Friday, July 13, 2012

Arnold Schwarzenneger Governs for No Salary

Pol Light Moment #21 is when Arnold Schwarzenneger served as the Governor of the State of California and did not accept a salary. Arnold Schwarzenneger was the 38th Governor of California, serving from 2003-2011.

The Governor of California is entitled to a $175,000 per year salary. Arnold Schwarzenneger declined this salary and instead had it donated to charities (Source).

Arnold Schwarzenneger, a Hollywood movie star, estimates that he lost $200 million dollars by serving as Governor of California for two terms. In addition to governing for no salary, he did not film any movies during that time. He also paid for his own air transportation between California's state capital in Sacramento and his home in Los Angeles (Source).

Pol Light does not endorse political candidates. We present a brighter side to politics when they are found on either side of the aisle. We don't have to agree with all of a person's politics to recognize these bright moments.

Photo: The photo of Arnold Schwarzenneger is in the Public Domain.

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