Whether it is getting fired from a Disney show, being charged with criminal trespassing or having his mansion raided by the FBI, it seems like Jake Paul is always in the news for something. Despite his slew of scandals, however, he remains a top YouTuber who makes copious amounts of money by just being on YouTube.
He is also a successful entrepreneur and star at the young age of 23, some even consider him a veteran social media personality. He did recently launch a school for becoming a social media influencer after all! Along with his brother Logan Paul (who has had a fair share of scandals himself), they are some of the most famous (and scandalous!) YouTubers out there.
With all the scandals and controversies surrounding the Paul brothers, you may be wondering—how much money does Jake Paul make? This includes looking into things Jake is doing outside of YouTube, like endorsement deals. There is a lot of speculation about his net worth, ranging from $11 million to as much as $17 million. Of course, it is difficult to give a straight answer to this, because his numerous scandals would have harmed his earning potential.
Despite his fame and millions of followers on various social media platforms, Jake remains quite the multitasker. In addition to vlogging, he juggles an acting career as well as entrepreneurial pursuits like creating his own talent agency.
Jake Paul’s Early Life
Born on January 17, 1997 in Cleveland, Ohio, Jake spent much of his childhood in Ohio along with his brother Logan. For him and Logan, their passion for videography started quite early when their dad bought them a video camera to record their football games when they were just 10.
The brothers grew up in Westlake, Ohio attending Westlake High School in Ohio. There, the brothers had an early interest in sports such as football and wrestling. Jake was quite enthusiastic about wrestling, joining his high school wrestling team in his sophomore year. While he was focusing on his wrestling career, his interest for videography waned a little until 2011.
When it came to graduate from high school, Jake decided to finish his last year of high school online. He decided to join his brother and move to Los Angeles and pursue his lucrative social media career. They were quite ambitious despite their YouTube fame, taking acting classes and making useful connections along the way.
Similar to most other famous fellow YouTubers like David Dubrovnik and Liza Koshy, the Paul brothers started off as Vine stars. Vine was a video sharing app that launched in 2012, allowing users to upload 6 second videos and the ability to follow other users.
Some users like Liza Koshy and the Paul brothers amassed millions of followers on the app before the app was discontinued. They then carried over their fame onto YouTube, which was how their YouTube channels blew up.
The Paul brothers realized that the video camera they were gifted by their dad allowed them to do more than recording football games to improve themselves. They also enjoyed recording themselves doing regular everyday activities. Their loud, funny personalities made for some fun, relatable content for their young audience.
He was so interested in video content creation that Jake he got on Vine on the very first day it launched in 2012. He gained millions of followers on the app and successfully carried over his notoriety onto other social media platforms like YouTube, Twitter and Instagram. He currently, as of September 2020, has over 20 million subscribers on YouTube and 13.4 million Instagram followers.
Jake was massively successful on Vine, and by the time the app was discontinued, he had gained over 5 million subscribers with his vines getting over 2 billion views. In under two years, he had become one of the biggest Viners on the app.
His Vine popularity and visibility on social media garnered him numerous entertainment opportunities and lucrative deals. One of his earliest acting roles was his lead role as Dirk on the Disney show Bizaardvark in 2015. The show was pretty much life imitating art, as the show was about a social media star who performs crazy stunts, pranks and challenges.
Before his breakout role in Bizaardvark in 2015, he had scored a role in Dance Camp—a film that appeared on YouTube’s streaming subscription service YouTube Red. He also had roles in other films like Airplane Mode and Mono.
By the second season of his breakout Disney show, however, it was announced that he was leaving the series. The abrupt cancellation was linked to the numerous scandals that were happening in his personal life, and his bizarre controversial behavior.
Creation of Team 10
While pursuing acting roles, Jake also created a new team of influencers called Team 10. He wanted to guide them into becoming better social media stars and have a team to create more engaging content with.
Team 10 included influencers like Alyssa Violet and Marcus Dobre who went onto become huge social media personalities in their own right. They even had an $18,000 per month rented home in LA to themselves.
Jake’s online career has been riddled with controversies from early on, which made him even more popular. His Team 10 house had become such a nuisance with its loud parties and noise that his neighbors threatened to file a class action lawsuit against him. They were also not pleased when he made his house address public. This was also what led to him getting fired from his Disney show.
This was also around the time he was dating his fellow Team 10 protege Alyssa Violet and the two got into a huge feud, after he accused her of cheating on him.
Other controversies came about when he tried to embark on a music career. His music video ‘It’s Everyday Bro’ on YouTube has 5 million dislikes. He then used racial slurs on another one of his rap videos.
His controversies continued into 2020, where he vlogged from inside a mall that was being looted amidst the George Floyd protests. He was later charged with criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly for this incident. In July 2020, he also drew criticism for throwing a massive party in his Calabasas home during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Jake Paul’s Net Worth
Due to his numerous scandals, it is difficult to say with certainty how much Jake Paul makes from external sources like brand deals. However, we can roughly estimate how much he makes off his YouTube channel. His daily averages are in the range £375-$6K, depending on how much of his controversial content is eligible for monetization.
How much money does Jake Paul make per YouTube video? That depends on the number of views. His most viewed video for It’s Everday Bro, has over 270 million views, and he is estimated to have made between $80K to $670K for it alone.
According to Forbes, he made a reported $21.5 million in 2018, becoming the second-highest earning YouTuber that year —even beating out his brother Logan. This figure included revenue off his YouTube videos as well as his lucrative merchandise sales.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is Jake Paul popular?
Jake is notorious for his wild stunts and pranks, which he vlogs. In one prank, he was invited to the White House along with other entertainers for a party. Jake locked himself in the bathroom at the White House the whole night and snuck out much later at night, a fact that was completely oblivious to the White House security team.
Who is Jake Paul Dating?
Jake has had high profile relationships with several of his fellow social media stars. He was initially dating Alyssa Violet from Team 10 in 2016, which ended on bad terms. He later started dating model and social media influencer Erika Costell in 2018. They broke up later that year.
In 2019, Jake started seeing model Tana Mongeau, which many thought was just a joke. The relationship turned out to be a bit of a rollercoaster, with the two getting engaged and married in July 2019 at a Las Vegas ceremony. Their marriage turned out to be not legally binding, however. The pair later parted ways in early 2020.
Compared to other YouTubers like Pewdiepie and David Dubrovnik, the Paul brothers continue to be quite unpredictable, so it is hard to gauge exactly how much money they make. Nonetheless, we hope this clarified the answer to a common question about Jake—how much money does Jake Paul make?