Arnold Schwarzenegger Says Governorship Cost Him $200 Mil

5:04 PM PST 01/15/2011 by Sofia M. Fernandez

Movie star-turned-California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says his two terms as the state's leader cost him $200 million in lost wages and expenses. 

Schwarzenegger took no salary as governor and paid for flights between the state capitol in Sacramento and his Los Angeles-area home in Brentwood, Calif.

In an interview with Austria's Krone newspaper, the Terminator and Kindergarden Cop star said the expense was "more than worth it" but noted that the real hardship was on his family, "There is a lot there that needs to be repaired."

Schwarzenegger, who filmed a cameo in Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables while in office,  said it was "heartbreaking" to spend time away from his family, and that in his second term, he "tried to fly home every evening."

Schwarzenegger was governor from 2003 until earlier this month.

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