Arnold may not be a billionaire like the Donald, but he does have some experience in managing people ;). The press release announcing his hiring pointed to Arnold’s experience as Governor of California.
[Arnold Schwarzenegger has overseen] more than 300,000 state employees and a state budget in the hundreds of billions. He has successfully invested in both real estate and sports franchises, and is known to millions globally for his starring role in the Terminator film franchise. His films, over a six-decade career, have grossed billions of dollars in worldwide box office.”
Yeah, that’s all true.
Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming for NBC Entertainment, said in a statement:
We are thrilled to be opening a powerful new chapter in the story of the Apprentice franchise. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the epitome of a global brand in entertainment and business, and his accomplishments in the political arena speak for themselves. It was Arnold’s personal passion for the format that Mark Burnett and Donald Trump built over the last decade, as well as his fresh take on how to take it to new heights for today’s audiences, that made him the man to hire. The Celebrity Apprentice…will be back!”
Arnold himself released a statement:
I have always been a huge fan of The Celebrity Apprentice and the way it showcases the challenges and triumphs of business and teamwork. I am thrilled to bring my experience to the boardroom and to continue to raise millions for charity. Let’s get started!”
‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ contestants compete for charities. Arnold also tweeted:
Wow. I’m blown away and honored by all your tweets. I can’t wait to bring my experience to the board room & raise millions for charity.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) September 14, 2015
I had NO idea this was coming, but it’ll definitely be an interesting change for ‘Celebrity Apprentice’! What do you think of this casting news?
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