Jake Paul: How Much Did ‘The Problem Child’ Earn From His YouTube?

Published 02/24/2021, 9:30 AM EST
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)


Jake Paul was able to make an easy transition into the boxing world on the back of his successful YouTube career and global popularity. Despite having no prior professional experience, Paul is currently one of the most commonly used names in the sport. That said, he has called out and sowed the seeds for rivalries with several boxing legends and MMA fighters.

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But, hardcore fight fans refuse to accept him as an elite and continue to bill him as a mere YouTuber. However, his YouTube career isn’t just a mere one. Before lacing up the boxing gloves, ‘The Problem Child’ had sent shock waves throughout the internet community.

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He is one of the most popular YouTubers with 20.2 million subscribers on his official page. Not only that, but his channel continues to grow, and ‘The Problem Child‘ earns a lucrative amount of money from it. Here’s everything about it.

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Jake Paul entered the boxing ring in early 2020, but he was a full-time YouTuber before that. He surprised a bunch of his competitors in that race. In 2018, he became the second richest YouTube star.

According to Forbes. Paul amassed $21.5 million in 2018 from his YouTube channel. It also included his earnings from merchandise ventures and garnering 3.5 billion views on the videos. Now that he is also a boxer, the numbers keep on increasing for ‘The Problem Child’.

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His boxing career has also assisted him in building his YouTube channel even further. Following his performance in the undercard of Tyson vs Jones Jr, Paul featured ‘The Baddest Man On The Planet‘ in one of his clips. The 2-month-old video has already taken a toll on the internet and Paul continues to reign over the Internet scenario, alongside his lucrative exhibition boxing bouts.

MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates with his brother, Logan, 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)

If YouTube boxing remains relevant in the coming days, fans will consider Logan Paul and Jake Paul its prime ambassadors and the ones to have crafted the path.

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Do you think Jake Paul deserves some credit for his contribution to the sport?

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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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