Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger have been two action gods who dominated the industry for decades. They have redefined the action genre while earning a whopping fortune in the process.
Stallone has a net worth of $400 million while Schwarzenegger is slightly ahead with $450 million in his possession. However, Schwarzenegger is not always ahead in every aspect, he can never beat Stallone in total movie earnings.
Sylvester Stallone Has Been A Box Office Machine
Sylvester Stallone’s movies have earned over $4.5 billion worldwide making him one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. Also, he is among the very few highest-grossing actors of all time. Certainly, his fellow action star Arnold Schwarzenegger can’t beat him in this area despite having more fortune than the Rambo star.
Stallone has led a successful career, of course, from being broke and struggling the actor to forge his empire. His breakthrough role in and as Rocky has made him an instant star. Interestingly, the actor wrote his fortune as he developed and wrote the screenplay of the movie.
Following the Rocky fame, Stallone went on to write, act, direct, and produce movies. He has appeared in several engrossing action franchises including Rocky and Rambo. In the 1980s and 1990s, Stallone became the highest-paid actor and continued his dominance with several blockbusters.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Whopping Fortune
Although Stallone is a little ahead in terms of total box office collection, Schwarzenegger has a whopping $450 million in his bank. Also, the actor has been a real estate investor which helped him become a millionaire at the age of just 25. Now he owns an astounding estate portfolio mostly made of commercial properties in Southern California which is worth $100 million.
Schwarzenegger rose to fame with Conan the Barbarian but The Terminator franchise has elevated the actor to achieve remarkable fame and success. The actor has received almost the same cinematic success as his pal Stallone. As of writing this piece, the Predator and Commando star earned approximately $400 million from film salaries alone. Interestingly, in Terminator 2, Schwarzenegger had only 700 words of dialogue, considering his $12 million salary, he earned $21,429 per spoken word.
Schwarzenegger has not always stuck to acting, he has ventured out to explore other career options as well. Apart from being an actor, Schwarzenegger became the Governor of California and served his term from 2003 to 2011.