Jake Paul

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Jake Paul
Jake Paul 2019.jpg
Paul in June 2019
Jake Joseph Paul[1]

(1997-01-17) January 17, 1997 (age 26)[1]
  • Actor
  • YouTuber
Years active2013–present
Known for
RelativesLogan Paul (brother)
YouTube information
Years active2013–present
  • Comedy
  • vlog
Subscribers20.3 million[3]
Total views6.9 billion[3]
Catchphrase(s)Dab on 'Em Haters!
It's Everyday Bro![4]
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2016
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2016
YouTube Diamond Play Button.svg 10,000,000 subscribers 2017

Updated: February 5, 2021

Jake Joseph Paul (born January 17th, 1997)[1] is a American YouTube personality who rose to significant fame on the now-defunct video application Vine. Paul first came into prominence for playing the role of Dirk on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark. In 2018, Jake had a boxing match against YouTube star Deji in which Jake stopped Deji in the sixth round. Many boxing experts and pundits such as Tony Bellew, Matthew Macklin, Tim Storer, Carl Froch, and more credited Jake, as he performed excellent for a novice boxer. His professional boxing record currently stands at 6-0-0.

Early life[change | change source]

Paul was born in Cleveland,[1][2] and grew up in Westlake, Ohio. He is the son of Pamela Ann Stepnick (née Meredith) and realtor Gregory Allan Paul.[5] His older brother, YouTuber Logan Paul, claims that Jake is of Austrian-Jewish, English, German-Jewish, Hungarian-Jewish, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry.[6]

Career[change | change source]

Paul began his career in September 2013 posting videos on Vine. By the time Vine shut down, Jake Paul had 5.3 million followers and 7 million plays on the app.[7]

In 2015, it was announced that Paul would be starring as Dirk in Disney Channel's new comedy series Bizaardvark.[8]

Jake Paul at Web Summit in 2016

On January 5, 2017, Paul was among the invited guests at an event at the White House centering on social media. As a stunt for his YouTube vlog channel, he hid in a bathroom there before sneaking out of the White House at 3:30am without being confronted by security.[9]

On January 17, 2017, it was reported Paul had launched Team 10 with $1 million in financing to create influencer marketing management and creative agency around teen entertainment.[10] Investors include Danhua Capital, Horizons Alpha, Vayner Capital, Sound Ventures & A-Grade Investments, and Adam Zeplain.[11]

On May 30, 2017, Paul released a song and music video[4] alongside Team 10, titled "It's Everyday Bro", which achieved over 70 million views on YouTube in its first month and has become the second most disliked video on YouTube, behind "Baby" by Justin Bieber. The song peaked at number 94 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the chart dated June 24, 2017.[12]

Legal issues and controversies[change | change source]

Jake Paul in August 2018 during the KSI vs Logan Paul official weigh in

Disturbances in Beverly Grove[change | change source]

On July 18, 2017, it was reported that Paul's neighbors in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles were meeting with city council members and police officials regarding whether to file a class-action public nuisance lawsuit against Paul.[13] This came after Paul made his home address public,[13][14][15] leading crowds of fans to gather outside Paul's residence, and noise complaints by neighbors.[14][16][17][18] On April 24, 2018, it was reported that Paul was sued by Cobra Acquisitions; the company that owns the house, for $5 million.[19]

Separation from Disney[change | change source]

On July 22, 2017, during the middle of filming the second season of Bizaardvark, the Disney Channel announced that Paul would be leaving the series, saying in a statement "We've mutually agreed that Jake Paul will leave his role on the Disney Channel series 'Bizaardvark'. On behalf of the production company, the cast and crew, we thank Jake for his good work on the TV series for the past 18 months and extend our best wishes to him."[20] The announcement followed a KTLA 5 news report[16] about public complaints from Paul's neighbors regarding the noise generated by Paul's pranks, parties, fire hazards and the large crowds of Paul's fans congregating in their neighborhood.[15][21][22] Paul later confirmed the news on his Twitter page, saying he would now focus more on his personal brand, his YouTube channel, his business ventures, and more adult acting roles.[20] Paul later revealed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he was actually fired from Bizaardvark by Disney who wanted to expedite the process of weaning him off the show due to the KTLA segment.[23]

