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Who is Jake Paul and why is he famous? Everything to know about the YouTube star

Sporting News — (Jordan Heck)

If you're watching the Logan Paul vs. KSI rematch, you may see Jake Paul lingering around.

Jake Paul was featured as the co-main event during the first fight between Logan Paul and KSI, fighting KSI's brother, Oladeji "Deji" Olatunji. Paul was mocked early on in the fight because his face was bloodied, but he turned things around quickly.

At the end of the fifth round, Paul hit Deji several times and eventually led to Deji's camp waving the white towel before the start of the sixth round.

Paul will not be part of the undercard this time around. But he will be supporting Logan Paul as he's attended the press conference and other events leading up to the fight.

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Who is Jake Paul?

If you couldn't tell by the name, Jake Paul is the younger brother of Logan Paul. He's a 22-year-old who essentially does the same type of content as his older brother. He gained popularity on the video-sharing app Vine, where he'd make comedy sketches, often with his brother.

He also played the character Dirk Mann on the Disney Channel television show "Bizaardvark." He was later fired from the show, according to his own account, following a video interview with KTLA that went viral. In the video, Paul was interviewed about noise complaints from his neighbors and decided to put on a show during the aired segment.

He's also made a few film appearances, helping his brother co-write the film "Airplane Mode," which released earlier this year. He also had roles in the movies "Dance Camp" and "Mono."

What is Jake Paul famous for?

Paul rose to fame on Vine, and once that social media platform died he turned his attention to YouTube. He grew in popularity and currently sits at 19.7 million subscribers, which is just shy of his brother Logan, who has 19.9. Paul's videos typically include vlogs. At one point in his career, he filmed a vlog every single day.

This led to him creating the song "It's Everyday Bro," which is currently the third-most disliked video ever uploaded on YouTube.

In 2017, he created the entertainment collaborative Team 10, which was basically a collection of social media stars. The Team 10 members would all star in each other's videos and most lived within the same house. After several members left, Paul said in October 2018 that Team 10 "is over."

Jake Paul's net worth: How much money does he make?

Paul has made a lucrative living off of YouTube as Forbes says he made $21.5 million in 2018. This was enough to make him the second highest-paid YouTuber that year, earning more than his brother ($14.5 million). Paul makes money off of ad revenue, but also through his popular merchandise business.

Wealthy Gorilla estimates Paul's net worth at $19 million.

Jake Paul's Instagram & other social media accounts

Instagram: 12.5 million followers

YouTube: 19.5 million subscribers

Twitter: 3.7 million followers

Facebook: 5 million likes

TikTok: 6.7 million followers

Is Jake Paul married?

No. Paul and fellow YouTube star Tana Mongeau had a Las Vegas wedding that cost over $500,000, but Mongeau later admitted their marriage isn't legally binding. The two never obtained a marriage license, so many believed the two got "married" for attention.

But Mongeau and Paul each say the relationship is real, even if the marriage isn't.

Is Jake Paul related to Logan Paul?

Yes, Jake Paul is the younger brother of Logan Paul. Jake is about two years younger.