Joe Rogan discusses Mike Tyson, Michael Jackson and Pablo Escobar's spending habits: 'Weird s**t'
Joe Rogan is a highly successful podcaster known for the frivolous spending habits that typically accompany great money, having lived the path from poverty to fortune. During a podcast with great boxer Mike Tyson, they talk about the spending habits of Pablo Escobar and Michael Jackson.
Rogan capitalized on the rising trend of podcasting early on and turned his podcast setup into a booming $200 million business. Whereas, Tyson is known for his aggressive personality and unusual choice of tiger as a pet.
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'He had weird s**t'
The intriguing topic of Tyson’s tiger ownership became a centerpiece of the conversation between Rogan and the enigmatic boxer. Rogan was quite eager to understand the motivation behind such an unusual acquisition. This eventually led to an exploration of the extravagant spending habits exhibited by iconic figures like Jackson and Hugh Hefner. This captivating exchange not only captivated Rogan but also garnered significant interest from a global audience.
Tyson openly said that he couldn't understand his own mental process when he considered getting a pet tiger. Rogan correctly pointed out that Tyson's predisposition was not exceptional, as many ultra-wealthy people fall to such strange cravings. The topic of lavish animal ownership grew even more intriguing throughout their chat. Tyson mentioned Escobar, the legendary drug lord who went so far as to have a whole zoo. He said in the clip, “Oh, Pablo Escobar. He got like a f**king zoo.” “Escobar had like a whole crazy zoo, they all do it,“ Rogan replied
When Tyson mentioned that even legendary pop artist Jackson had collected exotic animals, the conversation took an unexpected turn. Rogan's memory was jogged when he learned that the late Hefner had a private zoo hidden behind his opulent mansion. Tyson said, “Michael Jackson had all that stuff too.” Rogan replied, “Hugh Hefner too. Hugh Hefner had like a zoo in his backyard. He had weird s**t, like weird birds. Maybe he had a monkey or something. Nothing dangerous.“
Hefner's collection featured unusual birds and even a monkey. The conversation shed light on the expensive indulgences of the wealthy and famous, with Tyson and Rogan delving into the strange world of purchasing and caring for exotic creatures.
Mike Tyson reveals the surprising origins of his desire to own a tiger in a candid narrative. Tyson had a chance to interact with his auto dealer while in jail, who casually mentioned the availability of horses, tigers, and lions. Tyson was taken aback by this information.
Joe Rogan said, “That’s you at peak crazy.” Tyson responded, "Yeah insane. What was going through my mind?“
Tyson's interest rose as he imagined the pure awesomeness of having a tiger by his side in an Aston Martin. Rogan stoked the audience's interest even further by showing a shot of Tyson in his pants, grasping a tiger's chain. Tyson couldn't help but think about the surreal sight when he reflected on the entire encounter.