Author : Adam Admin | Created : 2021-12-14 10:02:00
Jake Paul Net Worth 2022: Famous prankster and digital personality with his brother Logan, Jake Paul rakes approximately $30 million for his boxing and social media presence
The Ohio-born American personality has more than one string to his bow, first attracting the public attention for his entertainment activities, before considering the music industry and finally making his boxing debuts.
Following into his older brother Logan's footsteps, Jake Paul began his career as a social media entertainer, posting his first videos on Vine in 2013, aged 16. He rapidly expanded his social media activities to Youtube, launching his first channel specialising in controversial videos, pranks, and rap music in 2014.
His social media fame grew rapidly, which contributed to Disney Channel hiring him to play the character of Dirk Mann for the series Bizaardvark from 2016 to 2017. In 2016, he earned an estimated $11.5 million from his various activities. Unfortunately, his taste for loud pranks and parties affected his public image, leading to a news report from KTLA claiming that his neighbours made public complaints about his behaviour. The new report forced the hand of the Disney Channel production team, who fired Paul during the second season of Bizaardvark. Paul was sued for $2.5 million by his landlord for being a public nuisance and arranging for large crowd gatherings in front of the rental home.
During that time, Twitter inc. discontinued the Vine platform. Since his beginnings posting videos on Vine, Paul had amassed over 5.3 followers. He lost a large number of followers when Twitter suddenly shut down the platform. It would not be the first time his Internet celebrity suffered from unexpected fluctuations.
Nevertheless, his early success on social media and the dismissal from the Disney Channel series encouraged Paul to focus on his Internet presence and building his personal brand.
In 2017, he launched Team 10, a venture for which he gathered $1 million funding from investors such as Horizon Alpha, Vayner Capital, Danhua Capital, Sound Ventures & A-Grade Investments, and Adam Zeplain. Team 10 was designed as a group of people living together and making music. Paul set up the digital influencer marketing platform and creative agency with the aim of creating and promoting entertainment for teens. It is estimated that Paul made $11 million in 2017 through his online activities.
A few months later, Paul used Team 10 to release a song and music video inspired by Dirk Mann's catchphrase in Bizaardvark, "It's Everyday Bro." Paul explained the song referred to his post frequency, namely one video a day. Within a month, the video gathered over 70 million views and became the 3rd most disliked video on YouTube. Yet, the song was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Further singles launched in 2017 with Team 10 were deleted for a variety of reasons.
Paul pursued his musical career, releasing a remix and a new video of "It's Everyday Bro" with rapper Gucci Mane. During 2018, Team 10 gradually disbanded, as members left one by one.
Yet, that didn't stop him, as he soon started a new group and released his first single, "These Days" in 2019. The video has since been deleted. As of today, the group is still active and occasionally releases music videos on YouTube.
Paul uploaded a video claiming to have lost his virginity to his then-girlfriend Erika Costell in 2018. The thumbnail featured the two of them lying semi-nude on top of each other, which brought YouTube to add an age restriction to the video. He promptly changed the thumbnail for a clothed photo to maintain viewership. This, along with his regular videos, helped him reach the height of his YouTube fame as early as 2018. Yet, with now over 20.4 million YouTube subscribers, Paul managed to maintain steady growth. He was reported to earn $21.5 million through his YouTube presence in 2018, making him the second-highest-paid YouTube star in the world.
In 2019, a party organised in his Calabasas mansion was investigated by authorities after a claim with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department that drinks had been spiked. Nevertheless, the controversy didn't affect his further music videos, even featuring Canadian rapper TVGucci.
In August 2018, the Paul brothers planned an amateur boxing match against British YouTube star and boxer KSI and his brother. While Logan and KSI were designed as the main event, Jake Paul showed his boxing talent by defeating his opponent by technical knockout in the fifth round.
Yet, he didn't do his professional boxing debut until January 2020, adding match earnings to his YouTube income. In January 2020, Paul fought against YouTuber AnEsonGib, winning by TKO.
In July, he faced professional basketball player Nate Robinson in the ring. In December of the same year, he faced former Bellator MMA and ONE Welterweight Champion Ben Askren in a PPV event that reported 1.45 million PPV. Experts and fans have questioned the legitimacy of the Paul vs Askren match and the PPV figures. His last matches to date took place in 2021, both against Tyron Woodley.
Paul has won all his boxing matches by KO or TKO so far. The last knockout against Woodley in December 2021 was awarded KO of the year by DAZN and ESPN. This stopped many fans from questioning his true abilities as a professional boxer. However, many worry about his future as a boxer as he can rise through the ranks and approach more worthy opponents.
Nowadays, his net worth is estimated to be $30 million, up a whopping $10 million from 2021. It makes no doubt that if Paul plays his cards right, he could grow his net worth significantly by combining his boxing and YouTube incomes. Paul's value is expected to go up despite controversies regarding his video content, sexual assaults and racist accusations, scam promotions, irresponsible behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic, and several criminal investigations and allegations.