Joe Rogan is an American comedian podcast host and martial arts color commentator. He started his career in 1988. He is also a former actor and television host.
Joe Rogan’s real names are Joseph James Rogan. He was born on 11th August 1967 in Newark, New Jersey. He is of Italian and Irish descent. His parents divorced when he was five years old. He moved with his mother to California and then to Florida when he was eleven. He attended Newton South high school where he graduated in 1985. He hasn’t seen his father since he was seven.
Rogan Developed a keen interest in martial arts as a teenager. He says he was terrified to lose. This motivated him to learn the game. Martial arts gave him confidence and a different perspective about himself and what he was capable of. From martial arts, he had hope and believed he was never going to be a loser in his life. He learned karate and later started taekwondo.
At the age of nineteen, he won the US Open Championship taekwondo tournament as a lightweight. He was a Massachusetts full-contact state champion for four consecutive years and became a taekwondo instructor.
Joe Rogan got married to Jessica Ditzel in 2009 and they have 3 children one from Jessica’s first marriage. Jessica’s net worth is $500,000
Joe was a student at the University of Massachusetts at Boston but dropped on his third year due to boredom and disagreements with his professors.
He then worked a number of odd jobs including newspaper delivery and construction. As he puts it he could barely pay his bills.
He started his career as a stand-up comedian after his friends pressured him to face the challenge and take the stage. To his surprise, the rush seemed enjoyable to him. Eventually, he decided to dive into comedy and take it as a career after realizing he could actually make good money out of it. He moved around the country with it and started to make a few bucks from the events and shows that he attended.
With a hope to progress his career, Joe moved to Hollywood at the age of 27. He landed his first career as an actor a year later when Disney signed him as an actor for the TV show –handball.
His big break came through when he agreed to host a TV show Fear Factor. Fear Factor was a blockbuster hit. He worked for UFC the same time he hosted the Fear factor (UFC was at the verge of collapsing at the time and they could not afford to pay him) UFC grew from near bankruptcy to greater heights Joe became a bonafide beneficiary when the company grew from $2million to over $4.2Billion worth of profits.
Joe Rogan’s net worth has actually been catapulted by his podcasts. In 2009, he launched The Joe Rogan Experience. During this time, Podcasts were relatively unknown. Joe says he was doing it just for fun. He didn’t put much thought into it. To his surprise it has enormously grown, it is now consistently one of the top 5 downloaded podcasts in the world.
Joe’s exact revenue from the podcast is not known since he has kept it a secret. About two years ago, his friend Michael Bisping accidentally revealed Joe was making $75,000 per episode. The total number of downloads released so far stands at around 1332 though they could be more. A quick calculation gives an estimate of about $100 million and this keeps rising every time a new download is a release. His revenue from the download is very high.
The Joe Rogan Experience entered the list of top 100 podcasts on iTunes. The Podcast was voted Best Comedy Podcast of 2012 by users on iTunes.
In 2014 the Podcast won a Stitcher Award for the best overall show in 2013. In 2017 and 2018 the podcast was apples most downloaded podcast and recently in January 2019, it won the best comedy podcast at the I heart radio podcast awards.
Joe Rogan has a passion for high-performance cars. Cars with engines that are more powerful than their size. Rogan has a collection of cars. The exact number of vehicles that he owns is not known but for sure it is a big number! He loves classic muscle cars. The highlight of his collection is a stunning Chevrolet Corvette Stingray from 1965. This model has been custom modified to retain its classic 1960 appearance. The Vehicle is powered by a V8 engine; Rogan has put his own sense of style into the design and engineering process.
Rogan also owns a modified 1970 Barracuda and a Mustang. He also owns modern European cars.
Most of his cars are those made by Porsche, BMW and Mercedes Benz. He also owns a collection of Sports cars from Germany and glamorous collections from Italy including Ferraris and Lamborghini.
Joe Rogan owns a house worth $5 million in Bells Canyon, California. His neighbors include Shaquille O’Neil and Alyssa Milano, His house is actually the most expensive in the neighborhood. The house sits on 8,720 square feet, with 6 bedrooms.
Rogan also owns a private studio in Woodland Hills, California, where he records all his podcast episodes. Joe and his team built the space by completely remodeling an entire warehouse. He now describes the location as a decked-out man-cave, complete with a full gym, recording room, indoor archery range, and sensory deprivation tanks.
It is interesting to note that Joe owns a golden retriever puppy called Marshall worth $23million he acquired him in February 2017.
Joe Rogan has an expensive collection of watches they range from durable to s to humongous sporty divers, Joe knows his taste in watches and is sticking to it. During one of his episodes one of the podcasts with Matt Farah, Joe humbly admitted he was wearing a $300 G-shock after Matt showed off his impressive $10,000 Grand Seiko.