Joe Rogan is known for landing some of the most amazing podcast guests on his incredibly popular show, The Joe Rogan Experience. Some of his interviews will absolutely go down in history.
But it seems podcasting is hardly a thankless task. Just look at what he's earned in one single year.
Joe Rogan certainly has a colorful career.
via: Getty ImagesThough he initially started as a stand-up comedian, Rogan found his fame from becoming an MMA interviewer and commentator and went on to win the World MMA Awards' Personality of the Year, 6 times.
But most of you will be more familiar with his podcast series...
via: YoutubeThe Joe Rogan Experience. Launched in 2009, The Joe Rogan Experience is an online audio and video podcast that interviews a vast array of different celebrities and political figures. The JRE has since grown to become one of the world's most successful podcasts, with it receiving millions of listeners and viewers for every episode.
Rogan's podcasts touch upon an array of topics...And reel in a variety of different guests, ranging from actors, musicians, political figures, sportsmen, authors, and beyond. Rogan does, however, tend to avoid the more traditional interviewing methods, and instead opts for more lengthy, yet casual and relaxed conversations.
And his podcasts never fail to get people talking.We all remember that Elon Musk interview... Come on. You know the one. When, mid-interview, Elon casually lit a joint and puffed away on it like there was no tomorrow? Ring any bells?
Aside from smoking pot with his guests...
via: YoutubeRogan has been known to dabble in a little politics from time to time. From business tycoons to presidential candidates, you can guarantee that Joe's has had them on his show. Last month, Rogan became a top-trending Twitter topic after Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders appeared on his podcast.
Rogan was widely praised for the interview.
Bernie Sanders was on Joe Rogan. I don’t care what anyone says, Joe Rogan’s podcast is one of the highest quality p… https://t.co/1Uzq4DqSxG— Stimulus “Bimulus” Jones (@Stimulus “Bimulus” Jones)1565136476.0
Joe Rogan believes in free speech.
if you go on Joe Rogan you're going to be given time to articulate your views with very little pushback—this is exa… https://t.co/XVx9kBggHm— Rob (@Rob)1565213546.0
And there was one guest who may be Rogan's best yet.
via: Getty ImagesHe landed the incredibly famous whistleblower Edward Snowden for his podcast interview.
Snowden famously leaked private info back in 2013.
via: Getty ImagesHe copied information from the National Security Agency that basically proved the government is watching our every move. But you didn't hear it from us.
Rogan is a massive proponent of being skeptical of everything.This meant that Rogan and Snowden are essentially an interview match made in heaven - and the internet was understandably excited about it.
Rogan has given us some classic interviews over the years.
via: TwitterHis episode with boxing legend Mike Tyson was another must-listen.
And, even more excitingly ...
via: Getty ImagesThere's an upcoming Kanye West interview hinted at for this year. Now that will be impossible to miss.
And, unsurprisingly for such a podcasting icon ...
via: Getty ImagesRogan has been revealed by Forbes to be the highest-earning podcaster of the past year.
He beat out the likes of Karen KIlgariff and Georgia Hardstark.
via: Getty ImagesThese two present the smash hit true-crime-comedy show, My Favorite Murder.
via: Getty ImagesThe went to financial expert Dave Ramsey, who hosts the imaginatively named Dave Ramsey Show.
Forbes's Tom Webster praised Rogan.
via: Forbes"[He is] delivering scale and engagement. He's the no. 1 in terms of reach in the U.S."
So, what's the figure?
via: Getty ImagesForbes estimate he's earned $30 million in the past year alone - with MFM earning around $15m, and Dave Ramsey around $10m.
We know, it's a shocking figure.
via: Getty ImagesBut hey - we guess he must be a talented individual to have this sort of pull!
He seems to be on the rise.
via: Getty ImagesSo we can only imagine what next year will bring the star!