Joe Rogan Net worth, Houses, Cars, Wife, Children, Etc
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If you've ever watched the American Fear Factor show, then you have to recognize the host Joe Rogan. Joe Rogan is an American stand-up comedian and also a podcast host who has never considered pursuing his career in this field.
He is also a commentator on martial art in color. So let us know how he and more of his life ended up being a comedian. Joe Rogan aka Joseph James Rogan was born on August 11, 1967, in Newark, New Jersey, United States. His father Joseph used to work as a police officer in Newark.
His parents got divorced when he was only five. Since he was seven, he has no contact with his father. As of 2019, he is 52 years old. His family moved to San Francisco when he was seven and again in Gainesville, Florida when he was eleven.
Early Life And Education
Joe Rogan family got settled in Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts and there Joe went to Newton South High School and graduated in 1985. Rogan was interested in baseball, but later he got more involved in martial arts.
He started taking karate lessons and participated in taekwondo competition. He even won a US Open Championship tournament as a lightweight. Joe Rogan became Massachusetts full-contact state champion for four consecutive years and also became an instructor in the sport.
But he retired from all the competition when he was 21. Later he went to the University of Massachusetts Boston but dropped out without graduating.
Joe Rogan Career
Joe Rogan has though to build his career in kickboxing, but he retired when he was 21 as he started getting headaches and getting fear of worse injuries.
He never had any intention of pursuing his career in comedy. And his friends encouraged to try stand-up comedy as he would make jokes and do may impressions. Then on August 27, 1988, he performed at an open-mic night in Boston at Stitches Comedy.
Joe kept on doing various jobs to secure himself financially. And one night, Joe Rpgan convinced the owner of a comedy club to allow him to try a new, five-minute routine. And during his show, one of the audience was Jeff Sussman, a talent manager, who offered him to be his manager, which Joe accepted instantly.
Then Joe moved to New York as a full-time comedian. Later, he moved to Los Angeles as there were more career opportunities. Joe's first national television spot was on MTV comedy show, Half-Hour Comedy Hour. Later, the network offered him a contract, but Joe declined it.
But Jeff Sussman sends tapes of Joe's performance in several systems, and this sparked a bidding war for Joe. Joe accepted a deal with Disney Network after some period of negotiations. Joe Rogan's first significant acting role was in Fox sitcom in 1994, where he played as Frank Valente.
And around this time, Joe also started working at The Comedy Store in Hollywood. Joe started working in the Ultimate Fighting Championship as backstage and post-fight interviewer. But he had to quit the job as his salary could not even cover the cost of traveling for the events.
Later when UFC was taken over by Zuffa in 2001, Joe got an offer as a color commentator, but he declined the job but then accepted. Joe made a three-album deal with Warner Bros. Records in 1999 and started planned to do his sitcom on Fox as The Joe Rogan Show and recorded his first stand-up comedy album on December 1999.
His plan for the television show was interrupted when he was offered a show from NBC as a host. The show was the American edition of Fear Factor. Joe accepted the offer. He also appeared on Just Shoot Me in 2002. He became co-host of The Man Show on Comedy Central for its fifth season.
However, the show ended in 2004. He also filmed his second stand-up comedy special Joe Rogan: Live, which premiered on Showtime 2007. Joe returned to The Comedy Store in 2013 after some issues which occurred when Joe wrote a blog accusing another comedian.
In 2019, Comedy Central Records released his fourth comedy special, Shiny Happy Jihad. He also hosted a CBS Game Show in My Head for eight episodes. Then in December 2009, he launched a free podcast. And by the August 2010, his podcast was titled as The Joe Rogan Experience, and it entered the Top 100 podcast list on iTunes.
Joe Rogan played his first significant role in the movie in 2001 in Zookeeper. He is also in Here Comes the Boom. Joe released his sixth comedy special live in December 2012. Then he hosted his six-episode television show in 2013, Joe Rogan Questions Everything on SyFy network.
Joe Rogan Wife And Kids
Joe Rogan was in the relationship with Jerri Manthey, an actress and reality television star in 2001. However, the couple broke up after some time. Then in 2009, Joe married Jessica Schimmel, a former cocktail waitress.
The couple already had a daughter together, who was born in May 2008. They welcomed their next child, a daughter in 2010. Joe Rogan is also a stepfather to Jessica's daughter from another relationship.
Joe Rogan House And Cars
Joe Rogan owns a 7,573 sq foot house in Bell Canyon, California.
The house was initially built in 1978. It has five bedrooms and five bathrooms, a swimming pool and two fireplaces. Joe bought the house for $2.2 million in 2003. Joe Rogan car collection includes, 1970 Barracuda, Mercedes, Porsche 911 and Mustang.
Joe has a height of 5 ft 8 inches and weighs about 86 kg. His hair color is dark brown, and his eye color is brown.
Joe Rogan has a very successful career. He has been part of many shows, been in the movies and released his podcast.
He earns about $100,000 per episode from the podcast. Joe has a net worth of $55 million. He also earns around $3 million annually from endorsement deals and sponsorship. Also, he makes good money from YouTube via ads. His channel has over 5.1 million subscribers.
Joe uses his social media to connect with his fans and well-wishers around the globe. His Instagram has 3.6 million followers, and his Twitter has 4.23 million followers. Also, don’t forget to like us on Facebook and Instagram.