Who Is Joe Rogan? Age, Net Worth & Everything You Need To Know

Joe Rogan is a man who shouldn’t need much introduction, but we thought we’d give him one anyway. He’s a man with a world-famous podcast, UFC commentator, stand-up comedian and occasional actor. Simply put, he’s quite involved in the media industry.

But who is he, how did he become famous and, perhaps most importantly to some, how much is he worth?

Joe Rogan Fast Facts

Surname: Joseph James Rogan
Age: 54
Date of birth: Aug. 11, 1967
Nationality: American
Height: 5ft 6in / 1.72m
Relationship status: Married
Spouse: Jessica Dietzel
net worth: $120 million (estimated)
Instagram: @joerogan – 15.1 million followers
Twitter: @Joerogan – 9 million followers
Spotify: The Joe Rogan Experience

Who is Joe Rogan?

Joe Rogan is an American podcaster, UFC commentator, comedian and actor. He was born on August 11, 1967 in Newark, New Jersey. His parents divorced when Joe was five years old and it is alleged that Joe had not been in contact with his father Joseph since he was 7 years old.

Joe Rogan attended Newton South High School, graduating in 1985. His career as a UFC mixed martial arts commentator is not entirely surprising given that Joe developed an interest in martial arts in his early teens. He has previously said that martial arts “not only gave me confidence but also a different perspective on myself and what I’m capable of. I knew I could do something I was afraid of and it was really difficult and that I could excel at it.”

He started Taekwondo at age 15 and won the US Open Championship at 19 as a lightweight. During his years at the University of Massachusetts Boston, he became a four-time champion and eventually became a taekwondo instructor.

He dropped out of college because he thought it was “pointless” and lived in Boston until he was 24.

comedy career

Joe Rogan dived into comedy at a young age after realizing he was a fan of Richard Pryor’s film Live on the Sunset Strip. It was his friends at taekwondo school that finally convinced him to try his hand at stand-up comedy. At age 21, he performed his first stand-up routine at Stitches Comedy Club in Boston.

Joe Rogan eventually secured the management services of Jeff Sussman, who was impressed by a routine he was performing at a Boston comedy club. He later became a full-time comedian after moving to New York City in 1990.

Joe Rogan began working for the UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship – in 1997 as a backstage and post-fight interviewer. He managed to land the role because his manager Jeff Sussman was friends with Campbell McLaren, the co-founder of the UFC. He resigned after 2 years because his income could not easily cover the travel expenses.

He returned to the UFC as a color commentator in 2002 after befriending new president Dana White. He initially offered his services in exchange for free tickets to UFC events, but after 15 shows he began accepting cash payments.

He has continued to comment on UFC events but missed UFC 271 in February 2022 after controversy surrounding his podcast, which included a compilation video of him using racial slurs that went viral.

The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast

Most people will know Joe Rogan for his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, which launched on December 24, 2009 on Ustream. The first guest, comedian Ari Shaffir, only appeared in episode 3 in January 2010. In May 2010, Joe Rogan managed to secure a sponsorship from sex toy company Fleshlight, but withdrew his sponsorship in 2012.

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The Joe Rogan Experience moved to YouTube in 2013 and finally Spotify in September 2020 after landing an exclusive licensing deal estimated to be worth $100 million, although this was later confirmed to be closer to $200 million in February 2022 The New York Times.

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Joe Rogan’s podcast has been involved in numerous controversies over the past few years, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic when around 270 healthcare professionals have urged Spotify to develop policies to combat misinformation as they claim Joe Rogan and certain guests would spread misinformation related to the Covid-19 virus and vaccine.

Onnit

Joe Rogan has also dipped his toe into the supplement industry as he is the co-founder of the fitness company Onnit which makes the Alpha Brain nootropics amongst other supplements.

Joe Rogan Fitness

As mentioned earlier, Joe Rogan was interested in mixed martial arts from a young age. Now in his 50s, he continues to take care of his health and regularly posts his workouts and exercise advice on his online social media accounts. He has also experimented with different diets, the best documented being the carnivore diet, which consists entirely of meat and animal products and excludes all other foods.

Joe Rogan family

Joe Rogan has one wife, Jessica Ditzel, a former cocktail waitress to whom he has been married since 2009. They have two daughters together, born in 2008 and 2010, and Joe is also a stepfather to Ditzel’s daughter from a previous relationship.

Joe Rogan and his family currently live in Lake Austin, Texas in a home that is reportedly worth $14.4 million.

Joe Rogan Net Worth

Thanks to his glittering career as a UFC commentator and host of one of the world’s most popular podcasts, Joe Rogan’s net worth is an estimated $120 million. It is claimed that affiliate connections and endorsements he has received as a result of hosting his podcast earns him $30 million a year.

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