From fighting his first fight in the year 2018 to earn 40 million dollars the YouTuber-turned-Boxer Jake Paul has come a long way.
In the recent list of the highest paid YouTubers, Jake Paul came second to Mr Beast with an earning of 45 million dollars. While Forbes didn’t add his name on the sportsperson’s list. Many are considering him on the list since most of the money he made is from fighting.
If given the opportunity to be in the athlete’s list he would have made it to top 20. Which is a big deal since the only boxer on that list was none other than Canelo Alvarez. Alvarez stands on the 48th rank with an earning of $34 million.
Reacting to the list Jake Paul tweeted saying :
“Highest paid athlete under 25 ✓”
Highest paid athlete under 25✅
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 14, 2022
However, it is to be reported that Paul is not the highest paid athlete under 25. Tennis player Naomi Osaka is 24 years old and her earning was 60 Million dollars for which she stands at the 12th position.
How much has Jake Paul earned from each of his fights?
Paul fought thrice in the year 2021. One against Ben Askren and two against Tyron Woodley. While defeating three of them he managed to keep his record clean with 5-0.
According to Forbes, the problem child made around 40 millions from these three fights before the taxation. The other 5 million were reportedly made from YouTube. However, Paul revealed that the numbers stated by Forbes is different than the actual figure. Paul disclosed that he actually made more than 45 million.
Talking about the same on a Instagram story:
“True story on my momma. So my dad called me today and asked if the numbers that were reported today were inflated. “I knew you made close to that but did you really make that?!” The answer was “yes dad and in fact the numbers are slightly low”. Mind you I don’t lie to my dad and he knows everything about my life. Even my brother thought the numbers were lower (according to my dad’s convo with him).”
Previously in the year 2018, Jake claimed that Forbes made a similar mistake as they published Paul’s earning more than he actually made.
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