Travis Maldonado Wiki (Joe Exotic’s Husband, Tiger King) Age, Biography, Family

Travis Maldonado

Travis Maldonado (born March 22, 1994) was a businessman in America. He is popularly known as the husband of the Tiger King named Joe Exotic. He died in the year 2017 and investigation revealed that he died because of shooting himself accidentally

There is a documentary running on Netflix named “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” which is showcasing the life of Joe Exotic. In the life of a Joe, Travis has a very prominent role and that is why people are trying to find more information about him. In the following article, we will tell you about the facts about his life.

Tiger King Murder, Mayhem and Madness
Tiger King Murder, Mayhem and Madness


Childhood, Parents, Siblings & Education

In the year 1994 (age 23 years old, as in 2017), Travis Maldonado was born in California USA. His exact DOB is 22 March. In his childhood, he started using drugs like Meth and his because of which his father Danny and mother Cheryl Maldonado suffered a lot. He has 2 sisters named Danielle and Ashley Maldonado.

He did his schooling from a local school but as per our knowledge, he was a college dropout a left home at an early age.


How Travis Maldonado died?

Many people want to know the reason how he died. One day he read on the internet that the gun can only fire if the magazine is on and if the magazine is off then the gun cannot fire even when there is a bullet in the barrel. So he tried to this and bullet got fired which killed him.


Personal life, Spouse Joe Exotic & Marriage

We all know Travis Maldonado because he was the husband of the notorious zoo owner named Joe Exotic. Moreover, people usually have known him as “Joe Exotic’s husband”. In Tampa, Travis met Joe through a mutual friend and their gay romance started after that.

Joe Exotic with his husband, Travias Maldonado
Joe Exotic with his husband, Travias Maldonado.

They both were engaged in running their zoo in Oklahoma named “G.W. zoo”. The zoo was named after Joe Exotic’s deceased brother’s name. There are a lot of images in which the couple can be seen together.

In 2017 everybody got shocked when news about Travis’ death came. As we know Joe always used to carry a revolver and there are also some videos in which both Travis and Exotic can be seen firing through carbine. One day this craze of guns took his life.

Tiger King married his second spouse “Dillon Passage” in 2017 after the death of his first husband Travis.


Some Hidden Facts about Travis Maldonado

Real Full Birth NameTravis Maldonado.
Age (As of 2019)23 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), BirthdayMarch 22, 1994.
DeathOctober 6, 2017.
Birthplace/HometownCalifornia, USA.
Ethnicity Caucasian.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)Gay.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)Gemini.
House LocationTampa.
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall)Feet & Inches: 5'11".
Centimeters: 180.4 cm.
Meters: 1.8 m.
WeightKilograms: 81 Kg.
Pounds: 178 lbs.
Eye ColorBrown.
Shoe Size (UK)10.
Hair ColorBlack.
ParentsFather: Danny Maldonado.
Mother: Cheryl Maldonado.
Siblings1. Danielle Maldonado.
2. Ashley Maldonado.
Personal Life Relationship
Marital StatusMarried.
HusbandJoe Exotic.
Social media No.
Highest QualificationGraduate.
School Local high school.
Net worth (As in 2020)$1.5 million.



Maldonado used to help Joe in running his zoo. They both earned a lot from smuggling of tiger cubs, raised illegally. Travis Maldonado used to live a very lavish life, through parties and enjoy other luxuries of life.

Travis Maldonado appearance

The zoo basically has Tigers, lions, bears, crocodiles, and other animals. They used to click images with lions and pet them, just like dogs. As per our knowledge, Travis’ net worth is somewhere around $1.5 million which majorly consists of his father’s property and some assets from Joe’s side.

At present Joe is behind the bars and his zoo is handled by a jury. Yes! The zoo is still running and anyone can go there by paying a nominal fee.



  • He was a gym freak and used to lift heavyweights.
  • We came to know that Travis was a drug addict.
  • Before death, he told his mother that he wants to leave this business of zoo.
  • At present, his sisters are taking care of his parents.
  • Travis Maldonado was a huge gun fanatic.
  • He was friends to some of the biggest drug dealers.
  • We found his presence on social media nowhere.



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