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BJ Penn Net Worth, Biography & Wiki in 2017

How rich is BJ Penn?

BJ Penn net worth:
$22 Million,

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BJ Penn Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

BJ Penn is a well known Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and also a mixed martial artist. He is mostly known for winning the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship and also the UFC Welterweight Championship and the UFC Lightweight Championship. Penn is now considered to be one of the best mixed martial artists in history. In addition to his successful career as a fighter, BJ Penn has also appeared in several movies and has been a part of different video games.

BJ Penn Net Worth $22 Million

So how rich is BJ Penn? It has been estimated that Penn’s net worth is $22 million. The main source of this sum of money is of course his career as a fighter. Although he does not fight anymore, there is still a possibility that B.J. Penn’s net worth will grow in the future as he does some other activities.

Jay Dee Penn, better known as BJ Penn, was born in 1978, in Hawaii. From a very young age Penn was interested in Jiu-Jitsu. He first started training with Tom Callos and later with Bob Cooke and Dave Camarillo. Soon BJ Penn understood that he wanted to become a professional mixed martial artist. In 1997 Penn was trained by Ralph Gracie and soon became World Jiu-Jitsu champion. This of course added to Penn’s net worth. In 2001 Penn became a part of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, also known as UFC. He showed his good fighting skills and became acclaimed amongst others.

After some time BJ Penn started to work with the Fighting and Entertainment Group, and this caused some problems with the UFC. Despite some misunderstandings between the parties, Penn came back to the UFC in 2006. Penn again proved that he was one of the best fighters by winning some very important matches, which had a huge impact on the growth of B J  Penn’s net worth. Despite his many wins, Penn lost some matches as well. He has also experienced some injuries and this led him to him announcing an hiatus in 2011. After two years Penn came back and was a part of “The Ultimate Figther”. Despite his efforts, BJ lost some more fights and this time really decided to retire from the sport.

As mentioned before, BJ Penn is not only a professional mixed martial artist, but also an actor. He has appeared in such movies and television shows as “Never Surrender”, “Fighting Fear”, “Last Call with Carson Daly”, “Renzo Gracie: Legacy” and others. These appearances made BJ Penn’s net worth grow. He also worked on such video games as “UFC: Throwdown”, “UFC: Sudden Impact”, and “UFC Undisputed 2010”.

Lastly, it can be said that BJ Penn is one of the most successful mixed martial artists and Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. During his career, he has had an opportunity to fight with a lot of really good fighters and prove that he is considered to be one of the bests. There is no surprise that because of a successful fighter’s career, Penn’s net worth is so high.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ultimate Fighter2014TV Series
The Roots of Fight2013TV Series
Hawaii Five-02011TV SeriesKapu Member
Never Surrender2009B.J.

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
UFC Presents: Mana: B.J. Penn2014DocumentaryHimself
UFC Ultimate Insider2014TV SeriesHimself
The Fighters2013Video documentary shortHimself
UFC: Road to the Octagon2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
UFC on Fox2012TV SeriesHimself
UFC on FOX 5: Road to the Octagon2012TV SpecialHimself
MMA Uncensored Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Fighting Fear2011DocumentaryHimself
ProElite MMA2011TV SeriesHimself - Reagan Penn's Corner
Strikeforce Challengers2011TV SeriesHimself - Pat Healy's Corner
UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn II2010TV SpecialHimself
UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami2010TV SpecialHimself - Interviewee
Last Call with Carson Daly2010TV Series
UFC 112: Invincible2010TV SpecialHimself
UFC 107: BJ Penn vs. Diego Sanchez2009TV SpecialHimself
UFC 101: Declaration2009TV SpecialHimself
UFC 94: St-Pierre vs. Penn 22009TV SpecialHimself
UFC Unleashed2008TV Series
Renzo Gracie: Legacy2008DocumentaryHimself
UFC 84: Ill Will2008TV SpecialHimself
UFC 80: Rapid Fire2008TV SpecialHimself
UFC Wired2007-2008TV Series
The Ultimate Fighter2007TV SeriesHimself - Coach / Himself
UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn2006TV SpecialHimself
UFC 63 Countdown2006TV SpecialHimself
UFC 58: USA vs. Canada2006TV SpecialHimself
UFC 56: Full Force2005TV SpecialHimself
UFC 46: Supernatural2004TV SpecialHimself
UFC 41: Onslaught2003TV SpecialHimself
UFC 39: The Warriors Return2002TV SpecialHimself
UFC 37: High Impact2002TV SpecialHimself
UFC 35: Throwdown2002TV SpecialHimself
UFC 34: High Voltage2001TV SpecialHimself
UFC 32: Showdown in the Meadowlands2001TV SpecialHimself
UFC 31: Locked & Loaded2001TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rome Is Burning2009TV SeriesHimself
UFC: Ultimate Ultimate Knockouts2007VideoHimself (as 'The Prodigy' B.J. Penn)

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#Fact
1Got his nickname B.J. (for baby Jay) because he is the baby of his siblings who are all named Jay Dee Penn.
2Attended Hilo High School in Hilo, Hawaii.
3Owns Prodigy Productions with his family.
4His Muay Thai trainer is legendary dutch kick-boxer Rob Kaman.
5Was defeated by MMA rising star Ryoto Machida, via unanimous decision, at K-1 Hero's 1 on 03/26/2005.
6Lost by split decision to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 58.


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