Jake Paul’s Childhood: Birthplace, Date, and Education

Published 04/12/2021, 3:00 PM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates 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)


Jake Paul, internet sensation turned boxer, needs very little or almost no introduction in the fighting community today. The 24-year-old American has a global fanbase. Starting off on YouTube, Paul made his way to the Disney series and became an actor.

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However, he didn’t settle up and advanced himself to becoming a professional boxer with already 2 KO wins to his name. Meanwhile, Jake Paul had envisioned himself becoming a Navy official or probably a wrestler.

He appears to have had a pretty interesting childhood and was always active. His brother Logan Paul has apparently been his partner in crime and the duo has always managed to remain in the limelight.

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According to Business Insider, Paul was born on January 17th, 1997, in Cleveland, Ohio. Both his parents were Internet personalities and reputed workers in their careers. His father Gregory Allan Paul and mother Pamela Ann Stepnick have been constant pillars of support in Paul’s life.

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Nicknamed ‘The Problem Child’, Jake Paul has spent most of his life in Ohio, finishing off both his schooling and college in the state.

He was reportedly a bright student with several extracurricular accolades under his belt. He did his schooling at the West Lake High School in Ohio and finished his higher studies at the Cleveland State University.

While he was pursuing his studies, Paul was introduced to wrestling, planting the seeds of his fighting career. Although he later turned out to be a YouTuber, Paul learned the art of fighting in high school.

Jake Paul- From school to stardom

Paul competed at high school wrestling and was one of the finest youngsters in the mix, but he departed the career after finding commendable success on Vine. He made a million followers over there in a brief span, pursuing a similar stint on YouTube.

While he found similar success on YouTube and his acting career, ‘The Problem Child’ laced up the boxing gloves to make his way into the squared circle.

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)

As we saw YouTube boxing gather tremendous momentum, Jake Paul recorded two dominant KO wins in his first two pro fights. His second KO came against former NBA player Nate Robinson in the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr.

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Adding to that, Paul has already bagged a fight against professional MMA elite in Ben Askren. Hence, his story from school to stardom has been quite glittery.

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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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