We know him as one half of the internet-bred Paul duo, known the world over for their crazy humor-filled antics. Jake Paul or Jake Joseph Paul is an American YouTuber, vlogger, singer, and actor. He has been a famous personality of Vine (a six-second video application which is no more in use). He rose to fame after playing the role of Dirk in an American comedy TV series, “Bizaardvark.” He has been criticized for his song, “I Lost My Virginity” which was alleged to be too sexist and inappropriate for the youth. Now let’s have a closer look at the net worth of Jake Paul in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Jake Paul was born on 17 January 1997 in Cleveland and grew up in the Westlake city of Ohio, United States. Before entering the YouTube platform, he was a competitive wrestler and was trained to join the US Navy. He then moved to the tech world and joined a six-second video application called Vine. On this platform, he got 1 million followers in just five months and had crossed over 5 million followers when the app was discontinued.
Jake Paul was born to Pamela Ann Stepnick and Gregory Allan Paul. His elder brother Logan Paul is also a YouTube personality. According to Logan, Jake possesses Austrian-Jewish, German-Jewish, English, Hungarian-Jewish, Irish, Welsh and Scottish ancestry. Jake had been in a relationship with model and YouTuber Alissa Violet but got separated in 2017. In April 2018, he confirmed that he was dating a cheerleader and a model named Erika Costell. As per records, Jake is neither yet married nor has any children.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
The professional career of Jake began in September 2013 when he posted a video on Vine. He had over 5 million followers on Vine by the time it became defunct. He has received a Shorty Award nomination in the category of Vineographer. After becoming famous on Vine, his fame went to extreme heights when he worked in the comedy TV series “Bizaardvark” in 2015.
For his growing reputation on social media, he was called as a guest to the White House on 5 January 2017. On 7 January 2017, he along with his other colleagues invested $1 million and created an influencer marketing company focussing on teen’s entertainment called “Team 10”. On 30 May 2017, he along with his “Team 10” members aired a video song titled, “It’s Everyday Bro.” The video crossed 70 million views in just one month and was at 94th position on the Billboard Hot 100 list.
Despite this fact, it became the third most disliked video on YouTube. On 3 January 2018, he uploaded his most controversial video song, “I Lost My Virginity.” The video’s thumbnail featured Jake and his girlfriend, Erika Costell in semi-nude positions. After criticism, the thumbnail was replaced with fully clothed scenes.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The total estimated net worth of Jake Paul to date is $9 million. In 2017, Forbes listed him as the 5th highest paid YouTuber of the year. He is very fond of cars and is the owner of various top brand cars like Lamborgini and Ferrari. Recently, he gifted a brand new Ferrari to his elder brother Logan. He has accumulated this considerable wealth mainly from his YouTube videos and live shows.
Jake Paul has been a forever famous social media personality. Be it Vine or YouTube, he is known for gaining followers in a very short span. He has over 15 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, 10.9 million followers on Instagram and over 3.24 million followers on Twitter. Apart from a few controversies, his comedy shows and songs have always been liked by people and hope he continues to entertain us in the coming days too.