Wednesday 08 December, 2010 - 10:40 AM EST
On June 17, at an impressive gala at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger leaded an Audemars Piguet watch charity auction sometime last June this year. The event raised $500,000 for the After-School All-Stars (ASAS).
Founded by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, ASAS is dedicated to providing comprehensive after-school programs to nearly 80,000 impoverished children nationwide.
Audemars Piguet auctioned off several prestigious watches to raise money for the charity, including the limited-edition Royal Oak Offshore Legacy Watch that was co-designed by Schwarzenegger himself. The auction also featured two Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshores chronographs, one of which was taken directly off of Schwarzeneggerâ€™s wrist. The auction itself resulted in more than $500,000, and the event in entirety raised $1.2 million for After-School All-Stars. Audemars Piguetâ€™s outstanding 10-year commitment to the organization has overall raised more than $8 million through the sale of limited-edition timepieces and special events.
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger was born July 30, 1947. He is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, model, businessman, politician, and the 38th Governor of California.
Schwarzenegger began weight training at 15. He was then awarded with the title of Mr. Universe at age 20 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest a total of seven times. Schwarzenegger has remained a prominent presence in the sport of bodybuilding and has written several books and numerous articles on the sport.
Schwarzenegger gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film icon, noted for his lead roles in such films as Conan the Barbarian, The Terminator, and Commando.
As a Republican, he was first elected on October 7, 2003, in a special recall election to replace then-Governor Gray Davis. Schwarzenegger was sworn in on November 17, 2003, to serve the remainder of Davis's term. Schwarzenegger was then re-elected on November 7, 2006, in California's 2006 gubernatorial election, to serve a full term as governor, defeating Democrat Phil Angelides, who was California State Treasurer at the time. Schwarzenegger was sworn in for his second term on January 5, 2007.
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