Logan Paul, born on April 1, 1995, in Westlake, Ohio, is a notable social media content creator. The star is also an influencer, most known for his wildly popular Vine and YouTube channels. Since taking the internet by storm, Paul has ventured into various other careers, such as music, acting, and most recently, boxing. However, with just one professional match and one exhibition match (against world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.), Paul is expected to explore new avenues in his ever-expanding career. Find out more about this king of social media entertainment right here.
Logan Alexander Paul was born April 1, 1995, and when he was 10 years old, he began creating videos for his YouTube channel called Zoosh, along with his younger brother, Jake Paul. In 2014, he dropped out of college to dedicate himself to a social media career; by this time, he had over three million followers across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube, with much of his success based on the now-defunct Vine platform.
In 2015, Paul started his acting career as the lead villain in a “Law & Order: SVU” episode. In 2016, he debuted in a YouTube Red movie, playing the lead role in “The Thinning,” a dystopian sci-fi thriller, followed by the launch of his music career, with the aptly-titled track ‘2016.’ In 2017, Paul won two awards at the Teen Choice Awards: Male Web Star and Comedy Web Star. November 2017 saw the 22-year-old release his single ‘No Handlebars.’ The track and accompanying music video soon became notorious, drawing criticism for its overt objectification of women. This was just the start of the controversies that would follow Paul. A month later, on New Year’s Eve 2017, he published a video on his YouTube channel which explored Japan’s ‘suicide forest’ and discovered a recent suicide victim. Commentators lambasted him for his insensitivity, and Paul removed the video from his channel the next day.
Not deterred by controversy, February 2018 saw Paul kick off his boxing career with an amateur match against YouTuber KSI, which ended in a draw. Paul added to his content creation with a podcast called “Impaulsive,” winning the Streamy Award for Best Podcast. In December 2020, Paul announced an exhibition match against world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. Unsurprising, Mayweather secured a victory. Paul no longer posts on YouTube but continues to create content through his “Impaulsive” podcast.
Paul creates videos with his younger brother, Jake, for their YouTube channel, Zoosh.
Paul leaves Ohio University to become a full-time social media entertainer.
Playing a character in “Law & Order: SVU,” Paul starts his acting career.
After fellow YouTuber KSI challenges him to an amateur match, Paul accepts and starts to pursue a boxing career.
While he doesn’t win the match, Mayweather praises him for being tougher than expected.
Why We Love Logan Paul
He has been devoted to entertaining for the majority of his life
Since he was just 10-years old, Paul has entertained the world through his online platforms.
He’s not afraid to admit his mistakes
While controversy has plagued Paul, he always admits he was wrong. He even encouraged his followers to stop defending his poor actions.
He doesn’t give up
During his bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr., he pushed through to ensure he wouldn’t be knocked out or otherwise stopped from continuing the match.
5 Surprising Facts
Paul plans to run for president
While 2032 is the first year he’ll be eligible, he has stated that he has plans to run for office around 2050.
His production company’s named after his parrot
Maverick Media got its name from the bird and probably explains his own nickname — The Maverick — as well.
He claims to have long-term brain damage
Apparently, his doctor said that a football-related injury may impact his ability to have empathy for other people.
He is red-green colorblind
While not as dramatic as it could be, he nevertheless has issues with these two colors.
WWE 2K22’s DLC includes Paul
He plays himself and is part of The Whole Dam Pack’s downloadable content.
Logan Paul FAQs
What is Paul’s boxing weight division?
Cruiserweight — a class between light heavyweight and heavyweight.
Is Paul religious?
He has described himself as “not overly religious,” and while he believes in a creator, he doesn’t know whether that creator involves itself in human affairs.
What is Paul’s combined social reach in terms of followers?
With millions of followers on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and Tiktok, Paul has a conservative reach of 66.1 million people.
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