You are more likely to know Joe Rogan today through his work as a podcaster on the podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. The podcast was launched in 2009 but he has been in the public eye for a long period, having started his career in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedian and a color commentator for UFC. Through a combination of his various ventures in the industry, Joe Rogan’s net worth has risen considerably turning him into a millionaire.
For fans of his popular podcast and those who are interested in his earnings as a public personality, here is everything you need to know about Joe Rogan’s net worth as well as how he made his money.
Joe Rogan’s Net Worth
Joe Rogan has been able to build a personal net worth of $25 million through a long career as a podcaster, an actor, standup comedian, and color commentator.
His road to becoming a millionaire began with a career as a standup comedian, which started on the 27th of August, 1988 at the Stitches comedy club in Boston during its open-mic night. It wasn’t a straight-up success for Joe and he had to take up other jobs to pay his bills such as teaching martial arts at Boston University, driving a limousine, doing construction work, delivering newspapers and working errands for a private investigator.
Eventually, he began to grow in reputation through his comedy and began to perform at strip clubs and bachelor parties, earning a pay for his work before eventually signing a deal with Disney for his first major breakthrough.
Since signing the deal, Joe Rogan’s net worth grew as he went from one milestone to the other as a comedian. He worked as an actor, appearing in films and shows like Hardball, NewsRadio, Zookeeper, Here Comes the Boom and a few others. He also earned considerable income working as a writer for The Man Show between 2003 and 2004.
Joe Rogan’s net worth of $25 million has been built on a long career of sold-out comedy shows, popular podcasts and a long career working for UFC as a color commentator between 2002 and 2016, where he not only made bank but also earned awards such as being named MMA Personality of the Year four times by the World MMA Awards and Best Television Announcer twice by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Award.
How Did He Make His Money?
Joe Rogan’s net worth is believed to have come primarily through his career as a comedian. While he has worked as a comedian in different capacities and gotten paid for his work, his net worth has been down to his ability to make people laugh.
He got his first major payout when he signed a development deal with Disney for a comedy show shortly before signing up for his first major acting role in the show, Hardball.
Joe has also earned money by recording and selling several comedy specials, totaling ten in number between 2000 and 2018. Apart from money earned through his acting career, he has also earned money through video games, where he featured in the EA Sports UFC game series.
He has also hosted a couple of game shows and reality shows over the course of his career, including Fear Factor and Game Show in My Head.
However, most recently, his biggest source of income is his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience which he started with his friend, Brian Redban. The popularity of the podcast after it was launched in 2009 led to a syndication deal with SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
The show has consistently remained one of the most downloaded podcasts in the world, recording over 30 million downloads since it was launched. The Joe Rogan Experience features him discussing with guests from different industries on varying issues from philosophy, political views to comedy and current events.
Some Other Facts About Him
He has been married since 2009 to his wife, Jessica Ditzel who used to be a cocktail waitress. They gave birth to their first child in 2008 before they got married and had their second child in 2010. He and his family live in Bell Canyon, California in a mansion he bought for $5 million.
Joe Rogan’s net worth might mean he can afford to buy whatever he wants to eat but he is an avid hunter and a member of Eat What You Kill movement. He is a part of the movement as part of his support for the eradication of factory farming.