Joe Rogan is an American actor, stand-up comedian, Ultimate Fighting Championship color commentator, television host, and former Mixed Martial Artist. He is famous for his podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience”, which has been active since 24th December 2009.
Also, he is best known for hosting the reality show “Fear Factor”. In the same year, he joined UFC as a backstage color commentator and also his friend with UFC president, Dana White. Let us dig into the history of the multi-talented Rogan, and also find out how he had climbed the success of his career.
Joe Rogan: early life and education
The comic man, Rogan was born on 11 August 1967, in Newark, New Jersey as Joseph James Rogan. His parents divorced when he was 5 years. He and his family moved to San Francisco, California, afterward to Gainesville, Florida at an early age.
After that, the family settled in Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts. There he attended Newton South High School and graduated in 1985. In his early teens, he participated in Little League of Baseball but later developed his interest in martial arts. At the age of fourteen, he took lessons for karate and taekwondo then won the US Open championship tournament
Joe Rogan: Career and achievement
He had started his career from his early teen as a martial artist. Sadly, he retired at the age of 21 from his passion, martial arts due to chronic headaches. Back then, he had no intention of being a standup comedian. But after getting inspired by comedian “Richard Pryor” he began to gain interest in comedy and did first stand-up comedy in 1988. As an upcoming stand-up comedian, he boosted his income with many menial jobs and also taught martial arts at Boston University. Then, he worked with NBC sitcom news radio from 1995-1999.
Rogan’s passion took him to UFC, where his friend is the president of UFC. He offered Rogan to be the color commentator. After that Joe started as a backstage post-fighter interviewer in 1997. In 2000, he released his debut comedy album “I’m Gonna Be Dead Someday… ” which results in super-hit. However, his career got the kickoff when he landed as a host of Fear Factor in 2003.
Joe is also the holder of numerous awards. He has won World MMA Awards four times in a row. Also, he records Best Television Announcer in the context of Wrestling Observer Newsletter for two years.
Joe Rogan: personal life and wife
Talking about his married life, he is happily married to Jessica who is a famous TV producer. She, reportedly, was a cocktail waitress, while Rogan started to date her in 2008. Rogan married to Jessica in the year 2009, a year after dating. Jessica gave birth to a baby girl a year before their marriage whose name they have not revealed to the public. The couple again welcomed their second daughter in 2010.
Prior to his marriage to Jessica, he was in a long relationship with actress Jerri Manthey from 1997-2007. He was also in a relationship with the American model, Lakana Zee in 2007. He frequently involves in controversies with UFC fighter either way. Recently, on the 6th of September, 2018, he found himself amid controversies when he smoked weed with Elon Musk. After the controversy, Tesla’s stock decrease to 30%.
Caption: Joe Rogan and wife Jessica Rogan
Joe Rogan: net worth & Social Media Profiles
Rogan being a success in his career, whether its stand-up comedian or podcaster. He has gathered a huge fan following through his humor and hard working. Thus, he has collected millions in profit from his career and planning to get more. However, his net worth is estimated above $25 million whereas his salary is not revealed.
The color commentator has brought a house worth $2.2 million in Bell Canyon, CA in 2003. He is also into the cars and has a car collection of sporty and luxurious. His car collection involves Porsche 911 GT3RS, Chevrolet Corvette, Icon Bronco, and Barracuda. He is active in social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has more than a million followers on Facebook, 4.33 M on Twitter and 4.1M on Instagram.