Explicit YouTube video[change | change source]

On January 3, 2018, Paul uploaded a video to his YouTube channel titled "how to fist" which caused controversy for being too sexually explicit and inappropriate for his younger audience. The video was criticized for its thumbnail which featured Paul and his then girlfriend Erika Costell semi-nude on a bed with Costell on top of Paul in a sexual position. The thumbnail was later changed with both Paul and Costell fully clothed and not touching each other.[24] Later, a video had been leaked by TMZ which featured Paul explicitly using the word "nigga" whilst rapping. In the video, Paul uses the word twice, saying "little ass nigga" and "I whip it like my nigga Richie Vetter, he make the man's ass so wet it gets wetter."[25]

Personal life[change | change source]

Paul has English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Jewish and German ancestry.[26] Paul has a net worth of approximately $17–30 million.[27]

In November 2016, Paul started dating YouTuber and internet personality Alissa Violet. They broke up in February 2017.[28] In April 2018, Paul started dating model Erika Costell.[29] They ended their relationship in November 2018.[30]

Paul began dating YouTuber and internet personality Tana Mongeau in April 2019.[31] In June 2019, they were engaged to be married. Many people did not believe that the engagement was real.[32] On July 28 of that year, they got married in Las Vegas. InTouch later reported that the couple had not gotten a marriage license before the ceremony. They said that it was not a legal marriage.[33][33][34] Buzzfeed said that Paul and Mongeau left the ceremony separately.[35] The ceremony, which was available on pay-per-view for $50,[31] was recorded by MTV.[31][34] Mongeau said that the ceremony was something "fun and lighthearted that we're obviously doing for fun and for content."[31] The couple broke up in January 2020.[36]

Later that month, Paul started dating Julia Rose. They said that they are dating as of February 2022.[37][38]

Filmography[change | change source]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Dance Camp Lance
2016 Mono Dugan Cameo
2016 Airplane Mode Himself
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2016–2018 Bizaardvark Dirk Main role (seasons 1–2)
2016 The Monroes Conrad
2016 Walk the Prank Himself Special guest
2017 The Price Is Right Himself Special guest model

Discography[change | change source]

Extended plays[change | change source]

  • Litmas (with Team 10) (2017)[39]

Singles[change | change source]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
(with Greg Cipes)[42]
2015 Non-album singles
"It's Everyday Bro"
(featuring Team 10)
2017 91 56
"Ohio Fried Chicken"
(featuring Chance Sutton and Anthony Trujillo)[44]
(with Erika Costell featuring Uncle Kade)
86 76
"That Ain't on the News"[45]
"Jake Paulers"[46]
"No Competition"
(with Dynamite Dylan)[47]
"Saturday Night"
(featuring Chad Tepper and Nick Crompton)[48]
"It's Everyday Bro" (Remix)
(featuring Gucci Mane)[49]
(with Chad Tepper)[50]
"My Teachers"
(featuring Sunny and AT3)[51]
"Randy Savage"
(featuring Team 10 and Jitt & Quan)[52]
"Cartier Vision"
(featuring AT3 and Jitt & Quan)[53]
(featuring Jitt & Quan)[54]
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Paul, Jake. You Gotta Want It, ISBN 978-1501139475, Gallery Books 2016 (memoir)[55]

Accolades[change | change source]

Year Nominated work Award Category Result Ref.
2014 JakePaul (Vine) 6th Annual Shorty Awards Vineographer Award Nominated [56]
Comedian Award Nominated [56]
2017 Himself Radio Disney Music Awards Social Media Star Won [57]
JakePaulProductions (YouTube) Teen Choice Awards Choice Music Web Star Won [58]
Choice YouTuber Won [58]

References[change | change source]

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