Franco Columbu Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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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.

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 7, 1941
Birth place: Ollolai, Sardinia, Italy
Height:5' 5" (1.65 m)
Weight:88
Profession:Actor
Nationality:American
Spouse:Deborah Columbu
Parents:Maria Grazia Columbu
Movies:Ancient Warriors, Taken Alive, Beretta's Island, Mafia Docks, Big Top Pee-wee, The Terminator, Conan the Barbarian
Books:Franco Columbu's Complete book of bodybuilding, The bodybuilder's nutrition book, Winning bodybuilding, Weight Training for Young Athletes, Weight training and bodybuilding, Starbodies, The businessman's minutes-a-day guide to shaping up, Winning Weight Lifting & Powerlifting, La Nutricion Del Culturista
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.
2Appeared 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.
3Is in the Guinness Book of World Records for blowing up a hot water bottle by just blowing into it.
4Trained Sylvester Stallone for Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985).
5Is a highly respected chiropractor in Southern California.
6During 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.
7Credited as director of movie within a movie in Last Action Hero (1993) starring his friend Schwarzenegger.
8Was best man at Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver's wedding in April 1986.
9Arnold Schwarzenegger training Partner.
10Bodybuilding Titles: 1976 Mr. Olympia 1981 Mr. Olympia


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Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One More Round2015Trainer
Dreamland: La terra dei sogni2011Frank Graziani
Ancient Warriors2003Aldo Paccione
Doublecross on Costa's Island1997Enrico Costa
Taken Alive1995Enrico Costa
Desperate Crimes1993Nerescu
Beretta's Island1993Franco Armando Beretta
Tales from the Crypt1990TV SeriesDoctor's Assistant
Big Top Pee-wee1988Otto the Strongman (as Franco Columbo)
Last Man Standing1987Batty
The Running Man1987911 Security Officer #2
The Terminator1984Future Terminator
Conan the Barbarian1982Pictish Scout
The Streets of San Francisco1977TV SeriesSan Francisco Contest Builder #6
Stay Hungry1976Franco Orsini (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ancient Warriors2003producer
Doublecross on Costa's Island1997producer
Taken Alive1995producer
Desperate Crimes1993executive producer
Beretta's Island1993producer
City of Shadows1987executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe1990executive in charge of production
Death Before Dishonor1987body building coach
Rambo: First Blood Part II1985body building coach
Getting Physical1984TV Movie technical advisor

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
End of Days1999utility stunts - as Dr. Franco Columbo
Solomon1997TV Movie stunt coordinator
Eraser1996stunts

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Taken Alive1995
Beretta's Island1993

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doublecross on Costa's Island1997

Production Manager

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Baby on Board1992executive in charge of production

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Raw Iron: The Making of 'Pumping Iron'2002TV Movie documentary special thanks - as Franco Columbo
Iron and Beyond2002Video documentary short special thanks - as Franco Columbo

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rocky IV: le coup de poing américain2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Muscle Beach Then and Now2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Why We Train2008DocumentaryHimself
Raw Iron: The Making of 'Pumping Iron'2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Mr. Olympia 1981
Hollywood Salutes Arnold Schwarzenegger: An American Cinematheque Tribute1998TV SpecialHimself
Don Rickles: Rickles on the Loose1986TV MovieHimself
Getting Physical1984TV MovieHimself
The Comeback1980DocumentaryHimself
The Hustler of Muscle Beach1980TV MovieHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1979TV SeriesHimself - Bodybuilder
Pumping Iron1977DocumentaryHimself
ABC's Wide World of Sports1976TV SeriesHimself - Contestant

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