Jake Paul has been hacking the heck out of boxing. The youtube phenom has been making big bucks in the world of boxing in spite of being a relative newbie – thanks to the magnitude of marketing skills he posses thanks to his tenure on vine and later youtube.
Paul is estimated to have made $45 million over the course of 2021. This estimate effectively make Paul the highest paid ‘athlete’ under 25.
Highest paid athlete under 25✅
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 14, 2022
If we don’t count Paul as a boxer, the highest earning boxer was Canelo Alvarez with estimated earnings of $34 million dollars. Alvarez had a big year in 2021 beating out Yildrim in February, Saunders in May and Caleb Plant in November of last year.
Paul was also the 2nd highest earning youtuber in spite of his video making career taking a back seat to boxing. He lost out to Mr Beast who is estimated to have made whopping $54 million this year culminating with the epic Squid Game reconstruction that has broken all viewership records for the giga channel.
The list of best paid athletes for 2021 was topped by Conor McGregor at 180 Million thanks to the lucrative sale of his Whisky brand Proper No. 12. McGregor was rumored to have sold the majority stake along with his manager/partner Audie Attar in a deal rumored to be worth $600 million. McGregor remains on board as a spokesperson for the company.