Say what you want about Jake Paul, but for someone who gets criticized a lot, he’s definitely doing something right. He only just entered his mid-twenties in January of this year when he turned 24 and to date, he’s achieved success on Vine and YouTube along with music and professional boxing. Through it all, he has amassed a net worth of $20 million.
What Is Jake Paul’s Net Worth?
Vine & Disney
Jake Paul started on Vine when he was just sixteen years old. His older brother Logan was also on the platform, which certainly gave him a head start. When Vine was shut down in 2017, Jake had 5.3 million followers and a total of a mind-blowing 2 billion views.
His Vine success caught the eyes of Disney, who hired him for their Bizaardvark series. In many ways, his character was reflective of who he would become in real life. Jake played Dirk Mann, the star of Dare Me Bro, who did any dare that he was given. It reflected his role in YouTube and boxing, someone willing to push the limits for attention and acclaim.
He played on the show for one and a half seasons before he was fired. In 2017, the year he started the show, Forbes estimated his earnings at $11.5 million, putting him at number 7 on their list of the highest-paid YouTube stars.
YouTube & Music
Although he started to get more known on YouTube after Vine became a thing of the past, Jake had a YouTube account since 2014. Things really popped off for him when he launched Team 10 and put out a single called ‘It’s Everyday Bro.’ In one month, it had 70 million views. To date, it boasts over 285 million views. This contributed greatly to the $11.5 million he reportedly earned that year.
While vlogs make up some of Jake’s most viewed YouTube videos, the majority is music. In fact, seven of his top ten most viewed videos are songs. Jake has had enough success with music that in the summer of 2018, he toured the United States with Team 10, performing music. That year, Forbes estimated he made $21.5 million, putting him at #2 on their list of highest-paid YouTube stars, behind Ryan ToysReview by just $500k. Forbes credits his earnings largely to his merchandise and the 3.5 billion views he had on his channel.
Despite his success in his other avenues, Jake has been most focused on boxing for the past 2-3 years. His first fight was an amateur fight, where he and Deji fought as the co-main event on their brothers’ headlining fight. There’s no word on what Jake was paid for that fight specifically, but it was estimated to bring in $3.5 million in ticket sales and sold just over 1 million PPV buys. Jake certainly made hundreds of thousands of dollars in base pay, and perhaps he got a cut of the buys too.
For his next fight, Jake took on AnEsonGib in his first pro fight. He won the fight in the first round via the three knockdown rule.
His next fight against former NBA player Nate Robinson was another co-main event under the Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. exhibition fight. It was reported that Jake earned a guarantee of $750k for the fight, which he also won in the very first round. Jake said that he had a deal that got him paid based on how well the event did, and he claims he paid $10 million+ from it.
In March of this year, Jake fought former UFC fighter, Ben Askren. It was the first time Jake had been the main event on a card, and he showed up and showed out. He was guaranteed $690k with PPV points. It was reported that the Triller event did a massive 1.45 million buys, but this was heavily disputed, with many pointing out Triller’s history of exaggerated numbers. Either way, the backend money certainly took Jake’s purse into the millions.
At the time of writing, Jake is set for his biggest fight at the end of the month. On August 29th, he takes on former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. There’s no word on exact purses, but Jake will undoubtedly walk away with millions, win or lose.
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