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Inside Controversial YouTuber Jake Paul's New '$16 Million' Mansion

Jan 31, 2024

In recent years Jake Paul has transformed from a controversial content creator to, well, a controversial professional boxer.

Paul got his start on Vine back in 2013, amassing over 5.3 million followers by the time the app shut down, which helped the content creator land a role on the Disney Channel in the series "Bizaardvark," but the influencer revealed he was fired from the show after KTLA 5 visited his West Hollywood home and interviewed neighbours about his brash YouTube antics.

The content creator was subsequently embroiled in a string of scandals, including a short-lived marriage to fellow YouTuber Tana Mongeau, partying during the COVID-19 pandemic, and using racial slurs.

In 2022, Paul continued to rile up controversy during his latter career as a boxer, calling out figures in the boxing world such as Canelo Alveraz, and Tommy Fury, who he recently fought and lost to in February 2023.

This week, Paul returned to YouTube for the first time since April, promising new, regular uploads, and started by showing off his new mansion, which he said cost $16 million.

The 26-year-old shared a 17-minute video to his 20 million subscribers on May 31, revealing some of the highlights of his luxury home in Dorado, Puerto Rico.

Paul said the house had eight bedrooms, 12 bathrooms a baseball batting cage, and a movie theatre, among other luxuries.

Here's a run-down of some of the most impressive features.

The house tour got off to an impressive start before Paul and his cameraman entered the building.

The front entrance featured a watery walkway of spaced-out steps above a pond, which the influencer said he plans to fill with Koi fish, to ultimately transform it into a living habitat.

A whistle-stop tour of the garden included plenty of perks, such as the patio seating and multiple sun loungers with umbrellas for shade, but Paul lingered on a patch of greenery which he said he plans to transform into a "rustic" basketball court.

Paul also showed off the spacious side yard where he said he meditates in the morning as it has "very good vibes."

A personal movie theater and hang-out room is situated in the guest house of the property, with a huge flat-screen attached to the wall, which Paul said is 120 inches long and claimed it was "the biggest TV in Puerto Rico" and the only one Sony ever shipped to the island.

Beside the TV, in the corner of the room, was a fridge packed with Celsius energy drinks, a brand that signed an endorsement deal with Paul in February, Sports Business Journal reported.

For guests who prefer something a little stronger, the other half of the movie theater room also included a bar section with a long countertop and storage for bottles.

Down two flights of stairs, the lower floor featured several old-school arcade machines including the classic "Pac-Man" with another large TV attached to the wall beside it.

The room also had a large pool table, although Paul said he plans to turn the area into a "poker area" and "gun room" in the style of James Bond's armory.

There was also a long corridor of green turf with netting hung up at the end, which the influencer said during the intro of the video was a baseball batting cage.

Back in 2017, Paul ventured into music with the track "It's Everyday Bro" which racked up 296 million views on YouTube, and his current Spotify account has over 230,000 monthly listeners.

Fans of the influencer's music may be pleased to learn he revealed plans to cook up two new songs in his personal music studio, including a diss track aimed at Nate Diaz, a mixed martial artist he's scheduled to box on August 5, and another track he said may be similar to his 2020 release "Fresh Outta London" which received 29 million views on YouTube.

The master suite in the home featured a reading nook with a curved chair beside a stack of books, flowers he said were left by Paul's girlfriend, Dutch speed skater Jutta Leerdam, and a freestanding wall the influencer said he plans to knock down to get a "giant, giant bed" that will fill the entire room.

Directly opposite the bed were large windows and glass doors which, when opened, lead into the garden.

The open-plan bedroom gave way to a spacious bathroom with huge mirrors on either side where Paul said later in the video he hangs up motivational posters to remind himself of the goals he's working toward.

However, Paul said his favorite part of his new abode was the outdoor shower which connects to the same space.

Paul took a pause during the house tour to sit on a large, swinging seat in a side area of the home, which sat in the shade but overlooked a section of the garden.

As he swung he acknowledged that despite owning a $16 million home, he still acted like a child, and encouraged kids watching his videos to "stay fun" and "stay childish."

Paul said he finally has "enough space" for all his shoes thanks to his elaborate walk-in closet with shelves of footwear stored behind glass doors.

The room was also filled with piles of clothes, shelves of hats, and hangers packed with T-shirts.

The influencer also alluded to a jewelry drawer in the closet, and asked his fans if they'd be interested in a specific video on the topic.

The main living area is an open space with a large sectional couch and leads directly onto the kitchen, which features a large countertop littered with fruit, and a row of five seats against a large island.

Paul did the classic house tour look inside his fridge, which was filled with healthy ingredients. "We keep it pretty classy and clean around here," he said.

Still a work in progress according to Paul, the six-car garage featured two vehicles in the video.

The influencer said he has plans to change the flooring and the lighting to fully deck it out, and will add new cars in the coming months.

It's unclear whether the house is tall enough to warrant an elevator, but Paul said the feature was a "pretty convenient" way to get to the second floor.

Visible from a variety of rooms in the home, the sprawling and unignorable swimming pool sat at the center of the property, between the main residence and the guesthouse.

At the end of the video, Paul addressed his followers and said he wanted to "send a message of motivation and inspiration" to young viewers who might be considering what they wanted to do with their lives.

"You will be far more fulfilled chasing your passion and doing something you love than if you just sit around and maybe work that 9-to-5 job or going into a bunch of student loan debt," he said.

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