Tony Jaa Net Worth 2019, Early Life, Body, and Career
Tony Jaa Net Worth – Born as Tatchakorn Yeerum, Tony Jaa earned recognition as a Thai Martial artist, actor, action choreographer, stuntman, director and Buddhist Monk. He came into the limelight from his movie Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, Ong Bak 2 and Ong Bak 3.
A native of Surin, Thailand, Tony Jaa was born on February 5, 1976, and this makes his age 43 years now. He is Thai by his nationality. and belongs to Asian ethnicity. His birth sign is Aquarius. He was born to Parents: Rin Saipetch and Thongdee Yeerum.
Tony Jaa was raised in a rural area in Surin. His hometown is 400 km away from Bangkok. He grew up watching the movie of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and Donnie Yen.
He started training in Muay Thai at the age of 10. He took training for 5 years. Before landing his steps in the world of acting, he started his career as a stuntman. He worked as a stuntman for 14 years.
Given below is the list of complete Tony Jaa body measurements information including his height, weight, chest, biceps, waist and shoe size details.
- Height: 5′ 6″ (167.5 cm)
- Weight: 61 kg (134 pounds)
- Shoe Size: Unknown
- Chest Size: 36 inches
- Waist Size: 31 inches
- Arms/ Biceps Size: 14 inches
Jaa started his film career as a stuntman on Panna’s team, “Muay Thai Stunt.” He appeared in several films as such. One of his early breakthroughs came as a double for Sammo Hung during a commercial for an energy drink, which required him to grab onto an elephant’s tusks and somersault onto its back.
After a significant amount of training in Muay Boran, a precursor to Muay Thai, Panna and Jaa put together a short film concerning it with Grandmaster Mark Harris’s assistance that caught the eye of producer-director Prachya Pinkaew.
This led to Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior in 2003, Jaa’s breakthrough leading role.
Jaa’s breakthrough role came as a young martial artist tasked with the job of going to the city and finding a sacred statue that was stolen. Along the way, he took on various members of the underworld to retrieve it. In sum, his ability to do the death-defying stunts normally reserved for special effects, helped Jaa make a big name for himself.
Jaa’s second film, Tom Yum Goong, was released in Asia in August 2005 and was renamed The Protector in the U.S. the following year. Jaa has also furthered the Ong Bak series as both an actor and director.
Tony Jaa presently has an estimated net worth of $10 million.