Chael Patrick Sonnen, known in short as just Chael Sonnen is an American mixed martial artist. He was born in Milwaukie, Oregon in 1977. He is now fighting in the Bellator MMA in its Heavyweight division. Sonnen has been a professional MMA competitor since 1997 and has competed in many elite leagues like WEC, UFC, and Pancrase. Chael Sonnen has a humongous fortune of an estimated $10 million, and that attracts a lot of attention. He has even tried his luck in politics but didn’t turn out to be successful. He tried a business chain with a friend but failed there too. But he has a great UFC carrier and a happy family life.
Let’s have a sneak peek to his personal and professional life, net worth, income and many more.
Chael Sonnen Parents
Chael Patrick Sonnen was born to Patrick Sonnen and Claudia Sonnen in Oregon on April 3, 1977. This very successful martial artist had good parenting in his childhood. He started his training in wrestling and martial arts at a very young age, only to be one of the top fighters in UFC in later years.
Chael Sonnen Relationship status: Spouse
In a tragic spell of events in 2016, Chael and Brittany lost their newborn daughter Blauna Dian Sonnen, who was born ten weeks premature after her mother was infected with Listeria.
After that unfortunate event family has managed to recover and is living happily now. Chael and Brittany have a great happy married life.
Chael Sonnen Net Worth, Salary, and Source of Income
Although much is not known about his salary and regular income, it is because UFC fighters earn money per fight and from other sources like endorsements and affiliation with various companies. Chael Sonnen has a net worth of $10 million till date.
His estimate is quite good, but it is expected that it must be much higher as he is engaged in politics as well as few endorsements too.
House and Cars in Chael Sonnen net worth
With his wife and son, Chael Sonnen lives in West Linn, Oregon, US. More details about his cars are unavailable on the internet. But it is believed that Sonnen is a car lover and has a few luxurious ones in his garage. And certainly, we do expect that an owner of an estimated USD 10 million net worth, would certainly have some cars adoring his garage.
Chael Sonnen Body Measurement | Height and Weight
This UFC fighter has a fit athlete body with 6’ 1” height and a weight of 101 kg. His vast body structure along with his expertise in martial arts makes him very dangerous in the ring.
Chael Sonnen Age, Birthday
Aries star Chael Sonnen was born on April 3, 1977, in either Milwaukie, Oregon. But sources differ on his place of birth. Some say it might be at West Linn, Oregon. He is currently 41 years old.
Chael Sonnen Short Wiki
Sonnen began wrestling from a young age and was the state runner-up in West Linn High School. Sonnen started boxing training in 1996, hoping to enter UFC one day.
He went to Brigham Young University, but later on, transferred to the University of Oregon as his old university decided to stop the wrestling program.
Sonnen received All-American honors at Oregon. And on top of that, he was awarded silver medal at the 2000 Greco-Roman World University Championships
Also, he won a Dave Schultz Memorial International Greco-Roman award two-times. Chael graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology.
At the age of 19, he began his mixed martial arts career in 1997 by defeating Ben Hailey. He next defeated Strikeforce Middleweight contender Jason “Mayhem” Miller. Lennon had won his first six fights.
Sonnen’s political ambitions drowned when he dropped out of the election for the 37th district of the Oregon House of Representatives as the Republican candidate, referring a real estate issue.
In 2014 Sonnen was hired as an MMA analyst by ESPN. Next year in 2015, he was announced as an “expert analyst” for its future events by Global Force Wrestling (GFW). He has been involved in many other businesses like Pizza and movies.
Chael Sonnen started Mean Streets Pizza in 2012 with his business partner Lee Gamble in West Linn. But later there was a big scuffle of legal issues when both started suing each other on different matters. The case was finally settled and did not reach trial. Later Chael sold Mean Streets Pizza, which went to hands of new management. Sonnen has appeared in movies like Grudge Match and Here Comes the Boom.
|Name||Chael Patrick Sonnen|
|Date of Birth||3 April 1977|
|Profession||MMA Fighter, Sports Analyst|
|Net worth||$10 million|
|Children||Son- Thero Stephen Sonnen|
|Parents||Patrick Sonnen and Claudia Sonnen|