Jake Paul is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world!! Sportico has recently released a list of the highest-paid athletes under the age of 25 in 2022. Athletes around the globe are earning more than ever. The top stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and LeBron James are earning hundreds of dollars a year and the amount is constantly going up.
While most athletes reach their sporting peak in their 20s, their earning peak is achieved after the age of 30. According to the Forbes list, the youngest player in the top 10 is Neymar, and he is currently 30. The average age in the Forbes list of highest-paid athletes in 2022 is 31.
However, even among the big players, 12 athletes have made their name on the list who are of age 25 or below. Sports website Sportico has made a list of these athletes who are of age 25 or under. While the list contains big names like Kylian Mbappe, Max Verstappen, and Naomi Osaka, A surprising personality has also made his way into the list.
Youtuber and Boxer Jake Paul have been ranked 46th in the list of Forbes’ highest-paid athletes. Jake is also ranked 6th in Sportico’s Highest paid athletes 25 and under. According to the list, Jake earned 37 million in the year 2022 through his fights and endorsement combined.
“Hate me all you want”- Jake Paul taunts haters after being among the top 10 highest-paid athletes under 25
Jake Paul also reacted to this amazing achievement and the boxing star is looking thrilled about the list. Jake Paul acknowledged the list on Twitter and was excited about his boxing performance.
Jake tweeted about this amazing accomplishment and said: “Made my pro-debut January 30, 2020. 2 years & 4 months later, I’m the 6th highest paid athlete in the world 25 and under. Hate me all you want…I’m just gonna prove you wrong. Next stop August 13th.”
Jake made his pro debut against YouTuber Ali Eson Gib on 30th January 2020. The fight ended with Jake winning the fight via TKO. Jake has a professional record of 5 wins and 0 losses and has victories against UFC fighters Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren. Jake has received a lot of hate while fighting and many still do not consider him a real boxer. The YouTube star reacted to this via his tweet and claimed that haters can hate him, but he will just prove them wrong.
Jake is all set to return to fight again on August 13th however, the opponent is not yet revealed yet. Jake in his past interviews talked about the possibility of fighting big stars like Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather, Anderson Silva, and Michael Bisping. However, no fight has been officially confirmed till now.