That is crazy money. He has reportedly 11 million listeners per episode, but what makes me suspicious about his motives is the thing about Spotify and Joni and co.
Joe Rogan apologizes to Spotify amid Covid misinformation accusations (cnbc.com)
"Podcaster Joe Rogan has apologized to Spotify, while also addressing the controversy around his podcast. Musicians Neil Young and Joni Mitchell recently boycotted the service for continuing to host “The Joe Rogan Experience,” which has been accused by medical professionals of spreading Covid misinformation. Both musicians have since pulled their music libraries from Spotify.
“I want to thank Spotify for being so supportive during this time and I’m very sorry that this is happening to them and that they’re taking so much heat from it,” Rogan said Sunday. He also apologized to Young and Mitchell."