Joe Rogan vs Johnny Depp Net Worth Comparison: Who is Richer After the Amber Heard Saga?

Published 05/19/2022, 2:00 PM EDT

Johnny Depp is one of the biggest and most successful actors on the planet. He has made a luxurious life out of his various film and endorsement projects over the last four decades. He is a prominent name still, despite being surrounded by controversies. Let us see how his net worth fares in comparison with iconic UFC commentator and podcast host Joe Rogan.

Rogan became an internet sensation, with clips from his podcast ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ gaining admiration. He became a worldwide celebrity and earned the approval of fans globally. This made him a sellable asset for himself and the 54-year-old used this to improve his legacy.


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Spotify signed his podcast for a contract well over $100 million according to reports. This made ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ exclusive to the audio-sharing platform only. The UFC commentator also has various business ventures that make him one of the richest guys in the promotion.

Johnny Depp’s Net worth in 2022

Depp is a multi-talented man. He’s an actor, a musician, and a producer, among other things. Being a movie superstar made him a big attraction for many major brand endorsements.


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Despite a few personal and financial setbacks, Depp still has a net worth of $100 million. According to the website Celebrity Net Worth, a large part of this comes from his fees, which lie around $20 million/movie. 

Notably, Depp lost $650 million of his money from 2003 to 2016 due to various reasons for which he filed a lawsuit against his business managers.

Joe Rogan’s Net worth in 2022

Joe Rogan, too, much like Johnny Depp, is a multi-talented person invested in various things. Apart from being a UFC color commentator, Rogan hosts one of the biggest podcasts in the world. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Joe Rogan’s net worth in 2022 is $120 million.

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Whereas, his annual salary is around $60 million. Rogan’s earnings grew massively in the last five years. His podcast used to earn him approximately $5 million back in 2017. While it increased to $20 million per year in 2020 prior to getting a huge exclusive deal with Spotify.

Other than UFC commentary and running a podcast, Rogan is also a stand-up comic who performs sold-out comedy shows around the US. He was also the host of the TV show Fear Factor for a few years.

Highest paying endorsements of Johnny Depp and Joe Rogan

Johnny Depp is one of the biggest actors in the world and has a marketable and charismatic appearance. He has endorsed various top brands in his career, such as H&M, Asahi, and Tom Ford, among others.


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However, his biggest endorsement to date is the one with the French luxury fashion house, Dior. Depp is the brand ambassador of Dior’s perfume lineup, Sauvage. Reportedly, Depp was paid $3-$5 million for his campaigns with the fragrance line.

Joe Rogan also has tie-ups with various brands that he promotes on his podcast. However, the biggest deal of his career so far is the one with Spotify. 

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The audio-sharing platform reportedly paid $100 million for the exclusive rights to his podcast. However, it was later revealed that the figure might be around $200 million.

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Utkarsh Gathani

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Utkarsh Gathani is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A Mass Communication graduate from Wilson College, this sports buff, who is captivated by multiple sports, adores MMA. Conor McGregor is the reason for that as Utkarsh is in awe of the man's unbelievable striking ability, his lifestyle, and his trash talking.

Edited By: Paras Pande