Ever thought about sneaking into the White House and spending a night there, without getting caught?! Well, learn it from the social media star, Jake Paul. Disney channel introduced us to Dirk Mann, an actor of the ‘dare me bro’ in the “Bizaardvak” series. Dirk Mann played by Jake Paul became famous right from the beginning when the series first aired in 2016, but his contract was terminated not long after. However, television was not the first medium where Jake managed to achieve success, for he first tasted fame with his videos on the Vine app.
All of 20, he is now an actor, and a YouTuber with some cool songs on his YouTube channel liked by his 8 million subscribers! Wondering how he earns big bucks at just 20 years of age? Want to know why he was knocked out from “Bizaardvak”? Let’s find out and know more about his dynamic personality, his story of success and his net worth in 2018.
Biography & Wiki
Jake Paul was born on January 17, 1997, in the city of Ohio, Cleveland, United States. His mother’s name is Pamela Ann Stepnick, a nurse by profession and his father’s name is Gregory Allan Paul who was former military personnel. Although Jake’s family broke with the divorce of his parents, he later admitted that he coped quite well with the situation. Jake Paul’s birth name is Jake Joseph Paul. Logan Paul, another famous YouTuber, is his elder brother and they both grew up in Westlake, Ohio. According to Logan Paul, they both have an English, Hungarian-Jewish, Austrian-Jewish, Irish, German-Jewish, Welsh and Scottish ancestry.
When he was ten years old, Jake Paul started playing football and soon discovered his inborn talent for the sport. Around the same time, his dad bought him a camera to highlight his football improvement. It was then that his father unwittingly laid the foundation of Jake’s love affair with the camera, a passion he harbors to date. Eventually, he started making skits. This was the time YouTube was getting quite popular, and it was Jake and Logan Paul’s primary form of entertainment. Their favorite channel was SMOSH. Gradually they both decided to upload their videos as well to Zoosh, which is where it all began for the Paul brothers. Jake Paul attended the Westlake High School, in Cleveland, Ohio. He also underwent training to become a navy seal.
Rumor mills have been churning out alleged stories about a romance between him and “Team 10” member, Erika Costell for quite some time now. The couple has also appeared together in many videos on YouTube, one of their popular videos being ironically titled “they get married.” They both are known by the name “Jerika” amongst their fans. However, Jake Paul has gone on record to refute all such rumors in an interview with New York Times.
Having started his career on popular social networking site Vine, Jake Paul witnessed recognition and fame quite early in his professional life, a fact quite evident from the count of around one million followers that he managed to garner in the mere span of five months.
His videos came in September 2013. The app Vine was quite famous at that time, which was later taken over by Twitter. Jake Paul secured 5.3 million followers and 2 billion plays before the app shut down. Jake Paul turned towards acting later in 2015, and announced that he would be playing ‘Dirk’ in Disney’s comedy series “Bizaardvak.”
At an event of White Centering on social media, Jake Paul was also invited On January 5, 2017. A YouTuber as he is, he made a Video there for his YouTube vlog where he sneaked out of White House around 3.30 am after hiding in a bathroom, and the stunt was he escaped the possible confrontation with security there.
Some Achievements of Jake Paul include:
Paul reportedly launched Team 10 on January 17, 2017, on his birthday to build influencer marketing management and educating agencies while being creative around the entertainment of teenagers. A lot of them invested in his idea, like Danhua Capital, Adam Zeplain, Horizons Alpha, Vayner Capital, etc.
His first song and music video “it’s everyday bro” was released on May 30, 2017, which was done alongside Team 10. The first month of his music video launch saw 70 million views becoming third most disliked video. At the Billboard Hot 100 chart on June 24, 2017, the song was kept at number 94.
He has acted in films like Dance Camp of 2016, Mono and Airplane mode.
Salary, Net Worth & Earnings:
The young celebrity Jake Paul has a net worth value of $10 million. In 2017, his earnings are estimated to be of $11.5 million according to Forbes. Jake owns many vehicles including a truck and a daily run car. Jake Paul bought out a brand new Ford Focus RS, in January 2017 which he had customized. He also owns a Lamborghini and an Aventador. Jake Paul lives in a neat mansion with other Team 10 members.
Some Interesting facts you need to know about Jake Paul:
Jake Paul’s outlandish behavior and jaw-dropping stunts have earned him a considerable fanbase. Though, like most celebrities, he too has been the focus of many controversies. Nevertheless, there’s no denying the fact that he has quite a few achievements to his name. Let’s look at some not-so-known facts about him.
- He filmed a video in White House for his YouTube Vlog.
- He once made a racist comment on a fan from Kazakhstan.
- Some of his stunts turn explicit, and he may face a lawsuit for the nuisance.
- His classmates from the school reportedly said that he was a bully at school.
- His favorite food is Italian, especially Pasta!
With all the controversies, at the age of 21, his achievements are applaudable. It was his originality on Vine that made him famous and opened ways for him. He is loved for his Vlogs with a massive fan following. He is simply admirable.