His name does not require an introduction for his podcast gigs on the iTunes are one of the most downloaded podcasts. He is a live performer, comedian, and actor. Surprisingly, apart from tickling funny bones, he has cracked one or two of his own through his training in martial arts. He is a fighter both on and off the ground. He is Joe Rogan, one of the most sought-after comedians in America. Let’s have a look on the life, earning and net worth of Joe Rogan in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Joseph James Rogan or more popularly known as Joe Rogan was born in Newark, New Jersey on 11th of August 1967. He was brought up by his mother alone. He never saw his father since his father left him and his mother at the age of 7. He was enrolled at the Newton South High School located in Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts. He is a dropout from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Joe Rogan dated Jerri Manthey, an actress, in 2001. He fell for Jessica Schimmel and together they had a daughter before their marriage in 2009. The couple has another daughter who was born in 2009. He is a supporter of cannabis and other kinds of drugs.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Joe Rogan since his formative years was involved in sports particularly martial arts like taekwondo and karate. Joe got his first job as a full-fledged comedian in a comedy club in Boston. He moved to Los Angeles where he appeared on TV for the first time on “Half-Hour Comedy Hour.” This brought him into the limelight, and soon he signed a contract with Disney. He started working on the show “Hardball” in which he starred as Frank Valente and continued with his live performances at “The Comedy Store.”
He was later cast in the sitcom “NewsRadio”. His love for Ultimate Fighting Championship landed him the job of “Color Commentator.” He signed a deal with Warner Bros. Records for three albums. He though reluctantly became the host of “Fear Factor” which proved beneficial for his comedy gigs. Joe expanded his work and started putting his tour videos on his blog and continued hosting at various shows like “Game Show in My Head” meanwhile he also came out with “Shiny Happy Jihad.” He collaborated with Brian Redban on his free podcast in 2009. He got his first main role in “Zookeeper.”
Joe Rogan bagged quite a few awards such as MMA Personality of the Year, Teen Choice Award, and Best Television announcer.
Net worth & Earning
As of 2018, Joe Rogan has garnered a whopping net worth of $30 million. His annual income is at $8-$10 million. Joe’s earnings come from rich sources; he has been a live performer and hosts of different shows. He has done some movies and TV shows which paid him well. The money spinner were the deals from Disney and Warner Bros. He is counted amongst the wealthiest comedians. Each episode of his podcast brings near about $30,000.
He also has a beautiful collection of cars, which include Mercedes Benz, Range Rover, and Bentley. In recent years his net worth has seen a sharp rise by around 45% because of his hosting shows like “Fear Factor” and “Ultimate Fighting Championship” which translated into large viewership for his gigs.
Joe Rogan goes by his instincts rather than money and likes what he does. He never keeps grudges against people or events in his life. He is quite chilled about his life. Like a kickboxer in the ring, he fought too in real life.