Jake Paul is a famous American you tuber, social media star, and entrepreneur with a net worth of $20 million. His moment of fame came when he released a music video for his song “it’s Everyday Bro,” and it gained so much attention on YouTube. He is also a brother to a social media personality, Logan Paul.
Jake and his brother Logan rose to fame when Vine was a widely used social media platform. When Vine was shutting down, Jake had attracted millions of followers, and he used that massive following to build his personal YouTube channel.
Celebrity Name: Jake Paul
Real name: Jake Joseph Paul
Date of birth: January 17, 1997
Place of Birth: Westlake, Ohio
Profession: social media personality, actor, comedian
Net worth: $20 million
The early life of Jake Paul
Jake Joseph Paul was born on January 17, 1997, in Westlake, Ohio. His parents Gregory Paul and Pamela Stepnick, lived in the suburbs of Cleveland Ohio, His father was into real estate, and the mother a nurse.
Together with his older brother Logan Paul, Jake used to make videos using a camera their father gifted them for Christmas. They later transformed into making comedy skits and family videos. And they became so successful in that.
When Jake saw his brother Logan become successful through social media, he saw it as an opportunity to create his unique platform and posting his content. He started posting on the platform vine, and by the time vine was shutting down, he had close to 5 million followers and 2 billion video views.
The Career of Jake Paul
Jake began his social media vlogs in September 2013. When the social media platform became defunct in January 2017, Jake was hired by Disney to be part of the sitcom “Bizaardvark.” He became famous for his catchphrase, “it’s everyday bro.”
Jake was fired from “Bizaardvark” in July 2017, at the time of filming the second season. When they decided, Jake was involved in many controversies, from neighbors complaining about his wild parties, unacceptable pranks, fires, among many others. He later confessed that all these events are what led to him getting fired by Disney.
In 2017 Jake launched a digital influencer marketing and creative agency platform known as Team 10. Team 10 primary function was to create and promote entertainment for teenagers. In May of 2017, he released a music video for his song, ‘it’s everyday bro,’ and within one month, the video had reached 80 million views.
Jake is also a professional boxer, and he made his debut on January 20, 2020. The event took place in Miami, and he faced off against some YouTubers, such as GIb. Jake defeated Gib with a TKO less than three minutes into the first round.
Jake’s YouTube channel has gained more than 20 million subscribers and 6.6 billion video views. He has been interviewed on several TV shows and media outlets. Gary Vaynerchuk is said to have invested in his company.
In 2016, YouTube reportedly paid Jake approximately $11.5 million. In 2017, he earned $11 million, and in 2018, he made a whopping $21.5 million. These figures made him the second-highest-paid YouTube personality on the planet.
The Personal Life of Jake Paul
In 2017, Jake’s neighbors met with the Los Angeles city council and officers of the law to file a lawsuit against the celebrity. When Jake posted the address to his Beverly grove neighborhood home on social media, many of his fans crowded his house, wanting to meet the YouTube star. This event made him pay a $2.5 million fine after being sued by his landlords.
Paul dated model Erika Costello in 2018 and broke up in the same year. He later dated the popular actress Chloe Bennet. From April 2019 to January 2020, Jake dated social media sensation, Tana Mongeau. They got engaged and got married at a wedding that turned out to be a publicity stunt.
In the summer of 2020, Jake Paul was criticized for hosting huge house parties amidst the coronavirus pandemic. He threw parties, and the attending crowds were not considering protective protocols as it was required.
Jake and his team lived in a rented house in Beverly Grove for $17,000 a month. He later moved to Calabasas, where he bought a home valued at $6.9 million. The house is a 15,000 square foot, three-story mansion sitting on 3.5 acres at the end of the driveway. The living room is fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows and a fireplace, a spiral staircase, and Italian tile floors.
He wanted to sell the house for $7 million but accepted $6.15 million three months after his listing.
From the young age of 16, Jake Paul was already making millions in his social media career. He is one of the fast upcoming YouTube personalities, and his net worth has grown to $20 million. He has had a good time in the spotlight and has become a sensational figure among his peers.