12+ Fast Facts About YouTube Star Jake Paul

Diply 25 Oct 2018

Jake Paul: love him or hate him, he's one of the biggest celebrities on the internet right now. Alongside his brother, Logan, the two have a monopoly on YouTube's younger audience, racking up millions of views and subscriptions yearly.

If you still don't know who he is, you're about to. Strap in.

1. He got his start on Vine. 

YouTube | Best Viners

RIP Vine, you were too good for this world. Jake's entertainment career began on the app, where his six-second videos racked up over two billion views. Yeah. I said billion.

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2. He used to be on the Disney Channel.

YouTube | Disney Channel

Before he became the huge YouTuber we know today, Jake had a role on Disney Channel's Bizaardvark. The show is about two teens who, you guessed it, make it big on the internet.

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He left the show in 2017.

Twitter | @jakepaul

In the middle of season two, Disney suddenly announced that Jake would not be part of the cast anymore. Disney called it a mutual decision. Rumor is that the parting of ways had something to do with his trouble with his neighbours at the Team 10 house.

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3. He starred in a YouTube original film.

YouTube | AwesomenessTV

The movie, Dance Camp, has an IMDBb rating of 4/10 stars. It focuses on a teen (Nadji Jeter) sent to a dance camp, where he meets the head of a rival dance crew, played by Jake.

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4. His highest viewed YouTube video is a music video.

YouTube | Jake Paul

Titled, "It's Everyday Bro," the video has over 217 million views. The whole video was written, shot, and edited in one day. Interestingly, it features many former members of Team 10. It's also the second most disliked video on YouTube.

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5. Oh yeah, about Team 10. 

YouTube | Jake Paul

Team 10 is Jake's influencer marketing management company. So what's involved? Jake finds and brings new talent to L.A., where he and Team 10 all live in the same house. They eat, sleep, and breathe content for YouTube.

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Team 10 has had two homes.

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After confrontations with his neighbours and invasions by his fans, Jake and Team 10 moved to Calabasas — you know, where Kim Kardashian lives. That's chill.

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6. The new Team 10 House is absolutely insane.

YouTube | Jake Paul

The walls have Legos embedded in them. There's a boxing ring in the sitting area. There's a full gym. They have a personal chef. There's a Team 10 merchandise store inside it.

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The outside is just as nuts. 

YouTube | shane

There's a dirtbike track, off-roading areas, a gigantic pool, and views for days. Guys, I'm not saying I have any interest in joining Team 10, but I have an interest in living in that amazing house.

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7. Gucci Mane remixed "It's Everyday Bro."

YouTube | Jake Paul

Gucci Mane has worked with artists like Drake, Selena Gomez, Mariah Carey...and Jake Paul. Their remix of "It's Everyday Bro" has a perfectly respectable 31 million views on YouTube.

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8. He was a special guest model on The Price Is Right.

Twitter | @PriceIsRight

Jake appeared during The Price Is Right's "socially awesome week," which featured different social media influencers as guest models. He helped give away a motorcycle and a trip to New Zealand during the Showcase Showdown.

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9. He's worth a lot. 

Instagram | @jakepaul

According to Social Blade, Jake earns up to $5 million annually on YouTube alone, though that number is sure to grow. Between YouTube, Team 10, and his merchandise, Jake is something of a cash cow.

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10. He stayed overnight at the White House. 

YouTube | Jake Paul

After attending a digital influencer summit at the White House, Jake decided to attempt the overnight challenge. According to him, the Secret Service came to his house, condemned his behavior, and added him to "a list."

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11. He has 17 million YouTube subscribers.

YouTube | Jake Paul

His fans are called "Jake Paulers," and they help Jake pull a million plus views on every video he makes. Alongside Erika and the rest of Team 10, Jake puts out pretty much whatever he wants, whenever he wants.

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12. He's dating model/singer/YouTuber Erika Costell.

Instagram | @erikacostell

After a breakup with YouTuber Alissa Violet, Jake began dating fellow Team 10 member Erika Costell. She was his assistant first before getting together with him.

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Erika put out a music video featuring Jake. 

YouTube | Erika Costell

The song, called "Chitty Bang," features she and Jake coupled up while an alternate version of Erika looks on, jealously. Spoiler alert: alternate Erika gets the guy in the end.

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13. Shane Dawson did a documentary on him.

Instagram | @jakepaul

After his series with Jeffree Star, Shane turned his sights on Jake. The original premise of the series was to determine if Jake was a sociopath. Shane went as far as including an undercover therapist in his meeting with Jake.

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The series wound up being eight parts long.

YouTube | shane

From controversies, to break-ups, to former members of Team 10, Shane dove deep into Jake's world. The series has accumulated over 134 million views.

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A lot of people said the series — like many of Shane's series' — changed their mind about Jake. 

Twitter | @RhiannonDelano

While they might not be "Jake Paulers," Shane's series let viewers see a softer, gentler side of Jake that they hadn't seen before.

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You can't win 'em all though! 

Twitter | @JazzDragon

Some people weren't convinced by this softer side of Jake. But if there was thing viewers could agree on, it was that Shane did a stand up job with the series.

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14. He has a dog named Thor. 

Instagram | @jakepaul

Thor has more Instagram followers than I do. Just thought I'd let you know. Anyway, this angel of a golden retriever is Jake's adorable pup who makes cameos on many of Team 10's videos and Instagrams.

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15. He fought Deji in a boxing match.

YouTube | Jake Paul

Jake and Logan both set up fights against their fellow YouTubers, both of which they had beef with and who are also brothers. Jake even made a reaction video to his own fight.

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Jake won the fight. 

Instagram | @jakepaul

While Logan's match ended in a draw, Jake came out the winner in his own fight. Of course, because he's Jake, he used the opportunity to drop a new merch line at the same time.

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16. He has a mini me. 

Instagram | @jakepaul

That's right, someone has dedicated their kid's life to being Mini Jake Paul. Otherwise known as Tydus, Mini Jake Paul has a YouTube channel and even merch. This kid is more successful than most of us will ever be.

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