How Did Jake Paul Get Rich and Famous?

Published 04/12/2021, 5:00 PM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


YouTuber turned fighter Jake Paul is one of the richest youngsters in the world. He has amassed a global fanbase with his antics. However, it certainly wasn’t a walk in the park for him.

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The 24-year-old has been through several professions and has donned different caps in his life to become a household name.

While he appears to be a familiar persona in today’s fight world, Paul is also a wealthy influencer, who has earned massive numbers to add to his bank account.

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It includes several smart decisions that the YouTuber made and ultimately landed up as one of the most popular faces of the celebrity sector.

Starting from his Vine career, Paul knew how to grab attention and in a very small period of time, he bagged a million subscribers, becoming a popular face on the platform.

Apart from that, he did vlogs on YouTube, made music videos, podcasts, and also did acting in the Disney series. So, it’s evident, he made a lot of money from all these ventures.

That’s how Jake Paul became rich in the true sense and made massive net worth, but he opened up about earning a lot more from YouTube than what Disney paid him.

In an interview, he stated, “I’m sitting there on Disney channel literally making crumbs compared to what I’m making doing my [YouTube channel],” (H/T- Metro)

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By the end of 2018, Paul was one of the highest-earning YouTubers with a reported net worth of more than $15 million, alongside his brother Logan Paul.

However, Jake Paul wasn’t willing to settle for less. He laced up the boxing gloves and added one more feather to his cap.

Jake Paul- The Boxer and the entrepreneur

‘The Problem Child’ entered the boxing ring for the first time under Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom banner against fellow YouTuber Ali Eson Gib.

As per the boxing planet, both men made somewhere around $90,000, which is a pretty big number for someone’s boxing debut.

In his second fight at Triller, Paul claimed of earning an 8-figure income. But it wasn’t an official count. However, considering his sensational KO, Paul could have possibly bagged big digits.

According to the reports of wealthy gorilla, the YouTuber’s current net worth stands somewhere around $17 million- $19 million.

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MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 29: Jake Paul during the weigh-in for Miami Fight Night on January 29, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Paul will fight AnEsonGib in a match at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami on January 30. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, he has launched his own fashion brand and seems like he has been expanding his reign over the business. While he is also on the brink of bagging the bigger fights in his career, we can expect him to amass more lucrative checks.

Do you think Jake Paul is making the right and smart moves in his career?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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