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Jake Paul
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Paul in August 2018
Jake Joseph Paul[1]

(1997-01-17) January 17, 1997 (age 22)[1]
ResidenceCalabasas, California, U.S.[3]
  • Actor
  • Internet personality
Years active2013–present
Known for
RelativesLogan Paul (brother)
YouTube information
Years active2013–present
Subscribers19.4 million
(July 18, 2019)
Total views6.0 billion
(July 18, 2019)
Associated actsTana Mongeau, Alissa Violet, Ray Diaz[4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Catchphrase(s)Dab on 'Em Haters!
It's Everyday Bro![11]
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2016
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2016
YouTube Diamond Play Button.svg 10,000,000 subscribers 2017
Updated July 18, 2019

Jake Joseph Paul (born January 17, 1997)[1] is an American YouTuber, Internet personality and actor who rose to fame on the now-defunct video application Vine.[12] Paul first came into prominence for playing the role of Dirk on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark. He has since become the subject of controversies due to his unruly and inappropriate behavior.

Early life

Paul was born on January 17, 1997 in Cleveland,[1][2] and grew up in Westlake, Ohio. He is the son of Pamela Ann Stepnick (née Meredith) and realtor Gregory Allan Paul.[13] His older brother, YouTuber Logan Paul, claims that Jake is of English, German-Jewish, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry.[14]


Paul began his career in September 2013 posting videos on Vine. By the time Vine shut down, Jake Paul had 5.3 million followers and 2 billion plays on the app.[15]

In 2015, it was announced that Paul would be starring as Dirk in Disney Channel's new comedy series Bizaardvark.[16]

Jake Paul at Web Summit in 2016

On January 5, 2017, Paul was among the invited guests at an event at the White House centering on social media. As a stunt for his YouTube vlog channel, he hid in a bathroom there before sneaking out of the White House at 3:30am without being confronted by security.[17]

On January 17, 2017, on Paul's 20th birthday, it was reported he had launched Team 10 with $1 million in financing to create influencer marketing management and creative agency around teen entertainment.[18] Investors include Danhua Capital, Horizons Alpha, Vayner Capital, Sound Ventures & A-Grade Investments, and Adam Zeplain.[19]

On May 30, 2017, Paul released a song and music video[11] alongside Team 10, titled "It's Everyday Bro", which achieved over 70 million views on YouTube in its first month and has become the third most disliked video on the website. The song peaked at number 91 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the chart dated June 24, 2017.[20]

Legal issues and controversies

Paul in 2016

Disturbances in Beverly Grove

On July 18, 2017, it was reported that Paul's neighbors in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles were meeting with city council members and police officials regarding whether to file a class-action public nuisance lawsuit against Paul.[21] This came after Paul made his home address public,[21][22][23] leading crowds of fans to gather outside Paul's residence, and noise complaints by neighbors.[22][24][25][26] On April 24, 2018, it was reported that Paul was being sued by Cobra Acquisitions, the company that owns the house, for $2.5 million.[27]

Separation from Disney

On July 22, 2017, during the middle of filming the second season of Bizaardvark, the Disney Channel announced that Paul would be leaving the series, saying in a statement "We've mutually agreed that Jake Paul will leave his role on the Disney Channel series 'Bizaardvark'. On behalf of the production company, the cast and crew, we thank Jake for his good work on the TV series for the past 18 months and extend our best wishes to him."[28] The announcement followed a news report from KTLA[24] about public complaints from Paul's neighbors regarding the noise generated by Paul's pranks, parties, fire hazards and the large crowds of Paul's fans congregating in their neighborhood.[29][30][23] Paul later confirmed the news on his Twitter page, saying he would now focus more on his personal brand, his YouTube channel, his business ventures, and more adult acting roles.[28] Paul later revealed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he was actually fired from Bizaardvark by Disney who wanted to expedite the process of weaning him off the show due to the KTLA segment.[31]

Explicit YouTube video

On January 3, 2018, Paul uploaded a video to his YouTube channel titled "I lost my virginity" which used a thumbnail of himself and his then-girlfriend Erika Costell posing semi-nude on top of each other. The video was age-restricted by YouTube as a result, and critics such as Keemstar criticized the thumbnail as being inappropriate for his younger audience. The thumbnail was later changed with both Paul and Costell fully clothed and not touching each other.[32] On January 5, TMZ featured a video in which Paul used the racial epithet "nigga" multiple times while rapping.[33]

Mystery box website promotion

In January 2019, Jake Paul, along with fellow YouTuber RiceGum, came under fire for promoting MysteryBrand, a website which offers the chance to open a digital "mystery box" of pre-selected items with a promise to win one in real life at random. Many users have said they have not received prizes they won through the site.[34]

Personal life

Paul has been dating Tana Mongeau since April 2019. The two were engaged and married, although not legally, in July.[35][36]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Dance Camp Lance
2016 Mono Dugan Cameo
2016 Airplane Mode Himself
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2016–2018 Bizaardvark Dirk Main role (seasons 1–2)
2016 The Monroes Conrad
2016 Walk the Prank Himself Special guest
2017 The Price Is Right Himself Special guest model
Online roles
Year Title Role Notes
2018 The Mind of Jake Paul Himself The main subject of the documentary


