What is Joe Exotic’s Net Worth?


Joe Exotic is known as “The Tiger King”.

Exotic is a media personality who ran the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, from 1998-to 2018. He was born and raised in Texas. After graduating from school, he started a pet store together with his brother.

He founded G.W. Zoo.  after the death of his brother. He also held cub petting events and magic shows across the United States.

Joe Exotic’s net worth was estimated at -$1,000,000 as of June 2022.

Early life

Joseph Allen Maldonado Passage was born in Kansas on the 5th of March 1963.

He grew up alongside his siblings Tamara and Pamela, Yarri and Garold G.W Wayne.

He and his family relocated to Texas where he attended Pilot Point High School. After finishing school, he joined Eastvale’s police department.

His brother Yarri exposed him and Exotic responded by making Exotic shake his hands and promising not to attend his funeral.


Exotic was the founder of Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, Wynnewood, Oklahoma. This is how he became famous. He was the first police officer to be posted in Eastvale (Texas).

From 2016 to 2018, he ran as an Independent and then as a Libertarian, before his membership was revoked. Exotic ran for the presidency of the United States in 2016. He ran again two years later for the office of Governor of Oklahoma.

Exotic was convicted in 2019 on 17 counts of animal cruelty and two murder charges for his part in the plot against Carole Baskin. For his crimes, he was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison.

In a trademark dispute, he was previously required to pay Carole Baskin $1 million. Baskin later received control over all his zoo properties.

He was hiding his ownership by transferring the rights to his mother. Baskin was later able to turn this transfer over. Baskin also took control of many cars and houses on the property.

He starred in the 2020’s Netflix documentary, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, Madness’.


These are some of Joe Exotic’s greatest moments:

  • G.W. Zoo
  • Tiger King: Murder Mayhem and Madness (Documentary 2020)

Favorite Quotes From Joe Exotic

“I’ll be testifying in front of the Senate, I’ll testify to the House. They want big cats to die in America, and they want them to stop the exploitation of these animals. It’s time to get an attorney general down here to listen to the evidence and get me out of here.”

“There are no problems with professional pet owners or private breeders of exotic pets. I would be the first person to sue an irresponsible owner.”