Joe Rogan Net Worth, From Fear Factor to UFC Commentator

Joe Rogan Net Worth

Joe Rogan is a well-known MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) color commentator and podcast host.

He started his career as a stand-up comedian. Then, he decided to pursue his career as a presenter and sports commentator.

Despite his comedy career, nowadays, people know Joe Rogan for his success as a UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship color commentator until now.

Since the beginning of his career, he’s now grown as a famous person among many types of audiences.

As of 2019, the net worth of Joe Rogan is estimated $25 million.

So, how he achieved that amount of Net worth throughout his life?

Early Life

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Joe Rogan or Joseph James Rogan was born on August 11, 1967. He was born in Newark, New Jersey.

He has both Irish and Italian descent. When he was seven years old, his family decided to move to San Fransisco, California.

Then, they moved again to Gainesville, Florida when he was eleven.

Rogan attended school in Newton South High School when the family finally settled to live in Newton Upper Falls, Massachusets.

In his early life as a teenager, he developed an interest in martial arts.

He took up Karate lesson and compete in some competitions of Taekwondo when he was 14.

When he was nineteen, he won a US Open Championship tournament as a lightweight.

He also practiced amateur kickboxing at that time.

After all practices and competitions, he decided to retire at the age of 21 because of frequent headaches and other injuries.

Comedy career

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At first, Joe Rogan had no intention of pursuing his career to be a professional stand-up comedian.

He was actually considered a career in kickboxing. When he was a teenager, he was a fan of comedy.

One time, his friend at the gym convinced him to be a stand-up comedian because he’s funny.

The first time he performed his stand-up routine was in a Stitches comedy club in Boston as a part of its open-mic night, in 1988.

While he works on his comedy, he took up some jobs including teaching Martial arts at some places to get him financially safe.

With his style of comedy, he earned a lot of gigs that come from clubs or parties.

In 1990, Rogan decided to move to New York City to work as a full-time comedian.

He was struggling at that time so he decided to stay in his grandfather house in Newark for months.

More Career Opportunities

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More career opportunities came when he decided to move to Los Angeles. He’s got his first spot in national television, MTV.

Because of that appearance, he was offered an exclusive contract but he declined.

After that, there were many offers come from several networks.

Then, Rogan accepts a deal of development with the Disney network. He acted in a sitcom for nine episodes.

After that, Joe Rogan began performing as a regular comic in Hollywood at The Comedy Store.

In 1995, Rogan starred in the sitcom titled “NewsRadio”.

He seemed to be happy with an acting career because he thought that it’s easy money.

But, he felt tired about playing the same character every week. That show was finished in 1999.

In 1999, he made a deal with Warner Bros. Records to record his first stand-up comedy album.

He appeared in several television shows as hosts and guests.

In a show called “The man show” which is sometimes named as “The Joe Rogan Show” on Comedy Central, he replaced Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla as a co-host on its fifth season.

UFC Commentator Career

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Joe Rogan is most likely to be remembered as the host in a television show called “Fear Factor”.

In the middle of 90s, 1997 to be exact, he was given the opportunity to work at the UFC as the post-fight interviewer.

He quit the job after two years. In 2001, Zuffa (an American sports promotion company) took over UFC.

Joe Rogan attended some events and became a friend with its new president, named Dana White.

Shortly, Dana offered Rogan a job as a color commentator but he declined because he just wanted to see the fights and drink.

Joe Rogan and Dana White were still a close friend after that.

In 2002, Rogan finally accepted to be the commentator of UFC alongside with Mile Goldberg to the end of 2016.

He won some awards as a commentator in the UFC, such as Best Television Announcer, and MMA personality of the year.

Until now, Joe is still commentating for the UFC. He’s considered as one of the best MMA Commentator of all time.

Beside sports commentator, he also runs a podcast called The Joe Rogan Experience which was launched in 2009.

The podcast has become one of the most popular podcasts.

It’s because of the interesting conversation and characters that featured on the show.

Achieving $25 Million Net Worth

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The first major success of Joe Rogan came with his television role. His career journey as a celebrity is magnificent since then.

The revenue from his television appearances and active must represent a substantial portion of his earnings.

Through comedy, he also generates a significant amount of money.

He’s not only performing stand-up comedy, but he also recorded and released some albums of his stand-ups.

As long as those comedy albums still purchased by people, Rogan would continue to get his revenue.

Working as a commentator of UFC and podcast host is still his biggest income.

It’s reported that he earns about a hundred thousand dollars per episode of his podcast. That’s remarkable.

Jor Rogan owns a house in Bell Canyon, California. He bought the house for 2.2 million dollars in 2003.

The worth should be really high right now.

The house was built originally in 1978 with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and a swimming pool.

His car collection includes Porsche 911, Mustang, and 1970 Barracuda.

The value of his house and a bunch of expensive cars have proved that he deserved to get the $25 million net worth.


Joseph James Rogan is considered one of the richest comedians in the world. Joe has an amazing career until now.

Many people love him only because of his podcast and role as a commentator.

Only a few people know him for his comedy. AS of 2019, The Joe Rogan Net Worth $25 million.