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Who Is Jake Paul?
Jake Joseph Paul, simply known as Jake Paul, is a professional American YouTuber, actor, and media personality. Like many professional YouTubers, Jake Paul came onto the limelight by posting videos to the now-defunct video application service, Vine.
The 23-year-old internet personality has also had a fairly successful career as an actor. He is known for putting up a stellar performance playing Dirk Mann on the Disney Channel television series Bizaardvark, for two seasons.
Jake Paul’s public life attracts love and controversy in equal measure. Not only was he fired from Bizaardvark, but he has also had several lawsuits brought up against him for crimes like trespass and unlawful assembly. On YouTube, Jake is infamous for his risky and inappropriate stunts.
|Full Name:||Jake Joseph Paul|
|Popular Name:||Jake Paul|
|Birth Date:||January 17, 1997|
|Parents:||Gregory Allan Paul and Pamela Ann Stepnick|
|Birth Place:||Cleveland, Ohio|
|Ethnicity:||German and English|
|Education:||Westlake High School|
|Net Worth:||20 million (as of July 1st, 2020)|
|Source of Wealth:||YouTubing, Social Media, Acting, Brand Partnerships, and Other Ventures|
|Height:||6′ 1″ (1.85 m)|
187 lb (85 kg)
Early Life and Career Information
Jake Paul was born on January 17, 1997, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Gregory Allan Paul and Pamela Ann Stepnick. His father is a realtor, whereas his mother is a nurse. Jake grew up in Westlake, Ohio, and attended Westlake High School.
However, he left high school during his junior year to focus on his acting career. After dropping out of high school, Jake Paul, along with his older brother, Logan Paul, moved from Cleveland to Los Angeles.
Jake’s interest in pursuing a career in YouTubing was mostly inspired by his older brother. Logan Paul started creating video content at a tender age, and he was already proving to be good at it. When Logan finally decided to pursue a full-time career in social media, Jake believed that something good could come out of it. So, he also started to create his own videos. He published his first serious videos on Vine in September 2013.
Jakes first Vine videos were generally well-received, giving him the impetus to go on. By the time Vine became dysfunctional, Jake Paul had racked up more than 5.1 million followers and over 2 billion views.
Like many vloggers on Vine, Jake moved to YouTube and continued with his video-publishing work on the platform. He created his own vlog channel, JakePaulProductions which, as of the time of writing, had garnered more than 20.1 million subscribers and 6.5 billion views.
In addition to his successful career as a YouTuber and internet personality, Jake Paul has also released several songs and music videos, as well as featured in films and television shows.
Jake Paul’s Net Worth
As of July 1st, 2020, Jake Paul had a net worth of $20 million. He owes a significant portion of his net worth to his successful career as a YouTuber, internet personality, and actor.
As a YouTuber, Jake Paul mostly earns from monetized views and campaigns on his YouTube channel. On television, he is mostly remembered for his role in Disney’s Bizaardvark. Other television shows that Jake has featured in include The Monroes, Walk the Prank, and The Price Is Right. He appeared in the last two as a special guest.
Jake has also made film appearances, including 2016’s Dance Camp and Mono, as well as 2019’s Airplane Mode. Although it’s unclear how much he made from his various screen endeavors, it definitely contributed to his net worth.
Jake Paul has also released scores of music videos. One of these music videos, titled It’s Everybody Bro, was released through a partnership with his entertainment collaborative, Team 10. Team 10 was founded with the mission of helping teens to discover and explore their creative potential. Some of the investors in the $1 million project include Horizons Alpha, Sound Ventures & A-Grade Investments, Danhua Capital, and Adam Zeplain.
Life Lessons from Jake Paul
1. Follow your dreams
The world teems with successful people who sacrificed a lot to pursue their full measure of happiness. And Jake Paul is one such person. Paul dropped out of Westlake High School to focus on his acting passions, and that’s a decision he has never regretted.
2. Give everything a try till you find what works
Jake Paul is known to many people for his captivating YouTube stunt videos, impressive acting skills, and an insatiable appetite for controversy (pun intended).
But it has been a long road to becoming the famous YouTuber and internet personality that he is. Jake attempted to push his luck in various other fields too, including wrestling, boxing, and singing. Well, he may not have made any significant progress with his wrestling and boxing endeavors. However, it goes to show how determined a man can be in the pursuit of their dreams and happiness.
3. Leverage every opportunity that comes your way
That Jake Paul has been a subject of controversy is beyond doubt. However, he has always harnessed bad publicity to grow his brand. Paul has since embraced one of the cardinal rules for succeeding in the murky social media landscape – every publicity is good publicity. He is also a master at turning around criticism to his advantage.
Famous Quotes by Jake Paul
“A lot of [influencers] are lazy. They’re cool with a nice car, or some money in the bank…”
“Do you think Leo DiCaprio just got out of bed one day and became an Oscar-winning actor without putting the work in?”
“I had to overcome bullies and other people who didn’t like me and tormented me. I overcame those things with positive affirmations and setting goals. When I would set goals, I wouldn’t let anything get in the way of me breaking them. As I found success, a lot of those things subsided and became less important.”
“I’m never satisfied. It was just the 20th anniversary of Bad Boy Records and they’re still talking about Biggie. I want people talking about me when I’m gone.”
“You can become whoever you want to be. You can do what you want to do.”
Jake Paul is only 23 years old. However, his achievement as a YouTuber, actor, and internet personality is impressive. His story is proof that success isn’t necessarily tied to age, educational background, or the industry one ventures into.