Jake Paul Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Jake Paul is an American YouTuber, actor, and boxer born on January 17, 1997. He started by making videos on Vine in September 2013. By the time Vine stopped, he had 5.3 million followers and 2 billion views. He was also on the Disney Channel show Bizaardvark for two seasons.

In May 2014, he began his YouTube channel. He’s been on the Forbes list as one of the highest-paid YouTubers in 2017, 2018, 2021, and 2023. He’s also been on Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes in 2022.

He started boxing in August 2018 with a match against Deji Olatunji which he won by technical knockout. His first professional match was in January 2020 against AnEsonGib. He’s fought and beaten Nate Robinson Ben Askren Tyron Woodley (twice) Anderson Silva Nate Diaz Andre August and Ryan Bourland. In February 2023, he lost to Tommy Fury by a split decision his first fight against an active pro boxer.

In 2021, he created “Most Valuable Promotions” a boxing promotion with Nakisa Bidarian. He also started Anti Fund a venture capital firm with Geoffrey Woo.

Full NameJake Paul
Date of BirthJanuary 17, 1997
Place of BirthCleveland, Ohio, U.S.
OccupationYouTuber, Boxer, Actor
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
PartnerTana Mongeau
Jutta Leerdam
ChildrenNone
Net Worth$80 million

Early life

Jake Paul was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up in Westlake, Ohio, with his older brother Logan Paul, who’s also a YouTuber. They began making videos when Paul was ten years old. Their parents are Pamela Ann Stepnick and real estate agent Gregory Allan Paul.

Jake Paul Career

Vine Sensation to Disney Star

Jake Paul Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Jake Paul started his career in September 2013 by sharing videos on Vine. By the time Vine was shut down, he had 5.3 million followers and 2 billion views. He then moved to YouTube in May 2014 where he became known for pranks controversies and his music.

After gaining popularity on Vine and YouTube Paul got a role on a Disney Channel show called Bizaardvark. He played a character who took on dares from fans. However, he left the show abruptly in July 2017 because of complaints from his neighbors about noise from his prank parties and large crowds of fans near their homes. Disney said he was leaving to focus on other things but Paul later said he was fired because of these issues.

Now Paul is concentrating on his personal brand YouTube channel business projects and more grown-up acting roles.

Journey in Music, Boxing, and Influencer Management

Jake Paul started Team 10 in 2016 and then in 2017 he started a media company called TeamDom with $1 million in funding. This company was meant to help manage and promote influencers who create content for teens. Some big investors put money into this project.

One of Paul’s famous songs is “It’s Everyday Bro” which he released with Team 10 in 2017. It got a lot of views on YouTube but also got a lot of dislikes. The song did well on the music charts and was certified platinum. Paul also released other songs like “Ohio Fried Chicken” “Jerika” and “No Competition” but later deleted some of them due to personal reasons.

In 2018, Paul released more music including a remix of “It’s Everyday Bro” with Gucci Mane. He also released songs like “Malibu” “My Teachers” “Randy Savage” and “Cartier Vision.” Some of these songs featured his Team 10 members.

Paul also got into boxing and made a diss track called “Champion” about his opponent Deji Olatunji. He went on a tour with Team 10 in 2018 but later the group started to split up.

Because of all these projects Paul became one of the highest-paid YouTubers in 2018 according to Forbes. In 2019 he released a song called “I’m Single” about his breakup with Erika Costell. It seems like Team 10 isn’t active anymore and Paul might have a new team now.

Musical Journey

Jake Paul Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Paul put out a new song called “These Days” on December 13 2019 with a video starring Julia Rose. The song is about Jake’s old long-distance relationship with Alissa Violet. Less than a year later the song disappeared from all music platforms.

Then on July 24, 2020, Paul released another song called “Fresh Outta London” along with a music video. He filmed the video by throwing a big party at his house in Calabasas California on July 11. This got him in trouble with the mayor Alicia Weintraub who criticized him after seeing pictures and videos of the party online.

Next on September 10, Paul released a song called “23” along with a video at his house. The video only starred his brother Logan and had clips of him and a few friends. The song’s title refers to Paul’s age at the time and Michael Jordan’s jersey number.

Finally, on October 15, Paul released a song called “Dummy” featuring a Canadian rapper named TVGucci who’s signed to Drake’s record label OVO Sound. The lyric video came out on Paul’s YouTube channel six days later on October 21.

From Boxing to Venture Capital, Super Fights, and Betr

In 2021, Paul and Geoffrey Woo started a new venture capital firm called Anti Fund. They put money into Simplebet Inc. a sports gambling company raising $30 million. Later Anti Fund also invested in a defense tech company called Anduril Industries.

Paul also launched ‘Most Valuable Promotions’ with Nakisa Bidarian in 2021 signing boxer Amanda Serrano. He also created ‘Boxing Bullies’ to help kids deal with bullying.

