Joe Rogan’s Net Worth is about $50 million dollars, as of 2020.
He has made a lot of money over the years as a very reputable and highly sort after Stand-up Comedian, Podcast Host, Mixed Martial Arts Commentator, Actor and Television Host.
|Net Worth:||$50 Million (USD)|
|Source of Wealth:||Stand-up Comedian, Podcast Host, Mixed Martial Arts Commentator, Actor, Television Host|
|Full Name:||Joseph James Rogan|
|Also known as:||Joe Rogan|
|Date of Birth:||August 11, 1967|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Years Active:||1988 to present|
Source of Wealth
Joe Rogan’s wealth comes from his stand up comedy and other comedy acts as well as his television hosting and acting gigs.
He continues to make a lot of money these days, thanks to being very active with stand-up comedy, podcast hosting, Mixed Martial Arts commentating, acting, TV hosting, etc.
Joe Rogan, whose full name is Joseph James Rogan was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 11, 1967.
There is very little known about his parents except that his father was a Newark police officer and that his mother and father divorced when Joe was five.
The last time Rogan saw his father was when he was 7 years old and he was mainly raised by his mother.
When Rogan was 7 years old his family move to San Francisco, California and lived there until he was 11. They then moved to Gainesville, Florida before finally settling down in Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts where he attended Newton High School before graduating in 1885.
As a child, Joe played little league baseball but became interested in marital arts during his teen. When he was 14 he took karate lessons and later taekwondo.
After graduation, Joe lived in Boston until age 24 when he moved to New York.
At age 19 while living in Boston Joe won the lightweight division of the U.S. Open Championship taekwondo tournament. He was also the Massachusetts full-contact state champion for 4 years running before deciding to become an instructor.
Rogan also competed in some kickboxing competitions for a couple of years before quitting when he was age 21 when he began suffering from headaches.
He attended the University of Massachusetts but dropped out before completing a degree.
Joe Rogan did not start out thinking about having a career as a comedian, planning instead to have a career in kickboxing. However, after some of his friends at the gym convinced him to try stand up comedy the idea seemed to appeal to him.
1988: After working on a comedy routine for several months Rogan took the leap and performed his first comedy routine at Stitches A comedy club in Boston.
His routine must have been successful enough that Joe decided to pursue comedy for a living.
In the beginning getting comedy gigs was not easy and Rogan had to support himself during those early days by taking a variety of jobs. (Teaching Martial arts, working construction, delivering newspapers, and other types of work.)
Since Rogan’s comedy tended to blue comedy most his early work was performing gigs for bachelor parties and in various strip clubs.
A talent manager, Jeff Sussman saw one of Rogan’s routines and offered to manage him.
1990: Rogan moved to New York City to pursue a comedy career full time.
1994: Joe relocated to Los Angeles where he got his first national television exposure on MTV’s comedy show Half Hour Comedy Hour. He also got a 9 episode stint playing Frank Valentine in Hardball and became a regular at the Comedy Store.
1995-1999: Rogan starred in NBC’s News Radio taking the role because it allowed to continue working on his stand up comedy in his free time.
1997: Rogan never lost his interest in martial arts so he took a job as a backstage post interviewer on the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
2000: He release a comedy album “I’m Gonna Be Dead Someday.”
2001-2006: Rogan was offered and after some initial hesitation became the host of Fear Factor. The national exposure he got from hosting this show resulted in better turnouts for his stand up comedy routines. Fear Factor also led to him getting more television opportunities.
2002-2016: Rogan worked as a color commentator for the UFC. He worked for free at first and later for pay.
2002: He appeared in an episode of A Beautiful Mind and emceed for A Christmas Parade in Hollywood.
2003: Rogan co-hosted Comedy Central’s A Man’s Show after which he rededicated himself to focusing on his stand up comedy once more.
2005: He signed a deal with Endeavor talent agency to film a special of one of his comedy acts Joe Rogan Live, in Phoenix Arizona. The special didn’t premier until 2007 on Showtime.
2007: A two year dispute with Carlos Mencia, in which Rogan accused Mencia of stealing material from other comediennes erupted at The Comedy store resulting in Rogan being banned from the club.
He then moved his regular stand up comedy to Hollywood Improve Comedy Club.
This was also the year that Comedy Central release Rogan’s comedy special Shiny Happy Jihad.
2011: Joe Rogan returned as the host of Fear Factor for it’s 7th and last season. He also played a major character in Zookeeper.
2012: Rogan played himself in Here Comes the Boom and also released his 6th comedy Special Live From The Tabernacle as a $5.00 download on his website.
2013: He hosted Joe Rogan Questions Everything.
2014: Joe’s Special Rocky Mountain High was released online by Comedy Central.
2016: Netflix aired his special Triggered.
2018: Rogan’s Special Strange Times Also aired on Netflix.
Joe Rogan is pretty open about his personal life and his beliefs. In 2009 he married Jessica Ditze and the couple have a two daughters. They live in Bell Canyon, California.
After seeing a Jiu Jitsu competition, he became interested in the sport and trained in the discipline and now holds a couple of black belts in different types of Jiu Jitsu. He is also an avid hunter.
Rogan considers himself to be “pretty liberal” and supports Gay rights and marriage, Women’s rights, Recreational Marijuana use and Universal health care among other things.
He is also against infant circumcision and has an interest in Sensory deprivation.
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