TIGER King Joe Exotic faces most of his life behind bars, but just how much money could the ex-zoo keeper earn when he is released?
Launched into the spotlight by the newly released Netflix documentary, Joe Exotic has quickly become a household name.
The eight-part show highlights Joe’s zoo journey, and is a tell-all on the curious case of Carole Baskin and her missing husband.
But with this new-found fame, we explore Joe Exotic’s opportunities for when he is released from his jail cell in the future.
Harry Rutter, celebrity PR and publicist, said: “Let’s not forget that Joe Exotic, despite his various slip-ups, was a clever business man with very stable finances.
“His rumoured net worth was around $12.5 million when he and his zoo was in it’s prime, so he knows his worth.
“Joe could charge what ever he likes for the first interview when/if he walks out of that prison, we’re talking six-figure sums.”
Rutter explained Joe’s new Instagram fame could easily make him comparable to an entry-level reality TV star or influencer.
He added: “On social media, Joe Exotic can now be compared to a Love Island contestant as his official account boasts more than 420,000 followers already.
“His worldwide exposure on Netflix and YouTube videos make him a very desirable ‘influencer’ to the right brand.
“A normal influencer with that amount of followers can comfortably charge upwards of £2,000 per post, but this is the Tiger King.
“Joe Exotic could easily demand more than £15,000 for a single post on Instagram and move into six-figure earners for regular posts.
“Perhaps Joe’s biggest earning potential would be an autobiography deal, Exotic could turn his chaotic life story into millions of dollars.
“He could easily sign a deal with a publisher for more than $1 million for a tell-all story about the Tiger King, including parts missing from the documentary.”