Joe Rogan ( Joseph James Rogan ) is an American podcast host and comedian. He is also a mixed martial arts commentator and has also served as a television host and an actor.
Joe began his career in the year 1988 in the month of August, in the area of Boston. He signed an exclusive developmental deal with Disney after he relocated to Los Angeles in the year 1994. After that, he appeared as an actor on numerous television shows like NewsRadio and Hardball.
He started working for UFC in the year 1997 as an interviewer and color commentator, and after that, in the year 2000, he released his first comedy special.
Early and Personal Life
Joe Rogan was born in the year 1967 in the month of August in Newark, New Jersy. In the 1940s his family was moved there by his grandfather. The name of his father is Joseph, who is a former police officer there. His mother and father got separated when he was just five years old.
He has succumbed contact with his father when he was seven years old, and since then he has no contact with him. Joe once stated that his father used to do domestic violence, but he does not want to complain about his childhood. Till the age of eleven years, he and his family lived in San Francisco, and then they moved to Florida.
In the year 2009, He got married to Jessica Ditzel, who is a former Cocktail waitress. They have two daughters, born in the years 2008 and 2010 respectively. He also has a stepdaughter from Ditzel’s previous relationship. The family lived in Colorado, before moving to California. He bought a 5 million luxurious home in California in the year 2018.
Joe was a Catholic and attended a Catholic school, but later he abandoned religion and calls himself agnostic. He is an opposer of the Catholic church and called it an institution of oppression.
Initially, he wanted to become a kickboxer and has no intention of becoming a stand-up comedian. But he was a huge fan of comedy and his parents also used to take him to watch comedy films.
At the age of 21 years, after practicing for six months he performed his first stand up comedy show at a club in Boston in the year 1988. He became convinced of doing stand up comedy after his friends told him to do that.
While he worked as a stand-up comedian, he used to do many jobs that give him financial support. He worked as a teacher of martial arts at Boston University and Revere Massachusetts, and he also used to deliver newspapers and worked as a driver. He moved to New York in the year 1990 and became a full-time comedian.
In the year 1994, he relocated to Los Angeles, where his first national TV show was aired on MTV show. After that, he signed a development deal with Disney. In the year 1994, he grasped his first big acting role in a Fox sitcom, named Hardball.
After that from the year 1995-99, he appeared in an NBC sitcom named NewsRadio in which he played the role of an electrical and handyman.
After that he worked as a UFC color commentator, working with Mike Goldberg till the end of the year 2016, later he also won Wrestling Observer Newsletter Award, and then he won World MMA Awards four times.
Later he also made some comedy specials and currently, he has a famous podcast, and 0n 19th may 2020 he also stated that he made a multi-year licensing deal with Spotify worth an estimated 100 million dollars, making it largest deal in the history in the podcast business.
Net Worth In 2020
Joe has amassed a huge fortune for himself through many income sources like, Stand up, podcasts, TV, and films while Podcast being his main source of wealth. In the year 2020, Joe Rogan has an approximated net worth of 50 million dollars.