Franco Columbu Net Worth
11th June 2020
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Franco Columbu Wiki Biography
Francesco Columbu was born on the 7th August 1941, in Ollolai, Sardinia Italy, and is an actor, author and former bodybuilding champion – four time Mr. Olympia. Franco’s career started in the late 1960s.
Have you ever wondered how rich Franco Columbu is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Columbu’s net worth is as high as $10 million, earned through his successful careers. Apart from success in bodybuilding and strength competitions, Franco has also worked as an actor, which also improved his wealth.
Franco Columbu Net Worth $10 Million
Franco’s career beginnings trace back to his native Ollolai, where he started boxing; although never becoming a professional boxer, Franco won the Amateur Boxing Championship of Italy.
Simultaneously he practiced bodybuilding, and in 1966 was fourth in the Mr. Europa competition. Two years later he won his first title, when he was named Mr. Universe – Most Muscular competitor, and in 1969 became IFBB Mr. Europe. The same year Franco also won NBAA NBAA Mr. Universe in Most Muscular category and Mr. Universe in Short. He won several more titles in Mr. Universe competitions, and then in 1976 won his first Mr. Olympia title, and after several years of inactivity, he won the title again in 1981, then decided to retire.
He has also been successful in powerlifting, since he was Champion of Italy and Europe, overall. Some of his best powerlifting results include a bench press of 238 kg/ 525 lbs, squat (exercise) 297 kg / 655 lbs, and deadlift at 340.2 kg / 750 lbs.
Franco then launched an acting career, debuting in the TV series “The Streets of San Francisco” (1977). Five years later he featured in the Golden Globe Award-winning film “Conan the Barbarian”, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Earl Jones. Over the years Franco became a close friend of Arnold, appearing together in several films, including the top rated “The Terminator” (1984), with Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn, and “The Running Man” (1987). In 1997 he had the lead role in the action film “Doublecross on Costa’s Island” (1997). In recent years, Franco starred in the Italian drama “Dreamland: La terra dei sogni” (2011), and appeared in the film “One More Round” (2015), all contributing to his net worth.
Franco has also been credited as the producer for several films, including “City of Shadows” (1987), “Desperate Crimes” (1993), “Doublecross on Costa’s Island” (1997), which was also his directorial debut, and “Ancient Warriors” (2003), further boosting his net worth.
He has also obtained a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1977, and from 2006 until 2014 served on the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Regarding his personal life, Franco has been married to Deborah since 1990, and they have a daughter.
|Full Name||Franco Columbu|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
|Date Of Birth||August 7, 1941|
|Place Of Birth||Ollolai, Sardinia, Italy|
|Height||5′ 5″ (1.65 m)|
|Parents||Maria Grazia Columbu|
|Movies||Ancient Warriors, Taken Alive, Beretta’s Island, Mafia Docks, Big Top Pee-wee, The Terminator, Conan the Barbarian|
|1||Inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.|
|2||Appeared on the sleeve of Grand Funk Railroad‘s 1974 album “All the Girls in the World Beware!!!” with fellow-bodybuilders Arnold Schwarzenegger and Frank Zane. Band member faces were cleverly superimposed on their muscle-bound bodies.|
|3||Is in the Guinness Book of World Records for blowing up a hot water bottle by just blowing into it.|
|4||Trained Sylvester Stallone for Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985).|
|5||Is a highly respected chiropractor in Southern California.|
|6||During the first ever “worlds strongest man” competition, he dislocated his knee during the refrigerator carring race. The scene was not edited for CBS and was shown and even instant replayed. During an interview immediately following the race (while lying on a stretcher) he claimed that they told him it was broken but he said being a chiropractor he knew it was just dislocated.|
|7||Credited as director of movie within a movie in Last Action Hero (1993) starring his friend Schwarzenegger.|
|8||Was best man at Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver‘s wedding in April 1986.|
|9||Arnold Schwarzenegger training Partner.|
|10||Bodybuilding Titles: 1976 Mr. Olympia 1981 Mr. Olympia|
|One More Round||2015||Trainer|
|Dreamland: La terra dei sogni||2011||Frank Graziani|
|Ancient Warriors||2003||Aldo Paccione|
|Doublecross on Costa’s Island||1997||Enrico Costa|
|Taken Alive||1995||Enrico Costa|
|Beretta’s Island||1993||Franco Armando Beretta|
|Tales from the Crypt||1990||TV Series||Doctor’s Assistant|
|Big Top Pee-wee||1988||Otto the Strongman (as Franco Columbo)|
|Last Man Standing||1987||Batty|
|The Running Man||1987||911 Security Officer #2|
|The Terminator||1984||Future Terminator|
|Conan the Barbarian||1982||Pictish Scout|
|The Streets of San Francisco||1977||TV Series||San Francisco Contest Builder #6|
|Stay Hungry||1976||Franco Orsini (uncredited)|
|Doublecross on Costa’s Island||1997||producer|
|Desperate Crimes||1993||executive producer|
|City of Shadows||1987||executive producer|
|Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe||1990||executive in charge of production|
|Death Before Dishonor||1987||body building coach|
|Rambo: First Blood Part II||1985||body building coach|
|Getting Physical||1984||TV Movie technical advisor|
|End of Days||1999||utility stunts – as Dr. Franco Columbo|
|Solomon||1997||TV Movie stunt coordinator|
|Doublecross on Costa’s Island||1997|
|Baby on Board||1992||executive in charge of production|
|Raw Iron: The Making of ‘Pumping Iron’||2002||TV Movie documentary special thanks – as Franco Columbo|
|Iron and Beyond||2002||Video documentary short special thanks – as Franco Columbo|
|Rocky IV: le coup de poing américain||2014||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Muscle Beach Then and Now||2011||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Why We Train||2008||Documentary||Himself|
|Raw Iron: The Making of ‘Pumping Iron’||2002||TV Movie documentary||Himself – Mr. Olympia 1981|
|Hollywood Salutes Arnold Schwarzenegger: An American Cinematheque Tribute||1998||TV Special||Himself|
|Don Rickles: Rickles on the Loose||1986||TV Movie||Himself|
|Getting Physical||1984||TV Movie||Himself|
|The Hustler of Muscle Beach||1980||TV Movie||Himself|
|The Mike Douglas Show||1979||TV Series||Himself – Bodybuilder|
|ABC’s Wide World of Sports||1976||TV Series||Himself – Contestant|
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