Joe Exotic Wiki, Age, Husband Height, Weight, (Tiger King) Biography, Family & More

Joe Exotic, also known as the Tiger King, was born on March 5, 1963. He is the proprietor of a private zoo located in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, USA, which goes by the name G.W. Zoo.

He garnered widespread attention for his videos featuring him interacting with tigers and various other wild animals. His zoo boasts a diverse collection of thousands of animals, including tigers, lions, deer, crocodiles, and bears.

In 2018, he enlisted the services of a contract killer with the aim of eliminating Carole Baskin. This decision was driven by Carole’s vocal opposition and criticism of him, as she alleged that Joe was involved in the illicit sale of crossbred animals within the black market.

In 2019, Exotic was sentenced to 22 years in prison for paying $3,000 to have Baskin killed, only to discover that the hired hitman was, in fact, an undercover FBI agent.On March 20, 2020, a documentary series titled “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness” was released, primarily centered around the life of Joe Exotic, known as the Tiger King.


Childhood, Parents, Siblings & Education

On March 5th, in the year 2020, the renowned zoo proprietor Joe Exotic was born in Kansas City, USA. Growing up, he spent his childhood in a rural area. Regrettably, there is no available information regarding Joe’s parents.

It is worth noting that he had a sibling named G.W., who tragically passed away in an accident. In honor of his brother, Joe Exotic chose to name his zoo “G.W.” Many individuals are unaware of his true name, which is Joe Schreibvogel.

Joe Exotic Tiger King

In his youth, he displayed a penchant for wild behavior, a fact he candidly mentioned during an interview. Although the university where he obtained his degree remains undisclosed, it is established that he received his primary education in his hometown of Kansas.

Joe Exotic’s Zoo & Career

After completing his education, he secured a position as a local sheriff. In 1997, he ventured into a new endeavor by establishing a zoo on a 16-acre piece of land. Initially, he began with deer and a mountain lion, but over time, he expanded the collection to include a multitude of other animals. Currently, his zoo boasts thousands of animals, with an impressive count of over 187 tigers.

Joe Exotic career net worth
Tiger King, Joe Exotic in 2019.

He gained immense popularity by featuring his life in a show, and he frequently appeared on various interview programs. While there are no official records detailing his net worth, our research suggests that Joe Exotic’s estimated net worth stood at approximately $10-15 million in the year 2020.

Joe Exotic Vs. Carole Baskin

Carole Baskin, a wildlife activist, expressed concerns about Joe’s involvement in potentially suspicious activities and raised questions regarding his alleged involvement in selling tiger cubs, harming tigers, and other alleged offenses against endangered animals.

Carole Baskin
Photo of Wildlife Activist – Carole Baskin.

In the year 2018 Tiger King hired a hitman and paid him $3000, to murder Carole but in reality, Hitman was a secret FBI agent.

After this, he was taken into custody. In the trial against him, he found guilty for murdering 2 tigers and hiring murderers & sentenced for 22 years. He is behind the bars and facing his punishment.

Some Hidden Facts about Joe Exotic

Real Full Birth Name Joe Schreibvogel.
Famous Name Joe Exotic/Tiger King.
Profession Animal breeding.
Age (As of 2019) 57 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday March 5, 1963.
Birthplace/Hometown Kansas, USA.
Nationality American.
Gender Male.
Ethnicity White.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian) Gay.
Religion Christian.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign) Pisces.
House Location Oklahoma, America.
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall) Centimeters: 180.34 cm.
Meters: 1.8 m.
Feet & Inches: 5’11”.
Weight Kilograms: 78 Kg.
Pounds: 181.96 lbs.
Eye Color Grey.
Shoe Size (UK) 10.
Hair Color Blonde.
Parents Father: No information.
Mother: No available.
Siblings The elder brother (name not found)
Personal Life Relationship
Marital Status Married.
Partner Dillon Passage (2017 – Present).
Kids No.
Social media Twitter: @joe_exotic (4133 fans).
Instagram: joe_exotic (3786 followers).
YouTube: JoeExoticTV (64.7k subscribers).
Highest Qualification Graduation.
School Local high school.
Filmography The Life Exotic: Or the Incredible True Story of Joe Schreibvogel (2016).
Net worth (As in 2020) $ 10-15 million.

Personal Life

The zoo owner, Joe Exotic, is openly gay and tied the knot with Dillon Passage in 2017. They’ve made joint appearances in interviews and photos together.

On the personal front, Joe is quite transparent about his life and maintains an active presence on social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. He boasts a significant following on these platforms, with approximately 64.7k subscribers on his YouTube channel.

Joe Exotic husband Dillon Passage
Joe Exotic with his husband Dillon Passage

He regularly shared videos featuring him interacting with tigers and feeding crocodiles. In the Netflix series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness,” we gain an up-close look into his personal life.

Joe Exotic first married Travis Maldonado, but after Travis Maldonado’s death in 2017, he later wed Dillon, becoming known as the Tiger King.


  • Joe is a lover of guns and when he was out of jail he used to keep a revolver with him always. Also, we have seen him shooting bullets through carbine.
  • In the year 1985, he tried to commit suicide.
  • Joe Exotic used to walk with a stick because of a wound in his right leg.
  • Schreibvogel’s height is 5 ft 11 in (180.34 cm) and weight is 78kg (171.96 lbs.).
  • There are 4133 fans of his Twitter account.
  • He used to wear 4 earrings in one year.
  • It is found that he shot 2 tigers in head to make space for new ones.
  • He always used to wear a cowboy hat.

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