Who is Joe Exotic?

Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage is an American former Oklahoma Wildlife Park Owner and big cat dealer who is serving a 22-year prison sentence for trying to hire two different people to kill Carole Baskin, owner of Big Cat Rescue and for more than a dozen wildlife violations, including the killing of five tigers. He is famous by his nickname Tiger King.

What is Joe Exotic famous for?

Joe Exotic is famous by his nickname Tiger King who is an owner of a zoo in Oklahoma, USA. He came to headline after he had to serve a 22-year prison sentence for trying to hire two different people to kill Carole Baskin and for more than a dozen wildlife violations, including the killing of five tigers. He is famous by his nickname Tiger King. 

Where is Joe Exotic from?

Joe was born as Joseph Maldonado-Passage in Kansas, the USA on March 5, 1963. He is a son of rich farmers. He grew up in rural areas of his hometown mostly. In his youth, his family moved to Texas. As he was the son of farmers, he was surrounded by wild animals mostly in his early childhood which helped him develop care for animals inside him. He had a brother named Garold Wayne whom he lost in an accident due to a crash by a drunk driver. His brother's dream was wildlife keeper which he later pursued following his death. Regarding his education, He completed his completed primary education from the local school and high school. Also, he is a graduate student but the exact name of his school and university is still not known. Similarly, His parent's names are also currently under research. His nationality is American and He belongs to White ethnicity. His religion is Christianity and his zodiac is Pisces.

What is Joe Exotic career?

Joe first pursued law enforcement career and became Sheriff of Eastvale, Texas in 1993. He decided to do Wildlife preservation business after his brother, Garold Wayne passed away in an accident due to drunk driving. Regarding fulfill his brother's dream, he bought 16 acres of land by using his brother's insurance money. He completely transformed his horse farm into a roadside zoo park and named it Garold Wayne Exotic Animal Memorial Park. He put his first two tigers in 2000 which he named Tess and Tickles. By the mid-2000s the park held over a thousand animals. His fame greatly increased and Visitors would buy his branded condoms and lotion in the gift shops. However, organizations and individuals began to testify against his business practices. So authorities investigated him after a video of employees striking a tiger with a rifle surfaced.

Finally, In April 2019, He was convicted on two counts of murder-for-hire, eight counts of violating the Lacey Act for falsifying wildlife records and nine counts of violating the Endangered Species Act. The prosecutor reported Maldonado-Passage shot and killed five tigers to make room for other big cats in the cages, as well as sold tiger cubs. He was also accused of falsifying records relating to lions, a baby lemur, and tigers which had been purportedly transported or donated for exhibition but had been sold. In January 2020, He was sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in various crimes of animal abuse and attempted murder for hire. Netflix’s story “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness" film biography of Joe was released which revolves around his life and matters concerned with the issue.

What is Joe Exotic net worth?

Joe's exotic estimated net worth falls between $1 to $10 million as of 2020. His average salary is still not determined. His major source of income is him being the owner of Garold Wayne Oklahoma Wildlife Park and like a big cat, He earns a decent amount of money through his business. He also owns a zoo named G.W. zoo in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, USA. Further information regarding her cars, houses and other properties are currently under review.

Who is Joe Exotic's husband?

Joe married a guy named Travis Maldonado in 2014 in a zoo-themed ceremony. Joe first met Travis in December 2013, who arrived at his zoo after he struggled with meth addiction. In October 2017, Travis was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head at the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park. Travis took his life mistakenly pointing the gun to his head with full knowing thinking bullet would not fire without the magazine. He then squeezed the trigger and the gun fired. Exotic now is in a marital relationship with a guy named Dillon Passage whom he tied knot 2017. They often appear together in some interviews and pictures.

What is Joe Exotic height?

The 57 years old Oklahoma Wildlife Park Owner, Joe Exotic stands a height of 5 feet 11 inches and weighs around 78 Kg. Similarly, he has a pair of grey eyes and blonde hair color. Likewise, the big cat dealer has a body measurement of 40-34-16 inches (Chest-Waist-Bicep). Moreover, He wears a 10 (UK) shoe size. He is gay.