Joe Rogan Net Worth
Joe Rogan net worth: Joe Rogan is an American comedian, actor, martial arts expert and UFC commentator who has a net worth of $100 million. Joe first became known as a cast member on the comedy series News Radio. He then went on to host the reality show Fear Factor Comedy Central's The Man Show. Today Joe operates one of the most successful and powerful podcasts in the world and serves as the commentator of the UFC.
Salary Highlights: It has been speculated that Joe earns $30 million per year from his podcast between sponsor reads and YouTube revenue. In 2017 we estimated that he conservatively earns $5 million per year off the podcast. It should also be noted that the podcast is just one of many sources of income for Joe. He still performs sold-out standup shows around the country and is the official commentator for UFC. He also earned millions as the host of the television series Fear Factor between 2001 and 2006.
Spotify Deal: On May 19, 2020 it was announced that Joe had signed a multi-year licensing deal with Spotify. The deal will make Spotify the exclusive home of Rogan's audio and video feeds. It will also remove all of Joe's archived episodes from YouTube and iTunes. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. It was not an acquisition. For comparison, about a month earlier, Spotify bought Bill Simmons' podcast network, which is significantly smaller than Rogan's, for $190 million up front plus $50 million per year in ongoing content costs.
Let's presume Joe was indeed making $30 million per year before this deal. And let's say he signed a three-year deal. One could safely presume his Spotify contract is worth at least $100 million. Perhaps much much more.
Early Life: Joseph James Rogan was born on August 11, 1967, in Newark, New Jersey. He is three-quarters Italian and one-quarter Irish. His father was a Newark police officer. His parents divorced when he was five and Joe has not had contact with his father since he was seven. In interviews, he has said that he has memories of domestic violence in his home. His family moved to San Francisco, California when he was seven and then to Gainesville, Florida when he was 11. They eventually settled in Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts. Rogan took up karate at 14 and taekwondo at 15. Rogan attended Newton South High School and graduated in 1985. When he was 19, Rogan won the U.S. Open Championship taekwondo tournament as a lightweight. Rogan enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Boston but dropped out before graduation. He lived in Boston until he was 24 when he moved to New York City.
Career: In 1994, Rogan moved to Los Angeles and booked his first national television spot as well as the MTV comedy show Half-Hour Comedy Hour where he was able to showcase the standup comedy he had worked on during his time in New York City. That same year, Rogan booked his first major acting role in the 1994 nine-episode Fox sitcom Hardball as Frank Valente, a young, ego-centric star player on a professional baseball team. Around this time, Rogan began performing at The Comedy Store in Hollywood and became a paid regular performer by owner Mitzi Shore. He performed at the club for the next 13 years for free and paid for the venue's new sound system.
From 1995 to 1999, Rogan starred in the NBC sitcom NewsRadio as Joe Garrelli, an electrician and handyman at the show's fictional news radio station. The role was originally set to be played by actor Ray Romano; Romano was let go from the cast after one rehearsal, and Rogan was brought in.
Rogan began working for the Ultimate Fighting Championship as a backstage and post-fight interviewer; his first show took place at UFC 12: Judgement Day on February 7, 1997. Rogan became friends with UFC's then-new president Dana White, who offered him a job as a color commentator but Rogan initially declined as he "just wanted to go to the fights and drink." In 2002, White was able to hire Rogan for free in exchange for prime event tickets for him and his friends. After about 15 free gigs as commentator Rogan accepted pay for the job. Rogan won the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Award for Best Television Announcer twice and was named MMA Personality of the Year four times by the World MMA Awards.
In 2001, he accepted an offer from NBC to host the American edition of Fear Factor. The show increased Rogan's national exposure which caused turnouts at his stand-up gigs to grow. Fear Factor ran for an initial six seasons from 2001 to 2006. In 2011, Rogan resumed his role as Fear Factor host for its seventh and final season, until 2012.
Rogan's role as host of Fear Factor led to further television opportunities. In February 2003, Rogan became the new co-host of The Man Show on Comedy Central for its fifth season from August 2003. The show ended in 2004.
In 2011, Rogan played his first major character in a movie in Zookeeper.
In 2013, Rogan hosted the television show Joe Rogan Questions Everything on the SyFy network which aired for six episodes. The show covered topics discussed on his podcasts, including the existence of Bigfoot and UFOs.
Podcast career: In December 2009, Rogan launched a free podcast with his friend and fellow comedian Brian Redban. The first episode was recorded on December 24 and was initially a live weekly broadcast on Ustream, with Rogan and Redban "sitting in front of laptops bullshitting." By August 2010, the podcast was named The Joe Rogan Experience and entered the list of Top 100 podcasts on iTunes, and in 2011, was picked up by SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The podcast features an array of guests who discuss current events, political views, philosophy, comedy, hobbies, and numerous other topics. In January 2015, the podcast was downloaded over 11 million times. By October that year, the podcast was downloaded 16 million times each month, making it one of the most popular free podcasts.
Personal Life: Rogan married Jessica Ditzel, a former cocktail waitress, in 2009. They have two daughters; the first was born in 2008 and the second in 2010. Rogan is also a stepfather to Ditzel's daughter from a previous relationship.
He personally holds black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Taekwondo, and 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu. He holds a blue belt in Judo.
Joes has used his comedy and podcast to discuss his support of drugs such as cannabis, mushrooms, and DMT. Rogan is a public supporter of the recreational and medical use of those drugs. He was featured in a marijuana documentary titled The Union: The Business Behind Getting High, and reportedly has an isolation tank in his home that is supposed to foster a natural production of DMT.
Real Estate: In October 2019, Joe spent $5 million on a home in Bell Canyon, California in Ventura County. Joe has called Bell Canyon home since 2003 when he spent $2.2 million on a starter house in the same area.
|Net Worth:||$100 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Aug 11, 1967 (52 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.74 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Announcer, Commentator, Martial Artist, Screenwriter, Television presenter, Film Producer, Comedian|
|Nationality:||United States of America|