One of the world’s top podcasts, The Joe Rogan Experience has now made the MMA commentator-turned-podcaster Joe Rogan the world’s highest-earning podcaster.
According to the recent report released by Forbes, Rogan’s podcast has made him an estimated hefty sum of $30 million in 2019.
While reporting on the list of notable guests who have appeared on Rogan’s podcast, Forbes declared that the standup comedian is now at the top.
Originally known for his work in the realm of MMA commentary, Rogan first joined as a post-fight interviewer in 1997 and eventually ended up in a color-commentary position, in which he played a key role in several high-profile matches featuring Brock Lesnar, Conor McGregor, and Jon Jones.
Later in 2009, Rogan established his own podcast show where he discussed a myriad of topics with several celebrities, academics, and experts.
From MMA to cinema, world politics to technology, Rogan touched most hot topics and made several lengthy as well as insightful podcast interviews, quickly shooting him to the top of the podcast charts worldwide.
What’s more, Rogan has made a whopping $30 million in 2019 alone.
Listeners of The Joe Rogan Experience are in no way obliged to pay any money for enjoying the content.
“He is delivering scale and engagement. He’s number one in terms of reach in the United States,” said Edison Research’s senior VP Tom Webster to Forbes.
It is worth noting that Rogan’s close contender in the list of top-earning podcast shows, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark have made $15 million with their My Favorite Murder series, 50% less than what Joe Rogan has made.
Forbes stated that the information published on the site with regard to the earnings was calculated between January 1, 2019 through to January 1, 2020.
Here’s the list of top five highest-earning podcasters of 2019, as reported by Forbes:
1. Joe Rogan – The Joe Rogan Experience – $30 million
2. Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark – My Favorite Murder – $15 million
3. Dave Ramsey – The Dave Ramsey Show – $10 million
4. Dax Shephard – Armchair Expert – $9 million
5. Bill Simmons – The Bill Simmons Show – $7 million