American former zoo operator and star of OTT streaming platform Tiger King, Netflix, Joe Exotic net worth is estimated at – $1 million. He was sentenced to 22 years in prison in 2019 on a charge of contract murder.
On Friday, January 28, his plea to be released this week was rejected by a federal judge and his original sentence was reduced by one year.
Joe asked for medical release before receiving cancer treatment, saying he doesn’t want to “die in prison.” Let’s examine his net worth and other details as of 2022 in our article today.
Joe Exotic Net Worth and Other Details
Joseph Maldonado passage, also known as Joe Exotic, is a reality television personality and convicted felon who is famous for his appearance in the Netflix documentary “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness”.
Joe was born in the year 1963 in Garden City, Kansas. His family moved to Texas when he was a child. His original name is Joseph Allen Schreibvogel, but he used several other names such as Joseph Allen Maldonado, The Tiger King, Aarron Alex, and Cody Ryan.
Joe owned and operated the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, also known as the GW Zoo in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. He was briefly a police officer and chief of police in Eastvale. He later ran a pet store in West Palm Beach, Florida with his brother Garold Wayne.
When his brother died in 1997, Joe sold the pet store and bought a large farm in Oklahoma. Later, he turned his farm into a big cat “GW Zoo”, where he worked for more than 20 years. For 2 years (2016-2018), Joe Exotic competed for public office as an independent and as a libertarian from 2018 to 2019.
Charges against Joe Exotic
Joe’s friend who worked at a safari park used to let him interact with baby lions in the park.
He was found guilty and convicted of 17 different federal animal cruelty charges in the year 2019. He was also convicted of two counts of murder for his role in the conspiracy to murder Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue. He was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison.
In a trademark dispute, Joe was previously ordered by the court to pay Baskin $1 million. Because of this verdict, Baskin was given operational control not only of his entire zoo grounds, but also several cars and houses on the grounds.
Joe tried to transfer the ownership rights to his mother, but Baskin managed to undo this transfer.
Joe Exotic was featured in the eight-part Netflix documentary “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” in 2020.
On April 8, 2022, it was disclosed that Joe Exotic had sent a handwritten letter to Ben Roethlisberger, former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, requesting an autographed jersey for the special occasion of his stepson’s birthday.
Dated March 30, 2022, the letter said, “Hey, my stepson is a huge fan of yours and it would mean a lot to him if you gave him an autographed jersey. Thanks, bye?”.
Joe is reported to have met a man named John Graham according to his attorney Autumn Blackledge. He first met John over 12 months back in February 2021 at FMC Forth Worth in Texas.
Last month, John was released from prison after serving his 12-year sentence for burglary and possession of a gun.
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