Jake Joseph Paul was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Pamela Stepnick and Gregory Paul. He was raised in Westlake, Ohio, along with his elder brother Logan Paul. When Jake was ten years old, the two brothers began to record themselves.
In September 2013, Paul started his career by posting videos on Vine. On May 15, 2014, Paul created his YouTube account. He was known for his hip hop songs, controversies, and pranks.
Paul was cast as a character who took dare requests for performances in the Disney Channel sitcom ‘Bizaardvark.’ In the midst of shooting season 2, it was announced that Paul would be departing the show on July 22, 2017.
Later, Paul confirmed the announcement on his Twitter account. He stated that he would now concentrate more on building his own brand, growing his YouTube channel, starting new businesses, and performing in roles for older audiences.
In 2016, Paul founded the entertainment collective Team 10. On May 30, 2017, Paul released the song “It’s Everyday Bro” with Team 10 and a music video. It received more than 70 million views in a single month and rose to the third-most-disliked video on the platform. RIAA awarded the song platinum certification after it debuted and peaked at number 91 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Paul released his new song ‘Champion’ in August 2018. The song was a diss track directed against Deji Olatunji, Paul’s future boxing opponent and the younger brother of British YouTube sensation KSI. From the start of the year to the finish, Team 10 members gradually departed one by one.
Paul came in second on Forbes’ list of the highest-paid YouTubers in 2018.
On August 25, 2018, Jake Paul and his brother Logan Paul squared off against KSI and his younger brother, Deji Olatunji. In the fifth round, Paul eliminated Deji through a technical knockout.
Paul launched the website Edfluence in January 2018 with the goal of instructing young people on how to succeed, acquire life skills, and make money online. Users of the course paid US$7 each to get access to a set of videos that served as a “roadmap” to success as an influencer. However, the amount merely provided a few fundamental hints rather than unlocking the complete programme.
Paul further assured his audience that they would join “Team 1000” if they enrolled in the course, but this did not transpire.
Following the incident, Paul was charged with scamming and taking money from his young followers. The course was then completely halted, and Edfluence was shut down on January 2020.
In December 2019, it was revealed that Paul will make his professional boxing debut in Miami against YouTuber AnEsonGib. Paul won the match by TKO in the first round.
In July 2020, it was revealed that Jake Paul will enter the ring for a second professional match. He would be taking on professional basketball player Nate Robinson. This match was a part of the undercard for the exhibition match between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. Paul won the match by way of KO in the second round.
Following a social media back-and-forth, it was revealed that former Bellator MMA and ONE Welterweight Champion Ben Askren will face Paul in his third professional match. In the first round, Paul beat Askren via TKO.
Before the main event of Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren, Paul and one of his cornermen J’Leon Love got into a backstage argument with former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley. Woodley was made fun of for his lack of boxing experience. Woodley called out Jake Paul after he defeated Askren.
Paul and Woodley were slated to compete on August 29, 2021. Paul won the match via split decision. One judge gave the match to Woodley with a score of 77–75. The other two gave the bout to Paul with scores of 77–75 and 78–74.
A bout between Paul and former UFC champion Anderson Silva was scheduled for October 29. The two were scheduled to compete at 187 pounds over eight rounds of three minutes each. Silva was beaten by Paul by unanimous votes of 78-73 (twice) and 77-74.
The announcement that Jake Paul will take against Tommy Fury on February 26 in Saudi Arabia was made in January 2023. Paul knocked Fury to the ground in the eighth round, but he was defeated by a split decision. One judge gave Paul a score of 75–74, while the other two judges gave Fury a score of 76–73.
Currently, Jake Paul is scheduled to compete against MMA icon Nate Diaz in a boxing match. The match is slated to take place at the American Airlines Centre in Dallas, Texas, on August 5, 2023.
Paul and his advisor Nakisa Bidarian established a boxing promotion named Most Valuable Promotions in 2021. MVP signed seven-division world champion boxer Amanda Serrano in 2021.
Combat sports promotion PFL and Paul inked a multi-year contract on January 5, 2023. In preparation for his MMA debut, Paul started practising Brazilian jiu-jitsu with ADCC’s chief organiser Mo Jassim and ATOS BJJ black belt Michael Perez.
Currently, Jake Paul is dating Dutch speed skater Jutta Leerdam. The two formally announced their relationship on April 3, 2023.
Additionally, Jake Paul has gone through a massive body transformation over the years. This has led some to believe that it is due to the use of PEDs. However, the accusations have not been proven yet.
As for Jake, he has stated his mantra for his amazing body: “I’m training daily, sometimes six, seven days a week. I’m doing sprints, I’m jogging five, six, seven miles.”
“I’m doing thousands of push ups, abs every day, neck exercises… I’m boxing, hitting the heavy bag, hitting the speed bag, I’m sparring 2-3 times a week against world champions, I’m doing yoga.”
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