By May 2022, Paul was on Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes making $38 million from boxing and other sources.

In August 2022, Paul started Betr a sports-media and mobile-betting company with Joey Levy from Simplebet. He got $50 million in funding and later raised $15 million more in March 2024.

In November 2022, Paul’s brother Logan wrestled for the WWE Universal Championship in Saudi Arabia. Jake came in to help but Logan still lost.

In January 2023, Paul signed a contract with the Professional Fighters League to create a new pay-per-view division called Super Fight and took on the role of “head of fighter advocacy.”

Boxing career

From YouTube Rivalries to Professional Victories

Jake Paul Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In 2018, Paul had his first boxing match against YouTuber Deji Olatunji. This was during a big event where his brother Logan was also fighting another YouTuber KSI. The fight happened on August 25 in Manchester England. Paul won against Olatunji in the 5th round.

In 2020, Paul had his first professional boxing match against another English YouTuber named AnEsonGib. This match took place on January 30 in Miami Florida. It was part of a bigger boxing event where two professional boxers were also fighting for a title. Paul won against AnEsonGib in the 1st round and then challenged KSI.

Later in 2020, on November 28, Paul had another fight this time against basketball player Nate Robinson. This fight was part of an exhibition match between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. at the Staples Center in Los Angeles California. Paul won against Robinson in the 2nd round.

Fights with retired UFC fighters and Tommy Fury

Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren

In 2021, there was a lot of talk on social media about Paul facing off against Ben Askren a former MMA champion. They eventually fought on April 17, 2021 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta Georgia. Paul won the fight in the first round by technical knockout. The event supposedly got 1.45 million pay-per-view purchases according to Triller. However many people including fans MMA fighters and boxers have questioned if the fight was fair and if the number of purchases reported is accurate.

Paul vs. Askren Paul

Jake Paul Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Before the fight between Paul and Askren Paul and his cornerman J’Leon Love had a confrontation with Tyron Woodley backstage. After Paul won against Askren Woodley challenged him. They fought on August 29 at the Rocket Mortgage Field House in Ohio. Paul won by a close decision with one judge favoring Woodley and the other two favoring Paul. After the fight, Woodley wanted a rematch and Paul said he’d give him one if Woodley got a tattoo saying ‘I love Jake Paul.’ The fight was watched by about 500000 people.

Later in December Paul was supposed to fight Tommy Fury but Fury had to pull out. Instead, Paul fought Woodley again and won by knockout. This fight had about 200000 viewers. Paul got an award from ESPN for his knockout.

In 2022, Paul was set to fight Fury again but Fury couldn’t make it due to travel issues. Then he was going to fight Hasim Rahman Jr. but that fight was canceled because Rahman had trouble with his weight.

Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva Fight

After his fight got canceled, Paul got a new opponent: former UFC champ Anderson Silva. They fought on October 29 in Arizona, and Paul won by unanimous decision. The judges scored it 78-73, 78-73, and 77-74 in Paul’s favor.

Jake Paul vs. Fury

Jake Paul vs.Fury

After his fight got canceled Paul got a new opponent: former UFC champ Anderson Silva. They fought on October 29 in Arizona and Paul won by unanimous decision. The judges scored it 78-73 78-73 and 77-74 in Paul’s favor. On January 27, 2023, it was confirmed that Paul and Fury would have a rematch on February 26 in Saudi Arabia after two earlier attempts fell through. Despite Paul knocking Fury down in the 8th round Fury won by split decision. One judge scored it 75–74 for Paul while the other two had it 76–73 for Fury. The match reportedly got 800000 pay-per-view buys.

Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz

KSI’s manager Mams Taylor said that after KSI’s fight with Tommy Fury, they were talking with Jake Paul’s team about having a match in August at Wembley Stadium in London. But after Paul lost to Fury he decided not to continue the talks. Instead, he chose to fight Nate Diaz who he thought would be a tougher opponent.

On April 12, they announced that Paul would fight Diaz on August 5 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas Texas. Originally the fight was supposed to be 8 rounds but they made it 10 rounds later on. Paul won the fight against Diaz by unanimous decision. The judges scored it 98–91 98–91 and 97–92 all in favor of Paul.

From Orlando to Puerto Rico, Victories in the First Round

Jake Paul Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

On October 16, 2023, it was said that Paul would fight again on December 15. On November 8 they confirmed his opponent Andre August a boxer with a record of 10 wins 1 loss and 1 draw. They would fight at the Caribe Royal Hotel in Orlando Florida as the main event of Most Valuable Prospects IV. This was Paul’s first main event that wasn’t pay-per-view. He said he wanted more ring experience not just to make money. Paul knocked out August in the first round.

Then on December 21, 2023, they said Paul would fight again on March 2 2024 at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan Puerto Rico. On January 30 2024 they announced his opponent Ryan Bourland a boxer with 17 wins and 2 losses. Paul won against Bourland by technical knockout in the first round.

