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2003: Arnold Schwarzenegger Becomes Governor of California

2003: Arnold Schwarzenegger Becomes Governor of California
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  • historical event: Schwarzenneger’s father Gustav was a local police chief and a former member of the Austrian Nazi party. It was proven, however, that he was not responsible for any crimes.

Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in Austria, in Thal, only 3 kilometers from the Styrian capital Graz. Schwarzenneger’s father Gustav was a local police chief and a former member of the Austrian Nazi party. It was proven, however, that he was not responsible for any crimes. Arnold started weightlifting at the age of 15, and at 20 he became Mr. Universe. He moved to the United States when he was 21.

He married Maria Shriver, whose mother was the sister of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Arnold was sworn in as Governor of California on this day. He was re-elected in 2006 and remained Governor until January 2011. His fortune is estimated at 400 to 800 million U.S. dollars.

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