Extended play

  • Litmas (with Team 10) (2017)[37]


Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
(with Greg Cipes)[40]
2015 Non-album singles
"It's Everyday Bro"
(featuring Team 10)
2017 91 56
"Ohio Fried Chicken"
(featuring Chance Sutton and Anthony Trujillo)[42]
(with Erika Costell featuring Uncle Kade)
86 76
"That Ain't on the News"[43]
"Jake Paulers"[44]
"No Competition"
(with Dynamite Dylan)[45]
"Saturday Night"
(featuring Chad Tepper and Nick Crompton)[46]
"It's Everyday Bro" (Remix)
(featuring Gucci Mane)[47]
(with Chad Tepper)[48]
"My Teachers"
(featuring Sunny and AT3)[49]
"Randy Savage"
(featuring Team 10 and Jitt & Quan)[50]
"Cartier Vision"
(featuring AT3 and Jitt & Quan)[51]
(featuring Jitt & Quan)[52]
"I'm Single"[53] 2019
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.


  • Paul, Jake. You Gotta Want It, ISBN 978-1501139475, Gallery Books 2016 (memoir)[54]


Year Nominated work Award Category Result Ref.
2014 JakePaul (Vine) 6th Annual Shorty Awards Vineographer Award Nominated [55]
Comedian Award Nominated [55]
2017 Himself Radio Disney Music Awards Social Media Star Won [56]
JakePaulProductions (YouTube) Teen Choice Awards Choice Music Web Star Won [57]
Choice YouTuber Won [57]


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  3. ^ Flemming, Jack (November 14, 2017). "YouTube star Jake Paul finds a new place to party in Calabasas". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  4. ^ "Logan Paul explains why he wasn't surprised by Ray Diaz sexual assault charges".
  5. ^ EDT, Steven Asarch On 7/11/19 at 8:30 PM (July 11, 2019). "Ray Diaz has been accused in a recent video of hiding and assaulting a 16-year-old girl". Newsweek.
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  8. ^ Jennewein, Chris (July 14, 2019). "LA Police Arrest Social Media Personality Ray Diaz in San Diego on Sex Charge".
  9. ^ Service, City News. "Social Media Influencer Ray Diaz Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl Bails Out". NBC Southern California.
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  23. ^ a b Bradley, Laura (July 25, 2017). "Why Disney Just Severed Ties with a Famously Obnoxious YouTuber". Vanity Fair.
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  25. ^ Bromwich, Jonah Engel (July 21, 2017). "Jake Paul, a Reality Villain for the YouTube Generation". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331.
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  27. ^ Weiss, Geoff (April 24, 2018). "Jake Paul Hit With $2.5 Million Lawsuit From Former Landlord For Trashing Rental Home". Tubefilter.
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  29. ^ Wood, Lucy (July 24, 2017). "YouTuber Jake Paul axed by Disney after bragging about turning his neighbourhood into a 'war zone'". Metro.
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  33. ^ Lockett, Dee (January 5, 2018). "Not to Be Outdone by His Brother, Jake Paul Caught Dropping N-Word in Leaked Video". Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  34. ^ Shamsian, Jacob (January 3, 2019). "Jake Paul and other influencers are promoting 'mystery boxes' to their young audiences. Critics say it's a scam". Insider. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  35. ^ "meet the girl i've been hiding from you." April 30, 2019. Retrieved May 12, 2019 – via YouTube.
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  41. ^ "American certifications – Jake Paul – It's Everyday Bro". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
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  43. ^ "That Ain't On the News – Single by Jake Paul on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved August 19, 2017.
  44. ^ "Jake Paulers – Single by Jake Paul on iTunes". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  45. ^ "No Competition – Single by Dynamite Dylan & Jake Paul on iTunes". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  46. ^ "Saturday Night (feat. Chad Tepper & Nick Crompton) – Single by Jake Paul on iTunes". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  47. ^ "It's Everyday Bro (Remix) [feat. Gucci Mane] – Single by Jake Paul on iTunes". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  48. ^ "Malibu – Single by Chad Tepper & Jake Paul on iTunes". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  49. ^ "My Teachers (feat. SUNNY & AT3) – Single by Jake Paul on iTunes". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  50. ^ "Randy Savage (feat. SUNNY & AT3) – Single by Jake Paul on iTunes". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  51. ^ "Randy Savage (feat. AT3, Jitt, & Quan) – Single by Jake Paul on iTunes". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  52. ^ "Champion (feat. Jitt n Quan) - Single by Jake Paul", iTunes, August 15, 2018, retrieved September 12, 2018
  53. ^ "I'm Single – Single by Jake Paul on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  54. ^ "You Gotta Want It Hardcover – October 11, 2016". Retrieved August 25, 2017.
  55. ^ a b FROM THE 6TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS, JAKE PAUL. Finalist in COMEDIAN, VINEOGRAPHER. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  56. ^ Radio Disney Music Awards 2017 Winners: The Complete List. ENews. Published on April 30, 2017. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  57. ^ a b Logan And Jake Paul Took Home 2 Teen Choice Awards Apiece Last Night. Published on August 14, 2017. Retrieved October 19, 2017.

Further reading

External links

Media related to Jake Paul at Wikimedia Commons