasurer at the time. Schwarzenegger was sworn in for his second term on January 5, 2007.

Schwarzenegger has been married to Maria Shriver for over 25 years and the couple had four children together. In 2011, it was revealed that Schwarzenegger had engaged in an adulterous affair and fathered a son with an employee of his, Mildred Baena, 14 years earlier. This subsequently led to Schwarzenegger and Shriver separating and Shriver filing for divorce.

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