Famous as a comedian, UFC commentator, and also a podcast host, of course Joe Rogan’s net worth is eager to be known by the public. After all, he has the most popular podcast ever, named The Joe Rogan Experience (JRE). Joe Rogan currently has secured several lucrative contracts which have added to his net worth.
Of course, the public really knows how much Joe Rogan makes money through his career. Thankfully, this post will give you information about Joe Rogan’s net worth and how he spends his money. Here you go!
What Is Joe Rogan Net Worth?
As of 2021, Joe Rogan has a net worth of $100 million. Well, one of the most recent drivers of his net worth is his now widely acclaimed podcast. The Joe Experience works to interview numerous different personalities with different fields of expertise. Through his podcast, he has been able to get affiliate connections and endorsements which pay him handsomely.
In early August 2010, The Joe Experience had landed itself on the top 100 podcasts on iTunes. By January 2015, his podcast had been downloaded over 11 million times. In 2020, he announced a Spotify partnership licensing deal worth an estimated $100 million.
For his salary, there’s speculation that he earns $30 million per year from his podcast between YouTube revenue and sponsor reads. In 2017, he conservatively earns $5 million per year from the podcast. Of course, it should be noted that his podcast is just one of many sources of income for him.
In fact, Joe still performs sold-out standup shows around the country which is as the official commentator for UFC. He also earned millions as a television series host named “Fear Factor” between 2001 and 2006.
Joe Rogan’s Career
Joe Rogan first became known as a cast member on the comedy series “News Radio” from 1995 to 1999. In this sitcom, he played Joe Garelli , the handyman and the electrician at the show’s fictional news radio station. Then, he became a host for the reality show “Fear Factor” as well as Comedy Central’s “The Man Show”.
In 1994, he moved to Los Angeles and booked his first national spot as well as the MTV comedy show named “Half-Hour Comedy Hour” in which he could showcase the standup comedy he has worked on during his time in New York City.
He posted his first leading acting role in the sitcom “Hardball” as Frank Valente, an ego-centric young star player on the professional baseball team in the same year. The show aired on Fox for nine episodes in 1994. He appeared on The Comedy Store in Hollywood for 13 years for free thanks to owner Mitzi Shore which was good enough to pay for the venue’s new sound system.
Joe did his first UFC interview at UFC 12: Judgement Day on February 7, 1997 as a backstage and post-fight interviewer. He became friends with UFC’s then-new president Dana White who offered him a job as a color commentator, however he initially ignored it.
In 2002, White finally could hire Joe Rogan for free in exchange for event tickets for him and his friends. Once about 15 free gigs as a commentator, Joe agreed to be paid for the job. He won the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Award for Best Television Announcer twice which was named MMA Personality of the Year four times by the World MMA Awards.
In 2001, Joe accepted an offer from NBC to host the American Edition of Fear Factor. This show ran for six seasons from 2001 to 2006. In 2011, he resumed his role as ‘Fear Factor’ host for its seventh and final season.
Joe became the new co-host of “The Man Show: on Comedy Central” in February 2003 for its fifth season from August 2003. Unfortunately, the show ended in 2004. In 2011, he played his first major character in a movie named “Zookeeper”.
In 2013, he hosted the television show “ Joe Rogan Questions Everything” on the SyFY network which ran for six episodes. Sure, the show covered various topics which are discussed on his podcast including the existence of UFOs and Bigfoot.
Joe is also the author of four books: Mastering the Rubber Guard: Jiu-Jitsu for Mixed Martial Arts Competition (2006), Mastering the Twister: Jiu-Jitsu for Mixed Martial Arts Competition (2007), Talking Monkeys in Space (2010) and The Conversation That Broke the Internet (2020).
Joe Rogan launched a free podcast with his friend and fellow comedian Brian Redban in December 2009. His first episode was recorded on December 24 which was originally a live weekly broadcast on Ustream with Rogan and Redban.
In August 2010, teh podcast was named The Joe Rogan Experience. Of course, his podcast features plenty of guests who discuss current events, philosophy, political views, hobbies, comedy and numerous other topics. In fact, The Joe Rogan Experience is one of the most popular free podcasts available.
Joe’s Spotify Deal
It was announced that Joe has signed a multi-year licensing deal with Spotify on May 19. 2020. The deal here will make Spotify the exclusive home of Rigan’s audio and video feeds. Well, this deal will remove all of Joe’s archived episodes from YouTube and iTunes.
The terms of the deal was not an acquisition as a month earlier, Spotify purchased Bill Simmons’ podcast network. Well, it’s significantly smaller than Rogan’s for $190 million upfront plus $50 million per year in ongoing content costs.
Let’s assume that Joe was making $30 million per year before this deal and let’s say that he signed a three-year deal. Someone could safely assume his Spotify contract is worth at least $100 million. Maybe much more, but most media outlets are estimating he was paid in the $100 millon range.
Joe’s Real Estate
Joe spent his money for real estate. In October 2019, he spent $5 million on a home in Bell Canyon, California in Ventura County. He has called Bell Canyon home since 2003 when he spent $2.2 million on a starter house in the same area. Then, he listed the latter home for sale for $3.2 million in October 2020. By September 2020, he plunked down $14.4 million for a mansion in Austin, Texas.