JOE Rogan rose to prominence thanks to his work as a UFC color commentator and host of the popular reality series Fear Factor.
Since leaving the TV show, Rogan has diversified and expanded his career to become a prominent figure in the entertainment industry.
What is Joe Rogan from Fear Factor doing now?
After hosting Fear Factor for seven seasons, Joe Rogan shifted his focus to stand-up comedy and went on to star in a couple of specials, including Rocky Mountain High, Triggered, and Strange Times, the latter which were both Netflix exclusives.
In 2009, he launched The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. To date, the podcast has become on the most popular in the world, raking in as many as 11million listeners per episode.
He inked a deal with Spotify for exclusive rights to the show in 2020, which is believed to be worth more than $200million, per The New York Times.
Rogan has dabbled in acting and starred in films like Zookeeper, Here Comes the Boom, and Bright.
The UFC host is also an entrepreneur, having co-founded the health and fitness brand Onnit, which was sold to Unilever in 2021. Rogan also owns the comedy club Comedy Mothership, which is located in Austin, Texas.
Is Joe Rogan married?
Rogan has been married to Jessica Ditzel, a former waitress, since 2009. They have two biological daughters: Lola and Rosy.
After tying the knot with Ditzel, he adopted her daughter from a previous relationship, up-and-coming singer Kayja Rose.
Rogan doesn’t share much about his wife and children, save for a few anecdotes that he shares on his podcast.
In one of the episodes, he described Ditzel as someone who is “always smiling.”
He added: “She’s a dedicated, disciplined person. She’s also really nice.”
In a 2015 interview with Rolling Stone, Rogan shared the reason why their marriage works.
“She lets me do whatever I do. That’s how we get along well. She doesn’t f**k with me.”
How much money did Joe Rogan make from Fear Factor?
Joe Rogan hosted Fear Factor for six seasons in its original run and another season when it was revived. It is believed that he earned around $100k per episode at the time.
However, he once admitted that he found it too repetitive and wanted out around Season 5.
“I remember thinking, ‘I don’t know how much longer I can do this,'” he shared in an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience.
“It was the same thing over and over again. We did 148 episodes. After a while it was like, Jesus Christ, how many animal d***s can you serve people. How many times can you throw them off buildings?”
When he was asked to return for the show’s brief revival, he confessed that he only agreed to it for the money.
“I did come back, in 2011. I came back. But I didn’t have as much money back then and also it was a lot more money than I got the first time,” he said.
“It was a big deal that it was gonna come back, but I immediately regretted it. Like immediately. Like oh my god, I have a job again.”
He added: “Once I started doing it I was like, ‘Oh my god this is a mistake. This is a mistake. I don’t like it.’”
Rogan’s overall net worth, as of July 2023, is estimated to be $120m.