Jake Joseph Paul was born on January 17, 1997 (age 24)in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. He is an American YouTuber, internet personality, actor, rapper, and professional boxer.
Paul has English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Jewish and German ancestry.
He initially rose to fame on the now-defunct video application Vine, before playing the role of Dirk Mann on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark for two seasons.
Paul began his career in September 2013 by posting videos on Vine. By the time Vine was discontinued, Paul had amassed 5.3 million followers and 2 billion views on the app.
Paul released the single titled “It’s Everyday Bro”, featuring Team 10, alongside the music video, on May 30, 2017. It featured vocals from members of the team at the time, consisting of Nick Crompton, Chance Sutton, Ivan and Emilio Martinez, and Tessa Brooks.
The video accumulated over 70 million views in one month and became the third most disliked video on the website. The song debuted and peaked at number 91 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
On February 24, 2018, it was announced that Paul and his brother would be fighting KSI and his younger brother, Deji, in two white-collar boxing matches.
Paul’s fight against Deji was the chief undercard bout before their older brothers, KSI and Logan Paul, did battle in the main event. Paul won the fight via fifth-round technical knockout (TKO) after Deji’s corner threw in the towel following a flurry of unanswered punches.
On December 22, 2020, it was announced that Paul will be facing former Bellator MMA and ONE Welterweight Champion Ben Askren on March 28, 2021, in Los Angeles. After Askren accepted Paul’s challenge, rumors of a proposed March 28 date in Los Angeles started circulating.
On February 26, 2021, it was announced that the fight will be held on April 17 in Atlanta.
UFC President Dana White stated that he’d bet “$1 million dollars” that Paul loses to Askren. He responded to White’s statement with excitement and has reportedly doubled the wager.
In November 2016, Paul started dating fellow American YouTuber and internet personality Alissa Violet. They broke up in February 2017. In April 2018, Paul started dating American model Erika Costell. The two broke up in November of the same year.
Paul then started dating fellow American YouTuber and internet personality Tana Mongeau in April 2019. The two jokingly said that they were engaged and married, although not legally, in July 2019.
Paul and Mongeau broke up in January 2020. Starting in January, Paul started dating American model Julia Rose but broke up two times later that year.
Jake has an estimated net worth of around $12 million.