Arnold Schwarzenegger

Fmr Gov
State Of California

Arnold Schwarzenegger has lived the American dream. Born in Austria in 1947, he emigrated to the U.S. in 1968, won five Mr. Universe and seven Mr. Olympia titles, and earned a college degree.

His Hollywood career is legendary. Though his most iconic role is the Terminator, his many films include "Predator," "Twins," and "True Lies," and have grossed more than $3 billion.

In 2003, Schwarzenegger made a historic run for governor of California, won two terms and ushered in an era of innovation. He made California a world leader on renewable energy and climate change, set a revolutionary reform agenda, and invested in infrastructure.

Since leaving office, he's led the fight against partisan gerrymandering and climate change, boosted after-school programs, and advocated healthy living.

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