How much is Joe Rogan worth?
|Net Worth:||$100 Million|
|Date of Birth:||August 11, 1967|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Joe Rogan
In the past twenty years you could have caught Joe Rogan on one of many different platforms. He is a comedian, podcast host, TV presenter, and MMA commentator, and has made great use of YouTube, having close to nine million subscribers to his channel with his main show being The Joe Rogan Experience in which he hosts a dialogue between high profile guests and himself. The podcaster is a jack of all trades, as he has been a Television host for several years, commentating at the world’s biggest MMA events and what happens in the octagon, and he continues to sell out stand up shows, touring with other big names like Dave Chappelle.
We calculate Joe Rogan has a net worth of about $100 million dollars, as of 2020.
How Did Joe Rogan Get So Rich?
Joe Rogan was Forbes’ highest paid podcaster of 2019, making a total of $30 million in that year alone. 2019 proved to be lucrative for him in other ways too as he played a sold out arena tour throughout North America and had some of the most high profile guests on his podcast yet. The Joe Rogan Experience now reportedly gets 190 million downloads per month.
Rogan just recently signed an exclusive licensing deal with Spotify. His podcast had remained independent ever since its inception in 2009, but the money Spotify offered was too good for Rogan to pass up. Though it has not been disclosed, the deal is rumored to be worth $100 million. In September, the show will be on Spotify concurrently with YouTube, and by the end of the year, the show will no longer be on YouTube at all, with both the audio and the video only being available on Spotify. Spotify have already seen a massive surge in their stock price since the announcement.
For his work on Fear Factor, Joe Rogan supposedly made $75,000 per episode. That’s a lot of money now, imagine how much more money it was 15 years ago! And now, he reportedly makes $500,000 per pay-per-view UFC event that he commentates at. The commentator has even won awards for being the “best television announcer.”
Why Is He So Famous?
Though he is a stand up comedian first and foremost, Joe Rogan first became well known when he was hired to host NBC’s show Fear Factor. Rogan was the host for a full five years and and despite people knowing him as essentially ‘a game show host’, it massively widened his fan base and his stand up audiences grew exponentially. Fear Factor wasn’t his only foray in to TV presenting. Being a fanatic of conspiracy theories, the TV network Sci-Fi signed a deal with Rogan to host the documentary series, Rogan Questions Everything. The show examined some of earth’s biggest mysteries, like whether or not Bigfoot really exists and if machines will eventually takeover mankind.
Even though Rogan has explained relentlessly that he doesn’t enjoy acting anymore and would never return to that medium, even turning down a role in Kevin Smith’s sequel to the cult hit Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, he has gained an audience from having minor roles in movies such as Zookeeper and Here Comes The Boom, two Kevin James led comedies. The comedian continues to do stand up, and is more successful than he has ever been. He is now selling out arenas, touring with Dave Chappelle, and has two of the most viewed specials on Netflix.
In the 2010s, all of Rogan’s projects were worked on in his spare time after he took on what would become his full time job for a full decade, hosting his very own podcast which has gone on to be one of the most popular podcasts in history. The most viewed episode of the podcast is one that features Elon Musk as the guest. The episode has over 35 million views on YouTube and is now notorious due to Tesla’s stock price dropping after Musk smoked weed on the show. Other popular guests include Alex Jones with 21 million views, Dan Bilzerian with 17 million views, and Ben Shapiro with 16 million views.
What Makes Him So Successful?
Because Rogan has so many different platforms, he uses each of them to promote the other. In the rare event that people don’t know who he is, Rogan can use his platform commentating to promote his stand-up and his podcast, he can use his stand up to promote his podcast, and he can use his podcast to promote his stand up. Rogan has built his own little empire.
Joe Rogan has become a trusted voice to millions. An audience across the world rely on Rogan for their daily dose of news and politics, and it’s because of his open-mindedness and his ability to not be biased and listen to each side of the argument that the show has become so successful. This is something that has become increasingly rare and difficult to find in the political climate today as everything has become so one sided.
The podcaster has created a brand that is impossible to find anywhere else. While there are multiple news outlets you can choose from, there is only one Joe Rogan. People watch and listen to the podcast because of him as his interests are so specific, being made up of hallucinogenics, MMA, comedy, politics and his open mindedness when it comes to the guests on the show. He brings on guests from the far right, liberals, people on the far left, fellow comedians, and scientists. The podcast is generally three hours long and is an open discussion between Rogan and the guest.
Only Joe Rogan can upload a video to YouTube in which he drop kicks a dummy and get 13 million views, and it’s that obsession that his fans have that has gotten him an estimated net worth of $100 million. That figure is likely to increase massively as there is still no definitive figure that we know of for his Spotify deal. There are also no signs of him slowing down either; at the end of the year Rogan will set out on yet another stand up tour, which may mean another Netflix special, and it seems like he’ll continue to host The Joe Rogan Experience for the next thirty years!