- Joe Rogan is the highest earning podcaster in world and earns $30 million followed by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark who earn $15 million.
The radio may die a slow and undignified death but in podcasts, the audio medium has found a second life. To the end, podcasts have now become a staple of the age — and there are plenty of banks that can also be made from that.
Forbes has recently announced what they paid for the highest-earning podcasters in 2019. And while you may not be fooled by the terms, the amounts will be as sure as hell.
Check it out below.
- Joe Rogan – US$30 million
The Joe Rogan Experience
No males aged between 15 and 35 can honestly say they are surprised. Over the past few years, Joe Rogan has achieved a cultural ubiquity that is almost inescapable as a podcast medium first, and personality second. And rightly so. The sheer range of visitors and the breadth of covered subjects is unparalleled.
Rogan recently revealed the deal on Instagram with Spotify, telling his 9.5 million followers that the podcast will switch to Spotify on Sept. 1, in an arrangement that further cement the transformation of Spotify from a music streaming service to a beautiful online audio platform of all kinds.
- Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark – US$15 million
My Favourite Murder
Riding the wave of the obsession of the average citizen with crime, murder, and what not, My Favourite Murder has cashed in … and then some. They already have five spinoff podcasts, a bestseller book, and a pretty obvious name to show for it.
- Dave Ramsey – US$10 million
The Dave Ramsey Show
Dave Ramsey isn’t really a common face for a major proportion of the population. Yet he’s legendary enough to make it high. Taking a page from old school that tracks given that Ramsey is a seasoned radio host, this podcast style is call-in advice. He also dishes some suggestions on personal finances and budgeting.
- Dax Shepard – US$9 million
Sure, Dax Shepard. He has a podcast (because in this day and age who hasn’t) and it’s really popular. For an estimated 20 million viewers per month since he began back in 2018, this sort of thing takes a page out of the Joe Rogan book, with its talk show format and celebrities / experts guests.
- Bill Simmons – US$7 million
The Bill Simmons Podcast
Fronting this podcast is the former ESPN analyst and The Ringer producer. Coasting along for a couple of years now in Apple’s top twenty-five charts, it has found its niche and accumulated a large number of followers.