|87.7 million euros
|Source of wealth:
|Date of birth:
|Aug. 11, 1967
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Joe Rogan is a stand-up comedian, UFC commentator and podcaster who has built an impressive net worth. But how much does he really have? And how did Joe Rogan make his money? Let’s take a look!
Joe Rogan has a slew of achievements, of which you may only know one. Whether you know him through his comedy act, his MMA career, or his insightful podcast, Joe Rogan has made it to financial wealth through hard work and years of work.
He began his career as a stand-up comedian in August 1988 and has since grown into a well-known personality respected by many people.
Rogan was born on August 11, 1967 in Newark, New Jersey. Rogan is of Italian and Irish descent. His father was a police officer who left the family when Rogan was seven and his parents divorced.
At the age of 12, Rogan took up his new passion and began training at Mr. Krav Maga Academy in California, with his mother by his side. He attended Newton South High School in California after moving there from New Jersey at the age of 12. Already as a teenager he was interested in martial arts and kickboxing.
Nonetheless, he was held back after the age of 21 due to constant headaches.
Joe Rogan never intended to have a career as a stand-up comedian. He became more and more interested in martial arts. But his stand-up career became incredibly lucrative, and he was able to land deals with Disney.
In 1997, Rogan went one step further and became an interviewer and color commentator for the UFC. Throughout his career, Rogan has worked on a variety of projects, some of which we feature in the Highlights section.
The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast was launched in 2009 and has quickly become one of the most popular podcasts out there. This is probably due to the colorful personalities and conversations that occur in the show.
On May 19, 2020, it was announced that Joe Rogan had signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Spotify. Rogan’s audio and video streams are now available exclusively on Spotify. Joe’s previous episodes on YouTube and iTunes have also been removed.
The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. It wasn’t a merger. Spotify acquired Bill Simmons’ podcast network, which is significantly smaller than Rogan’s, about a month ago for $190 million up front and up to $50 million a year in ongoing content costs.
Let’s say Joe Rogan was making $20-30 million a year before the contract. And let’s say he signed a three-year contract. Most media believe his Spotify deal was worth at least $100 million. Maybe a lot more, but most media outlets agree that he’s made well over $100 million.
In April 2020, Joe Biden was his first choice in the 2020 presidential election. Previously, Rogan endorsed Bernie Sanders as the presidential nominee.
After Joe Rogan hinted that he would rather vote for Donald Trump than Joe Rogan, Twitter went berserk when Rogan said he would support Trump and now people are demanding YouTube and Twitter take him down.
What does Joe Rogan spend his millions on?
Joe Rogan owns land in Bell Canyon, California, which he bought for $5 million in October 2019. Joe Rogan has lived in Bell Canyon since 2003 when he spent $2.2 million for a primary home near the same location. In October 2020, Joe put the second house on the market for $3.2 million.
In September 2020, Joe spent $14.4 million on a mansion in Austin, Texas.
There he set up a 14,000-square-foot recording studio that he’s invested millions in to get just right.
Rogan has an indoor archery range with a digital target. He has an expensive bow model that costs over $1200. Last but not least, he has a fantastic collection of Casio G-Shock watches.