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

Joe Exotic

Joe Exotic (born March 5, 1963) is an owner of a private zoo in Oklahoma, USA. He is also famous by his nickname Tiger King. He owns a zoo named G.W. zoo in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, USA.

He majorly received attention from people because of his videos in which he can be seen playing with tigers and other wild animals. His zoo includes thousands of animals like Tigers, lions, Deer, Crocodiles, and bears.

In the year 2018, he hired a hitman to kill a lady named Carole Baskin because she used to oppose and criticized him as according to her Joe illegally sells crossbred animals in the underground market.

He paid $3000 to man to kill Baskin and later it was found that hitman was an undercover FBI agent. In the year 2019 Exotic got punished for his offenses and sent to prison for a period of 22 years.

In 2020 on 20th March a series named “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” got released which is basically focussed on the life of the Tiger King (Joe Exotic).


Childhood, Parents, Siblings & Education

On the 5th of March in the year the famous zoo owner Joe Exotic (age 57 years old, as in the year 2020) took birth in Kansas City, USA. The guy lived his childhood in a rural area. There is no information available about Joe’s father and mother.

It is known that he had a brother named G.W. who died in an accident and Exotic named his zoo G.W. to pay tribute to his brother. Many people don’t know his real name which is Joe Schreibvogel.

Joe Exotic Tiger King

During his childhood, he used to be quite wild in his actions and he said this in an interview. We don’t know about the university from where he did his graduation but we know that his schooling happened in Kansas which is his home city.


Joe Exotic’s Zoo & Career

After graduating he got a job as a sheriff in local police. In the year 1997, he opened a zoo on a 16-acre land. There he kept deer and a mountain lion at first. Slowly he added other animals in the zoo also and at present, their count is in thousands. There are more than 187 tigers in his zoo.

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

He also made a show in which he showcased his life and this made a huge contribution to his popularity. He also appeared on many shows for the interview. There are no proper documents to tell about his net worth but as per our research, Joe Exotic’s net worth has to be around $10-15 million in 2020.


Joe Exotic Vs. Carole Baskin

There is a wildlife activist named Carole Baskin, she doubted that Joe does some suspicious activities and even raised questions about this. She blamed him for selling tiger cubs, killing tigers and for other 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 NameJoe Schreibvogel.
Famous NameJoe Exotic/Tiger King.

ProfessionAnimal breeding.
Age (As of 2019)57 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), BirthdayMarch 5, 1963.
Birthplace/HometownKansas, USA.
Ethnicity White.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)Gay.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)Pisces.
House LocationOklahoma, America.
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall)Centimeters: 180.34 cm.
Meters: 1.8 m.
Feet & Inches: 5'11".
WeightKilograms: 78 Kg.
Pounds: 181.96 lbs.
Eye ColorGrey.
Shoe Size (UK)10.
Hair ColorBlonde.
ParentsFather: No information.
Mother: No available.
SiblingsThe elder brother (name not found)
Personal Life Relationship
Marital StatusMarried.
PartnerDillon Passage (2017 - Present).
Social media Twitter: @joe_exotic (4133 fans).
Instagram: joe_exotic (3786 followers).
YouTube: JoeExoticTV (64.7k subscribers).
Highest QualificationGraduation.
School Local high school.
FilmographyThe Life Exotic: Or the Incredible True Story of Joe Schreibvogel (2016).
Net worth (As in 2020)$ 10-15 million.


Personal Life

This zoo owner is gay and is married to a guy named Dillon Passage. Joe Exotic married his husband in the year 2017. They both even appeared together in some interviews and in images.

In his personal, he (Joe) is very open and is highly active on social media. His accounts are on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. A lot of people follow him on social media. There are around 64.7k subscribers on his YouTube channel.

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

There he used to post his videos in which he can be seen playing with tiger and feeding crocodiles. In the Netflix show “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness” we can see and know about his personal life closely.

Earlier, Joe Exotic tied the knot with his first husband named “Travis Maldonado“. But, Tiger King married Dillon after Travis Maldonado’s death in 2017.



  • 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.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here