Collector in Training
- Posted: August 29, 2021 10:17:03 am
Jake Paul started out as a social media influencer, a YouTuber who, although he possessed an impactful and far-reaching presence, was still better known as Logan Paul’s younger brother. Jake was a celebrity in the loosest sense of the word, but nonetheless he was still a celebrity, making money and gaining fans as his presence on social media expanded. But how he was seen and how he was received changed when Jake immersed himself in the world of combat sports.
In the last three years, Jake Paul transformed from YouTuber and social media influencer into a legitimate combat sports star, and even more importantly, an advocate for fighter rights and fighter pay in multiple combat sports. Today I address three things about Jake Paul that challenge conventional wisdom regarding his legitimacy as an athlete, his impact as a fighter advocate, and the changing perception of him as a businessman: