Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Governor, State of California


Arnold Schwarzenegger is the Governor of California. During his term in office, he signed landmark legislation to reduce the state's greenhouse-gas emissions and invested in rebuilding California's critical infrastructure with his Strategic Growth Plan. In 1990 he was called to chair the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports; he traveled to all 50 states and recognized the overwhelming need for after-school programs, a cause he has continued to champion through the years. Born in Austria, Schwarzenegger became the youngest person ever to win the Mr. Universe title. After coming to the United States, he won 12 more bodybuilding titles before turning his focus to acting, eventually becoming one of Hollywood's biggest box-office draws. He and his wife, Maria Shriver, are actively involved in charitable causes, including the Special Olympics.


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