Joe Rogan’s Exclusive Spotify Deal Is About to Make Him Even Richer

Joe Rogan is a man of many talents. He is a stand-up comedian, actor, martial arts expert, and television host. He has worked in many industries over the years, usually to great success. However, Rogan is best known for his renowned and often controversial podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience.

Rogan’s entertaining interactions with his wide variety of guests have led him to fame and fortune, and thousands of people tune in to new episodes of his podcast. Recently, Rogan made news with reports of an exclusive deal with streaming platform Spotify — which will pad his pockets even more. 

How did Joe Rogan become popular?

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Joe Rogan was born in 1967 in Newark, New Jersey. As a child, Rogan moved around a lot, spending time in California, Florida, and finally, Massachusetts. Rogan was athletic as a young man and got involved in baseball before deciding that martial arts appealed to him most. Rogan eventually went professional as a martial arts expert, and to this day, is a vocal proponent of the benefits of martial arts.

After a brief stint as a stand-up comedian, Rogan began working in television as an actor, appearing on TV shows like NewsRadio. In the early 2000s, Rogan landed a gig as the host of Fear Factor.

The role made Rogan popular with a large audience, and it is widely credited as the vehicle that initially thrust him to fame. In 2009, Rogan launched The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, a free podcast that was unlike anything else. 

‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ is one of the world’s most popular podcasts

Joe Rogan has full creative control over his podcast and therefore, it feels highly personal to Rogan. The format isn’t limited to any specific timeframe, and episodes of the podcast range from forty minutes to well over two hours, depending on how deep in conversation Rogan gets with his guests. Rogan also eschews traditional marketing and doesn’t usually include sponsor messages in any of the show’s episodes. 

Another reason that fans love The Joe Rogan Experience is the wide variety of guests. Over the years, Rogan has welcomed everyone from politicians and scientists to musicians and actors to the show, picking their brain and exchanging ideas.

A few of his guests have included Elon Musk, Robert Downey Jr., Mel Gibson, Macaulay Culkin, Jeff Ross, and Ben Shapiro. Conversation with Rogan is always fascinating, and fans especially love the episodes where he discusses conspiracies and internet theories. 

How much money will Joe Rogan’s new Spotify deal make him?

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Although undoubtedly unconventional, Joe Rogan’s tactics have worked. He is now considered to be one of the world’s most successful podcast hosts and has been credited for reinventing the way that many people view podcasts.

Celebrity Net Worth, Joe Rogan’s net worth is estimated to be around $100 million — and according to a recent report, it will soon be much more than that. In late May, it was revealed that Rogan had signed an exclusive deal with Spotify, allowing his podcast to debut on the platform in early September and to become exclusive to Spotify by the end of 2020. 

While Rogan has not confirmed the exact amount that he will be making from the deal, it is estimated to be worth $100 million, which would double his current net worth. Moreso, under the terms of the contract, Rogan’s podcast would remain free to the public, and he would retain complete creative control over the content.

Some fans on Reddit recently discussed Rogan’s big deal. While a few fans stated that they believed Rogan’s audience would shrink from the move to Spotify, it is clear that he made the most financially lucrative decision — and that the move will set him and his family up for the rest of his life.