Jay Dee Penn III, aka ‘B.J.,’ is an American professional mixed martial artist who actively practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. BJ is known globally for his exceptional skills in the ring. His potent abilities are clearly reflected in his milestones. Know MMA fighter BJ Penn net worth.
For instance, BJ was the first-ever contender from the USA to obtain a gold medal at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship.
Penn competes in multiple divisions such as Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, and Middleweight.
He is the second among seven fighters to win titles in multiple weight classes (Lightweight and Welterweight) in UFC history. See more on BJ Penn’s fascinating facts.
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Is BJ Penn Married to Wife? Or Dating a Girlfriend?
BJ Penn is not married and has had one publicly known relationship over the years. He and Shealen Uaiwa were in a ten-year-long relationship during which they had two children; Kulia Penn, Aeva Lili’u Penn.
Shealen recently disclosed her torture-filled relationship with her partner, BJ. She alleges that Penn physically and sexually abused her for a whole decade.
BJ Penn’s former girlfriend Uaiwa disclosed that her boyfriend habitually abused her verbally in front of their two children and her mother. Shealen confessed that she could not bring these years of abuse to light because she was scared of her ex-boyfriend.
He had allegedly threatened to kill her family on multiple occasions. Uaiwa felt compelled to keep her grim life secret because of Penn’s name and reputation and their influence over their children. Last year, however, she decided enough was enough.
Shealen secured a temporary restraining order and petitioned for a protection order in October 2019. The Hawaii Family Court extended the protection order in February this year after an appealed hearing. The order terminates on 8th October 2021.
Uaiwa attributed BJ’s violent and erratic behavior to his drug addiction. According to her, Penn has been an addict since he was fourteen years old and his devotion to the training camps is his own way of attempting sobriety. Unfortunately, they separated before Uaiwa could be BJ Penn’s wife.
BJ Penn Net Worth.
BJ is listed among the highest paid MMA fighters in the world by multiple sources.
His accumulated MMA salary over the years is reported to be $3,345,000. Sources say that BJ earns a $20 million salary per year and $2 million per month.
This means that in one week, Penn earns $500,000, $70,000 per day, $3,000 per hour, $50 per minute, and $1.00 per second. BJ Penn’s net worth is $22 million.
Height, Weight, Measurements.
BJ Penn is 1.75 m (5 ft 7) tall and weighs 77 kg (170 lbs).
His Early Life, Career.
BJ Penn is an actor and a professional fighter from Kailua, Hawaii. While his father, Jay Dee Penn, is Irish-American, BJ’s mother, Loraine Shin, is Korean and a Hawaiian native.
Penn has three brothers: Reagan Penn, Jay Dee II Penn, and Jay Penn. The moniker BJ happens to stem from another moniker, ‘Baby Jay.’
He made his professional debut at the UFC 31 event, where he faced Joey Gilbert in the ring and won. In the years that followed, BJ would be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, an acknowledgment meant to appreciate his hard work.
Additionally, BJ has co-authored several books, namely ‘Mixed Martian Arts: The Book of Knowledge’ and his autobiography, ‘Why I Fight: The Belt Is Just an Accessory.’
Age and D.O.B.
BJ Penn was born on 13th December 1978 in Kailua, Hawaii, U.S., to Jay Dee Penn and Loraine Shin. In exactly three days, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champ will be celebrating his 42nd birthday.
According to scientific studies, a fun fact about people born in December is that they are naturally athletic.
BJ Penn’s Wiki-Facts.
|Full name||Jay Dee Penn III|
|Date of Birth||13th December 1978|
|Place of Birth||Kailua, Hawaii, USA|
|Profession||Professional mixed martial artist, actor, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner|
|Net worth||$22 million|
|Parents||Jay Dee Penn, Loraine Shin|