Jake Paul’s Net Worth 2021: Is He a Billionaire?

Published 04/16/2021, 2:49 AM EDT
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 is the talk of the sport right now. The YouTuber turned professional boxer has been in headlines for the past few months thanks to his bout against Ben Askren. So ahead of his high-profile event, let’s look at how much ‘The Problem Child’ is worth.

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After weeks of criticism, the American internet sensation will finally return to the ring on Saturday to box against the former MMA champion on April 17. Despite experts projecting this to be a lucrative event for both, Paul has claimed he is not boxing for the money.

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According to Celebrity Net Worth, the 2-0 boxer has a reported net worth of $20 million as of 2021. It explains why the YouTuber claimed he does not box for the money. Despite this, Paul will earn a fortune from this PPV event.

‘The Problem Child’ earned an estimated $11.5 million in 2016. In 2017, he made $11 million. In 2018, Paul made an astonishing $21.5 million. As a result, he became the second-highest-paid YouTuber at the time.

How did Jake Paul earn his money?

Getting valued at $20 million usually takes many years of hard work and dedication. However, Paul achieved this in little over six years, given that his career took off in 2014. So how did ‘The Problem Child’ earn all his money?

For the longest time, his primary source of income was his YouTube channel. The undefeated boxer has over 20 million subscribers on the platform, and thus earned a major share of his moolah from the video-sharing platform.

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However, he has diversified his income sources to more than just YouTube. The American has several endorsement and sponsorship deals. Furthermore, he has also ventured into the entertainment and music industries and has enjoyed success.

Thus, it appears as though anything Jake Paul touches turns to gold. However, his net worth will only increase if he can beat Ben Askren and attract another big-name fighter.

What do you make of Jake Paul’s net worth? Do you think it’s a fair valuation of the YouTuber?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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