Joe Rogan Tops Forbes List of Highest-Earning Podcasters With $30 Million a Year

The UFC commentator, comedian and “Joe Rogan Experience” host is absolutely raking it in.

Joe Rogan
Joe Rogan

At 52, Joe Rogan is totally crushing it. The UFC color commentator and stand-up comedian hosts the most popular podcast in America with The Joe Rogan Experience, and he’s got the jaw-dropping salary to back it up.

Rogan tops the first-ever Forbes list of highest-earning podcast hosts, and it’s no wonder the elk-eating thought leader hasn’t been lured back to TV given what he makes from his podcast alone.

With his long-form JRE podcast, also available on YouTube since 2013, Rogan pulls in an estimated $30 million a year. Only My Favorite Murder true crime podcast hosts Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff even come close to at No. 2—and they’re reportedly earning about half what Rogan makes at a still-astronomical $15 million per year. 

Rogan claims “as many as 190 million downloads per month” according to Forbes, and is “No. 1 in terms of reach in the U.S.”

Here’s the full top five, a list comprised of both traditional radio hosts, celebs, and sportscasters:

1. Joe Rogan, $30 million
2. Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, $15 million
3. Dave Ramsey, $10 million
4. Dax Shepard, $9 million
5. Bill Simmons, $7 million

Bill Simmons may not be on this list next year—The Ringer, which he launched in 2016, was just purchased by Spotify.

We’ve got a feeling no one is buying out Rogan anytime soon, though—he’s one of a kind.