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Son of Arnold Schwarzenegger who lives a private life



Christopher Schwarzenegger is the son of Hollywood legend and politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Unlike most members of his family, Schwarzenegger has kept away from the media. preferring to live a private life on his terms.

But being the son of a legendary actor seems to make his preference difficult as many are curious to know about the Los Angeles-born celebrity kid and what he is doing now.

Christopher Schwarzenegger biography

a younger Christopher Schwarzenegger

Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger was born on September 27, 1997, in Los Angeles, United States of America.

He attended Brentwood High School in Los Angeles and graduated in 2016. He later moved to the University of Michigan for a bachelor’s degree and graduated in 2020.

Christopher Schwarzenegger career

Christopher Schwarzenegger

Chris, as the younger Schwarzenegger is fondly called, is reportedly a recluse and does not like being the centre of attraction. Hence, not much is known about his career since graduating from the university. Also, reports suggest that he has no interest in following his father’s footsteps in Hollywood, though he did make a special appearance as a guest on the TV show, Today, in 2020.

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Christopher Schwarzenegger’s net worth

Information about Schwarzenegger’s net worth is limited at the moment.

On the other hand, his father has an estimated net worth of $450 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Christopher Schwarzenegger family

Christopher Schwarzenegger with his family

Chris Schwarzenegger is the youngest child of Arnold Schwarzenegger and his ex-wife, Maria Shriver.

His eldest sister is Katherine Schwarzenegger, born on December 13, 1989. Katherine has a successful career as an author of children’s books and self-help literature. Her book, Rock What You’ve Got, which was released in 2010, became a New York Times best-seller. Katherine is currently married to the Marvel star, Chris Pratt, and they have two children.

The second born of the Hollywood actor is Christina Schwarzenegger. Born on July 23, 1991, she gained recognition for being an editor at Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand, Goop. Christina is also known for her large heart as she is actively involved in philanthropic endeavours, serving as a founding member of the Special Olympics Founder’s Council. She is also an executive producer of the Netflix documentary, Take Your Pills, which focuses on medication use.

Patrick Schwarzenegger is the third born and the first son of the Schwarzeneggers. He was born on September 18, 1993, in San Monica, California. Patrick is the only child who has followed in his father’s footsteps in acting. He has featured in films like Midnight Sun and TV shows like The Staircase. Patrick is also actively involved in philanthropic causes, dedicated to promoting brain health through his brand MOSH, which he co-founded with his mother, Maria. MOSH aims to initiate conversations about brain health, education, research, and cultivating a “mindstyle” lifestyle.

Chris also has a stepbrother from his father’s extramarital affair with their former housekeeper, Mildred Baena. His name is Joseph Baena and he was born on October 2, 1997, just a few days after Chris was born. Joseph or Joe, as he is mostly called, is an actor, bodybuilder, fitness model and real estate agent.  He participated in the recent season of Dancing with the Stars. Joe chose to retain his mother’s surname even though his father is a Hollywood superstar.

In addition, the Schwarzeneggers have Austrian, English, Dutch, Irish, German, and Scottish descent.

Christopher Schwarzenegger parents

Christopher Schwarzenegger's parents

Chris’ father, Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian and American actor, businessman, filmmaker, politician and former professional bodybuilder. He is best known for his roles in high-profile action movies such as Conan the Barbarian (1982),  The Terminator (1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and three other sequels. Other successful he has featured in include Commando (1985), The Running Man (1987), Predator (1987), Total Recall (1990),  True Lies (1994), Twins (1988), Kindergarten Cop (1990) and Jingle All the Way (1996).

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Before joining Hollywood, Schwarzenegger began lifting weights at age 15 and won the Mr. Universe title at age 20. He also won the Mr. Olympia title seven times, making him one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time. In 2003, he became the 38th governor of California and was re-elected to the position in 2011. He was also named among Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2004 and 2007.

Chris’ mother, Maria Owings Shriver, is an American journalist, author and niece of former U.S. President, John F. Kennedy. She is also the former First Lady of California and the founder of the non-profit organisation, The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement. Shriver began her career as a journalist at CBS station KYW-TV and briefly anchored the CBS Morning News before joining NBC News in 1986. She also became a correspondent for Dateline NBC. 

After her role as First Lady of California, Maria returned to NBC as a special anchor in 2013. She received a Peabody Award in 1998 and was co-anchor for NBC’s Emmy-winning coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics. In addition, Shriver earned two Emmy Awards and an Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award for developing a “television show with a conscience” as an executive producer of The Alzheimer’s Project.

Schwarzenegger and Shriver first met at the Robert F. Kennedy Tennis Tournament through a mutual friend, NBC’s Tom Brokaw, in August 1977. On April 26, 1986, the couple got married at a Catholic wedding in Hyannis, Massachusetts. However, they split in 2011 after the Terminator actor admitted that he had fathered another child, Joseph, with their housekeeper, 14 years earlier.

Mildred Patricia “Patty” Baena is a Guatemalan woman who worked for the Schwarzenegger family for 20 years and retired in 2011. In the same year, Chris Schwarzenegger was involved in a terrible surfing accident that left him with shattered ribs and a collapsed lung, resulting in a lengthy hospitalization and recovery.

Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed that it took seven or eight years before he found out he was the father of his housekeeper’s son. Shriver later filed for divorce which was finalised in 2021. In a Netflix docuseries titled, Arnold, Schwarzenegger, admitted that he was not proud of the mistake he made that caused his family to split up.

Christopher Schwarzenegger age

Schwarzenegger is 25 years old as of the time of this report.

Christopher Schwarzenegger now

Christopher Schwarzenegger now

Chris Schwarzenegger continues to live a private life. So, not much is known about him. However, he used to be a chubby kid growing up. But recent photos of him show that he has lost a lot of weight and now looks toned and fit.

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