About B. J. Penn
It has been estimated that the overall amount of B. J. Penn net worth is as much as 22 million dollars, as of right now. B. J. Penn has become a huge success because of his career as a mixed martial artist. In addition to this career, B. J. Penn is also known for his career as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. This two careers not only made him popular, but also added up a lot to the total estimate of B. J. Penn net worth.
However, he is mostly famous for various audiences because of his competing at the Ultimate Fighting Championship. B. J. Penn has also become the first winner of non Brazilian origin to win the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in the black-belt category. In addition to this winning, B. J. Penn is also known as the UFC Lightweight Champion and the UFC Welterweight Champion. Winning so many titles not only made him famous, but also richer, as a lot of prize money has come too, which have increased the overall amount of B. J. Penn net worth.
B. J. Penn is also known as the second mixed martial artist in the UFC history who has won titles in two weight categories. In addition to this, he has also appeared in some TV shows. B. J. Penn was chosen as a coach on the reality show of The Ultimate Fighter 5.
B. J. Penn was born in 1978 in Hawaii and his real birth name is Jay Dee Penn. B. J. Penn is also nicknamed as The Prodigy. Before he became a professional mixed martial artist, he was already showing the world what he can do in this field. He became the first person of American origin who won a Gold medal at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship.
When he was fighting in the category of lightweight, B. J. Penn could not be defeated for more than eight years. While competing in K-1, B. J. Penn also became a world champion. Talking about his involvement in mixed marital arts, B. J. Penn is by many considered as one of the most successful fighters of lightweight division.
In addition, B. J. Penn has released two books, sales of which have also added up to the overall estimate of B. J. Penn net worth. B. J. Penn has also appeared as an actor in TV series called “Hawaii Five-0” as well as a film released in 2009 called “Never Surrender”.