Jake Paul is an American social media personality and professional boxer whose net worth has increased at an impressive rate in recent years, despite being only 25 years old. He initially made a name for himself on Vine, the video-sharing app, on which he would make comedy sketches with his brother, Logan. Paul then went on to play the character Dirk Mann on the Disney Channel television show “Bizaardvark.” Jake’s boxing career swiftly began in August 2018 when he defeated British YouTuber Deji Olatunji in an amateur contest via TKO in the fifth round. In fact, it is primarily through his boxing career that Jake has managed to make his millions. Read on to find out Jake Paul’s net worth 2022 and everything else you need to know about him.
Jake Paul’s age and background
Born on 17 January 1997, Jake Paul was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio in the USA. In May 2022, he is 25 years old. Even from a young age, Jake was not interested in studying, preferring entertainment and sports instead.
How did Jake Paul get famous?
Jake originally racked up over five million followers on Vine, the video-sharing app that was popular pre-Instagram and Snapchat. Once the application folded, he found success on YouTube instead. His popularity skyrocketed when he signed on with the Disney channel.
Controversially, Jake was fired from “Bizaardvark” during the filming of the second season. By that time, he was already the source of much attention. Most noticeably, he was known for throwing wild parties and having masses of young followers who gathered in the street outside of his rented house after he posted his address on social media. It was revealed that he was sacked from the Disney Channel show due to this antisocial behaviour.
However, it seems that the end of his time with Disney was just the start of his music career instead. After being fired from the show, he went on to form a music group called Team 10. Their most famous song was ‘It’s Everyday Bro’ and managed to go Platinum- that’s not bad for a side hustle. However, his music career was short-lived as he soon delved into boxing instead.
Jake Paul’s boxing career
Jake’s boxing career began in 2018 when he won his first amateur fight against Deji Olatunji, the younger brother of YouTuber KSI. Following on from this, he went from amateur to professional and went on to fight against another boxer, AnEsonGib and then former NBA star Nate Robinson. The latter went viral after Paul brutally knocked Robinson out cold.
Following the huge success of this match, he participated in even more high profile matches against the likes of a retired martial artist, Ben Askren and former welterweight UFC champ Tyron Woodley. Once again, it was a successful match for Paul knocking out, the former UFC champion cold. Paul was supposed to be fighting Tommy Fury in the match but he had been forced to withdraw with a broken rib and chest infection.
Jake Paul’s next fight
In May 2022, Paul announced that he will return to the ring for the first time this year in August. He hasn’t fought since knocking out Tyron Woodley in 2021. There is much speculation about who he will fight in the match and the first in line could be Tommy Fury, the professional boxer and boyfriend of Love Island star, Molly Mae Hague. (You can read all about her here.) Paul was supposed to face Fury in a fight the previous year.
In fact, Paul had lost millions from Fury’s withdrawal last year and labelled the Brit as a “mediocre” boxer. As a result, Fury admitted to having mental health struggles and being in a dark place after withdrawing from his fight with Paul.
Fury said: Jake Paul, this should have been done a long time ago in December and if you want it I’m here and I’m ready for you.’
‘I’m going to end your career, you’re a bum and you’re no good,” he said.
Jake Paul’s Girlfriend: Julia Rose
Jake Paul’s girlfriend is Julia Rose. She once worked as a Hooters bartender but now the 28-year-old is an American actress, reality TV star and the founder of ‘Shagmag’. This is an online publication that features photos of Instagram models. She has guest-starred in American TV shows that include Star Trek and CSI: NY. The couple has been dating since the start of 2020 after Jake split from his wife Tana Mongeau- the pair had been married for just six months before deciding to call it quits.
Paul and Rose have had a turbulent relationship themselves and there was a lot of speculation that the couple had broken up at the start of 2022 due to a public fallout. However, Paul has denied that they ever actually broke up. As of May 2022, the couple are reportedly still dating.