How much is Tito Ortiz worth?
|Net Worth:||$18 Million|
|Date of Birth:||January 23, 1975|
|Residence:||Huntington Beach, California, U.S|
|Occupation:||Mixed Martial Artist|
Jacob Christopher Ortiz, popularly known as “Tito” is a well-known American mixed martial artist from California. At present, he signed to the Combate Americas Promotion.
Tito Ortiz is mainly known for his powerful stints with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he served as a former light heavyweight champion. He held this title for three years, from 2000 to 2003.
As of 2022, Tito Ortiz net worth is around $18 million.
Tito Ortiz was born on January 23, 1975, in Huntington Beach, California to Joyce and Samuel Ortiz. His father nicknamed him Tito at the age of one. The family moved to Santa Ana California, where he grew up with his three half brothers.
Ortiz spent miserable childhood due to his parent’s heroin addiction. However, the negligence at home made him involved with the street gangs and he used to take PCP and cocaine. The problems grew bigger and, his parents ended up their relationship when he was thirteen. After that, Ortiz went back to Huntington Beach with his mother.
He started searching for jobs when he was only seven. At the same time, he joined Huntington Beach High School, where he started getting the training for wrestling.
At the age of eighteen, he was kicked out of the house and started living with his brother, doing some labor work, and then became addicted to methamphetamines.
After a year, he ran into an old school wrestling coach, the head wrestling coach at golden west college, and a future UFC Fighter. Later he went to California state university at Bakersfield and continued wrestling.
Ortiz married Kristin for five years and has one son, Jacob. He started dating an adult film star Jenna Jameson in 2006. After two years, he announced that Jameson is expecting twins.
One year later, she gave birth to two sons, Journey Jett and Jesse Jameson. The couple split up in 2013. However, Ortiz granted custody of his sons.
Tito Ortiz made his first appearance at the UFC 13, where he defeated Wes Albritton. In 1999, he beat Wanderel Silva and won UFC light heavyweight championship. He defended the title 5 times and became the longest light heavyweight champion.
He took a small break from UFC in 2005 to join other promotions like pride fighting championships and world fighting alliance. Later he joined the reality Television series, the ultimate fighter on the Spike TV. He fought for the last time in UFC against Lyoto Machida in 2008.
In 2009, he made his comeback in UFC and retired from MMA officially. He joined the Management Company Primetime 360 Entertainment and Sports Management.
Ortiz also made several appearances in the total nonstop action wrestling. Besides this, he also appeared in various TV shows like CSI: NY, MADtv The Crow: Wicked Prayer, and Valley Of The Wolves: Iraq.
As of 2022, Tito Ortiz net worth is estimated at $18 million. He earned this fortune by his career as a mixed martial artist. He also started his own company and served as the CEO Of Punishment Athletics.
Tito Ortiz received various awards and medals for his amazing fighting skills.
- In 2012, his name inducted into the Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall Of Fame.
- The next year his name was inducted into the MMA Freak Hall Of Fame.
- The fighter is a two-star champion of the California Community College Athletic Association.
- Ortiz won a bronze medal at the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships.
- In 2014, he named as a Comeback Fighter Of The Year.
Tito Ortiz is one of the most popular mixed martial artists of all time. He is considered as a successful martial artist to achieve success in UFC as well as outside UFC.
Besides this, his appearance in films and television series gained him fame and fortune. He is the winner of the second-most wins in the category of light heavyweight championships.
As of 2022, Tito Ortiz net worth is $18 million.