Jake Paul is an American actor and famous internet sensation who became well known for his comedy videos in the no-longer operational video platform Vine. He also portrayed Dirk in the popular Disney Channel comedy series Bizaardvark.
Jake who is the first ever internet sensation and personality to be given a role in a regular series of Disney Channel got the opportunity due to his vineography which made him very popular.
His comedy series and funny videos got him a nomination for a “Shorty Award” in the Vineography category.
Jake Paul’s Biography
The internet and social media star was born Jake Joseph Paul in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States of America on 17 January, 1997 to parents Gregory Allan Paul and Pamela Ann Stepnick (nee Meredith). It was also in Cleveland that he was raised alongside his older brother Logan Paul who is also an actor and a YouTuber. He is of English, German-Jewish, Irish, and Scottish and Welsh origins but as per his racial background, Jake is American by nationality and belongs to the white ethnic group.
Jake got his education at Westlake High School in Cleveland, Ohio. While he was there, he got involved in professional wrestling. He was very passionate about sports and that spurred him to engage particularly in football and wrestling and camethe 5th in a state wrestling championship.
Apart from being a competitive wrestler, the socail media star initially trained to become a Navy Seal personnel, but he opted out and joined the train of other individuals who took the opportunity of the social media to make a living from it.
He developed a strong passion for directing and that pushed him into making vine videos which was a success within the first 5 month of video releases, attracting about a million followers.
That massive success inspired Jake to make more videos and he began to push more videos to his Musical.ly account with over 1.8 million followers there; no wonder he got the name “One Take Jake” in the process.
Jake has an older brother, Logan Paul a follow social media star with whom he formed a formidable partnership, establishing their ground in the social media arena.
Apart from being an internet sensation, Jake is also into acting. He appeared in Disney Channel’s comedy series titled Bizaardvark and remained a part of it for 18 months before he was dropped by Disney in the middle of the second season. According to him, he was leaving to put more effort into building his own brand and other business investments. He was also in the FOX Digital movie Mono in which he played the role of Dugan.
While it is evident that he is intelligent, creative and adventurous, he had his own share of bad behavior which landed him in trouble with the authorities. First, he got slammed in 2018 for public disturbance in his Beverly Grove neighborhood in which he was sued by the company that owned his house, Cobra Acquisition for $2.5 million. Secondly, he was relieved of his role by Disney Channels following the reports of his bad behavior in his neighborhood. He also uploaded a sexually explicit video of him and Erika Costell his girlfriend at that period.
Does he have a Wife or Girlfriend?
Jake Paul is not married and so he has no wife. But he has had a number of girlftiends at different times in the past. First, he was involved with Alissa Violet in 2015 and quit in 2017. He then dated Erika Costell for just 7 months in 2018.
Currently he is in a relationship with Tana Mongeau, a lady he started dating in 2019. Mongeau is also a social media personality who is also into rapping.
What is Jake Paul’s Net Worth?
Jake Paul has an estimated net worth of $12 million. He is able to accumulate his fortune from his internet and acting career.
If not for the fact that the Vine video application was shut down, Jake would have had a much greater net worth. Before it was shut down, Jake had attracted millions of followers to his vine account that couldn’t wait to see the next videos of the Vine celebrity.
Facts about Jake Paul
Birth name: Jake Joseph Paul
Date of birth: January, 17th 1997
Parents: Gregory Allan Paul and Pamela Ann Stepnick
Siblings: Logan Paul (Brother)
Occupation: Actor/internet personality/rapper
Education: Westlake High School, Cleveland, Ohio
Net worth: $2 million
Height: 6feet 2inches (1.88m)
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Dark brown