It’s something that every now and then is worth sitting down and taking a minute to think about: Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator, was the Governor of California. Though his term was generally considered to be unremarkable, what is remarkable is that he never took a cent in payment for playing the role of Governator. Why? Well it should be fairly obvious.
He’s made such a fortune from acting that he didn’t need any of the money. In 2004 alone he made 17 million. Most of that income is from investments, real estate, and royalties from his movies. But that’s really only scratching the surface. Back when he first started as governor, his worth was estimated to be somewhere around $100 million.
Now that he’s been out of office for two years, he’s had his share of controversies with the revelation of his secret son, and has seen a successful return to film most notably with The Expendables 2.