The Insane Amount of Money a Near-Broke Joe Rogan Spent in the 1990s for No Great Reason

Published 05/10/2022, 10:30 AM EDT
PASADENA, CA – NOVEMBER 01: Comedian Joe Rogan performs during his appearance at The Ice House Comedy Club on November 1, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Michael Schwartz/WireImage)

The MMA community might have heard many amazing facts about its very own UFC color commentator, Joe Rogan. However, this one will surely blow your mind.

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Today, Joe Rogan is one of the most successful people in the MMA world. Moreover, he has become an influential personality because of his famous podcast, ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ on Spotify.

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However, this wasn’t the case during the initial years of Rogan’s career. He wanted to pursue a career in MMA. But couldn’t due to injuries. Hence, he turned to his second love comedy.

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During the 1990s Rogan started doing small gigs to earn his living. Although young Rogan wasn’t earning much, it was enough for him to keep momentum in his career. However, this didn’t stop him from spending an insane amount on a video game.

According to a post made by UberFacts, the near broke Joe Rogan spent a whopping $10,000 for a video game to run smoothly.

UberFacts wrote in the tweet, “In the 1990s, Joe Rogan paid $10,000 a month to have a T1 fiber optic internet connection installed in his house so he could play Quake without a lag.”

Well, certainly this news about Rogan will come as a surprise to his fans.

Joe Rogan earns fifty times more of what he spent on the game in the 1990s

When not commenting on the UFC fights, Rogan hosts his own podcast show The Joe Rogan Experience on Spotify. Apparently, he makes ten times more per episode than what he spent on the game in the 1990s.

On the podcast, Rogan invites notable personalities from around the globe. His famous guest includes Mike Tyson, Elon Musk, and Bill Burr. With them, Rogan talks about a variety of topics, including space, science, medicine, entertainment, and more.

NEWARK, NJ – APRIL 18: Commentator Joe Rogan looks on during the UFC Fight Night event at Prudential Center on April 18, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Rogan’s podcast is among the highest listened to podcasts in the world and also has a huge fan base. This has earned him a fortune. Recently, the 54-year-old signed an exclusive $200 million deal with Spotify.

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And according to the reports, Rogan earns a whopping $1,00,000 per episode. Chiefly, he does four to five episodes per week. This roughly puts his weekly earnings at about $500k, which is 50 times what he spent in the game in the 1990s.

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What are your thoughts about Joe Rogan’s earnings? What do you make out of Rogan spending $10,000 on a game? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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