Arnold Schwarzenegger is a renowned Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, entrepreneur, politician, and professional bodybuilder. He is famous for his high-intensity action films and has served as California’s 38th Governor in 2003-2011.
Arnold won the Mr. Universe title at 20 years old and the Mr. Olympia title several times, making him one of the greatest bodybuilders in history. In fact, The Arnold Sports Festival, the second-most-important bodybuilding event, is named after him.
He won his first Mr. Olympia title in New York City at age 23. Then, he went on to win the same title seven more times. In 1977, his bodybuilding guide and autobiography Arnold: The Education of A Bodybuilder became a massive hit.
After retiring from bodybuilding, Arnold became a Hollywood star with his breakthrough in Conan The Barbarian. He starred in more hit films, such as The Terminator and Predator. He founded the film production company Oak Productions.
As an additional feather on his cap, Arnold was elected as California’s Governor in October 2003, replacing then-Governor Gray Davis in a recall election. He served the remainder of Gray’s term and was reelected in the gubernatorial race in 2006. His term ended in 2011, and he returned to acting right after.
He’s amassed an impressive follower count of 25M on Facebook, 24.7M on Instagram, 6.1M on TikTok, 5.2M on Twitter, 1.39M on YouTube, and 15.3K on Pinterest.
- 2014 Primetime Emmy Award
- 2007 Time Magazine: Most Influential People
- 2004 Time Magazine: Most Influential People
- 1977 Golden Globe Award
- Mr. Olympia (7 times)
- Mr. Universe (4 times)
In 2019, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kevin Hart, and Serena Williams collaborated with the billion-dollar company Snapchat for the latter’s Creator Show aimed at audiences aged 13-24 years.
Audemars Piguet Collaboration
The partnership between Arnold and watch brand Audemars Piguet lasted quite a long time. Their collaborations forged eleven different watches, with the eight-variant All-Stars Watch Collection being the most popular. Arnold helped set up the non-profit All-Stars After School Adventures to give underprivileged kids a refuge after school.
Matchless London Collaboration
London-based fashion brand, Matchless London, partnered with Arnold Schwarzenegger in a limited-edition capsule collection. The collection’s theme was centered around the movie The Terminator and featured timeless but edgy styles.
BMW’s Super Bowl Ad
The luxury car brand, BMW, aired a Super Bowl ad that featured Arnold as the Greek god Zeus. The ad attempted to inject humor and famous celebrities to increase its electric vehicle sales. BMW aims to transition its sales to 50% electric vehicles in 2030, and they saw Arnold as the fitting figure to catch consumers.