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Joseph James Rogan professionally called Joe Rogan is an American UFC color commentator, podcaster, comedian, actor, and former television presenter.
He hosts The Joe Rogan Experience, a podcast in which he discusses current events, comedy, politics, philosophy, science, and hobbies with a variety of guests.
|Date of Birth:|
Aug 11, 1967 (55 years old)
|Place of Birth:||Newark|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.74 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Announcer, Commentator, Martial Artist, Screenwriter, Television presenter, Film Producer, Comedian|
|Nationality:||United States of American|
Joe Rogan was born on August 11, 1967, in Newark, New Jersey. He grew up with a keen interest in martial arts.
While he had a small career as an amateur fighter, fear of injuries made him hang his gloves up at the age of 21.
He started a career as a stand-up comic in Boston, which eventually led to him having a career on TV.
Rogan signed a developmental contract with Disney in 1994 and appeared on various networks such as NBC and Fox as an actor in sitcoms.
After relocating to Los Angeles in 1994, he signed an exclusive developmental deal with Disney and appeared as an actor on several television shows, including Hardball and News Radio.
In 1997, he started working for the UFC as an interviewer and color commentator. He released his first comedy special, I’m Gonna Be Dead Someday…, in 2000 and hosted the game show Fear Factor from 2001 to 2006.
After leaving Fear Factor, Rogan focused on his stand-up career and hosted more comedy specials.
He launched The Joe Rogan Experience in 2009; by 2015, it was one of the most popular podcasts in the world, regularly receiving millions of plays per episode.
Spotify obtained exclusive distribution rights to The Joe Rogan Experience in 2020 for US$200 million.
While Rogan had already appeared on UFC programming, his first foray into mainstream popularity came with Fear Factor.
Rogan accepted to host the show as it would help inspire him to have content for his shows.
It isn’t coincidental that Rogan’s stand-up gigs became national after they saw him host Fear Factor.
The show ended in 2006, but is still considered a part of American TV lore. Rogan will forever be tied to that ambitious TV project.
Rogan debuted as an interviewer for the UFC at UFC 12. He continued working with the promotion for a few years until he left due to low pay.
However, Rogan was brought back in 2001 when the UFC was bought by Zuffa. He agreed to do shows for just a bunch of tickets because he was such a fan of the sport.
In 2020, CNN described Rogan as “libertarian-leaning”. Rogan has said that he holds a wide variety of political views and does not easily fall on any particular side of the political spectrum.
He has described himself as socially liberal, saying that he supports same-sex marriage, gay rights, women’s rights, recreational drug use, universal health care, and universal basic income, but also supports gun rights and the Second Amendment.
Rogan describes himself as a strong supporter of freedom of speech, and has criticized cancel culture and what he perceives to be suppression of those who hold right-wing views in the television and film industry.
He has also criticized what he describes as an American foreign policy of military adventurism.
Rogan endorsed Ron Paul in the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign and voted for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
He endorsed Bernie Sanders during the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries, but ended up voting for Jo Jorgensen in the general election.
Rogan has criticized political polarization in the United States and accused American liberals of hoping for former U.S. President Donald Trump to fail simply because they disliked his persona. [non-primary source needed]
Rogan has said that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis would be “a good president”, adding that “what he’s done for Florida has been admirable.”
Rogan opposes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, calling him “a fucking dictator” and called Canada “communist” while admitting that he has “zero understanding” of Canada’s system. Rogan also said that he liked Trudeau prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
He attended Newton South High School, from which he graduated, and later attended the University of Massachusetts Boston only to drop out midway through his studies.
Rogan’s first stand-up routine was in 1988, at a Stitches comedy club during an open mic night.
Joe Rogan is married to 44-year-American tv producer, model, and former cocktail waitress, Jessica Ditzel. The two have been married since 2009 and live together to date.
Rogan has two children, all daughters with his wife Jessica. They are Rosy Rogan and Lola Rogan.
What is Joe Rogan’s salary?
He’s getting around $60 million a year from all angles of his professional career.
Joe has a beating total assets of about $150 million which he procures for the most part from podcasting and different sources.