Jewel Joe Rogan

Jewel Joe Rogan (born August 29, 1971) is an American stand-up comedian, mixed martial arts commentator, podcaster, businessman, and former actor, television host, and color commentator. After studying taekwondo, Rogan began practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu in his early 20s. He became a black belt in 1996 and trained other notable UFC fighters.

In 1997, Rogan began his career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as an interviewer and backstage commentator. Rogan started practicing stand-up comedy in the early 2000s, and in 2009, he began hosting the podcast The Joe Rogan Experience.

Rogan has been married to Jessica Schimmel since 2009, and they have two children together. His estimated net worth is $120 million.

Early life and education

Rogan was born in Newark, New Jersey, on August 29, 1971. His father, Robert Rogan, was an Irish-American police officer, and his mother, Susan, was a homemaker of Italian and Jewish descent. Rogan has an older sister named Kelly and a younger brother named Patrick.

Rogan’s family moved to Gainesville, Florida, when he was five. He attended Newton Middle School and Lincoln High School, where he played baseball, football, and wrestled.

After graduating high school, Rogan attended the University of Massachusetts Boston, where he studied film and history. He dropped out after a year to pursue a career in comedy.

Stand-up comedy

Rogan started practicing stand-up comedy in the early 2000s. He performed at open mics and comedy clubs around the country, and in 2005, he released his first comedy special, Joe Rogan Live.

Rogan has released a total of seven comedy specials, including Shiny Happy Jokes (2007), Talking Monkeys in Space (2010), Live from the Tabernacle (2012), Triggered (2016), Strange Times (2018), and DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2019).

Rogan’s comedy is often characterized by his use of profanity, his long-form storytelling, and his discussions of current events, politics, and philosophy.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

Rogan began his career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as an interviewer and backstage commentator in 1997. In 2001, he became the UFC’s exclusive color commentator, alongside play-by-play commentator Mike Goldberg.

Rogan has been praised for his knowledge of the sport, his ability to explain complex techniques to viewers, and his passionate delivery.

In 2021, Rogan signed a new multi-year contract with the UFC. He is expected to continue calling fights for the promotion for the foreseeable future.

The Joe Rogan Experience

In 2009, Rogan launched The Joe Rogan Experience, a podcast in which he interviews guests from a wide range of fields, including comedians, actors, musicians, scientists, and politicians.

The podcast has become one of the most popular in the world, with over 10 million listeners per episode. Rogan has been praised for his ability to have long-form conversations with guests and for his willingness to tackle controversial topics.

The podcast has also been criticized for Rogan’s use of racial slurs, his support for conspiracy theories, and his anti-vaccine stance.

Business ventures

Rogan has a number of business ventures, including a line of comedy albums, a clothing line, and a nutrition company.

In 2020, Rogan launched Spotify Exclusive, a deal that gives Spotify exclusive rights to The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

Rogan’s business ventures have helped him to build an estimated net worth of $120 million.

Personal life

Rogan has been married to Jessica Schimmel since 2009. They have two children together, a daughter named Lola and a son named Rosy.

Rogan is a passionate advocate for the use of psychedelic drugs, and he has spoken openly about his own experiences with DMT and psilocybin mushrooms.