The world of celebrity boxing is incomplete without mentioning Jake Paul. While it was his elder brother Logan Paul, who kicked off the whole genre, Jake Paul took it to an entirely different level. From marketing his fights to finding innovative ways to stay in the zeitgeist, one can not deny the importance Jake Paul holds in the world of boxing. Not only as a fighter, but Jake has also cut his teeth as a promoter as well.
Jake started his career as an amateur in August 2018 when he TKO’ed fellow YouTuber, Deji. But, he soon became serious about being a boxer and made his pro-debut against AnEsonGib in January 2020. Following his TKO win on his debut, Paul went on an unbeaten streak which included wins over Nate Robinson, Ben Askren, Anderson Silva, and two wins over Tyron Woodley.
But his high-flying career came to a screeching halt when Tyson Fury’s half-brother Tommy Fury beat Jake in his 7th pro fight. It was clear that Jake was not ready to perhaps fight pro boxers who have been fighting for much longer than he has been. Although he may not be an undefeated fighter any longer, Paul has certainly accomplished his goal of making noise in the boxing world and becoming rich while doing so.
How much money has Jake Paul earned in his boxing career?
Jake Paul was rich much before he even had the idea of trying to become a pro boxer! “The Problem Child” first came into the public eye when his Vine clips went viral online. Afterward, Jake also appeared as a child artist in Disney’s “Bizaardvark” as the character Dirk Mann. But Jake soon broke free from his Disney image as he created his YouTube channel on September 20, 2013.
His channel has over 7 billion views and it has helped Jake amass a net worth of $60 million as per Celebrity Net Worth. While a lot of his earnings came via YouTube, Paul has also made a good chunk of money from his boxing ventures as well. According to a report from CA Knowledge, Paul has earned a total of $18 million from his boxing bouts.
The 26-year-old reportedly earned $1 million to fight AnEsonGib, $1.2 million to fight Nate Robinson, $2 million for his second Woodley fight, $1.5 million for his win over Anderson Silva, and $3.2 million in guaranteed purse for the Fury fight. However, he was also supposed to take 65% of the PPV revenue. Jake has claimed that the event had a PPV buy rate of 775,000.
On top of that, Jake also promotes the female undisputed featherweight champ, Amanda Serrano. He, alongside his Most Valuable Promotions, played a big part in putting together the bout between Katie Taylor and Serrano, which did incredibly well inside the MSG.
Aside from that, Paul also signed with MMA promotion PFL and has a marketing role with NFL giants, the Cleveland Browns. As far as his fighting future is concerned, Jake is set to fight former UFC star, Nate Diaz on August 5, 2023.