Before Arnold Schwarzenegger was ever “The Terminator” he was simply the landlord.

In the late 1970s, Schwarzenegger, an unknown outside the world of bodybuilding and still struggling to overcome an Austrian accent as thick as his chiseled biceps, saved up $100,000 from odd jobs as a bricklayer and mail-order weight-lifting coach and plunked it down on some choice real estate.


“I did not rely on my movie career to make a living, I realized in the 1970s that the inflation rate was very high and therefore an investment like that is unbeatable.”