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Speaking tour ... Arnold Schwarzenegger. Photo: AP
He's baaaack. That's right, S can exclusively reveal the big fella, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is winging his way Down Under for a speaking tour in June.
The deeply flawed yet fascinating movie star-slash-politician-slash-philanderer-slash-bodybuilder-slash-author is arriving to speak at Jamie McIntyre's 21st Century Financial Education summits in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. He hasn't been here since 1980, when he won his record-breaking seventh Mr Olympia title at the Sydney Opera House.
Schwarzenegger said Sydney had always been a special place for him: "I am really excited about visiting Australia in June. Australia is one of my favourite countries in the world and the people there are always so friendly and welcoming. Sydney will always be special for me as it’s the city that I won the title of Mr Olympia for the final time!"
The power summits, which have hosted Richard Branson and Randi Zuckerberg (sister to Facebook founder Mark), are aimed at pumping up business types to achieve goals.
You know the kind. Lots of chest-beating, fist-pumping and back-slapping. Apparently Arnie embodies everything the Financial Education Summit is about: motivation, inspiration and achievement.
Although exactly where having sex with the housekeeper, becoming a dad, and hiding these facts from said son, your other children and long-standing wife comes into his list of accomplishments, we'll wait to see answered.
The man who is bringing him here, 21st Century's Mr McIntyre, says: "The 21st Century Financial Education Summit features world renowned speakers, authors, trainers and coaches. The sole purpose of the 21st Century Financial Education Summit is to empower attendees to accelerate their life or business to the next level and to live the life of their dreams.
"I'm very proud to be bringing Arnold Schwarzenegger to Australia in 2013. He's one of the world's most successful men. A genuine high achiever reaching the top in four different spheres - bodybuilding, business, acting and politics. A remarkable man."
Schwarzenegger, who was the youngest-ever man to win the Mr Universe title before starring in Hollywood blockbusters like True Lies, End of Days and the Terminator series, and then becoming governor of California – will be here on June 12, 13 and 14.
He recently completed a book tour for his autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Story, in which he gave several high-profile controversial interviews where he discussed the marital infidelity that resulted in his love-child Joseph being born.
Last year, after Arnie had completed his second term as governor of California, he announced his split from Maria Shriver, his wife and great supporter of 25 years.
He confessed to Maria, who had stood by him through many accusations, that he had fathered a child with the family's housekeeper of 20 years, Mildred Patricia Baena. Joseph was already 10 when Arnie came clean, and it emerged that Mildred had been pregnant at the same time as Maria.
This year – aside from his visit to Australia - Scwarzenegger will appear in a new Hollywood film The Last Stand and will follow that up with The Tomb and Ten.
Tickets for the 21st Century Financial Education Summit start at $67.