Jake Paul and Mike Tyson

On March 7, 2024, it was said that Jake Paul and Mike Tyson would fight on July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Texas. You can watch it on Netflix. This is Paul’s first fight as a heavyweight. On April 29, 2024, it was confirmed that the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations would allow the fight as a professional boxing match. But on May 31, 2024, the fight got delayed because Tyson got sick on a plane.

Boxing Ventures

Jake Paul Most Valuable Promotions

In 2021, Jake Paul and his adviser Nakisa Bidarian started a boxing promotion called ‘Most Valuable Promotions.’ Their first signing was Amanda Serrano a boxer from Puerto Rico who has won titles in seven different weight classes.

In 2022, Paul teamed up with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing to co-promote a match between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano called “For History.” This was a big deal because it was the first time a women’s boxing match headlined Madison Square Garden and it was hailed as the biggest women’s fight ever. Sports Illustrated named it the Fight of the Year and The Ring called it the Event of the Year.

In 2023, Most Valuable Promotions and DAZN (a streaming service) announced a new series of events called ‘Most Valuable Prospects.’ These events would showcase up-and-coming boxers without charging viewers extra for pay-per-view. Their first event happened on May 26 featuring Ashton Sylve vs. Adam Kipenga at the Caribe Royale Orlando in Florida. Sylve won the match by unanimous decision.

What is Jake Paul’s Net Worth?

Jake Paul’s Net Worth is estimated to be $80 Million as of 2024, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Controversies and legal issues

Controversies Surrounding

On January 3, 2018, Jake Paul put up a video on his YouTube channel called “I lost my virginity.” The thumbnail showed him and his girlfriend Erika Costell partially naked on top of each other. YouTube said the video was only for adults because of this and people like Keemstar said the thumbnail wasn’t right for Paul’s young viewers. Later they changed the thumbnail to show Paul and Costell fully dressed and not touching.

Two days later on January 5, TMZ showed a video where Paul used a racial slur many times while freestyle rapping.

On November 29, 2020, Paul made people upset by saying he started the trend of content houses and big boxing matches between social media stars. Many disagreed saying other people had already done those things before him.

Online Scam

Jake Paul Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

On January 3, 2018, Jake Paul started a website called Edfluence. He said it would teach young people how to be successful learn important life skills and make money online. The course cost $7 but it only gave basic tips, not the full program as promised. Paul also said people who joined would become part of “Team 1000” but that didn’t happen. Some accused him of scamming young followers.

Two years later on January 31, 2020, Influence shut down for good. Then on February 15, 2020, Paul said he’d work with a company called GenZ Holdings Inc. to create a new platform called “The Financial Freedom Movement”. It costs $19.99 a month and promises to teach kids how to build an online presence using Jake Paul’s personal experience and advice. Some people criticized this worried it might give bad ideas to his young fans.

On January 3, 2019, Paul and another YouTuber RiceGum got in trouble for promoting MysteryBrand a website where you pay to open a digital “mystery box” for a chance to win real prizes. Many users said they never got the prizes they won.

Then on February 18, 2022, Paul was named in a lawsuit against a cryptocurrency company called SafeMoon. The lawsuit accused him along with others like musician Nick Carter and rappers Soulja Boy and Lil Yachty of promoting SafeMoon on social media with false information. In March 2022 a YouTuber called Coffeezilla accused Paul of using cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens to scam his fans out of $2.2 million.

Allegations of Misconduct and Harassment Surface in 2021

On April 9, 2021, a video came out from Justine Paradise on TikTok. She said that in 2019 at the Team 10 House, Jake Paul made her do things and touched her without her agreeing to it. Paul replied saying that he takes these accusations seriously but denies everything.

Later Justine Paradise said she faced threats and harassment because of what she said.

Then on April 22, 2021, The New York Times published an article about Paul. Another person Railey Lollie accused Paul. She said that when she was 17 and working for Paul he called her inappropriate names and once touched her inappropriately.

Personal life

Jake Paul Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Jake Paul comes from a mix of backgrounds including Irish Welsh Jewish French and German. He’s pretty well-off with his net worth estimated to be somewhere between $60 to $80 million. Forbes said he raked in about $38 million from boxing in 2021 making him one of the top earners in sports that year.

His romantic life’s been a bit of a rollercoaster. He started dating another YouTuber named Tana Mongeau back in April 2019. By June of the same year, they said they were engaged though some folks doubted it was for real. They had a quickie wedding in Las Vegas but it turns out they didn’t do the paperwork right so it wasn’t legally binding. The whole thing was a bit of a show even available to watch for fifty bucks. They split up in January 2020.

Then in April 2023, Paul started seeing Jutta Leerdam a Dutch speed skater. They met through Instagram and decided to go public with their relationship.