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Franco Columbu Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

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.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One More Round 2015/II 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 1994 Franco Armando Beretta
Desperate Crimes 1993 Nerescu
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)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ancient Warriors 2003 producer
Doublecross on Costa's Island 1997 producer
Taken Alive 1995 producer
Beretta's Island 1994 producer
Desperate Crimes 1993 executive producer
City of Shadows 1987 executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
End of Days 1999 utility stunts - as Dr. Franco Columbo
Solomon 1997 TV Movie stunt coordinator
Eraser 1996 stunts

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Taken Alive 1995
Beretta's Island 1994

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doublecross on Costa's Island 1997

Production Manager

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Baby on Board 1992 executive in charge of production

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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 Comeback 1980 Documentary Himself
The Hustler of Muscle Beach 1980 TV Movie Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1979 TV Series Himself - Bodybuilder
Pumping Iron 1977 Documentary Himself
ABC's Wide World of Sports 1976 TV Series Himself - Contestant
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

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#Fact
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


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