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Joe Rogan: The Man Everyone Loves to Hate

Joe Rogan is a name that many people know well as being a standup comedian and now the host of one of the most popular podcasts on Spotify. Although there has been much controversy surrounding this celebrity, his fanbase still keeps coming back for more.

Rogan is also well-known in the world of MMA since he has been a commentator for many events over the years. Starting his fascination with martial arts when he was a teen, Rogan currently has two black belts of his own. 

Curious about just who Joe Rogan is? Keep reading to find out!

Joe rogan
Joseph James Rogan (born August 11, 1967) is an American comedian, podcaster, and UFC color commentator. actor and television presenter in 2011. Photo provided by Joe Rogan on Wikimedia Commons.

Who is Joe Rogan?

While Joe Rogan is most well known today for his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, he got his start in other areas. As a standup comedian for more than 20 years, Rogan has performed in several different venues.

Most of his experiences as a comedian came from his various shows that appeared on Netflix or were released on DVDs or CDs. 

Check out this list of his various comedy specials:

  • I’m Gonna Be Dead Someday (2000-CD)
  • Shiny Happy Jihad (2007-CD)
  • Joe Rogan Live (2007-DVD)
  • Talking Monkeys in Space (2009-CD & DVD)
  • Joe Rogan Live from the Tabernacle (2012-website)
  • Joe Rogan: Rocky Mountain High (2014-Comedy Central)
  • Joe Rogan: Triggered (2016-Netflix)
  • Joe Rogan: Strange Times (2018-Netflix)

In addition to his comedy specials, Rogan also appeared in several sitcoms and provided commentary for UFC championship events. He is now the successful host of his podcast, which brings in more than 11 million viewers with each episode.

Joe Rogan’s Instagram in recent years has grown to more than 9 million followers and tends to fluctuate from year to year.

What is Joe Rogan’s Net Worth?

Over the years, Joe Rogan has had a hand in many areas that have been extremely profitable for the comedian/podcaster. Joe Rogan’s net worth is reported to be about $120 million since selling the exclusive rights of his podcast to Spotify.

How Tall is Joe Rogan?

Although there has been speculation about just how tall this comedian/podcaster is, the truth is that he is about 5’8”. This information came from Rogan’s mouth after a random skywriter sent out a message that he was only 5’3”.

The famous skywriting event happened in West Hollywood in 2021 and was said to be completely false. Even the IMDB website has him listed as being just under 5’8” tall.

How Old is Joe Rogan?

Joe Rogan was born on August 11, 1967, in Newark, New Jersey. There is not much information to be had about his parents other than his dad is a retired police officer in New Jersey.

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An image of Joe Rogan by Shaun Baker.

Joe Rogan’s Personal Life Details

Despite Rogan’s early claims of not wanting to ever get married and have a family, that all changed in 2009 when he met Jessica Ditzel, a former cocktail waitress. They reportedly have a great relationship that is based on supporting each other’s dreams and desires.

Rogan currently has three children with Jessica, one of whom was hers from a previous relationship. Rogan adopted her daughter when the biological father was killed in a car accident.

The Joe Rogan Experience

Most people know The Joe Rogan Experience, which is Joe Rogan’s podcast, to be one of the most controversial ones out there. This is because Rogan is well known to speak his mind and say what he wants about various topics.

Although most of his episodes bring in about 11 million viewers, there are a few episodes that brought in much more. For example, in 2018, Rogan had Elon Musk on the show and it ended up attracting more than 50 million viewers.

Since 2020, Joe Rogan’s podcast has been exclusively heard on Spotify, which reportedly paid him $100 million to host it. Before this, most people were able to find his podcasts on YouTube, where you can still find certain episodes today.

Interestingly enough, there is one person that Joe Rogan reportedly will not have on his show: Donald Trump. He has stated that while he has had the opportunity to interview him, he has refused many times stating that he is not a supporter of Trump and has no desire to help him.

What Did Joe Rogan Say About COVID?

Throughout the years, Joe Rogan has interviewed more than 700 people on The Joe Rogan Experience. During these interviews, he has made some extremely controversial comments about various hot topics.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have had things to say about the virus itself, how to treat it properly, and of course, the vaccines. Some of the comments are truthful and supportive, however, many others have not been as informative.

Rogan has used his platform on The Joe Rogan Experience to bring in guests that have discussed the pandemic with various topics. Many of these episodes have sparked quite a bit of controversy that has led people like Neil Young to remove his content from Spotify.

Check out these controversial issues Rogan has talked about on his podcast:

  • During the lockdowns, Rogan reportedly claimed during his podcast that they were not helpful and made things worse. He believed that the lockdowns were the reason that the virus was spreading.
  • In April of 2021, Rogan stated on one of his episodes that if you are under 21 years of age, there is no reason to get the vaccine.
  • Also, in 2021, Rogan had Bret Weinstein on his show, who claimed that all that was needed as a treatment for the virus was Ivermectin. Rogan then went on to state that when he tested positive for the virus, he took Ivermectin as a treatment.
  • He claimed during his podcasts that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were not actual vaccines but gene therapy.
  • Rogan also stated that if you have had the virus, there is no need to get vaccinated, and requiring people to do so is not right.

Although these are just a few of his comments on COVID, there are more that exist that have caused great controversy.

Hope Davis
Hope always knew she wanted to be a writer, but frequently her parents would try and talk her out of the dream. Well, dreams don't die that easily, and now she gets to live her dream--traveling the world and writing about all those she looks up to in life.
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