Who is Christopher Schwarzenegger?

Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger was born on 27 September 1997 under the sign of Libra, in Los Angeles, California USA. He is a 22-year-old celebrity child, probably best recognized for being the son of Arnold Schwarzenegger, an Austrian-American actor, bodybuilder and former Governor of California, and Maria Shriver, an American author and journalist.

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How rich is he, as of now? Christopher Schwarzenegger Net Worth

Being the son of millionaires, Christopher Schwarzenegger is also a millionaire. Although his career is yet to come, he still enjoys the impressive fortune of his parents. It is estimated that his father’s wealth is over $400 million, while his mother’s is over $100 million.

Christopher Schwarzenegger

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Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Education

Christopher Schwarzenegger spent his early years in his hometown of Los Angeles, where he was raised in a famous family. He is American by nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. Christopher attended Brentwood High School, and upon matriculation in 2016, he enrolled into the University of Michigan, where he is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree.

Love Story of His Parents

Christopher’s parents, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, met each other in August 1977, and the couple eventually tied the knot at a ceremony held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Hyannis, Massachusetts on 26 April 1986. The best man was Dr. Franco Columbu, while the maid of honor was Maria’s cousin, Caroline Bouvier Kennedy.

His Siblings

Arnold and Maria have four children – Christopher is the youngest. Maria gave birth to his sister, Katherine Eunice in 1989, then two years later welcomed Christopher’s second sister, Christina Maria Aurelia, and his brother Patrick Arnold was born in 1993.

Divorce of His Parents and Half-Brother

After being married for 25 years, the couple went their separate ways in May 2011; Maria moved out of their mansion. Shortly afterwards, the main reason was revealed. Arnold had an affair with their housekeeper, Mildred Patricia ‘Patty’ Baena, who had worked for them for almost two decades, and had given birth to their child, so Christopher has a half-brother, named Joseph Baena, who was born only five days after Christopher, in October 1997. Arnold didn’t know that he is the father of the boy until he turned eight years old.

He took financial responsibility for the child and bought a house for him and his mother. The divorce between Arnold and Maria was eventually finalized in 2017.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Christopher Schwarzenegger has short dark brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 11ins (1.80m), but is overweight at approximately 232lbs (105kgs). His vital statistics are 39-48-37; his biceps size is 14ins. His shoe size is 10 (US).

Who Is His Father? Arnold Schwarzenegger Short Wiki/Bio

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger was born on 30 July 1947 under the sign of Leo, in Thal, Austria, where he was raised in a Catholic family by his parents Gustav and Aurelia Schwarzenegger. His father was a police officer and member of the Nazi Party, who served as a Hauptfeldwebel (senior sergeant) in World War II. Arnold has an elder brother named Meinhard.

Professional Bodybuilding

Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most important figures in bodybuilding history. He started lifting weights at the age of 15, while he reached international fame after winning the NABBA Mr. Universe title in 1968, becoming the youngest winner of the contest. During his career as a professional bodybuilder, Arnold won three more Mr. Universe wins, and also won seven IFBB Mr. Olympia titles (1970–1975, 1980). He subsequently established the bodybuilding event called ‘The Arnold Sports Festival’, which is now considered the second most important in the world of bodybuilding. He retired in 1980, and moved his focus to acting, but has also written several training guides, such as “Arnold: The Education Of A Bodybuilder” (1977), “Arnold’s Bodyshaping For Women” (1979), and “Arnold’s Bodybuilding For Men” (1981).

Acting Career Beginnings

Arnold Schwarzenegger made his film debut in the title role of the 1969 fantasy comedy “Hercules In New York”, while his first major role came in 1976, when he starred as Joe Santo in the comedy-drama “Stay Hungry”, winning the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor.

Rise to Fame as Box-Office Star

Thereafter, Arnold gained worldwide recognition with the role of Conan in John Milius’ 1982 epic sword and sorcery film “Conan The Barbarian”, which was a huge box-office success. Two years later, he reprised the role in its sequel, entitled “Conan The Destroyer”. Arnold then portrayed the title role in James Cameron’s sci-fi action film “The Terminator” (1984), the first installment of the “Terminator” franchise, and would later reprise the role in the sequels “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” in 1991, “Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines” in 2003, “Terminator Genisys” in 2015, and “Terminator: Dark Fate” in 2019.

Other Significant Roles

Arnold also featured as Col. John Matrix in the action “Commando” (1985), followed by his portrayals of Maj. Alan ‘Dutch’ Schaefer in the sci-fi action “Predator” and Benjamin ‘Ben’ A. Richards in the 1987 dystopian action “The Running Man”, both in 1987. His other major roles include Julius Benedict in the 1988 comedy “Twins”, starring alongside Danny DeVito, Quaid in the 1990 sci-fi action “Total Recall”, and Harry Tasker in the 1994 comedy action “True Lies”, directed by James Cameron. In 2002, Arnold played Cpt. Gordon Brewer in Andrew Davis; action “Collateral Damage”, and then featured as Ray Owens in the 2013 action thriller “The Last Stand”, directed by Kim Jee-woon.

Political Career

Furthermore, Arnold Schwarzenegger is also a politician.

As a member of the Republican Party, he was elected in the 2003 California recall election to serve as the 38th Governor of California, and in 2006 won re-election. He completed his second term in January 2011 and returned to the big screen.

Who Is His Mother? Maria Shriver Short Wiki/Bio

Maria Owings Shriver was born on 6 November 1955 under the sign of Scorpio, in Chicago, Illinois USA, of German and Irish ancestry. There, she was raised alongside an elder brother in a Roman Catholic family by her father, Sargent Shriver who was a politician, and her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, an activist. Maria is the niece of former US President John F. Kennedy.

Educational Background

Maria went to Westland Middle School in Bethesda, Maryland, after which she attended Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. Upon matriculation in 1973, Maria enrolled into Manhattanville College, however, she later transferred to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies in 1977.

Professional TV Journalist

Maria Shriver started her journalism career at KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after which she served as a co-anchor of the morning program “The CBS Morning News” through 1985 and 1986. Thereafter, Maria joined NBC News and co-anchored their morning news and talk program “Sunday Today” from 1987 to 1990, during which, Maria won a Peabody Award.

Maria Shriver

She was even a part of the NBC’s coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, which won an Emmy Award. In 1992, Maria became a co-anchor of the weekly show “Dateline NBC”, working in the position until 2003.

First Lady of California and Executive Producer

At that time she became the First Lady of California, since her husband became Governor in 2003. In 2007, Maria returned as a substitute host of the show “Larry King Live” on CNN, and during the following year was an executive producer of the documentary film about her father, entitled “American Idealist: The Story Of Sargent Shriver”, followed by her work on the HBO four-part documentary series “The Alzheimer’s Project” (2009), which earned her two Emmy Awards.

Return to NBC News

In 2013 Maria Shriver returned to NBC News, and has been working there as a special anchor ever since. From 2013 to 2015, she was a correspondent for “Dateline NBC”. She also serves as a fill-in co-anchor for the show “Today”. Most recently, Maria started co-anchoring the daytime talk show “Hoda & Jenna”.

Author

Maria Shriver is also known as an author; she published her first book, entitled “Ten Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Went Out Into The Real World”, in 2000. Her other books include “What’s Happening To Grandpa?” (2004), “And One More Thing Before You Go…” (2005), and “I’ve Been Thinking…: Reflections, Prayers, And Meditations For A Meaningful Life” (2018).

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