For His ‘Beer Act,’ Legend Arnold Schwarzenegger Secured Whopping $3 Million From Super Bowl in 2014

Published 09/21/2022, 11:45 AM EDT

Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the greatest bodybuilders the world has ever seen. Despite achieving significant success as a bodybuilder, Arnold did not settle down. He shifted his focus to acting and wanted to build a new career altogether. Even though Arnold performed supporting roles in television shows in the start, he was awaiting his break to play a lead actor in a film.

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The ‘Austrian Oak’ had to struggle initially, but later bagged lead roles in multiple action films. Due to the success of his films, he was considered one of the best action heroes of the 1980s. 

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Arnold Schwarzenegger shines at the super bowl

Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most popular actors in the world. Due to such a heavy influence, Arnold became the face of many brands to promote their products. Moreover, his successful political stint made him stand out even more, making him more notable.

Influential people are paid millions of dollars for ad campaigns. Especially during mega events like the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events in the world, having millions of people watching it. They paid Arnold Schwarzenegger a whopping $3 million to star in a Bud Light Super Bowl ad in 2014. He had to drink beer in his ‘beer act.’

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The brand had to do a lot of convincing to have Arnold be the face of their brand. A 30-second advertisement slot during the Super Bowl was at $4 million or even more. Many brands have benefitted after running their campaign during the Super Bowl.

Arnold donated his entire earnings

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Arnold stunned the world when he decided to run for governor of California. The legendary bodybuilder was born in Austria but moved to California to pursue his bodybuilding career. Arnold won the elections and served as the governor of California from 2003 to 2011. He took office in 2003 by winning the gubernatorial election against Gray Davis, the governor at that time,.

People believe that politicians make a lot of money. However, during Arnold’s term as the governor over the years, he earned $187,000 during the initial years and later on made $206,500. The former bodybuilder made an interesting call by not accepting his salary as the governor of California. Notably, Schwarzenegger termed it as ‘petty cash.’

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Arnold donated his entire earnings as the governor of California to charity. He believed that it would contribute to the betterment of society. The legendary bodybuilder played an instrumental role in society during the Covid crisis. He donated $1 million to the coronavirus assistance fund.

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Adityan Pillai

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Adityan Pillai is a US Sports Author for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Science. When it comes to track and field, Adityan is a national-level athlete, participating in the 400 and 800m events.

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